Call for Entries for 2017 Art and Culture Program at YQQ

This year's theme: Spirit of Vancouver Island

The Comox Valley Airport Commission and Comox Arts Council are seeking
submissions for the 2017 Art and Culture Program at the Comox Valley Airport. This
year’s exhibition, entitled Spirit of Vancouver Island, will run for six months from
November 2017 to May 2018.

“We live in one of the most alluring places in the world and we are challenging artists to
capture the spirit of Vancouver Island”, explains Dallas Stevenson, Executive Director of
the Comox Valley Community Arts Council. "Each year we see so many amazing entries
and anticipate an excellent response to this year’s theme.”

In this call for submission, the Airport is seeking two and three dimensional art pieces
that highlight the region’s landscape, environment, people, places, activities, or the
artist’s own unique interpretation of the essence of Vancouver Island. Art submissions
may be in the form of paintings, original prints, photography, mixed media, textiles
and/or sculpture. Artists are asked to include a short description of how their piece
characterizes the spirit of Vancouver Island.

Artists living in the northern Vancouver Island area are encouraged to submit their work
for consideration. Eligible artists may reside as far south as Parksville, Port Alberni and
Ucluelet and as far east as Powell River (including Texada, Denman, Hornby, Quadra,
Cortes, Alert Bay and Sointula).

“YQQ is an ideal location to host a public art exhibit featuring the work of local artists,”
states Fred Bigelow, CEO at the Comox Valley Airport. “We want to create a ‘sense of
place’ for anyone passing through our terminal. Having a local artwork exhibit helps us
achieve that goal.”

Entries will be accepted until August 31, 2017. Submissions must be made online.

Applicants are encouraged to review the guidelines carefully
before making a submission.