Call for Artists: CanwaxWest Brilliant Moments 2016

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Call for Encaustic Artists: Brilliant Moments                                                

Deadline for Entry by email: April 22nd at 4pm                                 

Canwax West is now accepting submissions for Brilliant Moments 2016!  


Back story to Brilliant Moments: Thea Haubrich was instrumental in bringing the art of Encaustic to Canada, specifically the Okanagan Valley, BC. Thea has been the inspiration for so many artists who work in encaustic. Canwax West wants to honour her by carrying on the tradition of supporting and mentoring artists who are passionate about working in encaustic. One way Thea accomplished this was to have a show and sale named Brilliant Moments to support all of her students.  Since Thea’s passing in 2013, Canwax West has wanted to find a way to honour Thea so, the executive decided to bring back Brilliant moments to achieve this end. This show was intentionally created to run consecutively with Thea’s memorial project and fundraiser. The opening night will include a display of Thea’s work, the unveiling of the permanent installation in her honour and a fundraiser that will be donated to her legacy fund.


Brilliant Moments will be on exhibit from May 6th to May 27th at the Leir House and will feature artists who work in encaustic. Brilliant Moments is an open show and include those who have been inspired by or have been under Thea’s tutelage in some form (circle, workshops, classes, demonstrations to name a few). Artists can submit up to 3 pieces of art. CWW will hang at least one of your pieces and more as space allows.


To Submit

All submissions are to be sent to  Attn: Brilliant moments in the subject line.

Each artist is allowed 3 works (size dependent). There are spots for 30 artists. Please send a digital image of each work entered and a short artist statement or CV (no more than 1 page). Deadline for Entry by email: Friday, April 22 at 4 pm.


Any questions please feel free to email Mandy Rollins at


Commission: 20%


Please email a digital image of each piece labeled as follows: Deadline for email submissions: April 22, 2016 at 4pm


  1. Save image in JPEG (.jpg) file format only
  2. Make sure the file clearly includes your name, title of work, size and medium and price.
  3. Images must be cropped so only the picture is visible.
  4. Please ensure that the image is of good quality and accurately represents the work submitted.

Note: If you are planning on entering a 3-D or installation piece, please contact Sharon at the Leir House regarding requirements and acceptability.


Penticton & District Community Arts Council (P.D.C.A.C.) at the Leir House

220 Manor Park Avenue, Penticton, B.C., Phone: 250-492-7997, Fax: 250-492-7969

e-mail: or


Important dates/Information


Deadline for Entry: Friday April 22 at 4pm

Painting Drop Off: Friday April 29th between 10:30 am – 12 noon at the Leir House with your completed agreement form listing required information on each painting being submitted (see below). If you cannot make this drop off date call Sharon at Leir House to arrange an earlier drop off day/time.

Entry fee: $10.00 per person - cash or cheque made out to Canwax West

Opening + Reception: Friday, May 6th from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Penticton & District Community Arts Council, Leir House, 220 Manor Park Avenue, Penticton, B.C. 

Painting Take down / Pick-up: May 27th between 10:30am and 3:30pm.


Please Note: All works must be clearly labeled, framed or finished/clean edges, and ready to hang. Any work that is not ready to hang will not be allowed in the show. All works must be dropped off and picked up on the dates indicated. Also, ensure that the back of each piece is clearly labelled with name, title of work, size, medium and price. *At this time Canwax West is not accepting any works mailed in and will not mail any works back. Artists submitting works to the show are responsible for insuring their own work. By entering your work into Brilliant Moments 2016 you are agreeing to allow Canwax West to use your digital images for publicity purposes for Brilliant Moments and future Brilliant Moments and other CWW exhibition advertising.


If you have any questions regarding proper framing, hanging, size requirements or other questions please see the Canwax West website for acceptable hanging instructions. Every effort will be made to hang all of your pieces however we cannot guarantee all pieces will get included due to limited space.


* CWW executive are currently in discussions re: accepting submissions by Mail.

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