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News Release - June 16, 2015

Call for Entries for 2015 Art and Culture Program issued

YQQ seeking art that celebrates "Island Connections"

The Comox Valley Airport Commission and the Comox Valley Community Arts Council are seeking submissions for the 2015 Art and Culture Program at the Comox Valley Airport. This year’s exhibition entitled: Island Connections will run for six months from November 2015 to May 2016.

In this call for submission, the airport is seeking two and three dimensional art pieces that celebrate a connection to the Island - to the many special places, people and experiences available on Northern Vancouver Island. Work can be representative of the emotional, physical, literal and/or ethereal sense of being linked or associated with this part of the Island. Art submissions may be in the form of paintings, original prints, photography, mixed media, textiles and/or sculpture.

There are many types of Vancouver Island connections that can be explored in this exhibition from those that are natural, genuine and fundamental. When a person, an idea or a thing is brought together, associated or literally connected with something else, it is a connection,” explained Dallas Stevenson, Executive Director of the Comox Valley Community Arts Council. “We are inviting artists to respond to this with the Island in mind. It is always incredibly exciting to see the interpretations on this theme and possible connections to the airport.”

The Comox Valley Airport (YQQ) is the first point of entry for many Vancouver Island tourists. Part of the airport's responsibility is to help form passengers' first perceptions of the Comox Valley and Vancouver Island. This provides an ideal opportunity for YQQ to host an annual art exhibition featuring the work of local artists.

Open to all artists residing in the Comox Valley Airport's catchment area of Northern Vancouver Island. Boundaries include Parksville, Port Alberni and Ucluelet in the south; the Pacific Ocean to the west; Powell River to the east (including Texada, Denman, Hornby, Quadra, Cortes, Alert Bay and Sointula); and the Pacific Ocean to the north.

Submissions must be made via online form and entries will be accepted until August 31, 2015.

To view the submission guidelines visit the Comox Valley Airport Website and look under Airport Services.

Media Contact:

Dallas Stevenson
Comox Valley Community Arts Council

Christianne Wile
Comox Valley Airport
(250) 890-0829 ext. 253