Call for Artists

Two upcoming events are looking for artists who have experienced homelessness to participate – “Art and Soul” on October 16, during Homelessness Action Week, and the “Homeless Awareness” exhibit, being held January 15 to February 28, 2010.

Art and Soul

The search is on for artists and musicians who have experienced homelessness. (Click on the poster for a full-sized version you can print out and hang up.)

The event:  “Art and Soul”, an evening of art and music featuring the works of people who have been homeless.
The venue:  Victoria Conservatory of Music, Oct. 16, 2009, 7-10 pm
The occasion:  Homelessness Action Week, Oct. 11-17
Contact : Jody Paterson,   or
Eileen-Heather Pritchard,

Sponsored by the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness.

Homeless Awareness Exhibit

Artists are encouraged to submit art works for an upcoming exhibit: Homeless Awareness.

This exhibition will be on display in Victoria at the York Hotel complex from January 15 to February 28, 2010. The exhibit will serve to educate our community on homelessness and provide a venue for these artists to have their work shown in a respectful and professional environment.

  • All art must be for sale (drawings, paintings, sculpture, photographs, etc.). – Accepted artists will receive 100% of the money from their art sales.
  • Artists do not need any art training or experience to be selected.
  • Artists will be selected based on the quality of their artwork.
  • Artists must currently reside in B.C.
  • Artists must have experienced homelessness sometime during the past 5 years.

Active ImageTo submit work: mail or email us up to 10 images of your work. You can send color photo copies, photographs, or digital images. Please do not send any original work. Please also include some written information about yourself and your art as well as information on how we can contact you. Deadline for submitting art for consideration is October 15, 2009. Accepted artists will be notified on or around October 31.

You can email your information to us at or you can mail it to us at:

Victoria Fine Art Festival
“Homeless Awareness”
PO Box 8705
Victoria BC, V8W 3S3

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