Community Visual Arts Show Submissions

Submissions are NOW OPEN for the 2024 QAF Community Art Show! 

SUM gallery and The James Black Gallery invite artists to submit artwork to be considered for our June community exhibition. 

We’re inviting artists in our local Queer communities to contribute works that explore our 2024 festival theme, “The Ties That Bind” – though all submitted works will be considered. We are delighted to be partnering once again with The James Black Gallery; for the third year in a row they will host the QAF Community Art Show at 144 East 6th Avenue, Vancouver, from June 17 – June 29, 2024. 

We are considering 2-D visual works, sculpture, digital art, and interdisciplinary works for submission. Public and outdoor installations will also be considered.

Submission deadline: April 18, 2024 or until venue capacity has been reached. Submissions are accepted via email at

Submission Checklist:

Submissions for the QAF Community Art Show must include:

  • Artist name and preferred email address for contacting.
  • Digital images of artworks (individual jpgs, formatted in a pdf, or links to a website or upload are acceptable). 
  • Artwork information for each piece (title, medium, year, dimensions, and price if applicable).

Additional information that is helpful but not required:

  • Artist biography.
  • Artist statement.
  • Resume/cv.
  • Headshot.
  • Links/social media.

All works must be installation-ready (ie, framed, hanging brackets, wires, etc). QAF and JBG staff will be onsite for installation, but whenever possible Artist’s are encouraged to help!