qathet ART Exhibition Proposals


  • We welcome all forms of art.

  • New, emerging or professional artists may submit proposals for solo, small and large group exhibitions.

  • Artists are encouraged to attend the opening reception and give an artist talk.

  • Find out more about the 3 exhibition locations below the application guideline section.

  • We are currently scheduling the 2024 & 2025 calendar years.

Exhibition Proposal Application Guidelines


Exhibition Proposals

To submit an exhibition proposal for qathet ART:

  1. Please fill out the online application form

  2. Email the following additional information.

  • A letter of interest, stating a summary of exhibition proposal.

  • Artist statement, maximum 500 words.

  • CV - maximum 3 pages

  • 5 to 10 images or video or audio - 3 minute maximum media files 

    • Digital images (on CD or DVD or e-mail or file sharing: Dropbox, MediaFire and WeTransfer can be used to send large image files) clearly identified list with the name, number, title, and dimensions.

    • If these are not the work you wish to show or intend on presenting new works, please indicate in your proposal.

  • Exhibition proposal

  • Letter of interest

E-mail digital proposals to - Email Subject - Exhibition Proposal


Mail to: qathet Art Centre,  215 - 6975 Alberni Street, Powell River, BC V8A 2B8

Proposal process

  • Only completed proposals will be considered.

  • Please allow 3 months for response for successful applications.

  • Digital submissions are preferred.



  • The Gallery documents all exhibitions digitally for our archives and publicity.



  • qathet Art Centre pays CARFAC to professional artists when available. 

  • PR Public Library & VIU - PR Campus pays artist honorariums when available.



  • qathet ART does not sell artwork, but will direct patrons to the artist.

  • Price lists are solely used for insurance purposes.

qathet ART Centre

  • qathet Art Centre is a multimedia incubation space used for generating innovation, creative practice and new ideas in sustainability, art and the environment.

  • There are generally 4-8 exhibitions/presentations per year. 

  • The 1200 sq ft exhibition space features plywood backed walls, open floor space, movable walls, west facing windows with UV and full blackout blinds for natural light options. There are 2 projectors and sound system with mic set up. 

  • qathet Art Centre is open by appointment, school tours, programs, presentations, rentals and Tuesday and Thursdays 12-5 pm during scheduled exhibition dates.

  • During spring break and summer, the art centre is dedicated to youth art programs.

  • Please contact for space rental inquiries.

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qathet ART at PR Public Library

  • There are 2 to 4 exhibitions a year at the Library.

  • The Library is open 7 days a week.

  • The exhibition space is best for 2D artwork at various locations around the Library.

Library Hours

Monday 10am – 6pm

Tuesday 10am – 8:30pm

Wednesday 10am – 8:30pm

Thursday 10am – 6pm

Friday 10am – 8:30pm

Saturday 10am – 5pm

Sunday 1–5pm

qathet ART at VIU​

  • There are 3 to 5 exhibitions a year at Vancouver Island University - Powell River Campus.

  • VIU hours are 8:30 to 4:30pm weekly excluding statutory holidays.

  • The exhibition space is best for 2D artwork. 

  • Artists may submit to have a community show in the foyer at Vancouver Island University (VIU) Powell River Campus. The qathet region Permanent Collection is located in the halls throughout  VIU.