OPEN CALL | Summer Seven at SoMa 2018

Open Call Summer Seven at SoMa 2018

During July and August, South Main Gallery will host its 2nd Annual Summer Seven at SoMa. More of an arts festival than an exhibition, the gallery will welcome emerging artists from British Columbia and present their work in three two-week solo shows, and a four-person show throughout the Summer.


Summer Seven at SoMa is directed to emerging artists without gallery representation in British Columbia. It is open for submissions from all artists in BC, but local drop-off and pick-up in Vancouver is required.


a. Original works created between 2015–2018.

b. All medias and sizes welcome

c. Artists must submit between 6–15 pieces

d. Three artists will be selected for solo-shows; and four artists will be part of a group show, curated by South Main Gallery.


Works selected must be available for exhibition between July 3, 2018 – August 28, 2018. The specific dates for each show will be assigned after the selection process.


Work must be suitably prepared for hanging, and ready for presentation. Wall mounted work must be appropriately framed or wired for hanging.


Work is required to be for sale. South Main Gallery will retain 50% of all works sold.

Application Checklist

1. Exhibition Proposal: A statement about the body of work submitted (max. 500 words)

2. Image for each piece: With Artist Name, Title, Year, Medium, Size (inches), and Retail Price in CAD.

Ex.: JohnDoe_PrettyPainting_2018_AcrylicOnCanvas_23x48inches_CAD800

3. Artist Bio + CV

4. Website (if applicable)

5. Instagram (if applicable)

There is no submission fee.

Submission Deadline: Sunday, May 27, 2018

Notification: Thursday, June 7, 2018

Send application to with subject line Application Summer Seven 2018