The Visual Arts committee, composed of volunteers, works to provide an opportunity for all levels of artists and artisans, ranging from hobby or emerging artists to professionals to come together in the community to exhibit their work. By offering exhibitions that celebrate all facets of creativity, including craft, wearable art and more traditional art forms, we hope to inspire our community to push their creative boundaries. Exhibitions introduce artist and craft persons to the broader community that can encourage financial support through the purchasing of an art piece or functional craft piece as well as introducing the community to traditional crafts and various art forms that may or may not be in danger of dying out.

To support the efforts of providing exhibitions, in 2019 the RCAC installed an art hanging system in the Miners Hall Lily May Room. These exhibitions provide the opportunity for locals and tourists alike to interact with local art, but will also increase the opportunity for artists to exhibit their work and raise their profile in the community.  By supporting artists we are supporting the economy and vibrancy of Rossland.


2022 Fall Visual Art Exhibition - CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Calling all artists! 

The Rossland Council for Arts and Culture (RCAC) invites West Kootenay artists and artisans to participate in a juried visual art exhibition entitled, In The Moment. We want to showcase your work!

The past several years has brought into focus the nature of impermanence in our daily lives. Living "in the moment" has taken on greater meaning and importance. Being in the moment can evoke countless ideas, observing the calm and quiet that results from time slowing down, the richness of colour as the sun sets, the subtle beauty of a rising full moon and the crystal formations that comprise the hoarfrost in the trees are moments in time there for us to observe and contemplate. This exhibition encourages emerging and professional artists, including youth, of all visual art mediums to explore the nature of their lived experiences in these changing times, pushing original, creative ideas representing personal moments in time. 

Submissions to the exhibition should be an artist’s representation of living In The Moment. This juried exhibition will be in the Lily May Room of the Miners Hall October 14th to 23rd, 2022.  All artists with successful submissions will be remunerated for exhibiting their works. 

West Kootenay artists/artisans are encouraged to respond to this theme with new and recent ideas and works. All original visual art works must have been completed within the last two years. All mediums are welcome: paintings, sculpture, fibre art, and more. Open to visual artists of all ages.

The RCAC would like to thank in advance, the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance, Columbia Basin Trust, BC Arts Council and BC Gaming Commission for making this exhibition possible! These funders provide exceptional opportunities for unique, creative emerging and established artists to showcase their work in our community. Without their support, this event could not take place. 

Deadline for submissions is September 30th, 2022.

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