The Portage & District Arts Centre (PDAC) is a rich and vibrant centre of the arts situated in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. We have a mandate to provide exposure to and education in the arts; stimulate and develop projects and activities in the arts; and promote public interest and understanding of the arts.

PDAC is now accepting proposals for our 2019/2020 Main Gallery Exhibitions. All artists and artist groups are invited to submit entries of their work for exhibition in our Main Gallery. The NEW deadline for this CALL FOR ENTRY is JANUARY 31, 2018.

In order to be considered by the Exhibition Committee, exhibition proposals must:

  1. 1.Contain original work by the artist or artist group that has never been exhibited in the PDAC Main Gallery.

  1. 2.Be submitted by email to PDAC at by December 22, 2017. We will not accept applications in CD or DVD format.

  1. 3.Include the following:

  2. Brief artist’s statement (max 300 words).

  3. Artist’s resume or curriculum vitae (max 2 pages).

  4. Artist’s most recent biography (background information for promotional purposes).

  5. Brief exhibit synopsis that includes a description of the work, the exhibit title and the number of exhibit pieces.

  6. Excellent quality photographs (in jpeg format) of at least 10 exhibit pieces. All jpegs must be identified with the title of the artwork, clearly depict the respective artwork, numbered, and in the correct order and viewing orientation for easy review.

  7. Descriptive list of the work that includes the title of each art piece, the medium used, the dimensions and the date of the work.

Submitted exhibition proposals are reviewed by PDACs Exhibition Committee and are considered for exhibition in our Main Gallery.

Exhibitions are usually scheduled two years in advance. If awarded an exhibition, all artwork must be ready to install. We encourage sales of art in our exhibitions and will pay a commission of 70% to the artist. The remaining 30% will be used to further our work in Portage la Prairie and the surrounding district.

Please contact Margaret Bernhardt-Lowdon, Executive Director, at: or 204-239-6029 if you have any questions regarding your entry.




The Portage & District Arts Centre (PDAC) is seeking artists to display their work in the intimate setting of our Boardroom Gallery. PDAC will promote your exhibition on its website, Facebook, Twitter and monthly newsletter. All are welcome to apply including individuals, groups & schools. If interested, please contact PDAC at 204-239-6029 or email

Terms & Conditions: Selected artists are responsible for hanging/displaying their artwork, complete with title cards. Exhibitions are 6 to 8 weeks in length. All sales are subject to a 25% commission. PDAC membership is required.



PDAC utilizes a standard hanging-chain system for most two-dimensional artworks. A minimum of two (2) gallery chains will be utilized for each work of art. Three-dimensional and/or sculptural works will be secured in exhibit cases or displayed on the gallery floor with stanchions.

Wooden Frames

Two (2) eyelet screws, straphangers or D-rings must be installed on the back of the frame (left and right), 2 inches from the top corners. We use S-hooks to fasten pictures to the chains.

Metal Frames

Please adjust wire mounts to the highest position on the back of the frame. Please have work prepared and ready to install prior to its arrival. Artwork that is not ready for installation may not be included in the exhibition.

NOTE: If awarded an exhibition, all artwork MUST be ready to install according to PDACs Installation Requirements.

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