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.   CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS 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.

Call for Fraser Valley Artists

The Reach Gallery Museum is pleased to invite submissions for the 6th Fraser Valley Biennial, taking place throughout 2021. The Biennial will be a dynamic, collective representation of exceptional work produced by artists of the region over the past two years. Small versions of the exhibition will tour to our regional partners in Mission, Harrison, Chilliwack and Abbotsford throughout the year, leading up to a full showing at The Reach in fall 2021.

Download the full Call for Submissions here

Artists must reside in the Fraser Valley region, between Langley and Hope. Deadline for applications is October 1, 2020.