Three Sisters Gallery

Three Sisters Gallery

Located on the second floor of Elevation Place, the Three Sisters Gallery is a public gallery established in 2013 by the Town of Canmore Public Art Committee. The Three Sisters Gallery is located in an open, public space, used by a large cross-section of residents and visitors who might not normally go into gallery spaces.  The gallery engages the community by presenting a diverse mix of visual art and artists from Canmore and beyond.  The goal of the gallery is to offer artists the opportunity to exhibit in a public space and to engage the community by exhibiting new artists, artworks and ideas.



Current and Upcoming Exhibits

May 30 – Aug 26, 2024, | Indigenous Perspectives: celebrating the work and of Indigenous artists.  *Exclusive to First Nations, Inuit and Metis artists 

August 29 - Nov 4, 2024, | Circles and Spheres: sharing perspectives of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the Bow Valley  

Nov 7 - Jan 27, 2024, | Imagine: exploring nature through the lens of the microcosm  


Exhibiting in the Three Sisters Gallery

The Town of Canmore supports accessibility accommodations and encourages any interested artists or artist teams to contact us to discuss submission assistance. 

  • Visual artists and writers  
  • Artistic groups and collectives  

We encourage applications from all levels of artists, including senior, mid-career, and emerging. Preference will be given to applicants who reside in the Bow Valley (from Calgary to Lake Louise, including all Treaty 7 Nations and the Métis District within the Battle River Territory). Artists who identify as 2SLGBTQ+, non-binary artists, artists of colour, Indigenous artists, and/or artists with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Before applying, you are encouraged to contact the arts and culture coordinator to confirm the eligibility of your project. 


The Three Sisters Gallery accepts literary submissions in addition to visual art.  

All artwork submitted for exhibits must be suitably framed or on canvas and ready for hanging with D rings. The Three Sisters Gallery uses a non-locking hanging wire and hook system. The Gallery will also consider requests for other formatting options including the use or installation of wall decals.  

Literary works should not exceed 4' x 6' in size, and the font size must be between 50 - 72 pts.  

Artwork should not exceed 4' x 6' in size. 

Please include the following in your submission:  

Expression of interest (1 page in length maximum)  

Please describe: 

  • your artmaking practice, 
  • your desire to engage in public art with the Three Sisters Gallery, and 
  • how your work connects to the show theme. 


Visual Documentation (maximum 10 images)  

  • Include all images proposed for the show.  
  • Image resolution: 72 dpi - 300 dpi. 
  • Image size: (500K and 2MB) JPG or PNG format. 
  • Identify each image: include the: artist name, artwork title, artwork dimensions, medium used, year created. 
  • In the case of unfinished work (provide 2 -5 images of past, similar work). 
  • Written submission pieces should be submitted as a PDF. 

The run-length of the Three Sisters Gallery is approximately 85 feet. The ceiling height is approximately 9 feet.


The total budget for each gallery show is approximately $1500 and is divided amongst participating artists. A typical artist fee is between $200 - $500.  

Your application to the Three Sisters Gallery will be assessed by a peer assessment committee made up of artists, residents, and community members representing various disciplines.  

Decisions are made on the following criteria:  Artistic Merit, Impact and Feasibility. 

Artistic Merit
  • The submission demonstrates high degree of artistic expression and ability. 
  • The submission demonstrates experience in visual and/or literary arts. 
  • The submission clearly articulates its connection to the show theme 
  • The work contributes to the artist or artist group’s artistic development / artistic practice. 
  • The artist or artist group demonstrates interest in advancing artistic opportunities in artmaking and public art. 
  • The artist or artis group demonstrates capacity and experience to undertake the project. 
  • The work is feasible within the gallery space. 
  • The artist or artist group demonstrates the artistic skills necessary to complete the project successfully 


Contact the arts and culture coordinator at for more information. 



Apply to Exhibit in the Three Sisters Gallery

If you would like to discuss your idea or need help with the application, please contact us

If you are applying as an artist team or group, please list all members, their email addresses, and place of residence. 

Upload your expression of interest. Your document should be no more than one page in length, and it should be submitted as a PDF. 

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The maximum total size of all files in a single form submission is 1 GB.

Upload a maximum of 10 images or written pieces to support your submission. Please combine all written pieces or visual documentation into one document separated by titles, if applicable. 

All digital files should be 500K - 2MB in size and as .jpeg, .png., or .pdf files. 

All written files should be submitted as a .pdf.

Image resolution: 72 dpi - 300 dpi
Image size: 500K - 2MB

Choose File No file chosen
The maximum total size of all files in a single form submission is 1 GB.