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Application Requirements

Please submit all items as 1 Dropbox folder titled with your name only:

6 digital images of recent work (at least 640 pixels wide) with each image labelled with your last name and the title of the work.

– Plus One PDF or Word file that includes the following items:

  • Name and Contact information (email, phone number, address and website, if applicable)
  • Rank your preferred residency dates
  • Image list that indicates the title, date, medium and dimensions of the artwork.
  • 250 words (no more!) describing your project plans and artistic goals with this residency.
  • CV

2023 Application Deadline: October 15, 2022

Send all requirements as 1 folder via Dropbox to bmkresidency@gmail.com  
*Make sure all files are titled with your name.

2022 Selection Committee

Donald Kreye is a retired high school teacher of literature, history, and art history.  He is a former professional woodworker who has been a supporter of the creative arts and crafts for many years.

Zoe Kreye creates inter-disciplinary art projects that explore transformation, collective experience and negotiations of public spaces. Often looking outside the realm of art, her projects take the form of workshops, rituals, clubs, dialogues and journeys. Her focus encourages people towards self-reflection and a deeper engagement with themselves and society. Recent projects include Make Our Own Air (SPACE, London), Our Missing Body (Western Front, KAG), FutureLoss (grunt gallery), Unlearning Practices (Goethe Satellite Vancouver, <rotor>, Graz and Haus der Kultur der Welt, Berlin). She completed a Masters in Public Art at the Bauhaus University Weimar, and co-founded the Berlin artist collective Process Institute. She currently lives close to her family on the west coast and teaches Social Practice at Emily Carr University, Vancouver.

Valerie Salez: Since 2003, Valerie Salez has been engaged in a multi-disciplinary art practice that includes performance, video, photography, sculpture, installation, and collage. Often relying on provisional materials, her work has been framed as arte povera and/or situationist in nature. Both collaboratively and solo Salez regularly participates in residencies in Canada and abroad. She has exhibited extensively in university art galleries, artist run centers, and alternative spaces. Large scale-installations that include elements of performance have been included in numerous city-wide, outdoor festivals. Her large-scale collage works and sculptures are in private collections, provincial permanent collections and the Canada Council Art Bank. Valerie Salez lived most of her life in the Yukon on Southern Tutchone, Tlingit, and Han Gwichin traditional lands and currently dwells on unceded Coast Salish territories around Victoria, B.C.

Päl Gundal Jomäs Norwegian-born Pål Gusdal Jomås, is a camera-based visual artist known for his conceptual art in number of media including, photography, drawing, text and video. His work addresses the processes of visual reflection, globalization, urbanization and visual poetics. After receiving his Master of Fine Arts at the Bergen Academy of Arts and Design, Pål became resident of Vancouver Island, Canada, and divides his time and projects between the Pacific North West and Europe. Pål Gusdal Jomås works with camera-based methods to question and respond to diverse difficulties and give a critical account that is bound to perceivable schemes.