Deadline: To be Announced
Download the Provincial Art Bank Policy (PDF)
Download the Provincial Art Bank
Submission Form (PDF)
Artists will be eligible to participate in the Art Bank of
Newfoundland and Labrador annual purchase program provided that they
meet the following submission criteria. If you do not follow the
guidelines your application will be considered incomplete and will
be withdrawn from the competition.
- Artists must be residents of Newfoundland and Labrador (12 months
of continuous residence in the province).
- Eligibility will not depend on an artist's professional status but
rather on the quality of the artwork.
- Artists may submit a maximum of three artworks for consideration annually. However, the Art Bank will only purchase one work per artist per year.
- Work by members of the jury or the Advisory Committee or their
immediate families will not be considered for purchase while the
individual is a member of either committee.
- The intent of the program is to purchase work directly from
artists therefore the artwork should originate from the primary art
market, where the artist maintains ownership of the work.
- Project proposals for future works are not eligible. Artwork
submitted must be complete and available for procurement as of the
date of submission.
- The amount you are requesting for the artworks should reflect the
current market value for the artwork. Higher than market value
prices may not be considered for purchase by the jury.
- Artists must include a C.V. (3 page maximum) with their
submission, along with a 250-word artists' statement.
- For artwork to be considered, artists must submit images in
accordance to the digital image guidelines listed below. Digital
images should be in jpeg format at 300 dpi at 5”x7” or 1500 x 2100 pixels We no longer
- For two-dimensional works, artists must submit 2 images: an image
of the complete artwork and a detail. For three-dimensional works,
artists must submit 3 images, which should include views of the
artwork from different angles and/or details.
Definition of detail: selected section of an artwork that is enlarged to show surface detail. Resolution at the enlarged scale to be 300 dpi at 5x7.
- Digital images of artworks should not be cropped and should show edges of the work.
- Considerations when documenting artwork should include colour balance, composition, reflections from glass and the scale of work (particularly in the case of sculpture).
- The Art Bank will only purchase work from living artists.
- Artworks submitted, particularly photography, are NOT to be dry
mounted and will not be accepted if found to be so.
- Materials used in the creation of artworks must be of archival
- Artworks created using MDF will no longer be accepted.
- Artworks must be submitted unframed. Works submitted framed will
not be accepted.
- There will be no limit on the date of creation of artwork
submitted to the Art Bank purchase program.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: If the digital support material submitted
with your application does not follow the guidelines, your
application will be considered incomplete. It will, therefore, be
withdrawn from the competition.
Digital images will be viewed by the peer assessment committee
members, using a projection system. Submit digital images on a
CD-ROM or DVD.
- Submit PC- Compatible files only.
- Submit jpg files only.
- Submit files at a resolution of 300 dpi at 5”x7” or 1500 x 2100 pixels.
- Submit files that show edges of artworks.
- Label each file (image) with the artist’s name and title in
the following format:
Last name_ title. (For example, doe_Title.jpg
- If detail images are included, label files (image) with the
artist’s last name, title and sequential numbers. (For example,
- Submit your images on a CD-Rom or DVD. Mark it with the
artist’s full name.
- Submit a maximum of three works.
- Don’t put any special characters, punctuation, symbols or quotation marks (such as #/-&…) in any file name. Use a period to separate the filename form the file extension (for example, doe_title.jpg)
- Don’t submit files that crop the artwork.
- Don’t submit Mac files that are not fully PC compatible.
- Don’t submit any type of presentation (such as PowerPoint)
- Don’t submit compressed files (using WinZip, Stuffit, etc)
- Don’t use hyperlinks to Internet sites with your images.
- Don’t submit material that requires software, plug-ins, extensions or other executables that need to be downloaded or installed.
- Don’t submit any files by email.
- Don’t submit any other support material other than what is required.
- Don’t submit artworks for consideration that are framed. We will only purchase works unframed.