Call for Entries for 2014 Art and Culture Program issued

YQQ seeking art that celebrates Wanderlust

VANCOUVER ISLAND, July 16, 2014 The Comox Valley Airport Commission and the Comox Valley Community Arts Council are seeking submissions for the 2014 Art and Culture Program at the Comox Valley Airport. This year's exhibition entitled: Wanderlust Vancouver Island will run for six months from November 2014 to May 2016.

In this call for submission, the airport is seeking two and three dimensional art pieces that celebrate the theme of Wanderlust Vancouver Island. This could include representations of the region's landscape, environment, people, places, activities, or the artist's own unique interpretation of what makes Vancouver Island such a wonderful place to experience.

Art submissions may be in the form of paintings, original prints, photography, mixed media, textiles and/or sculpture.

"The definition of Wanderlust is a strong desire to travel and we are looking for submissions that explain why tourists would want to come and visit our beautiful island," explained Dallas Stevenson, Executive Director of the Comox Valley Community Arts Council. "We are really excited about this theme and anticipate an excellent response to our call for entries."

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.

Entries will be accepted from August 1, 2014 to August 31, 2014.  To view the submission guidelines go to www.comoxvalleyarts.com or visit www.comoxairport.com and look under Airport Services/Art and Culture Program or follow the links on the Comox Valley Airport's Facebook page or Twitter feed.

SOURCE Comox Valley Airport

For further information: Media Contacts: Dallas Stevenson, Executive Director, Comox Valley Community Arts Council, 250-334-2983, info@comoxvalleyarts.com; Christianne Wile, Manager, Marketing and Communications, Comox Valley Airport, Phone: 250-890-0829 ext. 253, cwile@comoxairport.com