What Lies Beneath – Call for Submission

September 26, 2018 2:35 pm

Submissions are now open for

The Quenten Doolittle Memorial Gallery Exhibit:

What Lies Beneath

A Journey through Historic & Modern Calgary

Submission Deadline: November 30th, 2018 at 4pm

The Pumphouse Theatre is a vibrant facility with historical significance supporting and presenting all art forms; and creating opportunities for engagement, enrichment, cultural experience, learning and inspiration serving all Calgarians. The Quenten Doolittle Memorial Gallery provides accessible wall display space for Calgary and Alberta visual artists to display and sell their work, free from commission.

For this exhibit, we are asking for photographic work that showcases the City of Calgary, either historically or contemporary. Submitted work must reflect the parts of the City which would be considered hidden, underrepresented, or forgotten.

Submissions must meet the following requirements:

  • Artist resides in Alberta and must be available for installation.
  • Art must meet the criteria of the theme presented and meet the form of photography
  • Artwork must be delivered ready to hang on our hanging system (wall-space only)

Installation Requirements: All art MUST be equipped with picture hanging wire and appropriately placed D ring
hangers. Hanging cleats will not be accepted.

To apply, please send the following information via email or mail:

  • Gallery Submission Form
  • Artist Biography (250 words max)
  • Artwork: Photos, maximum of 5, do not send original works.


  • Submission Deadline: November 30th, 2018 at 4pm
  • Installation: January 13th – January 15th, 2019
  • Gallery Close: March 9th, 2019

Applications or queries are sent to:

Attn: Kelly Malcolm, Programming Director
2140 Pumphouse Ave SW Calgary, AB T3C 3P5
Kelly@pumphousetheatre.ca 403-263-0079 ext. 100

Selection Process: Art pieces are selected by a committee of no less than 3 people and are a mix of artists and administrators. Selection criteria is based on: suitability to the theme, artist’s technique, elicited emotional response, creativity & innovation, and suitability for the Pumphouse Theatre art gallery space and its patrons (all ages, representing various socio-economic and cultural backgrounds)