The Kalos Visual Art Prize is closed.
Each year we award $500 and publication to the winning artist.


Submit up to 5 images that are representative of a larger body of work.

Entry fee is $15 (includes a digital copy of Ruminate)

Deadline is Sept. 18th
Betty Spackman is a multi-media installation artist and painter who has worked and exhibited both in Canada and internationally. Her work has often centered on cultural objects and the stories connected to them. FOUND WANTING, a Multimedia Installation Regarding Grief and Gratitude 2010-2015 was a 3000 sq. ft. installation project built around a large collection of animal bones that addressed issues of animal/human relations. Spackman has been a guest speaker at conferences and galleries in Canada, Europe, the US, and Mexico and has written and illustrated art related books. A Profound Weakness: Christians and Kitsch, Spackman’s 500p illustrated book published in 2005 by Piquant Editions, UK about material religion is a personal reflection on images of faith in popular culture. Spackman has taught studio art at various universities and community arts programs for over 20 years and has also developed The Open Studio Program, an alternative community education model for emerging artists. She is co-founder of The Fort Gallery in Fort Langley, British Columbia, Canada, a cooperative gallery in its 13th year of operation. Spackman currently has a studio in Langley, BC, and is working on a painting installation about the collisions and connections between faith and science around issues of creation and posthumanism.
As with all our submissions, we highly recommend reading a copy of the magazine to better understand the type of work we are looking for.

Download a free excerpt from Issue No. 26 featuring our 2013 Kalos Prize recipient, Laura Hennessy.
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"The Kalos Art Prize offered me a way to announce the deep and heartfelt relationship I have with my extended family in my birth country. I share the Kalos Art Prize with so many individuals in Panapaan, Philippines. It is encouraging and uplifting to be supported and recognized for one’s passion and effort as an artist."
Eloisa Guanloa, winner of the 2018 Kalos Art Prize