Call for Submission: True Colours Exhibition at ATB Stephen Avenue ArtVault

ACAD is extremely excited to continue its partnership with ATB Financial and now welcomes artists, designers, or collectives to submit works for consideration for the June 2017 exhibition at ATB’s Stephen Avenue Centre Art Vault Gallery.
As the lead supporter of the Calgary Pride Festival, ATB believes in diversity and takes Pride in all Albertans.  To celebrate this occasion, the theme for the summer exhibition at ATB’s Stephen Avenue Centre branch ArtVault Gallery will surround the idea of acceptance, belonging and community.  What does Pride mean to you?  How do you show your true colors? 

This is a paid exhibition opportunity, open exclusively to all current ACAD students and ACAD Alumni (preference will go to emerging artists with limited professional experience).  An honorarium will be paid for each selected piece (ranging from $250 per piece to $2500 for a full site installation; multiple works that are displayed together will be considered one piece) and participants are welcome to list their work for commercial intent.  The selected work(s) must be available as of June 1st, 2017 for installation and will remain on display until the end of October 2017.

2D, 3D and full site installations will be considered and the artists are respectfully asked to keep in mind that the audience will be of a corporate nature, as this location is in downtown Calgary.
Up to 4 pieces can be submitted for consideration and the installation sites are:

  • Two, 32(w)x100(h)” walls,
  • One, 109(w)x100(h)” wall,
  • Two, 48(w)x100(h)” walls,
  • Three, 30” cubed, locking-case plinths,
  • Two, 28” cubed, locking-case plinths
  • Up to 2 spaces available for free-standing sculpture (max. 3’ floor area)

Call for submissions will close May 16th and only artists/designers that have been shortlisted will be contacted.  


  • 1-4 Works for consideration (Title, medium, description, price)
  • Artist/Designer Biography (max. 50 words)
  • Artist/Designer Statement (max. 50 words)
  • Statement of Interest (max. 250 words)
  • Price List of Work(s)
  • Current CV

*Note that business cards must be displayed with work

For full submission details, please visit ACAD's Slideroom or contact Lindsay Paul (Manager, Alumni + Donor Engagement, ACAD) at

Thank you for your interest in this project and we look forward to seeing your submissions!