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: Scott Bertram
September 26
December 9, 2016

Scott Bertram, 16A4, acrylic on canvas, 21.5" x 25.5", 2016.


Scott Bertram takes an improvisational approach to painting, striving to sustain formal ambiguity, subvert interpretation, and emphasize the material processes underpinning his work. Bertram seeks to achieve a state of mystery or uncertainty in his painting. He extends the sensory experience that occurs between the initial encounter of an image and the naming of it, encouraging the viewer to observe the work in a non-analytical way.