Exhibit With Us

Exhibition proposals

Exhibition Proposals for 2023 Now Open

You can download the 2023 Exhibition Application Form below. An editable word version is also available by request. Please contact the gallery for this alternate format.

info@revelstokeartgallery.ca

There is a $25 application fee for submitting your exhibition application. This goes towards curation, exhibition committee expenses, and helps contribute towards the setup of each exhibition. An invoice will be sent once your application form has been received. 

Applications can be emailed to: info@revelstokeartgallery.ca 

Exhibiting with us

Showing in the Gallery

Exhibitions are showcased in our gallery for approximately 4 weeks. The gallery is situated at the entrance to town at the first roundabout, with our building being one of the first you see as you enter our city. With an outdoor garden & picnic space, private artist studios, educational art workshops, community woodshop and pottery studio, and kids summer camps our walls are always bustling with activity from locals and visitors alike. 

Our gallery opening events have between 100 – 300 guests coming to see the art and meet the artists, along with refreshments for purchase, food trucks and live music. 

We encourage you to have your work for sale but it is not mandatory for having a show at our gallery. We take a 20% commission for the gallery on all works sold. 

 

Costs to Exhibit with Us

Items the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre provides, free of charge:

  • Marketing the gallery and each individual show & artist
  • Exhibition opening event expenses including bartending, music, entertainment
  • 360 degree virtual tours of each show hosted on our website in our archives
  • Curation of the gallery and assistance hanging the gallery or full hanging if requested
  • Packaging work with the artists during takedown – materials not included
  • Shipping items that sell during the show – this fee goes to the purchaser, not the artist
  • We handle all POS transactions and system fees
  • For our main gallery artists we create a behind the scenes artist video – this is subject to change based on grants and artist location

 

Who Can Apply?

Applications are open to everyone. We pride ourselves on showcasing local Revelstoke and Kootenay artists in our gallery as well as bringing artists from outside our community into our town. We generally try to have a good mix of artists from different communities and a variety of mediums. In the past we have had artists from Revelstoke, the Kootenays, B.C., across Canada, and the USA. We are open to artists internationally as well. 

 

Application Review

Our applications are reviewed by our exhibition committee – a group of artists, photographers and educators within our community that have experience curating classic gallery shows and eclectic out of the box style interpretations of a gallery. The final decision, aided by the exhibition committee, comes down to our executive director. 

Any further questions can be directed to our gallery administrator: info@revelstokeartgallery.ca

The Galleries

The Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre hosts Revelstokes only public art gallery that displays up to 25 shows per year throughout our main gallery and three side galleries. Situated in the old RCMP building, the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre has character complete with previously used jail cells in our back programming area. Our main gallery hosted Revelstoke’s courthouse and the judges chambers. 

This gallery, through countless volunteer, staff and community hours, has now been home to several hundred exhibitions with local artists, Kootenay artists, artists across the province and beyond. 

 

The Main Gallery

The Main Gallery is our most sought after room with the largest space it commands attention. This is the space we offer most often to established professional artists. This gallery lends itself well to group shows or to individuals with sculpture or bigger works.

Floor Area: 23 x 30 feet

Gallery Height: 11 feet

 

Gallery One

Gallery One is the first room you enter off of our main gallery, closest to our gift shop. This is the largest of our three side galleries. We recently removed the slat wall from this gallery which opened this room up to more hanging options and gave the whole space a wider feel. 

Floor Area: 15 x 15 feet

Gallery Height: 8 feet 

 

Gallery Two

Gallery two is the middle of our side galleries. This is a smaller intimate space and is perfect for the up and coming artist, or the artist whose body of work they wish to show is smaller. This gallery works well for small scale installation work.

Floor Area: 15 x 9 feet

Gallery Height: 8 feet

 

Gallery Three - Sophie Atkinson Gallery

Gallery three is named after the founder of the Revelstoke Art Group and integral part of the artistic community of Revelstoke, Sophie Atkinson. This gallery is the farthest from the entrance with leading light from the main gallery. 

Floor Area: 14 x10 feet

Gallery Height: 8 feet

RVAC Gallery Layout