Theme’s background image: Fragment of “Lindsay” by artist Ash Woodword.

Original piece: graphite minerals on archival paper 18×24″.


We are pleased to invite artists in the Central Island Region to submit applications for the upcoming 2023-2024 YQQ + CV/A Arts and Culture Program.

The theme for this exhibit is Polarities and Junctions.

Polarity in physics is defined as two distinct and opposite poles that can either attract or repel each other. This term is also used to refer to the state of having two opposite or contradictory tendencies, opinions, or perspectives. Polarity as well as convergence can be found in nature, online, within political, social, economic and environmental contexts, and among people’s perspectives. We invite you to consider the polarities you observe and navigate as an artist and the places of convergence and junction where differences can be conciliated in nature, in communities and in global conversations.

  1. Submission for artists in the Central Island Region of Vancouver Island open: Monday, August 28, 2023, and closes on Sunday, October 15th, 2023, at midnight.
  2. This is a juried exhibition and adjudication will take place: October 16-20, 2023.
  3. Notifications will be sent to artists by Friday, October 20th, 2023. *Please note, artwork that could be distressing to air travelers will not be included in the show at the jury’s discretion (e.g.: images of fire, explosions, etc.).
  4. Artwork drop-off and pick up from the airport will be coordinated directly with the selected artists.
  5. The exhibition will open to the public on Wednesday, November 1, 2023, and will be up until mid-April 2024. Exhibiting artists will be invited to an opening reception on November 1, 2023.
  6. Airport protocols are always in effect for passengers and non-passengers and exhibiting artists must always follow them. This might include mask wearing protocols, informing airport staff when photo or video documenting the exhibited artwork, etc. Specific rules and regulations will be communicated directly to the exhibiting artists as required.
  7. Images of the submitted work will be used for different promotional purposes and credit will be given to the corresponding artist.
  8. CV/Arts and the YQQ Airport are not responsible for any loss or damage to the exhibited artwork and artists are responsible for insurance of their own piece.
  9. An application fee of $25.00 must be paid at the time of submitting your application. Artists can submit up to three pieces per application but only one piece will be accepted for the exhibit and only one application per artist will be accepted.
  10. All artwork submitted must be original and available for sale. Sales will be managed by artists directly and there is no commission fee. Please adhere to copyright and appropriation guidelines. All mediums and techniques are acceptable.
  11. All work must be framed (or fully finished for public display), wired and ready to hang.
  12. If selected artwork is sold during the exhibition, the artist is responsible to replace it with another piece that fits the same place where the previous piece was hung.
  13. Space at the airport is limited to approximately 26-30 pieces and selected work will be limited to space availability.
  14. Selected artists will sign an Artist Contract and Waiver Form at the time of artwork drop off.

Application Form