Capture Photography Festival and the Georgia Straight invite photographers of all backgrounds to submit one or more (maximum of five) exhibition-ready images to the juried Canada Line Competition Station open call. The winning image(s) will be installed on the exterior of the King Edward Canada Line Station during Capture Photography Festival in April 2018 and remain on display for six months. The artist(s) will be paid a $600 fee (split between artists if this is a collaborative project).
All entries are subject to a $25 fee paid at time of submission.
The Canada Line Competition submissions page will open on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 and the deadline is Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 5 PM.
All entries will be reviewed by a jury of three photography and fine arts professionals to identify a shortlist. This list will be announced on or around January 15, 2018, and the shortlisted images will be posted on the Georgia Straight’s website for public voting. The winner will be announced in February 2018.
Please review the full Terms and Conditions before submitting.
The Canada Line Public Art Project
We are seeking photographic and lens-based works in any subject matter, but preferably the artists will consider how the work fits in context with the station and surrounding area. The artist statement should outline how the artist will engage with the public realm and should investigate how their work will function as public art. Because there is no theme for the Canada Line Public Art Project this year, the jury is open to a varied selection of techniques and approaches. Preference will be given to works that are dynamic, engaging, critical, and original. The work can be a single photograph or a series of images.
This installation will be part of the larger multi-sited Capture Canada Line Public Art Project, in partnership with the Canada Line Art Program and InTransit BC, which will stretch across multiple stations from Downtown Vancouver to Richmond.
Image Credit: 2017 Capture Canada Line selected artist Stuart McCall’s Industrioglyphs, installed at King Edward Station, photo courtesy of Roaming the Planet