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Submissions

Gallery Merrick reviews submissions and accepts new artists into the gallery once per year, during the month of January. We are unable to accept unsolicited applications any other time of year. Please review our guidelines below and prepare to make the best impression possible in January. 

Over half of Gallery Merrick's artists are female. We also currently represent non-binary and Indigenous artists. All genders, races, and backgrounds are welcome to apply. Your unique experiences lend to your creative expression.

A great way to understand the type of artist that the gallery represents is to carefully study our website and experience each artist's work. You can also check our social media and the accounts of our artists. Steep yourself in artistic inspiration, and learn more about the artists that we currently represent.    

Established Artists

We currently represent many established artists from across Canada who are also represented by other galleries. Whether you're local, looking to expand across Vancouver Island, or looking to give West Coast collectors access to your work, we're here for you.

When you apply to be represented by the gallery, be sure to include a full artist CV including which galleries you are currently represented by, a third person bio, a profile picture, and 10 examples of your very best work.

To apply

Please email gallerymerrick@gmail.com with the subject "Artist Submission:" followed by your name.

Emerging Artists

Joe specializes in supporting new artists who want to transition into the professional gallery world. He will help you with everything from pricing your first collection to making sure that you feel supported and represented.  

When you apply to be represented by Gallery Merrick, be sure to include a full artist CV, a third-person bio, a profile picture, and 5-10 examples of your very best work.

The internet has many wonderful resources to help you put this together. If you don't feel quite ready yet, we are firm believers in growth. While a year may seem like a long period of time, it passes quickly and is well-spent creating a new collection of pieces that show the full breadth of your ability.

We suggest that if you are thinking about applying but don't have as robust of a portfolio as you'd like, that you wait until next year.

To apply

Please email gallerymerrick@gmail.com with the subject "Artist Submission:" followed by your name.