Category Archives: CALL FOR ARTISTS

Lethbridge | Call for Submissions for Cabinet of Queeriosities IV

Cabinet of Queeriosities IV The Gallery at Casa is hosting Cabinet of Queeriosities IV. This is the 4th in a series of exhibitions celebrating LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, queer) history, identity, culture, and pride through a diverse range of subject matters and approaches. In the past, works shown as part of Cabinet of Queeriosities have included video, photography, mixed media, painting, drawing, ceramics, found objects, altered objects, assemblages and people’s collections of LGBTQ themed items (such a beefcake playing cards and beaver ornaments). The Gallery at Casa is a multi-use facility, and submissions should consider diverse audiences and ages.

  • This call is open to all artists. You need not identify as LGBTQ but submissions should in some way address LGBTQ history, identity, culture and/or pride.
  • Each artist, or group of collaborators, may submit up to 3 works.
  • This exhibition is curated and artists chosen will be paid an honorarium for participating ($25 – $150, depending on the number of artists included).
  • Artists must cover cost of shipping, if applicable.
  • Please include name, medium, year, and insurance value when dropping off work to Casa. You may also include a cv and brief statement, not exceeding 250 words.

Drop off your work in person between June 10 and 13, 2017. If you are submitting from out of town, ensure your shipped work arrives at Casa before June 13, 2017. The exhibitioopens June 24 and runs until August 25, 2017. There will be an opening reception on June 24, 2017.

For more information, please contact guest curators and coordinator
Leila Armstrong at leila.armstrong@shaw.ca
Megan Morman megan.morman@uleth.ca
or Casa Curator Darcy Logan at gallery@artslethbridge.org

Edmonton | McMullen Gallery Call for Submissions 2017

McMullen Gallery logoMcMullen Gallery seeks proposals for the 2018-2019 exhibition season from practicing artists, curators and organizations, with consideration for the meaningful experiences that art allows in a hospital setting.

Deadline for Submissions: March 31, 2017.

Please see this .pdf or visit the link below for the detailed call. Feel free to distribute to any parties who may be interested in applying.

Applications are accepted via an online form system here: http://www.friendsofuah.org/mcmullen-gallery/submissions/ .

The Friends of University Hospitals
The Friends of University Hospitals is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing healing, caring, and compassion for patients, staff, families, and volunteers through social enterprise, arts programming, and community engagement. The Friends’ Arts in Healthcare program, which includes the UAH Art Collection, McMullen Gallery, and the Artists on the Wards programs, is based on the belief that art can do for the healing spirit what treatment and technology can do for the ailing body.

 McMullen Gallery
Opened in 1986 and situated in the University of Alberta Hospital, McMullen Gallery has approximately 1700 visitors per exhibition, including patients, medical staff, hospital visitors and members of the general public. McMullen Gallery exhibits artwork in all media that is soothing, uplifting, humorous, and/or thought-provoking including but not limited to health-related subject matter.

McMullen Gallery consists of 175 running feet of wall space and 2000 square feet of floor space, with 9 foot ceiling height on permanent walls. The gallery has mid-grey fabric coverings and modular track lighting. It faces an extremely busy corridor with a storefront window with additional hanging space.

McMullen gallery pays artists according to CARFAC guidelines, and also covers the cost of opening celebration, invitations, labels and signage.

Okotoks | Call for Submissions: Okotoks Art Gallery 2018 Exhibition Season

curThe Okotoks Art Gallery is now accepting submissions for consideration for the 2018 exhibition season. The deadline for submission of proposals is April 28th, 2017 at 11:59pm (MST). As per standard art gallery practice, the gallery’s exhibition schedule is programmed a full year in advance. This enables the gallery to fulfill provincial and federal government funding requirements and provide adequate planning time to mount significant exhibitions that are supported through educational programs and public relations.

Selection of exhibits for 2018 will be finalized by July 31st, 2017. A selection committee reviews the submissions and final selection occurs through studio visits and correspondence with artists and curators in whom the gallery has an interest.

Complete submission guidelines can be found here: http://www.okotoks.ca/culture-heritage/art-gallery/exhibit-submissions. Questions can be directed to culture@okotoks.ca or 403-938-3204.

Canada | Glorious and Free – A Celebration of Canada Call for Submissions July 2017

Visual Arts Studio AssociationThe Visual Arts Studio Association (VASA) of St. Albert, Alberta

VASA, an artist run gallery, is seeking visual art in all mediums and styles for their Canada themed group exhibition, to celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday, from both professional and emerging artists. The show will run the month of July 2017. The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2017. Artists may submit one to 10 pieces for the show.

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Alberta | Call for Submissions: Ten Voices 2017 Photographic and Digital Works

Visual Arts Alberta ~ CARFAC logoTen Albertan artists, working in photographic and digital media, will be selected to represent a cross-section of the approach that our Province’s artistic minds are taking as they embrace and usew these rapidly-evolving technologies. These works will be shown in Calgary and Edmonton.

We invite all Alberta artists to submit images for the opportunity to exhibit their work in a group  exhibition. All subject matter, styles and techniques are welcome.

Download the call (pdf)

Submission Deadline: Friday April 21, 2017 at 4 pm.

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Canada | Call For Artist Submissions – The Salt Spring National Art Prize

SSNAP - Saltspring National Art Prize logoThe Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP) Announces the 2017 Call For Artist Submissions Offering $30,000 Worth Of Awards

The Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP) is pleased to launch its second national juried competition of Canadian visual art. The intent of SSNAP is to encourage artists whose practice demonstrates originality, quality, integrity and creativity—resulting in significant work with visual impact and depth of meaning.  Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada who are eighteen years of age and older as of January 1, 2016 are invited to submit their two-dimensional and three-dimensional work for consideration. Approximately 50 finalists will be chosen by an independent jury from across Canada. All artists’ submissions will be anonymous to the jury.

Deadline for submissions: May 31, 2017

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Ongoing Call for Submissions – [email protected]: Sherwood Park, AB

Strathcona County Art [email protected] is now welcoming exhibition submissions from artists and curators.

Completed submissions may be submitted and will be accepted throughout the year. A gallery floor plan (179.7 KB) is available to help with your planning.

Deadline: Ongoing

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Call for Submissions – SHOWCASE your art at the Art Gallery of Alberta: Edmonton, AB

art gallery of alberta logoSHOWCASE: small spaces/big ideas

Artists and creators from Edmonton and surrounding areas, you are invited to submit your work for SHOWCASE: small spaces/big ideas.

SHOWCASE: small spaces/big ideas is a community art project that highlights the work of local artists and creators. Taking inspiration from the building’s own architectural zinc tiles, the SHOWCASE wall was designed by local design firm Oliver Apt.

It is a constellation of 26 mini-exhibition spaces available for 1-month bookings by anyone of any age, experience or background who wants to show their artwork at the AGA. Each month brings a different exhibition and a new look at the diversity of Alberta creativity.

Deadline for Submission: the beginning of each month the exhibit runs (see table)

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Call for Submissions : Calgary, AB

Calgary City HallThis is the start of a new project where every week a new Calgary artist, curator, or cultural contributor takes over a twitter account and tweets about their work, what they do for the Calgary community and what it’s like to be apart of this community.

Who we’re looking for:
Any interested party who feels that they are somehow apart of the arts and culture scene in Calgary. You could be a fine artist, curator, event coordinator, musician, etc.

How it would work:
If you have been accepted you will be given the password for the twitter account which will be changed every week when someone new takes over the account (this will be every Sunday). Once you have access you will be able to tweet anything you would like. Talk about your work, your effect on the community, what interests you, influences you or how you would like Calgary to change to better help the arts. The sky is the limit here, the only thing I will ask is that you be respectful to other twitter users that may ask you questions or respond to your tweets.

How to apply:
Send a short Artist Statement, 500 words max, and your twitter handle/account to culturalyyc@gmail.com.

The Artist Statement is to make sure you have something to talk about and the twitter handle is to make sure you know how to use twitter as well as have an existing handle we can link to when your week arrives.

If you have any questions please feel free to email culturalyyc@gmail.com or visit www.culturacalgary.wordpress.com