Deadline approaching for Rossland Council for Arts and Culture contest and call

Friday, Sept. 15 is the last call for the RCAC’s contest and art exhibition call for submissions.

Friday, Sept. 15 is the last call for the local arts council’s poetry, spoken word and songwriting contest and its call for submissions to an upcoming art exhibition.

The Rossland Council for Arts and Culture (RCAC) will be presenting “Echoes of Rossland, Past and Present”; a spoken word, poetry and song writing showcase at the Miners’ Hall on Oct. 15 .

The RCAC is calling for submissions from both adults and youth (18 years of age or younger), as there will be a category for each. For adults, there will be a cash prize of $150 awarded to the winners of each category: spoken word, poetry and song. For youth, there will be a cash prize of $150 awarded for the best overall performance.

The call is for original songs, poetry and spoken word. Work must not exceed five minutes in length.

The successful entries will be showcased at a performance at the Miners’ Hall in Rossland on Sunday, Oct. 15. If you are unable to attend, you are required to find someone else to present your work on your behalf.

The RCAC will also be presenting “Cultural Landscapes,” a visual art exhibition taking place at the Miners’ Hall between Oct. 13 and 15.

There will be a People’s Choice award of $150 for the piece that receives the most audience votes.

The call for submission is for original visual art pieces. All mediums are welcome: paintings, sculpture, fibre art, and more. Each artist may submit up to two pieces of work. Maximum size for 2D work is 20” x 20”. Maximum size of 3D work base: 20” x 20”. All work accepted into the exhibition must remain in the exhibition throughout the entire showing of Oct. 13-15.

Artwork may be for sale, but it is not required. All sales will take place directly between the artist and the buyer. The RCAC takes no commission from work sold in this exhibit and delivery of work to the buyer is the responsibility of the artist.

The deadline for entry to both the contest and the exhibition is Friday, Sept. 15.

Both are part of the Canada 150 celebrations in Rossland and are open to residents of Canada currently residing in the West Kootenay region.

All submitting artists will also receive a complementary membership to the RCAC, so you’ll be the first to know about upcoming grant opportunities for artists and cultural events going on in our community.

Submission information available at rosslandartscouncil.com (under upcoming events), or by emailing Sam at rosslandarts@gmail.com.