The Penticton Art Gallery exists to exhibit, interpret, preserve and promote the visual artistic heritage of the region, the province and the nation.
The gallery interacts with the community by designing programs that inspire, challenge, educate and entertain while recognizing excellence in the visual arts.
The gallery employs curatorial expertise to implement the setting of exhibitions, programs and services in accordance with nationally recognized professional standards of operation.
The operation and programs of the gallery are conducted within the scope of the financial and human resources available.
The Main Gallery of the Penticton Art Gallery is dedicated to professional artists. The Project Room, Toni Onley Gallery and Education Space feature emerging artists, local guilds, organizations and school groups.
The Canada Council for the Arts defines a professional artist as someone who has specialized training in the field (not necessarily from an academic institution), who is recognized as such by her or his peers (artists working in the same artistic tradition), who is committed to the artistic activity if financially feasible and who has a history of public presentation.
Your submission package should include the following:
Exhibitions are selected by the curator based on the following criteria;
Type of work
Availability of space
The Penticton Art Gallery strives to provide the public with a balanced program of local, regional, traditional and contemporary art.
The gallery is booked an average of eighteen (18) months in advance. Submissions may be received at any time however the selection process may take well over a year. Submissions are not acknowledged upon receipt at the gallery.
It is not our mandate to sell works of art during an exhibition. However the Penticton Art Gallery will take a 30% commission on any works which are sold during an exhibition.
Thank you for your interest in the Penticton Art Gallery.