Abbotsford Arts Council Calls On Artists

By August 21, 2014Arts/Culture

Abbotsford Arts Council Calls on Artists to Apply for a 2015 Exhibition at the Kariton Art Gallery

Submitted. The Abbotsford Arts Council is excited to announce that submissions are now being accepted from visual artists to exhibit work at the Kariton Art Gallery in 2015. Submissions in all mediums including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, woodcarving, pottery and more will be accepted until September 29, 2014, and individuals and groups based in the Fraser Valley region are invited to apply.

Photo at right courtesy of Photography by Davina

Applicants are encouraged to attend the Abbotsford Arts Council’s Art of Marketing Speaker Series session “Answering the Call: Completing Artists’ Documentation for Museums and Galleries,” to be held at 6:30PM on September 18, 2014 at the Kariton Art Gallery and Boutique. Contemporary fine artist and educator Kristin Krimmel will discuss the essential elements of gallery application portfolios and give samples to help attendees prepare their own, including photos, list of works, biographies, CV, and cover letter. More information on the Art of Marketing Speaker Series can be found on

Located in Mill Lake Park in Abbotsford, British Columbia, the Kariton Art Gallery is an initiative of the Abbotsford Arts Council, providing a resource for local artists to exhibit and sell their work. The gallery features 10-12 exhibitions per year that showcase the works of over 100 local artists, ranging from emerging to professional. The gallery also has a boutique gift shop where the work of local artisans can be purchased year-round.

Applications are available for download at or at the Kariton Art Gallery, located at 2387 Ware Street in Abbotsford. The gallery’s hours are Tuesday to Friday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday to Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For additional information, please contact the Abbotsford Arts Council by phone at (604) 852-9358, by email, or visit

About the Abbotsford Arts Council
Established in 1972, the Abbotsford Arts Council acts as a resource for local artists while promoting the vision, creativity, and energy of the Abbotsford community through the arts. The Abbotsford Arts Council consists of members, volunteers and directors representing diverse artistic, economic, and cultural interests of community members of all ages. Almost 70 local arts, heritage and culture organizations receive support under the umbrella of the Abbotsford Arts Council, and the talents of hundreds of local artists are showcased by the Abbotsford Arts Council each year at the Kariton Art Gallery and Boutique, the Envision Financial Coffee House Concert and Concert in the Park Series, the Arty Awards and the Christmas Artisan Gift Fair. To learn more about the Abbotsford Arts Council, visit

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