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Face Painting with Snazaroo

Looking for Halloween ideas? Get inspired to put your brushwork and blending skills on display by creating a stunning face-painting work of art to enhance your Halloween look this year....Read more

Asking the Big Question with Pennylane Shen

Are you aiming for a professional career capturing the landscape on your canvas? Do you feel most alive when creating work that you want to talk to your audience about, educating them about what the work means? Does the idea of working towards improving your technique with regular, focused practice sound like a dream way to spend your evenings and weekends? There are an infinite number of paths an artist can take, and each journey is as individual as the artist themself....Read more

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$1000 Working Artist Purchase Award | Call for Submissions Deadline - November 30, 2016

We offer a small art purchase award to help serious artists keep working. Our award is open worldwide to all visual artists, including but not limited to those working in traditional styles, ie., painting, drawing, printmaking, mixed media, sculpture, glass, or with digital/new media, installation, photography and film/video.

Complete submission guidelines at: http://www.workingartist.org/submission-guidelines.html .


Also look out for our next Photography Award Deadline: January 17, 2017!

Working Artist Org. is dedicated to discovering, collecting, and promoting great art and artists.

Capture Photography Festival 2017 Call for Submissions

The 4th annual Capture Photography Festival will take place April 1-28, 2017 around Metro Vancouver and parts of the Lower Mainland.

Capture Photography Festival is now accepting submissions for exhibitions and events for the 2017 iteration of the Festival. Proposals must be submitted by November 15, 2016 at 11:59pm.


This call is open to all exhibitions of photography and lens-based works addressing any subject matter. Additionally, we welcome proposals for innovative events.

Any artist, artist group, or organization in partnership with an artist or artist group can apply! However, your exhibition or event must take place in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia during at least part of the month of April 2017.