Airport seeking art that celebrates Wanderlust

Comox Valley Airport Art and Culture Program 2014 - Call for Entry

The Comox Valley Airport Commission and the Comox Valley Community Arts Council are seeking submissions for the 2014 Art and Culture Program at the Comox Valley Airport. This year’s exhibition entitled: Wanderlust Vancouver Island will run for six months from November 2014 to May 2015.

In this call for submission, the airport is seeking two and three dimensional art pieces that celebrate the theme of Wanderlust Vancouver Island. This could include representations of the region’s landscape, environment, people, places, activities, or the artist’s own unique interpretation of what makes Vancouver Island such a wonderful place to experience.

Art submissions may be in the form of paintings, original prints, photography, mixed media, textiles and/or sculpture.

“The definition of Wanderlust is a strong desire to travel and we are looking for submissions that explain why tourists would want to come and visit our beautiful island,” explained Dallas Stevenson, Executive Director of the Comox Valley Community Arts Council. “We are really excited about this theme and anticipate an excellent response to our call for entries.”

The Comox Valley Airport (YQQ) is the first point of entry for many Northern Vancouver Island tourists. Part of the airport's responsibility is to help form passengers' first perceptions of the Comox Valley and Northern Vancouver Island. This provides an ideal opportunity for YQQ to host an annual art exhibition featuring the work of local artists.

Open to all artists residing in the Comox Valley Airport's catchment area of Northern Vancouver Island. Boundaries include Parksville, Port Alberni and Ucluelet in the south; the Pacific Ocean to the west; Powell River to the east (including Texada, Denman, Hornby, Quadra, Cortes, Alert Bay and Sointula); and the Pacific Ocean to the north.

Go to www.comoxvalleyarts.com to view the submission guidelines or visit www.comoxairport.com and look under Airport Services/Art and Culture Program for more information.

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Contacts:

Dallas Stevenson Christianne Wile
Executive Director Marketing and Communications
Comox Valley Community Arts Council Comox Valley Airport
250-334-2983 Phone: 250-890-0829 ext. 253
[email protected] [email protected]

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