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: Jean Paul Langlois
 August 27 - November 9, 2018


 Jean Paul Langlois is a Métis artist who paints from his home studio in East Vancouver. Influenced by Pop Art, Neo-expressionism, and Saturday morning cartoons, he paints large canvasses in heavily saturated, contrasting colours. His subject matter is informed by cinema, especially Westerns, a genre owing its visual and written narrative to codes and iconography that are universal. While themes examined include violence and racism, the images are often bright and playful. His “Fake Indians” series looks at the misrepresentation of Indigenous people in film and television as well as alienation from his own Indigenous heritage. 

Browse the catalogue of Jean Paul Langlois here



Artist Talk: Jean Paul Langlois
Tuesday, September 18th 
, 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