Call to Artists

The 16th Annual Sidney Fine Art Show presented by the ArtSea Community Arts Council will be held at the Mary Winspear Centre, October 12 – 14, 2018.

This is a juried show.  Selection is based on excellence, creativity, originality and technical achievement with an emphasis on artistic accomplishment.  Prizes will be awarded in nine categories:  Best In Show, Best Work Under Glass, Best Work on Board or Canvas, Best 3-Dimensional, Best Photograph/Digital Media, the Colin Graham Award for Innovation, Master’s Category, Show Designer’s Award and Jurors Awards.  All Awards will be presented Opening Night, Thursday, October 11, 2018 in the Charlie White Theatre at the Mary Winspear Centre.



Entry Fee:   $16 per piece.  Non-refundable.

How to enter:

  • Option 1: Online  Use Electronic Entry Form below. Fill all fields and submit using Submit button.  Pay entry fee using PayPal.
  • Option 2: By Mail  Download printable PDF ENTRY FORM fill in and mail to Sidney Fine Art Show, Box 2221, Sidney, B.C. V8L 3S8.  Include cheque for full amount of entry fee payable to Sidney Fine Art Show.  Do not mail cash.
  • Option 3: In Person  Bring completed Entry Form and payment to the ArtSea Gallery at Tulista Park, 9565 Fifth Street, Sidney, B.C. during business hours, Tuesday – Friday, 10 am – 4 pm.  Cash, cheque, debit and credit card payment accepted.  After Hours:  Drop Entry Form and payment (cheque or cash) in the ArtSea Gallery mail slot located in the back door (ocean side of building).

Important Dates:

Entries Closed Friday July 13  
Adjudication Art Drop Off Sunday September 9 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Adjudication Art Pick Up Wednesday September 12  12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Show Art Drop Off Tuesday October 9  10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Show Opening Night Thursday October 11 7:00 pm
Show Dates/Times Friday, October 12 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
  Saturday, October 13 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
  Sunday, October 14 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Unsold artwork pick-up Sunday October 14  5:30 pm – 7:30 pm


ADJUDICATION LOCATION:    Mary Winspear Centre, 2243 Beacon Avenue, Sidney B.C.


Information Package:  An Information Package, including specific forms for identifying each work to be submitted, will be mailed to you no later than July 31, 2018.

Display Fees:  Following Adjudication, artists whose work has been accepted into the Show will be required to pay a display fee of $37 per piece selected.

Sales Commission:  Accepted artists are charged a 25% commission on art sales.