International Artists Day Call to Artists

Anonymous Show & Gala

We are happy to announce New Westminster’s
International Artist Day Festival
Anonymous Art Show at 100 Braid St Arts Studios & Gallery in New Westminster. 

International Artist Day, launched in 2004, is now celebrated all around the world throughout North America, Europe and parts of Asia. Now an IAD signature event and art show is coming to the city of New Westminster.

We don’t think Monet will make the deadline for our art call but if you’re a living artist you are are invited to submit 12”x12”x1 ½” gallery wrapped canvases; if you are a textile artist or mixed media artist we are happy to discuss other options but all art must be 12″ x 12″ and must pre-approved by organizers; subject matter is artists’ choice, ready to hang, and signed on the back only.  The anonymous nature of the show will ensure that all the art will be treated equally; however we expect that the excitement of the unknown will add a special anticipation and excitement to the event.

Perhaps we should have called it the “not so anonymous” show because we will be letting the world know some of the artists who will be participating on our Instagram and Facebook pages. You can also let fans of your work know you will be creating work for the event.  You can show closeups and hints of our work but not the entire work.  Instructions and a social media package will be provided once you have been confirmed as an artists in the show.   We ask you to promote the event and invite your fans and collectors to the Gala event so that they have first chance to snag a piece of your work.

Entry fee is $25.00 for up to 3 pieces.  All the art will be for sale and every piece will be priced at $150.00 regardless of the artist and $100.00 per painting will be paid back to the artist when sold.  The rest of the monies will be going to Camp Kerry Society and to cover the basic costs of the show.

The show will be gently juried by a committee of artists and art professionals and our goal is to have 100 emerging and professional artist involved. The IAD selection committee at 100 Braid St reserves the right to refuse any work that we consider offensive to the public.

Please visit our Submission Page for more information.

Submit your interest by sending an email to:

  • Attach 3 jpeg photos of your work and/or
  • A link to your website and/or
  • Links and user id’s of your social media feeds (IG, Twitter, FB, Pinterest)

Once you have received confirmation that your work has been accepted a $25.00 submission fee may be paid by credit card, e-transfer or cheque.

Submissions accepted until October 5, 2018 but please submit early as we have already had a great deal of interest in this event.

Instructions on art delivery, hanging requirements, etc will be supplied at a later date to all participating artists.

A portion of proceeds will benefit the Camp Kerry Society which specializes in providing bereavement programs and supports to individuals and families impacted by grief, loss, and terminal illness.

For further information please contact Susan Greig at:

Click here to see more about the 100 Braid St Studios Anonymous Gala and Art Show Openings and Events

Thank you to Chris MacClure and Marilyn MacClure founders of International Artists Day for their support.