Rent & purchase original artwork by a juried selection of local emerging and mid-career artists.


 Art Rental & Sales

 Art Rental & Sales is a not-for-profit business operated by the Vancouver Art Gallery. Since 1952, the program has promoted emerging and mid-career Canadian artists through the rental and sale of their artwork. All the artwork in the rental program is consigned by the artists who receive the majority of the fees collected. Remaining proceeds help fund programming at the Vancouver Art Gallery. 

Visit the Art Rental & Sales Showroom on the main floor annex of the Vancouver Art Gallery. Entry is free to the general public. See Reception for access.



Featured Artist: Nicola Tibbetts
January 8
March 23, 2018

 Nicola Tibbetts, Neighbourhood, oil on panel, 16” x 16”, 2015

Nicola Tibbetts, Neighbourhood, oil on panel, 16” x 16”, 2015

In the winter of 2015 Nicola Tibbetts became one of many short-term inhabitants of Iqualuit, Nunavut. The paintings she made there showcase the beauty of the North, and document a short period in Iqaluit's twenty-year history as a Canadian capital. This body of work addresses the theme of beauty, a complex subject with deep and often complicated roots in North American landscape painting.

Nicola Tibbetts is an artist and educator. She holds a Master of Fine and Media Arts from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.

 Browse a catalogue of Tibbetts' work here



Artist Talk: Nicola Tibbetts
Tuesday, February 6
, 2018, 7PM
Art Rental & Sales showroom

Free to attend; space is limited. Meet at the Annex doors on the first floor of the Gallery. Doors open at 6:45pm. For more information: 604.662.4746 or email