If you haven’t been in Kamloops long, you may have yet to hear about the Kamloops Arts Council’s annual juried art show, Art Exposed. Kamloopsians will know it well as the yearly art show for emerging and established visual artists in the TNRD (Thompson-Nicola Regional District). Artists display 2D or 3D artwork for adjudication with the hope of receiving a prize in one of the seven categories and gaining exposure and recognition from their peers.
“Art Exposed gives the public a chance to view local artwork of many different types, including paintings, drawings, sculpture, jewelry, pottery, photography and more,” states the Kamloops Arts Council’s website. “Every nook and cranny of the Old Courthouse is filled with art: the past few years up to 200 pieces are accepted from approximately 120 artists from the TNRD, with a significant number of works selling each year.”
Art Exposed is open to all 2D or 3D artists who wish to participate in the annual art show. Artists can either choose to be in the established category, where they identify as professional, long-term artists, in the emerging category, identifying as artists newer to the art scene, or in the youth category, artists being between the ages of 6 and 14.
What makes Art Exposed extra special is that it is a juried, non-curated art show, meaning anyone can submit and be accepted to participate. The KAC website states: “The emphasis is not on competition; Art Exposed offers community artists a chance to share their work in a professional setting, gain exposure and receive valuable feedback, taking their careers to the next level.”
Submissions to Art Exposed are being accepted on the Kamloops Arts Council’s website until February 14, 2022, or until submissions reach 250 pieces.
For more information on how to submit to Art Exposed, regarding sizing, fees and the requirements around submitting, please read the application on the KAC’s website.
Art Exposed will be at the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre, located on Seymour Street, from March 5 - 12, 2022. All are welcome to join in and check out the artwork at this yearly exhibition.
For more information, visit kamloopsarts.ca.