The county is seeking local artists and those with a "significant connection" to Strathcona County to submit their work as part of its Annual Art Acquisition Program and Salon Exhibition. 

Submissions will be displayed at the Salon exhibition at Gallery@501 from May 14 until June 14. A jury of artists and county residents will recommend pieces to become a part of its permanent art collection from this exhibit.  

Artwork selected for the permanent art collection will be announced during a celebration event on June 16. 

Since 1987, the program has helped purchase 279 pieces of art, investing over $160,000 in local artists. This year marks the 35th anniversary of the program. 

Artwork must be original and completed within the last three years and will be judged on its presentation, technical excellence and craftsmanship, authenticity, and originality. Judges will also be looking at the quality of materials used and the overall effect of the art piece. 

Interested artists can submit two and three-dimensional artwork in any medium.  

In a media statement, the county said it's looking for submissions that represent the diversity of the community, including representation from artists who identify as Indigenous, Black, People of Colour, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and people with disabilities. 

The application deadline is April 14 for those living outside Strathcona County and April 29 for residents.  
More details can be found here.


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