Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art




Tropical Cafe: 2022 Centre A Holiday Art Market

Application Deadline: November 6, 2022

It’s that time of the year again! Centre A is bringing back its thematic Holiday Art Market after last year’s inaugural edition.

With a cold winter approaching after a warm fall, you won’t have to get on a plane to change your scenery! Come enjoy the sun and tropical vibes at Centre A and shop art for the holiday season!

This year’s theme is Tropical Cafe, and we will be transforming the gallery into a cafe-like space that will be furnished with artworks submitted to us by local and regional artists. The Tropical Cafe is not only a gathering place, but also a site for exchange, ignition, and clashes of ideas and ideals.

Artists are encouraged to submit works that explore (or not) the concepts of tourism, labour, commercialized exoticism, and the way it is associated with rest, leisure, and luxury.

The selected artworks will be featured and on display at Centre A (Unit 205, 268 Keefer Street, Vancouver, BC V6A 1X5) for silent auction from November 26 to December 17, 2022.

Submission is free, and will be juried by the Centre A curatorial team. Works of all mediums and scales are welcome.

 An opening party will be held on Saturday, November 26, 2022. Mark your calendars!

Go HERE to complete our online submission form.

Selection process:

– All selected artworks must be ready to be dropped off at Centre A for installation by Saturday, November 19, 2022.

– Accepted artists will receive a complimentary Centre A membership for a year.

– Accepted artworks will be bid on in the gallery during the exhibition period.

– Accepted artworks must be priced between 20 and 500 Canadian Dollars.

– Accepted artists will receive 60% of the selling price of their artwork(s) sold during the exhibition. The remaining amount will go towards supporting Centre A.

— The selling price is determined by a silent auction, while the Artist determines the starting bid. The artwork will not be sold lower than the starting bid.

Get in touch with us at [email protected] if you need assistance with your submission.