What About B.O.B? Artists Bridging the Community Together

Making Art of the Kootenay’s accessible to all though a virtual and outdoor Exhibition.

Featuring the celebrated orange bridge as a theme for the body of work, artists share their connection to the city of Nelson by incorporating the bridge to represent perseverance to keep this well-known artistic community of the Kootenays connected to each other and beyond during this unprecedented time. 

We also plan to have the exhibition open Friday – Sunday outside at the gallery (weather permitting) and following government regulations and recommendations.

If you would like to participate in this Exhibition, your work should include B.O.B. in some sort of fashion whether B.O.B. be distant in the background, foreground, super imposed, abstract, on glass, stitched, etched, painted on pottery, or sculptural.

With the added factor of an online exhibition, we are also accepting submissions from digital & visual artists (media, music, film etc.) 

This Exhibition is not just for residents of Nelson but open to those who once lived here, attended school or just visited and felt an impact from the city or carried its inspiration with them when they left. 

Please also include 3 – 4 sentences describing your meaning behind the piece, your connection to this city or any other details you feel help your piece match this theme. All selected participants in the exhibition will additionally have their work added to our online shop if applicable

Submissions open now until June 20th 2020. Exhibition begins July 3rd 2020 running until August 2, 2020. Submit to viewpointartgallery.com

Artist Submissions

ViewPoint Art Gallery is a new venue for artists to show and sell their work. We have two floors of gallery space, in a beautiful peaceful setting overlooking Kootenay lake. Our goal is to connect the public to art and the artists. The Gallery features artists from the Kootenay region, as well as artists from within the BC area only.

The commission rate is 35%, with no additional fees. Artists are not limited to being exclusive to the Gallery however, if you sell similar work at other venues it must be priced equivalent.

Criteria for acceptance is as follows: aesthetics, composition, originality, presentation, construction, retail potential, suitability to our space limitations. For Paintings the Gallery is open to most subject matter however if it is scenery it must be scenery of the Kootenay region and if it is animals, it must be of animals found in the Kootenay region – unless your works are featured in an Exhibition. Children’s products must be safety compliant, electrical products must be CSA approved. All work must be handcrafted by the artist. Reproductions of other artist’s work, items made from kits, or imported products are not accepted.

Terms of consignment are found on the Consignment Contract form below.

Thank you for your interest in ViewPoint Art Gallery.

Interested in having your artwork at the gallery?

Download a submission application here.
Consignment Application Form
Approved? Download a Consignment Contract here.
VP Consignment Contract