Call for Projects: Phénomena Festival 2019

We received the following call for entry from Les Filles électriques in Montreal:

Interdisciplinary company Les Filles électriques has launched its call for projects for Phénomena Festival 2019. Phénomena takes place in Montreal and offers a platform and laboratory to emerging or established artists who work with the unclassifiable, unconventional, or experimental. We feature works of dance, music, theatre, and the digital and visual arts by artists who question their discipline and are looking to experiment with new forms, in both English and French. After seventeen years, Les Filles électriques and its festival has managed to leave their mark on Canada’s artistic and cultural landscape.

We often receive project proposals from artists based in Montreal and we are keen on receiving proposals by artists from other Canadian provinces.

Here is the link for the submission details and requirements : http://suivi.lnk01.com/v/443/00ec3c5367a99e264bbe1d4715309e2fa60b771737af984d

Here is the link for the call for projects event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/569210780190722/ .

Yogen Früz Pinkberry Brain Project – Call for Entries 2019

http://www.brainproject.ca/create-a-brain/

The Yogen Früz Pinkberry Brain Project is the Toronto art installation that took the city by storm in the summers of 2016, 2017 and 2018. Brain sculptures designed by a diverse group of artists were placed on display in high-traffic areas such as Nathan Phillips Square and the Distillery District.

Now, we’re getting ready to begin creating for 2019. We want to know what’s in your brain! In the summer of 2019 we will be beautifying our streetscapes by placing another set of unique sculptures on display, and we’re calling all artists to submit their concepts for consideration.

Mindful Project is organizing its 3rd Annual exhibition: Roots|Routes

In an effort to end stigma and promote progressive, positive conversations around mental health and wellness, the Mindful Project is organizing its 3rd Annual exhibition: Roots|Routes. The exhibition also recognizes Canadian Mental Health Association’s Mental Health Week (May 6-12) and the National Youth Week.
Artists and makers are invited to articulate their roots or routes in relation to mental health and wellness through visual arts. Your roots are personal to your past and self-identity. Your roots can lead you to follow certain routes or charter new ones along your personal journey. Your experiences along these routes are important because they transform you and affect your mental well-being. Submissions will be juried and selected artworks will be exhibited to spark positive conversations and ignite change in social attitudes.

The exhibition will be held at the Newmarket Old Town Hall in Newmarket Ontario

If interested, contact Logan Bales
email: lbales@newmarket.ca

John B. Aird Gallery “Drawing” Exhibtion

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

This year, the John B. Aird Gallery is celebrating the 20thedition of this annual juried exhibition showcasing drawings by contemporary Canadian artists. For this exhibition, a drawing is defined as an art form used to either draft ideas that are further developed in other media or to create a finished work of art. This broad definition is intended to open the exhibition to entries reflecting a wide variety of contemporary drawing techniques and practices.

JURORS

Jennifer Vong is the Administrative Director at the Red Head Gallery and was the Producer of the 2018 BIG on Bloor Festival, Bloordale’s annual celebration of local arts and culture. She holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Ryerson University in New Media Arts and Culture where she took on the role as the Education Outreach Coordinator for the fourth year thesis exhibition, META 2012.

Kais Padamshi is a practicing artist currently attending OCAD University. In 2017 he took on the roll of Executive Director of Academic Affairs working towards strengthening the OCAU Community though events and advocating for stronger equity and diversity policies for OCADU students both academically and socially.

KEY DATES

ENTRY FORM DEADLINE
Entry forms with digital images (jpegs) are due Monday, January 14, 2019 by midnight.

ENTRY FEE: $40

JURYING
Jurying will take place the between January 18 and 20, 2019.

NOTIFICATION OF RESULTS
Selected artists will be notified of the jurors’ decisions by email by Wednesday, January 23, 2019.

DELIVERY OF ACCEPTED WORKS
Accepted artworks to be delivered to the Gallery on Saturday January 26, 2019 between 10 am and noon.

EXHIBITION DATES
Tuesday, January 29 to Friday, February 22, 2019.

OPENING RECEPTION
Thursday, January 31, 2019 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

PICK-UP OF ARTWORKS
Saturday, February 23, 2019 between 10 am and noon.

HOW TO ENTER

Go to:
http://airdgallery.org/submissions/

Call for Entry: Toronto Outdoor Art Fair

We received this call for entry, which may of interest to our members:


Call for Artists
58th Toronto Outdoor Art Fair

Accepting applications until March 6, 2019

We invite visual artists working in all mediums and makers in craft & design from across Canada and beyond, to submit applications to Canada’s largest and longest-running juried outdoor art fair. The 58th Toronto Outdoor Art Fair takes place at Nathan Phillips Square, July 12-14, 2019 and attracts over 115,000 art enthusiasts and collectors locally and internationally.

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Call for Entry: University of Toronto Exhibition Project

A group of graduate student curators at the University of Toronto are looking for submissions of artwork for their capstone Exhibition project. Their exhibition explores themes of displacement, migration and home, and showcases the work of immigrant and emerging artists, in partnership with the City of Toronto’s Art Connections program.

The exhibition will at the John B. Aird Gallery, from February 25 to March 22, 2019.

Artists can submit their applications via their website at https://unlessartexhibit.wixsite.com/home

146th Open Juried Exhibition 2019

The Ontario Society of Artists (OSA) welcomes established artists living in Ontario to apply to participate in our 146th Annual Open Juried Exhibition of Fine Arts.

The selected art works will be on display at the John B. Aird Gallery from March 26, 2019 to April 26, 2019.  The Gallery is located at 900 Bay Street (at Wellesley), Macdonald Block, Toronto, ON M7A 1C2.

A Public Opening Reception and presentation of awards will be held on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 6 pm. All are welcome to attend.

The submission deadline is January 15, 2019.

Please review the full terms of entry.

To apply, please visit our submission page.

ARTISTS MAY SUBMIT UP TO TWO IMAGES FOR ONE FEE
OF $47 FOR NON-MEMBERS AND $42 FOR OSA MEMBERS

**If you have two artworks, or multiple files to upload, remember to upload them all BEFORE you pay the PayPal Fee!

We are excited to introduce you to our three Jurors:  Odon Wagner, David Liss, and Diana Bennett.

Odon Wagner – Owner of Odon Wagner Galleries, Toronto

Born in Hungary, Odon Wagner’s passion for fine art was nurtured as a student in the Academy of Applied Arts in Vienna where he graduated an Akademischer Konservator (Professional Conservator) after four years of training. His education led to work in the conservation departments of well regarded institutions such as the Louvre Museum in Paris, the Vienna Prehistoric Institute, and the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. In 1969, Odon established The Odon Wagner Gallery, Toronto’s premier gallery for historic art, specializing in 18th and 19th Century European paintings, as well as in work by Modern Masters. The gallery, which has also shown international contemporary work for over twenty years, has recently expanded; Odon Wagner Contemporary, on Davenport Road, spreads over 5000 square feet with two floors of exhibition space to showcase their collection of fine Canadian and International contemporary artists.

David Liss – Curator of Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto

Coming from Montreal in 2000, David Liss saw an opportunity to bring a contemporary art museum to Canada’s largest city. As Director and Curator, he transformed the MOCCA (Museum of Canadian Contemporary Art ) into a juggernaut of the Toronto Art Scene. Liss engineered a move from North York to Toronto’s vibrant Queen West arts community in 2005. Today, David Liss, Curator Advisor of the Museum of Contemporary Art, has now seen his dream come true with the newly renovated dynamic space that is the permanent home of MOCA. At 55,000 square feet spread over five floors, the new facility is five times the size of its former Queen West location. Liss’s vision and the open mandate at the MOCCA, which he crafted, has cemented Toronto, and Canada’s status as a cultural centerpieces in the contemporary art world.

Diana Bennett – Artist, Designer, Story Teller, OSA member and past President

Diana Bennett, with a U of T Masters degree in Art History is also a former teacher and arts administrator who has worked to establish the role of the arts in Ontario throughout her long and distinguished career. A former senior executive with TVOntario and the Zoo, she has sat on a number of Boards including the University of Toronto Art Museum, the Toronto Arts Council/Foundation, Canada Publishing, the Toronto Stock Exchange, and in 2017 was president of the Ontario Society of Artists.
Diana works in both two dimensional and three dimensional works using fabric, thread, wire, glass, mirror, seeds, shellac flakes, stones, bones, photo transfer and resin. Her series and installations are autobiographical. She has been exhibiting over five decades with solo exhibitions in Ontario and Quebec at galleries such as Gallery O (Olga Korper), Baas, Albert White, Kerozene, Engine and Walnut Contemporary, and has works in private and public collections in Canada and the US.