Under 500 Exhibition + Sale


Exhibition Dates:
November 21, 2019 through December 23, 2019
Art Drop-Off Dates:
Works can be dropped off or shipped to the gallery between Friday, October 18, 2019 and Thursday, November 7, 2019.

Each year the gallery puts a call out to artists of all kinds to submit three artworks all priced at under $500. This exhibition receives interest from artisans, crafters, and visual artists working in all media from across British Columbia. Some of you forward planners may already be underway in your holiday purchases, while others leave their shopping until last minute. Regardless, this annual show is always something to check out, whether it be a gift for a friend, loved one, or that perfect little something for yourself.

This exhibition is open to any artist who wants to submit. It not only provides us with some tempting, unique, and wonderful gifts, but an excellent cross-section of the talent and artistic happenings in our community. The mixture of artists range from professional, exhibiting artists to teenagers showing their work for the first time, and everything in between!

We make sure the show is hung for our Soup Bowls Project which is running in its 23rd year on November 14th and 15th. Roughly 300 people are in the gallery each night and it’s a great kick-off to the sale. 

The Rules:

  • All artwork must be original and ready for gallery display. All works, where appropriate, should be framed with properly installed hardware.

  • Art must be created by the person that is submitting the work. This exhibition is not a secondary market.

  • All works must be priced under $500 and must be for sale. No NFS works will be displayed.

  • Sixty five (65%) of the selling price will be paid to the artist at the conclusion of the exhibition period. All cheques for works sold will be processed and issued in January 2020. The Penticton Art Gallery will retain thirty five (35%) of the selling price.

  • All artwork must be delivered to the gallery and be ready for display by Friday November 7, 2019 at the absolute latest. No work will be accepted after this point.

  • Each artist can submit up to three (3) pieces. For large (over 40” x 40”) or involved works, the artist must first consult with the Curator or Art Preparator before work can be accepted.

  • The artist must include a hard copy of their CV and/or Artist Statement for an information binder when they drop off their work at the gallery.

  • Unsold works must be picked up from the gallery by January 31, 2020. Work not picked up by January 31st will be considered abandoned.

  • Each work submitted must be accompanied by a form found on our website or at the gallery.

Click here for the Artist Contract