Southwest Open Submission Information

The Southwest Open Art Exhibition & Adjudication

July 30 to September 6, 2021
at the West Wing Gallery

Organized by Art Gallery of Swift Current
Sponsored by Swift Current Arts Council

Submissions are now closed for 2021.


  • “Artist Statement” or contact Art Gallery of Swift Current to express intention to participate in The Southwest Open art exhibition on or before Friday, June 18, 5:00 pm.
  • Artworks may be delivered between Tuesday, July 13 and Tuesday, July 20
  • No substitution of artworks may be made after Friday, July 23
  • Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils Adjudication is Saturday, August 7


  • The Southwest Open is open to Artists from Swift Current and surrounding area.
  • Artworks that have been in previous exhibitions at Art Gallery of Swift Current or West Wing Gallery are not eligible for The Southwest Open art exhibition but are still eligible for adjudication.
  • The SW Open is for artists 18 years of age and older.
  • All artworks and original craftworks must have been completed within the past three years.
  • Five artworks must be submitted. At least three will be exhibited in The Southwest Open. Therefore, at least three of the artworks must not have been shown previously at this gallery. All five will be included in the adjudication process.
  • Two-dimensional artworks: at least 3 of the 5 must be ready for hanging. The 2 remaining of the 5 may be submitted unframed, and will not be exhibited, but will be adjudicated.
  • No reproductions will be accepted.
  • All two-and three-dimensional artwork and craftwork is welcome.
  • If you have had artwork in a touring OSAC exhibition, you must wait two years after the tour has ended before OSAC will accept your artwork for advancement. However, you are welcome to exhibit in The Southwest Open.

  • Artists submit artwork at their own risk. Artworks are handled to professional gallery standards.
  • West Wing Gallery carries appropriate artwork insurance.
  • West Wing Gallery will not promote the sale of amateur made artworks during the exhibition.
  • Artworks changing ownership must remain in the Gallery for the duration of the exhibition.
  • The exhibition will be promoted as a tourist attraction. Images of your art may be used for the purpose of “promoting the exhibition” only.

General information

Please deliver artwork during hours of operation, or call 778-2736 to arrange another delivery time.

Art Gallery of Swift Current
411 Herbert Street East, Swift Current, SK  S9H 1M5

Office Hours:
Monday to Friday 10:00am to 12:00pm, 1:00 to 5:00pm
Gallery Hours:
Monday to Friday: 12:00pm – 7:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Closed Sundays

The Southwest Open 2021
Dates to Remember:

  • June 18 – Deadline for receipt of Artist Statement/intention to participate
  • July 13 – First day that artwork may be delivered to Art Gallery of Swift Current
  • July 20 – Deadline for receipt of artworks for The Southwest Open
  • July 30 to September 6 – The Southwest Open exhibition at West Wing Gallery
  • Sat August 7 – Adjudications: West Wing Gallery closed to general public this day.
  • 10:00 am to 4:00 pm – Individual artist critiques with an adjudicator.
    (Arrange your appointment in advance. Call 306-778-2736 after May 20th.)
  • 4:30 to 5:00 pm – Adjudicator talk for artists and guests.
    Announcement of artists selected for advancement.

Return of artworks to Artist:
Following this exhibition, after September 6, 2021, a date and time may be arranged for you to pick up your artwork. Art Gallery of Swift Current will email artists with artwork pickup dates and times. Thank you for your co-operation.

West Wing Gallery c/o Art Gallery of Swift Current
T: 306-778-2736 F: 306-773-8769
Morghie Flaterud, Operations and Programming Assistant