Registration for the 2018 Studio Tour is now open!
Early Bird Deadline: 5pm, Dec 1, 2017
Final Deadline: 5pm, Jan 12, 2018
Please read below, and fill out our form to register as an artist for the 2018 Tour.
Alternatively, you can download our form here and return it to Gabriola Arts and Heritage Centre.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any trouble with the form.
Guidelines for Artists
Our intention is to support artists to have meaningful and enjoyable contact with those on the tour, to showcase and sell their work, and inspire a sense of community among island artists.
The Thanksgiving Studio Tour is for full-time resident artists on Gabriola, Mudge, Link, De Courcy, or Valdes Island. We welcome artists who create handmade, non-consumable, original or limited-edition work (with the exception of printed materials that are derived from a work of your own visual art, such as notecards, prints, or other reproductions). Artists’ work contains a significant expression of their imagination and creative vision: their “voice” in their art.
Types of Participation
PRINCIPAL STUDIO: if you are displaying and demonstrating your work from your own home or studio, you are a Principal Studio.
GUEST ARTIST: if you display your work at the home or studio of another registered Principal Studio, you are a Guest Artist. Your Studio number will be the same as that of your host Principal Studio, your registration fee is the same, and you receive the same size and format listing in the Studio Tour brochure and on the GAC website.
If you are a Principal Studio looking for a Guest Artist or a Guest Artist looking for a Studio, let us know and we will try to facilitate some perfect partnerships.
FIRST-TIME ARTIST: if you have never participated as an artist in the Thanksgiving Studio Tour, you are eligible for a one-time First-Time Artist reduced fee. Fifteen (15) of these reduced-fee spots are available. Once these spots are full, first-time artists may also register as either a Principal Studio or Guest Artist at the early-bird or regular rates.
YOUTH ARTIST (18 and under): We encourage youth artists to display at studios along with other artists. Youth artists don’t need to register, unless they want to be promoted in the brochure.
For first-time artists: download blank tour map here.
For returning artists: download 2017 map here.