An invitation letter from McMichael Gallery:
On July 8, 1966, the McMichael Canadian Art Collection opened its doors to the public. Now, fifty years later, the gallery will mark this special anniversary on the weekend of July 9 and 10, 2016, with programming inviting the McMichael’s various communities to a Fab 50s! weekend-long, celebration.
To celebrate its 50th anniversary, the gallery is inviting artists to participate in the McMichael En Plein Air competition in three medium categories: acrylic/oil – two-day competition (40 artists max.) drawing – one-day competition (20 artists max) and watercolor – one-day competition (20 artists max.) Up to three artists from each category will be named First, Second & Third Prize winners through a jury comprised of the gallery’s curators, educators, and associate community artists. A special People’s Choice Award will encourage visitors to participate and to choose their favourite work and artists are encouraged to compete for three Kleinburg Village Urban Scene Prizes awarded in each medium category.
Applicants are required to submit all of the following:
· Letter of Interest
· Artist Statement describing your current artistic practice and Artist Bio (300 word maximum)
· CV detailing your training/education, exhibitions, reviews, awards/grants and related experience with full contact information including phone number, email address and postal address (2 pages maximum)
· JPG images of recently completed work; 72 dpi, 1024 X 768 pixels, label image files with a number, your name and title of piece (ex. 01_JohnSmith_BirchTrees).
Only email submissions will be considered. Include all documents and images as attachments (no zip files). The subject line of your submission must read “McMichael En Plein Air Competition.” Email submissions to email@example.com by Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 5 pm.
Participants must be practicing artists, aged 18 years+, specializing in landscape and/or urban scene genre.
Please note that the McMichael’s grounds provide several fully accessible places and facilities. However, access to some areas is not wheelchair accessible.
Only selected participants will be notified by June 15, 2016 through an email.
Please see the attached flyer to distribute to your partners and friends.
The McMichael is looking forward to another great En Plein Air competition and we are excited to exhibit works by artists in our community.
Thank you best wishes.
Art and Special Programs Coordinator
McMichael Canadian Art Collection
10365 Islington Avenue
Kleinburg, ON L0J 1C0
tel: 905.893.1121 ext. 2216