Artists sought for fall show

Abbotsford Arts Council has put out a call for visual artists for the 2013 Christmas Artisan Gift Fair and Small Painting Show

The Abbotsford Arts Council has put out a call for visual artists for the 2013 Christmas Artisan Gift Fair and Small Painting Show, taking place Oct. 29 to Dec. 21 at the Kariton Art Gallery.

The fair is an eight-week initiative to provide the city of Abbotsford a place to buy one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers, while at the same time impart support and recognition for local artisans.

The fair will also consist of a “Small Painting Show,” featuring paintings, prints and photo art by members of the Fraser Valley Watercolour Society, Central Fraser Valley Graphic Guild, and other local artists.

Submissions for original, handmade visual artwork will be accepted until May 28, 2013.

Artists living in B.C.’s Fraser Valley are invited to apply. Applications are available for download at abbotsfordartscouncil.org, or the Kariton Art Gallery, located at 2387 Ware St. in Abbotsford.

The gallery’s hours are Tuesday to Friday from noon to 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For additional information, contact the office by email at abbotsfordartscouncil@gmail.com or visit the website at abbotsfordartscouncil.com