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Ekphrastic Artwork Submissions

Purple Urchin


An Art Exhibition
Ekphrastic Poetry Competition



In the Purple Urchin Online Gallery


Submissions to the Art Exhibition open until May 13th

We are seeking art submissions for the 2024 Ekphrastic Celebration, where poets will craft a poem about a visual image they select from the gallery. This competition is open to NAC members only. To register, visit nanaimoartscouncil.ca/memberships.

Local judges will award prizes to the top poems, and to the selected artworks.

Before submission, please review the event rules & details, and review the general submission guidelines.

Of particular note: The artwork selection process will be competitive, and only twenty-five pieces will be chosen for exhibition by the NAC selection committee. Entry fees are non-refundable.

If you have trouble submitting online, please note any error messages you receive, and send us an email at: info@nanaimoartscouncil.ca or send us a message through the contact page.