Town of Halton Hills Public Art Banner Project

We received a public call for artists that may be of interest to our members:

Dear artist – I am pleased to share news about the Town of Halton Hills public art banner project, calling for artists to submit original work.  You will find all the details here:   https://www.haltonhills.ca/culture/pdf/RFP_Banner%20Art_Temporary%20Public%20Art.pdf

Please get in touch should you have questions and feel free to share this information with other artists.  The call is open to artists and artist teams from across Canada.

Judy Daley
Curator, Helson Gallery
Halton Hills Cultural Centre
Town of Halton Hills
9 Church St., Halton Hills ON L7G 2A3

Unmade: Call for Submissions – Propeller Art Gallery

UNMADE
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Deadline June 1st, 11:00 pm, 2019

https://www.propellerartgallery.ca/unmade-curated-show.html

As a white female settler of Welsh, Scottish, and Dutch German descent, I would like to begin by acknowledging I live, work and play on the traditional territories of the Wendat, the Anishnaabeg, Haudenosaunee, Métis, and the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation. Currently on a self-reflexive journey of what it means to consume, make and curate on Turtle Island. In this moment of deep ecological concern and human crisis, this call emerges from a desire to become more in relation with artists and practices that move outside of colonial capitalist systems that encourage the mass production, and therefore mass destruction, of environments that sustain us.

Amanda Boetzkes, within her book The Ethics of Earth Art, explains how ecology is “predicated on the principle that every creature is connected to every element that composes the environment, so that all living things depend on the balance of a complex system of growth and decay.” Outlining how relation with the earth and withdrawal from the elemental become ethical acts during the construction and performance of early and contemporary earth art and land art, what Boetzke doesn’t deliberate on is how all art and design, by virtue of their material nature and processes, are earth or land art, as it is from our landscapes we acquire materials and it is to our landscapes most often our works return.

UNMADE invites artists to examine “unmaking as a creative act” for an exhibition @ Propeller Art Gallery, June 26 — July 14, 2019. A nudge for artists to think about materiality in a deep ecological way where land becomes objects, objects become land and land becomes human. Participants are encouraged to push past the nostalgia of existing objects; work to the small, and embrace deconstructive methods to arrive at contractions, remnants, fragments, orations, actions or instructions that dismantle our notions of art, labour and Western ideals of representation and possession to make room for new understandings of material and what has value.
Jill Price, Curator
OCT ’07  MFA’ 17

SCOPO Magazine Cover Art, Toronto

From SCOPO Magazine:


Hi, we’re launching an ad-free printed periodical called SCOPO Magazine that highlights the passionate and purposeful work being done by artists, organizations and leaders in our community. Our mandate is to elevate these change makers and give them a platform on which to tell their remarkable stories. This is a passion project for us and is not for profit.

We are currently holding an open call for submissions for the cover art of the inaugural issue of SCOPO. We kindly ask if we can submit our call for entries to you, to be shared with your audience. Thank you!

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Are you an artist or photographer in Toronto? We’re holding a contest for the cover art of SCOPO’s first issue and, we’re looking for you! Submissions can be in any medium, but they must convey the theme PRINT IS NOT DEAD.

What is SCOPO? SCOPO is a printed, full-colour, ad-free periodical that focuses on the good things going on in our city. SCOPO tells the stories of people, causes and artists in Toronto who are living their passions and their purpose every day, and giving back to their communities. SCOPO is purpose on paper.

Our first issue will be distributed across the city, and if you’re interested in being part of it, submit a PDF version of your work to info@imprintmg.com by Friday, March 15, 2019. We will follow up with the winner and the runners-up directly. We can’t wait to hear from you!

First prize: your work featured as the covert art of SCOPO’s inaugural issue, an artist profile inside the front cover, and $300 cash. 10 runners-up will all have their work featured on the back cover. Everyone who submits their work will be named and credited in the first issue.

– Janice ( jliu@imprintmg.com )

Twelfth Annual Contemporary Art Juried Exhibition, Kirkland Lake

Twelfth Annual Contemporary Art Juried Exhibition. Presented by the Contemporary Art Exhibition Committee. Call for Submissions now open!

The Contemporary Art Exhibition Committee: The primary focus of this contemporary group is to hold an Annual Juried Contemporary Art Exhibition. The intent of the Contemporary Art Exhibition is to bring contemporary art to Kirkland Lake and the Timiskaming district with the participation of both local and international artists. The Exhibit has two components: 1. International guest artist(s) talk/demonstration/display and 2. A call for submissions from local/international artists as inspired by the theme. Every year we seek an international artist(s) whose work explores different media (painting, sculpture, drawing, or performance, etc., or a combination of them). The second major event hosted by the club is the Contemporary Art Fundraising Gala held in October each year.

Exhibition & Awards:
The Juried Exhibition will be held from April 5th to May 4th with the Opening Ceremony and Artist Talk to be held on Saturday, April 6th from 1pm-3 pm. A maximum of three awards of excellence will be given as deemed by the jurors (listed in Call for Submissions).

Please read the Call for Submissions fully for more details.

http://museumkl.com/assets/announcements/2019%20Call%20to%20Artists.pdf

Call for Entry: 2019 Whitby Art Show

We have received a call for entry to the Whitby Art Show, a juried art exhibition and sale that will be part of the 2019 Whitby Ribfest in July.  The event is being presented by the Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise.

For full details and to submit your entry, please visit http://whitbyribfest.com/art/

Art Show and Sale dates:  Friday, July 12 – Sunday, July 14, 2019
Location:  the Whitby Art Show tent located at Victoria Fields (directly across from Iroquois Sports Centre)
Entry deadline: May 1, 2019

2019 Whitby Art Show
2019 Whitby Art Show

Colborne Art Gallery’s 7th Annual Juried Show

Members of The Colborne Art Gallery invite you to participate in its Seventh Annual Juried Exhibition, open to all emerging and established artists (with the exception of Colborne Art Gallery members).

Exhibition Dates:  Saturday May 4th to Sunday June 9th, 2019.

Application Deadline: Tuesday April 2, 2019.

All visual art forms will be considered: painting, drawing, mixed media photography, printmaking, sculpture, fibre, glass, fine jewelry, ceramics, metal, woodwork and digital media. Work must be original.

The Colborne Art Gallery provides a unique, light-filled space in a wonderful historic building where artworks will be viewed by its loyal patrons and friends.

For more information on how to apply, go to the Gallery’s Open Juried Exhibition page.

You can also download their prospectus for the 7th Annual Show (PDF format).

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