Pumphouse Theatre Lobby Art Gallery: Submissions Now Open!

Date: Nov 21, 2017

We are at it again! The Pumphouse Theatre Art Gallery is now accepted submissions for its next exhibit: 
Emerging Artist! April 12th to June 30th, 2018.  

The Pumphouse Theatre is a vibrant facility with historical significance supporting and presenting all art forms; and creating opportunities for engagement, enrichment, cultural experience, learning and inspiration serving all Calgarians. The PTS Art Gallery provides accessible wall display space for Calgary and Alberta visual artists to display and sell their work, free from commission.

Submissions must meet the following requirements:

  •     Artist resides in Alberta and must be available for installation.
  •     Artist must be an Emerging Artist, defined as being active 5 years or less in the industry.
  •     Artwork must be delivered ready to hang (wall-space only) 

Installation Requirements: All art should be equipped with picture hanging wire or appropriately placed D or Triangle ring hanger. Frames less than 9/16” depth with no attachment can typically be accommodated.

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

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


Submission Deadline: March 9th, 2018 4pm
Installation: April 8-11th 2018
Gallery Close: June 30th 2018

Applications or queries are sent to:

Pumphouse Theatre Art Gallery Submissions
Attn: Kelly Malcolm, Programming Director
2140 Pumphouse Ave SW Calgary, AB T3C 3P5Kelly@pumphousetheatre.ca  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 is based on: suitability to the theme, artist's technique, elicited emotional response, creativity & innovation, and suitability for the Pumphouse Theatre art gallery space and its patrons (ages 8-80 representing various socio-economic and cultural backgrounds)

If you have any inquires, please contact Kelly Malcolm, Programming Director at kelly@pumphousetheatre.ca or 403.263.0079 ext 100. For more information and to download the submission package please visit www.pumphousetheatre.ca