For Artists

Experience Art

Two Rivers Gallery possesses a number of exhibition spaces:
the Rustad Galleria, the Sculpture Court and the two Canfor Galleries.

Call for Submissions:

Socially Distanced Community Engaged Art Projects

Two Rivers Gallery is seeking submissions from Prince George and area artists for
community engagement projects that will surprise and delight residents of Prince
George while allowing for social distancing. These projects will occur in July and
August of 2020 and will be designed with family and individual participation in mind. Examples of possible projects include but are not limited to: an accessible outdoor art display, art drive by from a vehicle, pop up projection, art scavenger hunt, online engagement, art prompts for people to follow, etc. Chosen artists will receive a $1,500 honorarium inclusive of materials and their artist fees for the project. In occasional circumstances, additional material support may be available (for example, Two Rivers Gallery may be able to give an exceptional amount of yarn toward a project).

This Call for Submissions is made possible through Celebrate PG funding and will be an alternative celebration to BMO KidzArt Dayz. Every July, Two Rivers Gallery presents BMO KidzArt Dayz, a two day celebration of creativity through art, music, and movement. This family-focused event draws over 10,000 people to the Gallery and Canada Games Plaza for hands-on activities and a whole lot of fun. Due to the ongoing challenges presented by COVID-19, KidzArt Dayz will not be possible in 2020. While this is disappointing, we are excited to work with local artists toward reimagining how we can celebrate creativity during this time.

Timeline:
Deadline for submissions: June 12
Artists Notified: June 19
Projects initiated: July 20 – August 31

Please submit questions to Twyla Exner, Director of Public Programs.

Canfor Galleries

The Gallery hosts quarterly exhibitions in two exhibition spaces. Emphasis is on showing work of professional artists and on bringing exhibitions of national importance to Prince George.

Gallery Physical Specifications

The Galleries are each roughly 1300 square feet with 140 running feet of wall space. Two exhibitions usually run concurrently. Each Gallery has fourteen-foot high side walls, terminating in a sloping ceiling. Gallery temperature and relative humidity are kept within the paramaters of generally accepted museum standards (21° C and 47.5% RH) and light levels from overhead track lighting can be easily controlled.

Artist Support

Two Rivers Gallery is a professionally run public art gallery. As such it is not our practice to hold exhibitions of art for the purpose of sale. We support artists exhibiting in the Gallery by providing:

  • artist’s fees
  • shipping
  • exhibition promotion
  • exhibition installation
  • insurance for work in our care

Crating and, where appropriate, framing or specialized mounts is typically the responsibility of the artist and must meet appropriate standards.

Artists' Submissions

Most exhibitions are developed by Two Rivers Gallery’s curatorial team, however  artists are encouraged to submit portfolios of recent work to the Curator & Artistic Director. Portfolios will be reviewed periodically.

If you wish to submit a portfolio of recent work you might consider sending us the following:

 

  • A current resume or curriculum vitae;
  • High-resolution good quality images: jpegs or tiffs, for example. All images must be labelled with the artist’s name, and title of work. PowerPoint presentations will not be accepted;
  • An image list including titles, date of production, medium and size;
  • A statement relating to your practice and current work.
  • A link to your website and/or social media platforms. 

If you have any questions, please contact George Harris, Curator and Artistic Director. 

Two Rivers Gallery
725 Canada Games Way
Prince George, BC, V2L 5T1
Phone: 250.614.7800

Rustad Galleria

This smaller exhibition space hosts eight to ten projects per year and is dedicated to featuring work by regional and emerging artists. Exhibitions run five to seven weeks and applications are welcome on an ongoing basis. Artists will receive a professional fee for exhibiting in this space.

Please submit questions to Meghan Hunter-Gauthier, Assistant Curator.

Two Rivers Gallery
725 Canada Games Way
Prince George, BC, V2L 5T1
Phone: 250.614.7800 ext. 7492

Sculpture Court 

This is an outdoor space that is unsheltered and exposed to the elements. Artists are encouraged to consider seasonal change and its impact on the Sculpture Court and the work therein. This space is dedicated to exhibiting sculpture and installation work, but will also consider projects that fall outside of this domain. Exhibitions will generally extend from October to May and from May to October. Artists will receive a professional fee for exhibiting in this space.

Please submit questions to Meghan Hunter-Gauthier, Assistant Curator.

Two Rivers Gallery
725 Canada Games Way
Prince George, BC, V2L 5T1
Phone: 250.614.7800 ext. 7492