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  • Confluences

    Location: Prince George, BC

    2019 Association of Northwest Weavers’ Guilds Conference - June 11th to 16th, 2019...
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  • North Shore Art Crawl Returns!

    Location: North Vancouver, BC

    North Van Arts presents the 9th annual North Shore Art Crawl, a FREE..
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  • I-Park 2019 Site-Responsive Art Residency & Biennale

    Location: East Haddam, CT

    I-Park, East Haddam, CT (U.S.), is pleased to announce that it will be..
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  • I-Park Accepting 2019 Artists-in-Residence Applications

    Location: East Haddam, CT

    I-Park is now accepting applications for its fully-funded four-week summer residencies. The residencies..
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  • Call to Artists - $40,000 in Awards - The Salt Spring National Art Prize

    Location: Salt Spring Island, BC

    The Salt Spring National Art Prize offering $40,000 in awards, one of Canada’s..
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  • Clarkson Society of Artists Art Show & Sale

    Location: Mississauga, ON

    Opening reception is on Friday, April 12 from 7-9pm. Visit on Saturday, April..
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  • CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: VENICE INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR 2019

    Location: Venice,

    CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: VENICE INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR 2019 Venice . April 11 – May..
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  • Call for Artists 2019 | Spartanburg Art Museum

    Location: Spartanburg, SC

    Spartanburg Art Museum is seeking proposals for solo and group exhibitions for 2019-2020. ​ We're..
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  • Lunenburg School of the Arts

    Location: Lunenburg, NS

    Summer 2019 course offerings now open for registration. Full details and to register:..
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  • Call to Artists/Appel aux Artistes

    Location: Gatineau, QC

    Call to artists / Galerie Old Chelsea, Chelsea, Qc / 2020 Programming Deadline..
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  • National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society 2019 Spring Online International Exhibition

    Location: Osage Beach, MO

    The National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society (NOAPS) invites oil and acrylic painters..
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  • Curiosity Collider - Her Story- Collaboration

    Location: Vancouver, BC

    Vancouver based not-for-profit Curiosity Collider is looking for several filmmakers to create short..
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  • Studio/ home/ acreage for sale

    Location: Humboldt, SK

    Check out this wonderful opportunity for a creative lifestyle. Private park like..
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  • Make A Garden Mosaic!

    Location: Victoria, BC

    At Panorama Rec Centre - Greenglade, a fun Beginner/Refresher Mosaic Class. You don't..
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  • SNOW - exhibit of paintings by Tatjana Mirkov-Popovicki

    Location: North Vancouver, BC

    SNOW presents a body of work by Canadian artist, Tatjana Mirkov-Popovicki, exploring the..
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  • Call for Submissions at the Okotoks Art Gallery

    Location: Okotoks, AB

    The Okotoks Art Gallery is now accepting submissions for the 2020 exhibition season...
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  • Expose Yourself Exhibition 2019 - Call for Artists

    Location: Powell River, BC

    Expose Yourself – 2019 CALL TO ARTISTS Expose Yourself is a erotically themed, boundary-pushing,..
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  • AIMAE: Annual International Mail-In Art Exhibition 2019

    Location: Vancouver, BC

    AIMAE May 27 - June 16 Submission Deadline: April 17, 2019 For professional artists, the..
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  • New Craft Coalition Call for Artists

    Location: Calgary, AB

    New Craft Coalition invites applications from all mid-career and professional artists to be..
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  • 10th Annual

    Location: Palm Springs, CA

    Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces an art call for the..
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  • Call for Artists: Supercrawl 2019 (Hamilton, ON, Sept 13-15, 2019)

    Location: Hamilton, ON

    Call for Artists: Supercrawl 2019 Hamilton, ON, Sept 13-15, 2019 Submission Deadline: February..
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  • Her Story: Canadian Women Scientists (video)

    Location: Vancouver, BC

    Her Story: Canadian Women Scientists will be a series of artist-created narrative videos..
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  • Exhibition: Symbiose retrouvée

    Location: Coaticook, QC

    Le Musée Beaulne a le plaisir de présenter l’exposition Symbiose retrouvée de l’artiste..
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  • Cold War playing at North Van Arts International Film Series

    Location: North Vancouver, BC

    An epic, visually arresting love story spanning borders and decades by master filmmaker..
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  • Snail Mail World Postcard Art Show

    Location: Brampton, ON

    Visual Arts Brampton is excited to present the Snail Mail World Postcard Art..
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  • Private Art Collection Dispersal

    Location: Ssakatoon, SK

    James Korpan is dispersing selected pieces of artwork from his private collection. Many..
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  • Large Works

    Location: Calgary, AB

    The purpose of this exhibition is to showcase only larger artworks as we..
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  • EARTH

    Location: Calgary, AB

    The Alberta Society of Artists invites Alberta artists (18+) to participate in the..
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  • AGEism

    Location: Calgary, AB

    The Alberta Society of Artists invites Alberta artists (18+) to participate in the..
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  • The 34th Chelsea International Fine Art Competition

    Location: New York, NY

    34th Chelsea International Fine Art Competition—Opens on February 5th, 2019 Agora Gallery is..
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  • Free Gallery Space

    Location: Vancouver, BC

    The Vancouver location of Essentia is accepting applications from artists interested in showing..
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  • “Beauty” International Call For Artists and Writers by ArtAscent - Deadline February 28, 2019

    Location: Toronto, ON

    | Theme: Beauty, allure, style, refinement, symmetry, perfection. People are drawn to others..
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  • Red Cedar Basket Workshop at North Van Arts

    Location: North Vancouver, BC

    This two-day weaving workshop will explore patterns and a variety of natural materials,..
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  • ArtTreasury Collector’s Annual Call For Artists – Early bird Deadline February 28, 2019

    Location: Toronto, ON

    ArtTreasury is a brand new magazine that will become an annual treasure box..
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  • CALL FOR ARTISTS: ANIMA MUNDI | VENICE MAY-NOV 2019 ITSLIQUID International Art Festival

    Location: venice,

    Deadline: February 28, 2019 (11.59 PM of your local time) We are selecting..
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  • Light within the Shadows; a Painter's Memoir

    Location: Vancouver, BC

    In this compelling memoir Granirer shares her successes and failures, addressing issues of..
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  • MESH

    Location: Bowen Island/Vancouver, BC

    MESH Call for Photography + Contemporary Art Curated by Rebecca Morse (LACMA) + Linsey Young..
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  • BIAM Biennale internationale d'art miniature

    Location: Lévis, QC

    BIAM Biennale Internationale d’Art Miniature 10th edition : June 16 to September..
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  • Sunny Art Prize 2019: Call for Artists

    Location: London,

    The Prize The Sunny Art Prize is an international art competition hosted by Sunny..
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  • CALL FOR ARTISTS: ANIMA MUNDI | VENICE MAY-NOV 2019 ITSLIQUID International Art Festival Deadline: February 28, 2019

    Location: VENICE,

    CALL FOR ARTISTS: ANIMA MUNDI | VENICE MAY-NOV 2019 ITSLIQUID International Art Festival Deadline: February..
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  • The Women’s Art Association of Hamilton 123rd Annual Juried Exhibition

    Location: Hamilton, ON

    The Women’s Art Association of Hamilton 123rd Annual Juried Exhibition ..
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  • Toronto Outdoor Art Fair - Call for Artists

    Location: Toronto, ON

    CALL FOR ARTISTS #CallForArtists for the 58th Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, Canada’s largest juried..
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  • 2020 Call for Submissions

    Location: St. Albert, AB

    The Art Gallery of St. Albert (AGSA), a contemporary, non-profit, public art gallery,..
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  • Potter Taylor Is Scammer

    Location: Saskatoon, SK

    Recently Artists in Canada artists have been receiving emails requesting artwork from a..
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  • In Conversation with Danny Lyon

    Location: Bowen Island, BC

    2-DAY SEMINAR WITH DANNY LYON Friday June 14 + Saturday June 15, 2019 |..
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The Strength of the Regional Artist

By Artists in Canada January 20, 2019

We all start out as regional artists, building relationships, showing locally, yet some aspire to greater things. Spreading their own gospel to the Nation and the World takes confidence, great artwork, a goal and a team of players that believe in your doctrine. Is it the universality of the work that is the bench mark, the smell of success or the association with other artists and art handlers outside your area? Is it onerous on the gallery directors and curators driven by their own careers that attach themselves to these artists? Whatever the concoction that gets the job done, there is a hierarchy and queue only a few artists attain within this exclusive art community.

Regional artists tend to paint and create art from what they know. This is an honest approach to art making. They are the base for most of the art in local and regional collections and discriminating consumers and local businesses can usually afford to accessorize their homes and office space with this art. Businesses supporting local artists generally look good to their clients and community if this art is seen publicly in their offices.

Now, when it comes to art galleries – Commercially, local artists tend to fill most of the slots, which is generally what people come to see and take home a piece of that region. These galleries also try to represent artists from other parts of the country to help them reach deeper into those communities outside their own. The internet and websites have blurred the reality of an actual bricks and mortar art gallery, as the galleries electronic wall space has jumped exponentially, allowing a larger reach.

The regional artist is typically the backbone of the community they represent with their art. These artists draw from their area, heritage and traditions to express themselves and the region. Public art galleries who pay attention to opportunities to include these local artists in their permanent collections have the vision to build depth in their art vault. These are the future catalysts for stimulating returning visitors that are looking for an engaging regional art experience.

Picasso in one of his studios