The Maple Ridge Art Gallery is seeking submissions for its annual "Ensemble" exhibition.
Each artist is encouraged to make a statement in a unified way with three to seven pieces - the artwork shouldn't simply be a miscellaneous collection.
"It's so great to hear that local artists who have appeared in the show before are now preparing submissions for this year's show," said the gallery's curator Barbara Duncan.
Maple Ridge artist Tammy Routley, for instance, is working on her new series called Shakespeare Owls.
"I started working on this series of paintings after reminiscing about attending Shakespeare plays with my family," Routley said. "I wondered, 'If Shakespeare were alive today, texting and tweeting, what would he use as an avatar?' The owl, a symbol of scholarly wisdom, seemed the perfect icon."
The submission process is open to everyone, and application forms are available at the Maple Ridge Art Gallery website, at the gallery, or at the ticket centre at The ACT. There is a $25 submission fee.
The show will open on Nov. 16 at the gallery inside The ACT at 11944 Haney Pl.
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