[Sponsored Listing] The Central Mass Pastel Society invites artists working in soft pastel to enter the 2022 Marks of Distinction National Juried Show. The show will take place September 1 – 28, 2022, at Fivesparks, Harvard, Massachusetts. The show will be judged in person by pastel expert and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, painting curator Katie Hanson. Selection jurors are Liz Balkwill and Natasha Isenhour. Awards totaling over $5,000 will be presented at a public reception on September 10, 4-6pm.
Enter by: 20 Jun 2022
Marks of Distinction offers a great opportunity to get your work in front of museum curator and expert in pastel. 1st prize is $1200, 2nd prize $750, and 3rd prize $500, plus additional cash and materials awards. The gallery, Fivesparks, is in the affluent, educated Metro-West area of Boston that is a historic location popular with weekenders from throughout New England. It will be staffed for sales throughout the show and actively promoted to gallery owners and art lovers in the region. The show and sale will be online.
About Central Mass Pastel Society
Central Mass Pastel Society, a member of the International Association of Pastel Societies, was founded in 2019 to foster interest and education in the vibrant medium of so pastel, create and uphold standards for soft pastel artwork, and develop innovations in pastel society operation and programming. Members include some of the best working pastel artists nationally and internationally as well as enthusiasts and artists just starting their pastel journey.
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[Sponsored Listing] PleinAir Magazine announces a call for artists for their PleinAir Salon May Art Competition, held online and consisting of 19 categories. In the spirit of the French Salon created by the Academie des Beaux-Arts in Paris, this annual competition with 11 monthly cycles leading to the annual Salon Grand Prize winners is designed to stimulate artistic growth.
This is an online competition. No mailing your artwork for an exhibition. Enter paintings for the PleinAir Salon May Art Competition whether you have won another competition or not.
Enter by: 31 May 2022
The regular price is $38 for the first painting and $16 for each additional painting.
The Early Bird Discount ends May 15th at 11:59 pm. Enter before then to receive 25% off your entries. Just $29 for your first and $12 for each additional painting.
Each year, Pleinair Magazine awards a total of $33,000 for their monthly competitions. They award $1,100 monthly to the top three winners and a People’s Choice Award for each competition. Winners in each monthly competition may receive recognition through PleinAir Magazine’s print magazine, e-newsletter, and social media. Each of the monthly winners will be automatically entered into the Annual Competition. The annual grand prize winner receives $15,000 and is featured on the cover of PleinAir Magazine, the #1 representational art magazine at Barnes & Noble. The annual awards are presented live at the Plein Air Convention & Expo.
About PleinAir Magazine
PleinAir Magazine is for plein air artists, enthusiasts, and collectors showcasing a wide variety of plein air paintings, articles on the top plein air artists of today and past, and the latest information on events and shows. The PleinAir Salon Art Competition has been awarding cash prizes and promoting artists for 12 years.
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[Sponsored Listing] The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) announces a call for artists for Urban Suburban Rural, an online photography exhibition.
Urban, suburban, and rural are life choices, whether for living or visiting. What about these locales caught your eye? Was it the skyline, parked cars, or lights of the theater in the Urban Landscape? Alternatively, did you capture the bar-b-q in a suburban backyard. Maybe it was the geometry of a street of well-groomed front yards, a strip mall, or other image representative of the suburban scene. Finally, were you caught up in the imagery of rural impressions – the hills, dales, cows, horses, white farm fences, or rusted cars on front lawns?
Send your interpretations of rural impressions, suburban scenes, and urban landscapes. Lots to see, lots to photograph.
Enter by: 12 Jun 2022
NYC4PA gives photographers worldwide an opportunity to participate in themed calls for photographers. Each call offered has a different theme and 50 images win. The prizes total $4000. There is a grand prize, 3 first prizes, 3 second prizes, 3 third prizes, 20 juror’s selections, and 20 honorable mentions. All 50 winners are posted in a gallery on the NYC4PA website and included in an exhibition gallery. The call is open to any photographers worldwide and of any age, amateurs or professional. A professional photographer, gallery owner, or photography teacher is the juror.
About New York Center for Photographic Art
The mission of the New York Center for Photographic Art is to provide exhibition opportunities in the vibrant New York City gallery world to photographers around the globe. NYC4PA offers international, themed, open call competitions juried by recognized experts in the field of photography. Prizes include cash awards, online gallery, catalog, and New York City gallery exhibits.
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[Sponsored Listing] Gallery Underground announces a call for artists for Courage In Color. Submit artwork which depicts your individual courageous use of color. Open to all mediums, 2D and 3D.
Many of the most influential modern art movements relied on the daring, innovative, and often shocking use of color. Whether it was the bold and non-naturalist colors of Fauvism to the unmixed primary colors of the Impressionists to depict reflected light, these movements used color in new and courageous ways defying the accepted concepts of what constituted art.
Enter by: 27 Jun 2022
Courage In Color prizes awarded by juror, Tara Barr.
- $250 Best in Show
- $150 Second Prize
- $100 Third Prize
About Gallery Underground
Gallery Underground is in the heart of National Landing in Arlington, Virginia, directly across from the new Amazon headquarters. Shows are both in person and online. Gallery Underground is an Arlington Artists Alliance gallery promoting the works of established and emerging regional artists. Their mission is to make regional fine art accessible to the public through monthly exhibits, special events, and art workshops. They have won awards including the Best Art Gallery in Arlington from the Best in NOVA awards for the years 2015, 2019, 2020, and 2021 as well as an Arlie in 2021.
The Arlington Artists Alliance is a non-profit established in 2000 to serve and support visual arts in Arlington County. The Alliance seeks to provide professional development activities for local artists and serve the community through exhibits, instruction, scholarships, mentoring, and outreach projects. The Alliance provides a support network to members, allowing regional artists to share ideas. The Arlington Artists Alliance is supported in part by the Arlington Cultural Affairs Division of Arlington Economic Development, Arlington Commission for the Arts, Virginia Commission for the Arts, and National Endowment for the Arts.
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[Sponsored Listing] Smithtown Township Arts Council and Mills Pond Gallery invite artists to submit works for Little Black Book, a juried fine art exhibition to be held July 23 – August 27, 2022. Enter artwork inspired by life – works that conjure narratives, take us to places we have never seen, or introduce us to people and places as well as artwork that captures the spirit of your subject – the movement, emotions, or stories.
Enter by: 18 Jun 2022
Entry Fee: $45/3 images
Juror: Carol Fabricatore has taught narrative drawing in the School of Visual Arts MFA Illustration as Visual Essay Program since 1994.
Little Black Book Awards
- $1000 Best in Show
- $800 Second Place
- $400 Third Place
The first place winner will be invited to a Winners Showcase in 2022.
Selected artists will have the opportunity to exhibit in an historic gallery facility that is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Built in 1838, the gallery has 12 foot ceilings and five gallery rooms.
About Smithtown Township arts Council
Incorporated in 1972, Smithtown Township Arts Council offers a unique combination of historical preservation, cultural promotion, and arts exhibition. The Council has been committed to the arts in Suffolk County for forty-six years, working to provide a creative outlet and the opportunity to experience, investigate, and discover contemporary art and cultural issues which are engaging and relevant to the public’s daily lives and civic responsibilities. They believe the arts are indispensable in building good character in the citizens of our communities as they foster communication, offer new insights on the world, and add to the greater appreciation of both life and society
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[Sponsored Listing] Contemporary Art Gallery Online (CAGO) announces a call for artists to participate in the All Landscape competition and exhibition. Entries welcome from all 2D and 3D artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field.
The theme is any art which depicts the natural world, outdoor scenery, geographical environments, and related landscape subjects. Water and sky should not exceed 1/3 of the image. Submit your best representational and non-representational art.
The All Landscape competition will be judged on three categories: painting / drawing, photography / digital art, and mixed media / 3D art. An online exhibition of all entrants will be held from May 25th, 2022 to June 21st, 2022.
Enter by: 22 May 2022
Entry Fee: $15 for up to three images, $25 for up to five images, and $35 for up to eight images. Funds in US Dollars.
Awards will be given for the top 5 to 8 works selected. Winners will be announced on June 8th, 2022. Prizes include memberships to Contemporary Art Gallery Online, extensive marketing, winner’s certificates, inclusion in the Annual Anthology Publication, and event collateral.
“Entered their Competitions and they are always super nice and professional.” – Dominik
“I entered two pieces of my artwork to their online competition… It’s not often you get considered. What counts is you were able to show your art to the world. Thank you” – Lora
“Always very professional.” – Tammy
About Contemporary Art Gallery Online
Contemporary Art Gallery Online was created in 2001 to be the ultimate meeting place for the sharing of art. Their purpose is to create a platform whereby artists can display and ultimately sell their work. They encourage the exploration and discussion of art, as well as support those who create it.
Contemporary Art Gallery Online is a collector’s number 1 source for all original contemporary art. CAGOnline is proud to showcase Tomorrow’s Art Giants, Today. CAGOnline created CAGO Media to showcase talented artists. CAGO Media has two purposes. First is to share art business ideas, and second to introduce artists to the buying public. CAGO Media accomplishes both of these initiatives by producing radio and TV show programming. The Business of Art Show airs bi-monthly in 15-to-20-minute episodes. Hosted by Sharon Belle Hawkshawe, each episode discusses everything pertaining to the Business of Art. The What is Art Show is a monthly 30-minute episode with hosts Michael Harris (art collector) and Sharon Hawkshawe (acclaimed artist), who discuss current art movements and art shows. The hosts are joined occasionally by museum curators, gallery owners, art critics, and art insiders.
Contemporary Art Gallery Online specializes in the contemporary art form. Contemporary art is defined as artistic work from the present era that uses the current practices and styles of its discipline. Although the words Modern Art and Contemporary Art are used interchangeably, they do represent two distinctive moments on the art timeline. Modern Art encompasses the art from the Impressionists (around 1880) up until the 1970’s. Contemporary Art encompasses the art from the 1970’s to present.
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[Sponsored Listing] The Hopper Prize is accepting entries for their Spring 2022 artist grants, offering $3,500 and $1,000 grants to artists and photographers around the world. Grants will be awarded through an open call art competition juried by leading contemporary curators.
The Hopper Prize is open to all artists aged 18 and older working in any media. There are no restrictions on genre, subject matter, or media. The Hopper Prize welcomes entries in all media and are committed to supporting artists from diverse cultural backgrounds at all stages of their professional careers. All artists are encouraged to apply.
Enter by: 17 May 2022
The Hopper Prize collaborates with contemporary curators holding prominent positions at major institutions in order to select grant winners. Open calls provides a direct path to get artwork in front of forward-thinking exhibition makers.
- Jody Graf, Assistant Curator, MoMA PS1
- Pamela Meadows, Curator, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
Total Awards: $11,000.00 USD for visual artists
- $3,500.00 – 2 artists will each receive a $3,500 (USD) unrestricted grant
- $1,000.00 – 4 artists will each receive a $1,000 (USD) unrestricted grant
- 30 artists will have their work archived on The Hopper Prize’ website
- A selection from the submissions will be featured on The Hopper Prize’ Instagram, currently reaching an audience of over 65k
Additional exposure will be available to winners through our Journal: Insights into Contemporary Art. This digital publication gives artists a new channel to amplify their voice while providing an in-depth look at their work, practice, and background. Grant recipients and shortlisted artists will all receive the opportunity to publish an interview to include any work of their choosing as a means of providing continued support beyond the open call.
Recent Grant Winners
- Rafael Perez Evans, London, United Kingdom
- Jazmine Harris, Chicago, Illinois
- Anya Roberts-Toney, Portland, Oregon
- Cathy Hsiao, Chicago, Illinois
- Julia Gutman, Sydney, Australia
- Sagarika Sundaram, New York, New York
- Abi Salami, Dallas, Texas
- Abigail Lucien, Baltimore, Maryland
- Hasani Sahlehe, Atlanta, Georgia
- Laura Berger, Chicago, Illinois
- Jennifer Sirey, Brooklyn, New York
- Cielo Felix-Hernandez, Richmond, Virginia
- Akihiro Boujoh, Utrecht, Netherlands
- Joey Solomon, Brooklyn, New York
- Lynnea Holland-Weiss, Cleveland, Ohio
- Susan Chen, Hartford, Connecticut
- Yannick Lowery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Andrea Ferrero, Mexico City, Mexico
- Christopher Desanges, Boston, Massachusetts
- Dominic Hawgood, London, United Kingdom
- Kira Dominguez Hultgren, San Francisco, California
- Vikesh Kapoor, Sunset Pines
- Adrian Coleman, London, United Kingdom
- Trish Tillman, New York, New York
- Nicholas Moenich, Brooklyn, New York
- Elena Bajo, Los Angeles, California
- Vanessa da Silva, London, United Kingdom
- Mark Baugh-Sasaki, San Francisco, California
- Genevieve Cohn, Bloomington, Indiana
- Sydney Cook, Baltimore, Maryland
- Jinyong Park, London, United Kingdom
- Isabel Yellin, Los Angeles, California
- Alex Callender, Northampton, Massachusetts
- Alicia Eggert, Denton, Texas
- Daniel McCarthy Clifford, Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Juan Giraldo, New York, New York
- Maja Ruznic, Los Angeles, California
- Letitia Huckaby, Benbrook, Texas
- Tracy Kerdman, Saugerties, New York
- Lebohang Kganye, Johannesburg, South Africa
- Christopher Meerdo, Chicago, Illinois
- Erik Parra, San Francisco, California
About The Hopper Prize
The Hopper Prize was established in order to increase the recognition of artwork created by artists and photographers. Their aim is to advance artists’ careers by providing unrestricted financial support coupled with a platform for increased visibility. Submissions accepted twice a year via an open call.
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[Sponsored Listing] K Space Contemporary announces a call for artists for their Third Coast Biennial, a non-thematic, juried exhibition of innovative contemporary art. Open to artists age 18+ living in the US. Entries must be original works of art completed in the last 2 years and not previously exhibited at K Space. All media is accepted. Two dimensional works must not exceed 60″. Three dimensional works must be manageable by two people.
Enter by: 1 Jun 2022
Entry Fee: $40 for 1 – 3 works of art, add $5 per each additional work of art, up to 10 max.
Exhibition Dates are July 15 – Aug. 26, 2022 (in person). The exhibition will remain on K Space’s website indefinitely.
The prestigious Third Coast Biennial is one of K Space’s most popular exhibitions, bringing innovative artists from other parts of the country to the Coastal Bend community. The competition introduces the work of participating artists to an esteemed juror who has achieved notoriety in the art world, as a curator, museum/gallery/ art space director, writer, or prominent artist who could potentially help further their careers.
The 2022 Juror is Mark L. Smith, PhD, owner and operator of Mark Smith Studio Gallery in Johnson City, Texas. A former art department chairman and associate dean, he is a member of the Austin Arts Hall of Fame, the co-founder of Flatbed Press in Austin, and co-author of Flatbed Press at 25, published in 2016 by U.T. Press. A practicing artist, Smith is an art advisor to the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park’s Cabinet Oak Project and developer of the park’s upcoming artist residency program.
Third Coast Biennial Artist Benefits
Five artists will receive monetary awards totaling $2,500. Several others will receive Honorable Mentions. Third Coast Biennial provides promotion, networking, exposure, and sales opportunities to selected artists. The exhibition is presented both in person and online. To promote individual artists, K Space highlights accepted artists on social media (10,000+ followers) and features artist interviews on their website’s blog. Approximately 5,000 visitors will view the exhibition in person, many looking to purchase art for their collections.
There will be 2 receptions during the run of the exhibition. The opening reception on July 15 is catered to collectors, art lovers, and academics. The ArtWalk reception on August 5th will draw a large crowd of over 1,000, of all ages and interests. Sales at K Space Contemporary average $7,000 per month.
“K Space Contemporary’s remarkable contribution to the fine arts in Texas and beyond is well known due their dedication for high-quality exhibitions and excellence in public programing. Fine art lectures, workshops, summer camps, calls-for-art, are just a few of the many opportunities K Space has to offer. Most recently, they were kind enough to allow two of my students to showcase their work for their Bachelor of Fine Arts Thesis exhibitions in the impressive K Space galleries which resulted in two very successful shows with one student, Aroh Arzte, having the remarkable distinction of being listed as one of the Top Five exhibitions from Glasstire.com for the month of December (2021).
The very popular 3rd Coast National Biennial exhibition has reached national and international recognition with artists participating from across the United States. This in turn has brought many to Corpus Christi who visit us for the first time and are amazed at the thriving art community which I firmly believe is due to the professionalism and commitment of K Space. This exhibition has also become an educational opportunity for the community.
Due to the proximity of Corpus Christi, the closest locations to see contemporary art are in San Antonio (a two and a half hour drive) and Houston (a three and a half hour drive) which are not always accessible to students and others. I’ve had the pleasure of taking my students to view the exhibitions and witness what contemporary artists are involved with today. While the internet of course provides us with a wealth of information, as you know there is simply nothing better than observing work in person. K through 12 art teachers from our independent school district have also done the same and in some cases have organized lesson plans based on artworks on view.” – From Joe Peña, Associate Professor of Art at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi
About K Space Contemporary
K Space Contemporary is a 501c3 non-profit organization located in downtown Corpus Christi, TX. Their mission is to present and promote contemporary art. As a forum for creative exchange and experimentation, K Space Contemporary aspires to educate and build awareness for innovative art in South Texas.
K Space Contemporary was established in 2001 by key members of K Space Art Studios. The “K” in the name refers to the building’s historic roots as a Kress Five & Dime Store. To this day, K Space remains an artist-centric organization dedicated to providing a venue for emerging and mid-career artists to exhibit their work and further their careers.
Each year, K Space Contemporary mounts 20+ solo and group exhibitions by local, regional, and national artists as determined by their Exhibition Committee. They welcome experimental, alternative works, unusual installations, and site-specific concepts.
Education programs at K Space Contemporary include a Summer Mural Art Program for teens, workshops, figure drawing sessions, as well as outreach programming to K-12 classrooms, senior centers, and non-profit partners. K Space Contemporary education programs reach 3,500+ persons per year. Through their Mural Arts Program, they have completed 18 public murals, many located in the downtown area.
In addition to public art, K Space Contemporary serves the broader community through events like the First Friday Artwalk and Dia de los Muertos Festival (DDLM Fest). The festival, featuring an art expo, live entertainment, fine art exhibitions, kids’ activities, and community altar display draws 30,000+ visitors each year. DDLM Fest has gained national attention as one of the largest DDLM celebrations in the US and has been selected as the Best Fest in The Bend Magazine’s Local’s List 2016 – 2021.
K Space Contemporary receives approximately 25,000 visitors annually. K Space Contemporary plays an important role in the Corpus Christi art scene, changing and improving the cultural climate of the city.
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[Sponsored Listing] Exhibizone announces a call for artists for their 8th international online group exhibition, Spring 2022. In the spirit of empowering visual artists to showcase their art worldwide, Exhibizone invites all artists to submit their best artworks in various subjects from anywhere in the world.
The show will present selected artworks created by talented artists and intends to express the most attractive art in terms of idea and technique.
Enter by: 9 Jun 2022 (Deadline Extended)
- USD 40 for 3 artworks
- USD 10 for each additional artwork
- All payments are non-refundable
Along with showcasing artworks, the awards for the Spring edition include 3 cash prizes for public choice award winners, publishing in a colorful stylish A4 catalogue, digital certificate, lifelong artist profile page, exhibition news circulation, online promotion, social media badges, visitors’ comments and ratings, exhibition progress reports, statistics and insights.
Exhibizone online art shows are top-rated and have been seen by 2,500,000+ visitors.
Spring 2022 Artist Benefits
- Group Exhibition: An international online group exhibition will present selected artworks by talented artists worldwide. All selected artworks for Spring 2022 will be exhibited online from May 15, 2022 to June 30, 2022.
- Artwork Sales: Selected artworks will be promoted to sell via an online exhibition link. Moreover, they will be placed in one online Biafarin partner art gallery worldwide for the duration of the exhibition.
- Exhibition Catalogue: All selected artworks and artists will be published in a stylish colorful exhibition catalogue available online. Artists can order the print catalogue via print-on-demand service from a partner website. The catalogue will be promoted internationally and circulated and available to thousands of viewers via popular publication gateways.
- Public Choice Awards: USD 600 for the 3 artists with the highest number of views in the exhibitions.
- Promotional Badges: A digital promotional badge for each artwork will be sent to each artist to share in the social media.
- Poster: A link to the digital version of the exhibition poster will be sent to each artist via email.
- Artwork Reviews: All exhibition visitors can submit their reviews and ratings of the exhibition and each artwork online. The reviews act as a bridge to visitors’ minds and hearts and will be sent to each selected artist for exhibition by email.
- Exhibition Promotion: A promotion program including exhibition press release, catalogue circulation, and social media presentation will be executed to boost the selected artists’ exposure and increase the artwork sales during the exhibition period.
- Reports, Analytics, and Insights: A report containing the number of views, reviews, artworks popularity, and engagement rate of exhibition viewers with artworks along with sales statistics will be sent to artists regularly.
- Publication: Some of the selected artworks might be published in various magazines and books in Biafarin art network for promotion purposes.
- Artist Profile Page: Each artist receives a free online profile page in Biafarin platform.
- Certificate: A digital certificate will be issued for all participants and selected artists. Each artist can print the digital certificate from Biafarin platform, after the submission is complete.
- Free Shipment: Selected Biafarin members with Gold and Platinum membership will use a free shipment of their artwork(s) in case of sales.
Biafarin is the sponsor of Public Choice cash prizes to winners and guarantees the delivery of service by Exhibizone.
As an art exhibition house, Exhibizone has become an international destination zone for visual artists to exhibit their art efficiently via one-of-a-kind smart online shows. Each exhibition targets specific segments of visitors and provides online sales features, news circulation, social media badges, catalogues, and exhibition posters to maximize the art exposure for participant artists.
Biafarin is a Canadian registered artist management company, supporting artists from 100+ countries to promote and sell their art effectively. Diversia and Exhibizone both use Biafarin technology platform to deliver the smart online group exhibitions to visual artists worldwide. Biafarin is the sponsor of Public Choice cash prizes to winners and guarantees the delivery of service by Exhibizone.
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[Sponsored Listing] ViewPoint Gallery announces a call for artists for their International Photography Competition 2022. Open to photographers worldwide. There are no restrictions on subject matter. The images will be reviewed by an independent jury of established photographers who will select 12 images for exhibition at ViewPoint Gallery in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
This is an opportunity to exhibit your work for one month at ViewPoint Gallery, a dynamic photography gallery located in historic Bedford, Nova Scotia, close to downtown Halifax. ViewPoint is dedicated solely to photography. It is the only co-operative photography gallery in Eastern Canada.
Enter by: 15 Apr 2022
Entry fee of $25 US. A maximum of three images may be submitted with each entry. Multiple entries are permitted. Current ViewPoint members and their immediate families are ineligible. Only images submitted by the artists who created them and hold sole copyright will be considered.
International Photography Competition Artist Benefits
Twelve winning images will be selected for exhibition at ViewPoint Gallery – one image will be exhibited monthly. The winning images will be professionally printed and framed at no cost to the photographer. The images will be promoted on ViewPoint’s website and newsletter.
Each winning image will be matted, framed, and displayed as ViewPoint Gallery’s featured International Artist of the Month. Winning images will be available for sale (unframed) at a price set by the artist. If the image is sold in the gallery, then the artist will receive the full sale price minus a 15% processing fee.
About ViewPoint Gallery
ViewPoint Gallery is an artist-run co-operative dedicated to inspiring, engaging, educating, and promoting the art of photography.
ViewPoint Gallery presents a dynamic approach to the display of photography with a mixture of solo and group exhibitions. The Gallery continually displays work by all its members. It showcases individual members through solo exhibitions accompanied by artist talks, presentations, and other events. In addition to the solo shows, there is one guest exhibition and several group exhibitions shown each year.
Since its founding, ViewPoint Gallery has hosted over 250 exhibitions, bringing the finest of Nova Scotia’s photography to tens of thousands of visitors.
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