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.
ICONIC CANADA Exhibition Statement
We are pleased to let you know that L. E. Glazer’s new body of work entitled “ICONIC CANADA” will open this Tuesday at the John B. Aird Gallery at Queens Park, Toronto. Please join us for our Opening Reception on Thursday January 11 from 6-8 pm.
The OSA New Members’ Exhibition opening reception at the John B. Aird Gallery for member inducted into the Ontario Society of Artists in the years 2016 and 2017 was a delight for everyone. The art, the new members, the old members, the food, the conversation… everything was perfection.
Come for an evening of art and socializing and see the superb artwork of more than a dozen Ontario artists elected to the Ontario Society of Artists in the last two years!
All OSA members, as well as the public, are invited to the OSA New Members’ Exhibition Opening Reception on Thursday, December 14, from 6 to 8pm. The exhibition and reception are at the John B. Aird Gallery, located at 900 Bay Street, in Toronto. The exhibition will be open from Dec 12, 2017 to Jan 5, 2018.