The ACT Art Gallery invites BC artists working at all levels, and in all mediums, to submit for consideration a small collection of artwork (an ensemble) for this year’s Ensemble show. Now in its 9th year, the concept of this exhibition is to give each artist the opportunity to show a small collection of artworks that are related by one or several unifying elements such as theme, medium, size, etc.  In addition, size specifications as outlined in the guidelines must be strictly observed.

There is a $25 non-refundable fee for each submission. This contribution supports the costs of appointing a jury, and other incidental costs incurred in mounting the show.

Ensemble has proven to be a very popular exhibition with our visitors. The mounting of this exhibition always heralds the beginning of the winter season, with all the special celebrations that take place at this time of year. All artwork is for sale, so there are some good opportunities for sales.

Opening Reception:                      Saturday, November 2 from 2-4pm.
Submission Deadline:                   Tuesday, October 15 before midnight.
Notification of acceptance:         Friday, October 18
Drop off of Art Work:                    Tuesday, October 29 from 9am – noon
Collection of artwork:                  Friday, December 20 from 9:30am-noon
                                                         Saturday, December 21 from 9:30am - noon

How to apply:

  1. The Rules

    Review the guidelines posted here.

  2. The Application

    If you wish to apply manually:
    Download, print and complete the application form posted here and submit this along with images and fee to:
    The ACT Art Gallery
    11944 Haney Place
    V2X 6G1

    If you wish to apply electronically, access the electronic form here and review payment details below.

    Email submissions will not be accepted.

  3. Payment

    You may pay the $25 fee in either of the following ways:

    • Provide your credit card information on the online or electronic submission fee

    • Call our ticket centre at 604-476-2787 or pay in person at The ACT ticket centre

    • Mail a cheque with your application

QUESTIONS: Contact curator, Barbara Duncan at or 604-476-4240.