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Gallery call for entry 2020


The mission of The Arts Station gallery is to showcase emerging and developing artists in an effort to enrich the local arts and culture community in Fernie.

The Arts Station encourages applications from all backgrounds, identities, disciplines and aims to represent the full diversity of the Elk Valley’s cultural landscape. We program 12 gallery shows per year, each exhibited for one month.

Our art gallery is open during our business hours (Monday – Friday, 10-3pm, plus concerts and events) and whenever the Blue Toque is open (Thursday – Sunday, 9-2pm). It functions as the entry hall to the building and therefore has frequent footfall from all our of guild and workshop participants, concert attendees, private rental guests, business meeting hires that take place upstairs, school groups, patrons of the Blue Toque diner, and tourists exploring the arts and cultural scene of Fernie. During Arts Station hours the gallery has an attendant, who answers questions and completes sales or commission requests.

  • Call to Artists Opens May 2019
    • Gallery shows for Jan-December 2020. There will be a second intake for Jan-April 2021.
  • Artist workshops: June 1st
  • Application deadline: July 2nd 2019
  • Results announced: August 1st 2019
  • Please first read the Arts Station Gallery 2019 Information Pack- link
  • Please then download and complete a signed Gallery 2019 – Application Form PDF link OR Gallery 2019 – Application Form Worddoc link and submit it:
    • In person to the Arts Station (applications will not be returned; see website for opening hours)
    • By email:
      • If application doesn’t exceed attachment size limitations, send directly to gallery@theartsstation.com
      • If application with photos and/or portfolio is particularly large, please store online and send us to a link to Dropbox or G-drive
  • If you have any queries before submitting your application, please contact Jackie Graham at jackie@theartsstation.com.

To apply please fill out the application form below

If you are applying please read the following documents about the Gallery.

Summer Student Job

The Fernie and District Arts Council is hiring a Summer Student for the role of admin assistant. The participant will assist the Fernie & District Arts Council (FDAC) staff with the facilitation of Summer community events and programming at The Arts Station. This will include the Wednesday Concert Series, summer workshops & camps, public art… Continue Reading

Bent On Art Festival

The Bent On Art Festival is looking for artist submissions! Call for Artist SubmissionsWhat: Bent On Art: Kootenay Queer & Trans Art ExhibitionWhen: Kootenay Pride Week, August 26th-September 1st 2019Where: Kootenay Studio Arts, Selkirk College, Nelson, BCApplication Deadline: May 31st 2019 at 5 PM, PDTBent On Art: Kootenay Queer & Trans Art Festival is seeking submissions from LGBTQ+… Continue Reading

Paint Battle Artists!

Congratulations to Amanda Romanchuck, Dejana Lukac, and Abigail Steer-Christie for being selected for the Out of the Box Dumpster Project Fundraiser Paint Battle this April 26th, at the Royal! Amanda Romanchuk paints things that fuel her soul like mountains, animals and scenery. She’s adopted over the years more Aztec art and bold lines and bold… Continue Reading

Banner Project 2019

Banner Project 2019 For over the past decade, Elk Valley artists have added their own air to the city’s streets, offering works of art for the 40 banners that line Highway 3 and downtown. Now, in its 15th year, we are calling out to the amazing artists that call the Elk Valley home to once… Continue Reading

CKCA Grant Program

CKCA Grant Program Deadline: March 1st, 5pm  The Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance grant program is now live. If you are looking to further your work or programming in Arts and Culture, the CKCA can help you do so. Check out their website here for more details. For additional assistance in applying for grants, see this link for an online… Continue Reading

Cultural Saturdays

Cultural Saturdays offers cultural activities each week with an adult and kids program available. Adults program will a different activity each week such as dance, theatre, pottery, sewing, concerts and more. Try something new or return to an old favorite there is something for everyone. Adults program varies in each week in time and cost.… Continue Reading

Call for Tender- Custodial Services

Call for Tender to hire for Custodial Services We are looking for a responsible custodian to maintain and protect our facilities. The external and internal appearance of a building reflects on the occupants. It is important for a custodian to be careful and thorough in working, cleaning and tidying the premises, as well as preventing vandalism. The ideal… Continue Reading

2019 Gallery Exhibitions Announced

We have all of our gallery exhibitions lined up for the 2019 calendar year! Here is a comprehensive list of the shows: Liza Gareau Tosh January 3-29 Alysha Clarke January 31 – February 26 Troy Bubba Cook February 28 – March 26 Jocelyn Mudry March 28 – April 23 Donna Bilyk April 25 – May… Continue Reading

Thank you to our Sponsors:

Thank you to our Sponsors
British Columbia Arts Council The City of Fernie Columbia Basin Trust Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance BC Hydro The Fernie Fix Park Place Lodge