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.
We currently represent many established artists from across Canada who are also represented by other galleries. Whether you're local, looking to expand from Victoria to Nanaimo, or far off, looking to add 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's CV, a third person bio, a profile picture, and 5-10 examples of your very best work. We would also love to know which galleries currently represent your work.
Joe's has a knack for picking out emerging talent from the crowd and supporting new artists' transition into the professional gallery world. He can help you with pricing your first collection, and making sure that you feel supported and represented.
When you apply to be represented by the gallery, be sure to include a full artist's 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). It would be better to wait a whole year creating a new collection of pieces that show the breadth of your ability, then to rush and submit work that is sub par. Be prepared, be positive, and be professional.
A great way to understand the type of artist that the gallery represents is to visit in person (or online via our website and social media accounts) and experience each artist's work. Steep yourself in artistic inspiration, and learn more about the artists that we currently represent.
We look forward to seeing your work in January!