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.
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.
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.
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
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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.
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.