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

Call for Entry: Art Emporium by the River Prize for Great Art

We have received the following call for entry for the Art Emporium by the River Prize for Great Art. Half a dozen of our OSA artists exhibit there. The deadline is October 6, 2018.

Prizes

One First Place Winner will receive: $1,000 in cash and their work displayed in a featured display location within the gallery, and available for sale to the public, plus enhanced marketing on all Art Emporium by the River social media outlets.

One Second Place Winner will receive: $500 in cash and their work displayed in a featured display location within the gallery, and available for sale to the public, plus enhanced marketing on all Art Emporium by the River social media outlets.

One Third Place Winner will receive: $250 in cash and their work displayed in a featured display location within the gallery, and available for sale to the public, plus enhanced marketing on all Art Emporium by the River social media outlets.

See full details here:

Art Emporium by the River Prize for Creative Excellence.

Call for Entry: “Life on the Line” Art Project

We have received a call for submissions from Twentytwenty Arts that may be of interest to our members.  Twentytwenty Arts is a Toronto-based not-for-profit organization dedicated to the production of innovative art projects that raise awareness, visibility and funds for charitable organizations.  It is producing  a new public art project called “Life on the Line” campaign.  Works that reflect the experience of mental illness will be exhibited on the TTC subway system.  A portion of all sales will be donated to the CMHA Toronto (Canadian Mental Health Association).  Deadline for submissions is  October 18, 2018.    All submission details can be found here: Twentytwenty arts.