Taking Root:  Celebration of the Tree
Laura Nelson | September 2011

Opportunities for Artists and Curators

The Fernie Museum and Visitor Information Centre is located in historic downtown Fernie in a newly renovated heritage building originally built for the Home Bank in 1909. The gallery on the second floor, features solo and group exhibitions by local, regional, and national artists, as well as local and touring historical exhibits. Gallery programming aims to promote professionalism and foster appreciation for arts and culture and bring awareness to the museum’s wealth of archival and artifact material. Submissions should clearly relate relevance to the Fernie & District Historical Society’s mandate: To actively promote through exhibitions and programming the knowledge, appreciation and understanding of the history of Fernie and region.

The deadline for submission of exhibition proposals is May 15, 2015 for the 2016 exhibition program. As per standard gallery practice, the Gallery’s exhibition schedule is programmed a full year in advance. This enables the gallery to fulfill funding requirements and provide adequate planning time to mount significant exhibitions that are supported through educational programs and public relations.

Selection of exhibits for 2016 will be reviewed by June 30, 2015. A selection committee reviews the submissions and final selection occurs through studio visits and correspondence with artists and curators in whom the gallery has an interest.


Please contact museum’s Director-Curator if you have any questions related to the submission and selection process by calling 250.423.7016, extension 2 or by email.


Gallery Submission Guide (pdf)