Call for Submissions

Date: Jul 11, 2019

Deadline: Aug 16, 2019 - 4:00 pm

Call for Visual Arts Submissions: The Quenten Doolittle Memorial Gallery

Submissions are now open for The Quenten Doolittle Memorial Gallery Exhibit: Passage of Time September 12th to December 14th, 2019.

The Pumphouse Theatre is a vibrant facility with historical significance. It supports and presents all art forms and creates opportunities for engagement, enrichment, cultural experience, learning and inspiration, while serving all Calgarians. To enable this, The Quenten Doolittle Memorial Gallery provides accessible wall display space for Calgary and Alberta visual artists to display and sell their work, free from commission.

It is the nature of time not to stand still. It is continuous, inevitable and it uniquely impacts everything in our society. We are looking for visual art pieces that reflect the passage of time. From examining the past, present and future, to exploring various life cycles; to interpreting the mechanisms that measure time, we invite artists to submit their creative endeavours which capture these moments. Submissions of any style, from realistic to abstract, and in any visual art medium will be considered, provided it meets all gallery requirements below.

Submissions must meet the following requirements:

  • Artists must reside in Alberta and must be available for installation dates provided.
  • Art must fit the theme of the exhibit
  • Artwork must be delivered ready to hang (wall-space only)

Installation Requirements: All art MUST be equipped with picture hanging wire and D rings. Hanging cleats will not be accepted.


  • Submission Deadline: August 16, 2019 at 4pm
  • Installation: September 8-11, 2019
  • Gallery Close: December 14, 2019

To apply, please send the following information via email or mail:

  • Completed Gallery Submission Form
  • Artist Biography (250 words max)
  • Artwork: Photos, maximum of 5, do not send original works. 

Applications or queries are sent to:
Attn: Kelly Malcolm, Programming Director
2140 Pumphouse Ave SW, Calgary, AB T3C 3P5 403-263-0079 ext. 100
Selection Process: Art pieces are selected by a committee of no less than 3 people and are a mix of artists and administrators. 

Selection criteria are based on: suitability to the theme, technique, emotional response, creativity & innovation, and suitability to the Pumphouse Theatre gallery space and its patrons (ages 5 and up representing various socio-economic and cultural backgrounds). Unfortunately, we are unable to accept works that feature nudity.

More information and the submission package can be found here: