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Call for Artwork for BCACL Conference 2012

The 2012 BCACL Conference Planning Committee is seeking submissions of artwork from artists who are self advocates. The theme of this year's conference is "Moving Forward: Steadfast and Strong”.

2012 Conference: Moving Forward: Steadfast and Strong

Penticton Trade and Convention Centre

Penticton, BC: May 30-June 2, 2012


The community living movement has faced intense challenges in the past year. Together, united, we are able to build and grow as a movement, and as inclusive communities.

The artwork will be used on the cover of the 2012 Conference Program and on other promotional materials. The art must be created by an artist who is a self advocate who is willing to give us permission to use the image of their artwork in these materials.

To submit a piece of art, send an email that includes the artist's name and contact information and a scanned image or photo of the art to ckates@bcacl.org by January 20, 2012. You could also mail a photo with the artist’s name and contact information to Lynne Kates c/o BCACL, 227 6th Street New Westminster, BC V3L 3A5.

We will contact all artists who submitted images by January 27 to let them know what image the committee decides to use. The artist whose work is chosen will receive a free conference registration or an equal cash honorarium for the use of the image.