Annual Art Acquisition Program

Art Acquisition Program

Since 1987, in support of our arts community, Strathcona County has issued an annual call for submissions from local artists. Submitted work is juried and pieces selected are purchased and added to the Art Collection. 

Donations to the Collection are also accepted, but they are juried to determine their suitability.

In 2003, high school artists became eligible to submit to the Collection. Since many young artists do not wish to sell their work, they have the option to submit their work for purchase, donation or for loan for one year. For these artists, this is an opportunity to profile their work, gain recognition and to build a portfolio for college or university. 

Selected work is displayed in the Artrium of the Strathcona Community Centre for one year. After one year, work is distributed to public areas in Strathcona County buildings.

NEW!  An optional Artist Information Session will be held
Thursday, April 11 at 7 p.m. at Gallery@501.

  • Visual artists who live in Strathcona County or have strong ties to our community are invited to submit their work for consideration for purchase, loan or donation to Strathcona County's Art Collection. Both adults and high school artists are eligible to submit.

    Work will hang in the "Strathcona Salon Series" exhibition at Gallery@501 from May 14 to June 21 and the artwork that is selected for the Collection will be unveiled at a reception on Thursday, June 13 at 7 p.m. A People's Choice Award will also be presented.

  • Submit your forms and artwork to Gallery@501 at: #120, 501 Festival Avenue, Sherwood Park.

    Thursday, May 2, 12 noon – 7 p.m.

    Friday, May 3, 12 noon – 7 p.m.

    1. Read the appropriate Program Submission Package.
    2. Complete the Submission Form.
  • 3. Information for non-residents Permanent link to Information for non-residents

    If you are a non-resident with strong ties to Strathcona County and would like to submit work for consideration, you must first complete a non-resident application –  Application, Non-Resident .  Your application will be reviewed by the Art Collection Advisory Committee. Application deadline: Tuesday, April 10, 2019

    If you are declared eligible to submit, you can then follow the regular submission procedures and bring your work and completed forms to Gallery@501 by the deadlines listed above. Once you have received approval to submit as a non-resident, you do not have to re-apply for approval in future years. 

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Last updated: Wednesday, March 06, 2019
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