York Pride 2020: “Just Be” Art Exhibition

This exhibit is in partnership with York Pride in recognition of their 20th anniversary.

CALL FOR ART SUBMISSIONS

York Pride 2020: “Just Be” Art Exhibition
www.newmarket.ca/yorkpride2020

Submission Deadline: Sunday, April 26, 2020 EST 11:59 p.m.

This year “JUST BE” ART EXHIBITION welcomes you to celebrate our history, diversity and courage through York Pride’s 20th Anniversary. It’s our pleasure to invite 2SLGBTQ+ artists and allies of York Region and beyond to share their voices, stories and perspectives through visual art reflecting on what this milestone means to them and their community.

York Pride shines a light on human diversity within York Region through its annual events and initiatives, providing residents with opportunities to express and celebrate their sexualities and gender identities. Together, York Pride and the Town of Newmarket aim to foster and support living free of fear and discrimination. However, homophobia and lack of acceptance remains a reality for the 2SLGBTQ+ community. This exhibition will provide a platform for these unique voices to be heard. The progressions, achievements and setbacks, faced in the last 20 years and before, play an important part in our collective history and personal narratives. We eagerly await the many contributions the 2SLGBTQ+ community will make in the next 20 years!

Exhibition will run from May 15 to June 20, 2020

Please visit www.newmarket.ca/yorkpride2020 for more information on how to apply

Cost: No fee for entry

Eligibility: 2SLGBTQ +/ allied emerging or established artists and makers are invited to apply. Open to York Region residents and beyond. Each applicant can submit up to two (2) pieces of artwork in any medium for consideration. All mediums of art are eligible (e.g. photography, painting, sculpture, multimedia, video, etc.) For individuals under the age of 18 years, parental/guardian contact information is required to enter.

Submission Details: Submissions must be submitted through the email submissions@newmarket.ca with the subject line of ‘YORK PRIDE’.

Westport Schoolhouse Artist Residency, Brier Island in Westport, Nova Scotia

I hope this call finds you in good spirits despite it being February.
The deadline for the 2020 Westport Schoolhouse Artist Residency call is midnight February 29, 2020. It would be greatly appreciated if you could help promote the residency by sending the call listed below to your artist contacts. Thank you for all your efforts in helping to promote the Westport Schoolhouse Artist Residency.
Sincerely,     Jane Zdansky

Open Juried Call – Drawing: An Exhibition

Open Juried Call: Drawing: An Exhibition 

From the cave dwellers of Lascaux to the e-Drawings of our present century, the urge to draw is innate and impulsive.

Artists are invited to submit for consideration up to two drawings that stretch the boundaries of the medium. Be expansive and imaginative with the potential of this expressive form of communication. All types of drawing are welcome: figurative gestures; recordings of history and memory; two-, three- and multi-dimensional as well as site-specific works.

Gallery space is limited. Individual pieces must not exceed 48″ in width.

Two pieces may be submitted for $50 fee (via PayPal). 

Submission Form

Janet Read is exhibiting in the group show 
The Carmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibition: Tradition Transformed  
November 8, 2019 – January 22, 2020
Opening Reception Nov. 8, 7 – 9 pm
@ The Orillia Museum of Art & History, 30 Peter Street South, Orillia

Figureworks Call for Artists 2019

Figureworks Call for Artists 2019

The call for submissions to the 10th annual juried Figureworks Prize and Award Show is now open.

Figureworks is a celebration of the art of the human form, held in Canada’s capital, Ottawa.

Each year, we come together to celebrate the human figure through the Figureworks Prize. The call is open to all living artists, in Canada and internationally, working in all media who wish to submit recent works that represent the human form or parts thereof. Entry fees go directly to operational costs and prize money. The total prize value in 2018 was $7,000.

Key Details:

Submission Deadline is September 30, 2019.

Artists may submit online through the Figureworks website, www.figureworks.org.

Fee: $35 (US) for one entry, $50 (US) for two. Please note that we do have a reduced submission fee for students.

Location: Saint Brigid’s Center for the Arts, Ottawa, Canada.

The 2019 show will be juried by Michael Davidge, Andrew Morrow and Joanne Stober.

For more information, including the submission guidelines, terms of entry and fees, visit the Figureworks website.

Our mission at Figureworks is to cultivate the creation and exhibition of art of the human form. We do this by providing an excellent opportunity to exhibit artwork of the human form and receive a significant cash prize. We are a volunteer-based, not-for-profit organization. Entry fees and sponsorship go directly to operational costs and prize money. We don’t take any commissions on sales at the Figureworks exhibition — all the money goes directly to the artists.

We are proud to acknowledge Wallack’s as the Figureworks 2019 presenting sponsor. Wallack’s has a strong tradition of supporting the arts, supplying professional art supplies through their stores, and representing artists through their gallery.

Figureworks is also sponsored by Wallack Galleries, Rosemary Brushes, Rothwell Gallery, Patrick Gordon Framing, Sivarulrasa Gallery and St. Brigid’s Center for the Arts.

Call for Entry: Cat Show

CAT SHOW: CALL FOR ENTRY 
Apply here: http://airdgallery.org/submissions/

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
This autumn, the Aird will celebrate finding a new location by offering a first CALL FOR ENTRY exhibition showcasing work by contemporary Canadian artists. The show will explore the theme of “cats” in their roles as domesticated animals and/or in their roles as mythic symbols of sexuality, divinity and magic.

Submission deadline: Saturday, August 24, 2019

The Cat Show invites entries of cat themed work of all kinds from artists at all stages of their careers.

Works in any medium will be considered, keeping in mind that dimensions can be no greater than 50.8 cm in any direction. This broad definition is intended to open the exhibition to entries reflecting a wide variety of contemporary techniques and practices.

JURIED BY: RM Vaughan

RM Vaughan is a Canadian writer and video artist originally from New Brunswick. He holds an MA in Creative Writing/Critical Theory from the University of New Brunswick (1991). Vaughan is the author of twelve books: most recently Ve1Xe, a “graphic poem” co-created with the artist D. Boyd. Vaughan’s poems, plays, essays and fiction are collected in over 60 anthologies and he writes about contemporary art and culture for national and international publications. Vaughan’s collaborative video works are shown in galleries and festivals around the world and are included in the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art. His most recent video work, “House Dress”, co-created with Jared Mitchell and Keith Cole, toured Mexico in 2019.

CARLA GARNET
Director/Curator

John B. Aird Gallery  www.airdgallery.org

Artscape West Queen West • 906 Queen Street West, B05, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M6J 1G6 

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