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ArtWalk 2020 Artists’ Guidelines

**Application Deadline is 5pm on Friday, April 17th, 2020**


This must include digital versions via email (preferred) or dropbox. Include at least 8 to 10 photos of your work: at least half of these must be work that you intend to show during ArtWalk (these should be current works not recently shown in Nelson or in a previous Nelson ArtWalk). Also a headshot, a maximum 250- word biography or artist’s statement, and a signed application with payment must be submitted. Incomplete or late applications will be returned without refund. Applications must be submitted on time with a cheque (payable to the Nelson & District Arts Council) or e-transfer to [email protected] (password: nelson) and all information required by the ArtWalk organizer. Please ensure all information is clear.


  • All works must be framed or otherwise professionally displayed. Artists are responsible for the installation of their work in cooperation with the gallery location. Work must be ready for viewing by noon on the first day of the opening (Friday, June 26th and/or Friday, July 31st, 2020 ).
  • Exhibitions must include a framed or suitably presented bio/artist’s statement on site. All work will be for sale unless otherwise agreed, and must be priced.
  • ArtWalk labels will be available at the gallery if you run out. The artist must sign a commission agreement when the show is installed (65% artist-25% venue-10% NDAC split).
  • The artist is requested to attend their opening receptions on Friday, June 26th and/or Friday, July 31st, 2020. The artist will be responsible for the removal of his or her exhibition not before the last scheduled day (September 4th, 2020), in cooperation with the gallery location. Shows may under no condition be removed before the last day of the show.
  • In the happy event of sale of work, work should remain for the duration of the show when possible. If this is not possible, arrangements should be made to provide a replacement piece or rearrange spacing. The gallery is responsible for collection of money and will disperse the balance, after commission, to the artist and to ArtWalk, no later than three weeks after the closing date of the show.
  • Preference will be given to artists showing recent work not previously exhibited in Nelson ArtWalk or other Nelson venues. Not all artists applying will be placed in ArtWalk 2020. Well- presented application portfolios have a higher success rate.
  • Artists are required to promote ArtWalk 2020 in their newsletters and on their social media channels, as well as tag ArtWalk (@ArtWalk Nelson) and the Nelson and District Arts Council (@Nelson & District Arts Council) in Facebook/Instagram posts, using the hashtags #artwalk2020 #nelsonartwalk2020 #nelsonanddistrictartscouncil.
  • Please make copies of the application and guidelines and keep for your records and for your information.

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