The curatorial program at The Reach Gallery Museum is carefully considered to bring the best in visual arts and historical research to our audience. Exhibition programming is primarily invitational. Exhibitions presented at The Reach are confirmed 18 to 24 months in advance and are generally developed by the Curator of Art & Visual Culture, Curator of Historical Collections, Guest Curators and Curatorial Interns (where appropriate).

The Reach welcomes informational packages from artists. Submissions of this nature are for the sole purpose of informing us about your work. These packages should not take the format of an exhibition proposal. Proposals for specific projects and/or exhibitions will only be accepted from galleries, museums, artist collectives, artist run centers, and independent curators.

To let us know more about your practice, artists are encouraged to share:

  • A professional CV
  • Artist Statement
  • A selection of 10 – 20 images which best represent your practice (in .jpg format). Images should be numbered and accompanied by a separate document that lists the title, year of production, medium, dimensions for each work as well as any other information that will assist in our appreciation and understanding of the work. Please provide web links (and passwords if necessary) for time-based work.

Only electronic packages will be accepted. Send to:

Hard copy applications will not be considered and materials will not be returned.

The Reach does not have a formal deadline for submissions though they will be reviewed periodically.

Only those with submissions under consideration will be contacted.



The Reach periodically calls for artists to submit expressions of interest or proposals for specific projects and initiatives. These include our Emerge program (for aspiring artists and arts professionals ages 18-35), the Fraser Valley Biennale (which occurs every other year on odd-numbered years), and others. When applicable, active links will appear below.

Community Banner Project

The City of Abbotsford and the Reach Gallery Museum have partnered for the Community Banner Project. We are seeking artists at all skills levels—from youth to professional—to submit designs and create street banners that represent Abbotsford’s contemporary public life and diverse cultural heritage.  Be a part of the story and help us create vibrant cultural neighbourhoods around our community!

Learn More Here

2019 Fraser Valley Biennale

The Reach Gallery Museum and partners are pleased to invite submissions for the 5th Fraser River Valley Biennale, 2019. The Biennale will be a dynamic, collective representation of exceptional work produced by artists of the region over the past two years.

Artists are encouraged to submit up to three works of art for consideration. All mediums are welcome including (but not limited to): painting, drawing, installation, photography, sculpture, printmaking, video, film, performance, and applied arts.

Submission Guidelines