Current Artist Opportunities

April Members Show

Celebrating 20 Years of the Revelstoke Visual Arts Society!

It’s our 20 year anniversary at the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre and we want to celebrate what art means to our community! This year’s members show is just that: a celebration of 20 years of the Visual Arts Centre. This open ended theme should be based around Revelstoke, the Visual Arts Centre, a celebration of the arts, and the surrounding landscape.

Submissions due on or before April 20

  • Opening event Saturday 27th of April
  • There are no restrictions on medium or size
  • A maximum of three pieces per artist
  • Mailed pieces are accepted
  • Exhibition runs April 25th – May 26th, 2024
  • Artists must be a Member to participate ($25 annual fee)
  • Submission form to be filled out on drop off (Artists mailing their pieces please contact us)

Following this, the third and final members show for 2024 will be the Winter Art Market, which will be on display November 28th – December 22nd, 2024

2024 Exhibition proposals

Exhibition Proposals for 2024 Are Closed – thank you for everyone who submitted a proposal

  • Submissions for 2025 solo and small group shows will be accepted from July – September 2024 
  • Application submissions and questions can be sent to:

Exhibiting with us

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 65 – 300 guests coming to see the art and meet the artists, along with refreshments for purchase 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. 

Our Services

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

  • Marketing the gallery, each individual show, & each artist
  • Exhibition opening event and expenses including bartending, music, entertainment
  • Organizing paid artist talks and workshops. (Optional)
  • 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 on request
  • Packaging work with the artists during takedown – materials not included
  • Shipping items sold 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
  • Main gallery artists gets their work featured on the Curator cocktail at Monashee Spirits

Artist Fees

The Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre is unable to pay artist’s fees at this time. In lieu of artist fees we provide the majority of the costs associated with setting up the gallery and marketing it to the public. We also offer a reduced commission rate of 20% and aim to provide additional services wherever possible (please see above).
While we do not pay artist fees, we can help you with letters of support for grant applications. Please contact us if you are interested in seeking out funding and granting opportunities. We are actively working towards our goal of paying full CARFAC-RAAV fees, but unfortunately we’re not there quite yet.

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:

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