Call for Visual Arts Submissions: The Quenten Doolittle Memorial Gallery 

Submissions are now open for  

The Quenten Doolittle Memorial Gallery Exhibit: Beautiful Creatures 

January 26th– March 25th, 2023 

The Pumphouse Theatre is a vibrant facility with historical significance. It supports and presents all art forms and creates opportunities for engagement, enrichment, cultural experience, learning, and inspiration while serving all Calgarians. To enable this, the Quenten Doolittle Memorial Gallery provides accessible wall display space for Mohkinstsis (Calgary) and Alberta visual artists to display and sell their work, free from commission. 

For this exhibit, we are looking for work that reflects the theme of beautiful creatures – from humans to animals both real and imaginary, and beyond. Submissions of any style, from realistic to abstract, and in any visual art medium will be considered, provided it meets all gallery requirements below. 

The Pumphouse Theatre supports an inclusive and diverse community. We encourage any submissions of eligible visual artists from all communities including but not limited to the LGBTQ2+, BIPOC, and those with disabilities. 

Submissions must meet the following requirements: 

Artist must reside in Calgary and must be available for the installation dates provided. 

Artwork must be delivered ready to hang (wall space only)  

In the event of an in-person gallery, The Pumphouse Theatre will install the work on behalf of the artists. Artwork may be dropped off or picked up by either the artist or a representative during the hours of 12pm and  6pm on the installation and take down dates provided. Artist must reserve an installation and take down date  via a provided form or by contacting the Programming Director.  


Submission Deadline: December 31st, 4pm 

All artists who submit will be notified with a decision no later than 2-2 1/2 weeks after the deadline has passed. 

Installation: January 22nd– January 24th, 2023 

Exhibition Dates: January 26th– March 25th, 2023 

Take Down: March 26th– March 29th, 2023 

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

Completed Gallery Submission Form: QDMG Winter 2023 Submission Package Final

Artist Biography (250 words max) 

A short description of who you are and your art background, training, passion, and/or any combination of the fore mentioned information 

Artwork: A minimum of 1 to a maximum of 5 pieces will be accepted 

Images of artwork only; do not send original works with application 

Applications or queries can be sent to: 

Programming Director 

2140 Pumphouse Ave SW Calgary, AB T3C 3P5 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, technique, emotional response,  creativity & innovation, and suitability for the Pumphouse Theatre gallery space and its patrons (ages 8-80  

representing various socio-economic and cultural backgrounds). Unfortunately, we are unable to accept works that feature nudity.  

Any artists who need assistance with their application, or have inquires and questions, are welcome to  contact the Pumphouse Theatre, at any point.