Canada 150

The Arts Centre is presenting many opportunities to participate in the recognition of Canada’s sesquicentennial. From open exhibitions to a youth film project, check out the events below and discover how you can contribute to Canada 150.

April 29 – May 27
Why I Love Canada
Open exhibition, all artists aged 15 to 24 can enter up to four works
Youth artists register in advance their intention to participate. Deadline for registration April 7, 2017, download the pdf here. YouthExhReg_2017 All media welcome, certain size restrictions for 2D work apply. Consider the reasons you love this country, and offer a visual story about those reasons. For the 150 Voices video project, see below for more info.

July 15 – Aug 26   
Rolling Stock
Open photography exhibition, anyone can enter
Call for photographers from all across Canada to take photos of eye-catching graffiti on train cars, straight on (no angled compositions). Photos must be submitted by email as jpgs of print quality. Gallery staff to install, to appear like a train running around inside of gallery. To enter, send photos to with subject line “Rolling Stock.” Images accepted on an ongoing basis until June 15, 2017.

Oct 7 to Nov 10
Contemporary and traditional works by First Nations and Metis artists. Expressions of interest in all media accepted until April 30, 2017, forms available at Art Gallery or by email request. Co-curated by Aaron Leon.

Nov 18 to Dec 16   
True North
Juried exhibition on the theme of winter. All artists in the Shuswap region welcome to participate. Registration deadline September 30, 2017. Up to three works can be submitted in any media. Size restriction of 48″ in width, no height restriction. Delivery and jurying on Nov. 13, 2017.

150 Voices: A Youth-Led Video Project  -  150 Voices is a film with interviews collected from 150 Salmon Arm residents of all backgrounds, and animation sequences that celebrate Canada in its 150th year. If you are aged 15 to 29 and enjoy videomaking, animation, editing or sound production, this is for you!  The final product will premier on April 30, 2017 at 7pm at Salmar Classic Theatre, and be shown at several celebratory events throughout the Shuswap. It will be a work of art that becomes a piece of Salmon Arm’s history. Download this pdf for printing:  150Voices_invite

Email us at if you want to participate. If you have questions, ask Tracey Kutschker at the Art Gallery. Interviews can be submitted right up until March 30. Animations accepted until April 7.