Call for Submissions: Colours of South Asia – Transformation

Presented by Visual Arts of South Asia (VASA) – Arts Festival

Colours of South Asia’s 2021 Virtual Exhibition

Call for Submissions
Colours of South Asia – TRANSFORMATION

JULY 10, 2022 – JULY 23, 2022

As we are cautiously moving back to normalcy VASA Arts Festival is happy to be back with its in person exhibition Colours of South Asia with a new theme “TRANSFORMATION”.

Art from South Asia is culturally rich and artistically diverse and attracts admirers from all over the world. VASA’s aim is to bring this vibrant art and culture to the Canadian mainstream. This year, we invite artists to share their art that explores positive social & cultural influences and experiences they have had during the pandemic. Experiences, reflection and transformation that they went through their daily lives or transformation in their artistic process.

A curated exhibition Colours of South Asia – TRANSFORMATION welcomes submissions of original artworks from professional, emerging and amateur artists across Canada. Artwork can include painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, textiles, sculpture, digital art and mixed media.

We would also like to offer an opportunity for participating artists to facilitate online workshops of their art form or art practices. Artists facilitating the workshops will be paid an honorarium. Please express your interest and details of workshop here.



Deadline for entry: June 24, 2022 (11:59 pm Eastern Time)
Notification of Selection: on or before July 1, 2022
Exhibition Dates: July 10, 2022 – July 23, 2022


  • Artists can submit up to 3 images of original artworks of which up to 2 artworks will be selected to be a part of the exhibition. Original artworks should not exceed size 36×48 inches.
  • Send your submissions here
  • Name your submission images with your first and last name, followed by title of work. Image files should have minimum resolution of 72 dpi.
  • Results will be emailed no later than July 1, 2022 with further information. The curator will appraise work in accordance with the exhibition theme while looking for creativity that successfully represents the objective of the theme along with technical skill, form and concept.


  • If you are accepted, by submitting your entry you give VASA – Arts Festival the right to publish your images for publicity purposes for the current year and within all future promotions.
  • No entry may be withdrawn once it has been accepted.


As an art professional Aparna Rangnekar’s style has developed from her connection to her Indian heritage and her desire to create art across a variety of genres and substrates as a mode of exploring form, texture and different mediums. While her early works have been an array of abstract and expressionist experimentation, she has now returned to her original passion of creating large scale murals using vibrant colours and bold textures to create striking compositions over the last few years.

A compassionate art educator, Aparna is also engaged with various art groups and not-for-profit organizations promoting Arts and Culture in the community. She has conceptualized and facilitated several community art projects in the Greater Toronto Area, at the Vibrant Brampton South Asian Cultural Festival as well as for Ontario Culture Days in Milton.


Now in its sixth year Visual Arts of South Asia (VASA) – Arts Festival is an initiative by Arts & Culture Initiative of South Asia (ACISA), the organizers of the very successful Vibrant Brampton Festival to create awareness and appreciation for South Asian Art and foster inter-cultural understanding that is integral to Canada and its diversity.

Visual Arts of South Asia (VASA) – Arts Festival and exhibition aims to introduce the unique flavour of South Asian art to mainstream art aficionados by showcasing South Asian influenced art created by Canadian artists from different cultures. The event showcases South Asian culture as it evolves in this country and integrates with Canadian values.

Aparna Rangnekar
Festival Director & Curator

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