Artist Registration 2018



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 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.

Studio Tour 2018 Registration Form

Please complete this form in full.
  • 15-25 words. We reserve the right to edit text for length and style. You will have an opportunity to review your listing before the brochure is printed.
    Select a maximum of three to appear in your Tour brochure text listing and in the index.
  • Participation Agreement

  • We require a NEW image for each year's brochure—resubmissions of last year’s photograph will not be accepted. Please send a square, clear, uncluttered, representation of your best work on a plain background. A full size JPEG image file in “RGB” colour space is preferred. TIFF format is also acceptable but please do not convert your image to “CMYK” colour for print, we will handle this in production. For those familiar with pixel dimensions, a minimum file size of 800 x 800px is required, but larger would be great (max file size 20MB). Or simply send the original file from your camera or scanner with directions as to how you would like to see it cropped square. If you plan to crop your image in advance with photo editing software, please leave an allowance for our printer’s page bleed requirements which may trim off up to 1/4” of your image on either side. Name your image file with your first name, last name and 2017 (e.g. “Joni Mitchell 2017”). Email your photograph to
  • Calculate Your Registration Fee

    Please put a "1" beside each of the fields that applies to you.
  • Price: $ 0.00 CAD Quantity:
    DEADLINE PASSED Must be paid on or before December 1. Includes a Creative Directory listing on the GAC website ($25 value) until 31 December 2018. (fees have gone up $10 from 2017 to partially cover costs of improved signage)
  • Price: $ 0.00 CAD Quantity:
  • Price: $ 210.00 CAD Quantity:
    Must be paid on or before Jan 12, 2018. Includes a Creative Directory listing on the GAC website ($25 value) until 31 December 2018. ((fees have gone up $10 from 2017 to partially cover costs of improved signage)
    Members Emeritus have a lifetime membership in the GAC, and do not have to pay an annual membership fee.
  • Price: $ 15.00 CAD Quantity:
    This is a requirement of registration, and runs from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2018. Unless you are a Member Emeritus or paid for a multi-year membership, this fee is required at registration time. If you're already a member for this time, please put '0' in this section. Email if you're not sure.
  • Price: $ 10.00 CAD Quantity:
    This covers the costs of hanging show, staffing, and sales for Tour Central. Participation in Tour Central is HIGHLY recommended, but optional. Please cross off the fee if you are not participating.
  • I appreciate what you do. Keep up the good work!
  • $ 0.00 CAD