It’s an artist whose work you love. It’s at a gallery that you think presents great shows. It’s the combination of which makes getting out to see this show WORTH YOUR TIME.
For us here at Exhibitions Worth Seeing, there is one factor that trumps all these reasons and that is...
KNOWING ABOUT THE SHOWS… BEFOREHAND.
So...how do you hear about the exhibitions you’d like to go see?
You look like a deer caught in the headlights -- a very cute one ;)
And, here lies the rub.
There are A LOT of places to hear about upcoming exhibitions.
Gallery websites, newsletters, social media feeds, event calendars, your local newspaper, gallery guides -- just to name a few.
But none of them cover everything here on Vancouver Island.
That’s because all of these sources rely on the galleries, or the artists themselves, to generate and distribute the information about upcoming exhibitions.
And you know what?
Not all galleries, or exhibitions, are created equal.
Some little volunteer-run galleries, or artist-run pop-up exhibitions, don’t have the funds, or the human capacity, or the know-how to best tell the world about the awesome exhibition they’ve got coming up, like the bigger, better-funded galleries do.
And this is where Exhibitions Worth Seeing comes in.
We’re all about creating equity for all of our galleries and artist-created exhibitions.
And you’re a part of this.
We charge our subscribers a small annual fee to support our efforts to chase after the juiciest artists and exhibitions that you don’t know about yet and put them on the same platform as the biggest, best-funded galleries here on the island.
And then we send all this lovingly curated information straight to your inbox every month.
It couldn't get much easier than that, could it? :)
We also have some special resources that are only available to our subscribers to help make your exhibition outings even that much easier.
If you have an exhibition, open studio, artist talk or pop-up exhibition, coming up here on Vancouver Island, including any group shows you are in, please TELL US ABOUT IT!
Send an email with information about your exhibition to firstname.lastname@example.org
Be sure include:
- Your name
- Name of your show
- Day and time of your event or the duration of your show (ex. May 17 - July 31st)
Location of the exhibition -- and any special directions people need to be aware of
(enter through the alley, park across the street, etc.)
- Description of the show
- A LINK to your website or web presence that also features information about this show
AND AN IMAGE - of the work in the show, a poster for the exhibition, etc.
DEADLINE: WE NEED TO RECEIVE THE INFO ABOUT YOUR EXHIBITION
NO LATER THAN 12 MIDNIGHT ON THE DATES LISTED IN OUR SUBMISSION DEADLINE CALENDAR - listed below.
THIS IS THE CUT-OFF FOR MAKING IT INTO OUR NEWSLETTER EACH MONTH.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE CALENDAR
Exhibition Openings and Closings
Special Exhibition events
Artist Discussions and Roundtables
Pop-up exhibitions - put on by established, emerging and aspiring professional artists
Art in Alternative spaces - installations, performances and interventions
Exhibitions that bring the best and brightest to the island.
Exhibitions that create exhibition opportunities for artists on all steps on the path.
Exhibitions that create great energy and excitement in the community -- like big annual art events, studio tours, and art fairs.
Exhibitions that culturally enrich its viewers by offering different points of view and ways of presenting artwork.
BECAUSE ALL GALLERIES ARE NOT THE SAME!
Not many people are aware of the different kinds of galleries out there in the world.
Galleries that are about art education and enrichment.
Galleries that are about providing beautiful artwork for people to buy.
Galleries that are all about inclusion and building community.
Each of these kinds of galleries operate quite differently but are in no way less than one another.
They’re just different. And all worthy of your time and attention.
Picture of the exhibition or work by the artist(s)
Exhibition run dates
Details for openings and art events
Links to additional information
Icons for the type of gallery
Exhibitions Worth Seeing is your in-the-know art buddy, your conduit to the conversation about what is happening in art on Vancouver Island. Who’s who. Where they’re showing. And when and where you need to show up to take in all the arty goodness.
A project made by artists for artists
and the people who love them.
We want to make sure that you LOVE receiving the monthly Exhibitions Worth Seeing Newsletter in your inbox every month.
We offer all our subscribers 3 months to give Exhibitions Worth Seeing a try. And if you decide that you don't like it, before those 3 months are up, we'll refund your money.
Simple as that.