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Art in the Yard - Elora Centre for the Arts - Deadline: May 9, 2014

posted: March 25, 2014

July 5 & 6, 2014

Art in the Yard is an annual, outdoor juried art exhibition and sale held on the two acre grounds of the Elora Centre for the Arts in the heart of the village of Elora, ON. The Elora Centre for the Arts (ECFTA) invites applications for exhibition from all artists, artisans and craftspeople working in a wide range of traditional and experimental forms. Fine, decorative and applied arts in all media will be considered. Entries will be selected by a jury of professional peers to ensure a high quality presentation of unique and original design only. All artwork displayed at Art in the Yard must be of a character consistent with that which is submitted to the jury for selection purposes.

For more information and application please CLICK HERE.

48th Annual Grimsby Festival of Art - Deadline - May 16

posted: March 25, 2014

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to participate in the 48th Annual Grimsby Festival of Art - "Art in the Orchard".

Deadline: May 16, 2014

September 6 - 7, 2014, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Puddicombe Estate Farms & Winery on HWY #8
Winona, ON

The Grimsby Festival of Art is a juried event which guarantees a high caliber of talented exhibitors. Only handmade items produced in Canada by the artist are permitted at the show.

For more information and application forms please CLICK HERE.

Art Market - Art and Craft Sale - Nov 20 - 23 - Calgary Telus Convention Centre

posted: March 25, 2014

Calgary Telus Convention Centre (City Center) Calgary, AB
200 Artisans, 28th Annual, Juried High Quality Event
Booth Assignment Happens April 1st. Apply Early!
Marlene Loney - Art Market Productions Inc.
PO Box 8875, 709 Yates St., Victoria BC, V8W 3Z1

Balloonapalooza 2014 CALL FOR VENDORS August 16 - 17, 2014 Downtown Windsor

posted: March 25, 2014

Deadline for early bird registration is July 15, 2014 and for vendor participation is August 1, 2014

Be a part of Balloonapalooza 2014! Featuring a kaleidoscope of colour and endless excitement, this is southwestern Ontario's family event of the summer. With 50,000+ attendees, Balloonapalooza is the perfect occasion to showcase your art or craft at our Outdoor Market.  2 days for only $250.

Learn more HERE or call us at 519-252-5723

OCC - Materialize - Call for Entry - Emerging Makers

posted: March 25, 2014

Materialize Call for Entry
Emerging Makers


EXHIBITION: MAY 29 - JULY 19, 2014
CRAFT ONTARIO GALLERY  |  990 Queen St. West, Toronto

Craft Ontario is committed to fostering a new generation of craft professionals. Materialize offers an opportunity for the next up-and-coming set of makers to share their work. We want to see what you’re doing, what you’re thinking about, and the amazing objects that you make!

Apply today!
For conditions of entry and application guidelines please CLICK HERE.

Living Arts Centre - 2014 - 2015 Arts Fellowship Program - Monday, May 26, 2014

posted: March 19, 2014

Arts Fellowship, 2014 - 2015

The Living Arts Centre invites new graduates of arts institutions to submit applications for the
2014 - 2015 Arts Fellowship Program in the Flameworking, Glass, Textiles and Wood Studios.

This program offers graduates an opportunity to work within a professional studio environment after completing their studio education. This program provides a venue to assist new artists with the production of their first body of work in a specialized studio. Based on studio availability, fellowships will be awarded to recent graduates in flameworking, glass, textiles and wood.

Flameworking: Half-time Residency - up to 25 working hours in the studio per week

Glass: Single Slot Residency - one blow/casting slot per week, 10 hours cold-working per week

Textiles: Half-time Residency - up to 25 working hours in the studio per week

Wood: Half-time Residency - up to 25 working hours in the studio per week

Program Benefits

  • The ability to complete an independent body of work to use when approaching galleries and commercial institutions therefore jumpstarting a professional career
  • Highly subsidized studio fees
  • Participation in the Art Gallery’s Resident Artist Exhibition
  • The opportunity to sell work in the Centre’s Gift Shop
  • Consideration for corporate commissions
  • Exposure to a greater network of artists working in the field
  • Opportunities for collaboration between artists or cross-media projects
  • Access to valuable critique during the production of work and the opportunity to be mentored by more established Resident Artists in the Program

Eligibility and Application

To be eligible for the competition, applicants must be new graduates (within two years of graduation) of a post-secondary school degree in studio arts, or of an educational equivalent. Artists must submit a full application package including the following information:

  1. Completed application form;
  2. Artist CV as of application date outlining education, exhibition history (if any), and awards/scholarships;
  3. Artist statement – 500 words or less;
  4. 500 word statement of intent describing how the applicant will benefit from receipt of the scholarship;
  5. 10 digital images and/or video submissions of work produced within two years prior to the application date;
  6. 2 sealed letters of recommendation
  7. SASE for the return of application materials.

Applications are due by Monday, May 26, 2014.

Selection Process

A shortlist of applicants will be forwarded to the Living Arts Centre’s Advisors - professional artists and educators in relevant fields. Advisors will recommend which applicants will be offered a final interview at which time the candidate will be evaluated based on the strength of their application and the ability to demonstrate the following:

  1. Sufficient knowledge of all studio equipment and health and safety standards;
  2. The potential for further growth in the medium;
  3. The ability to work in a collaborative environment;
  4. The willingness to assist with gallery installations.

Mid-term Review

The successful candidates will be invited to work within the studio for a one-year term prior to the mid-term review. The term will commence on September 1, 2014 and end on August 31, 2015.

For more information on the fellowship program, please contact Coordinator, Exhibitions and Residency Programs by phone at 905.306.6161 or email at

Local Call to Artists: Lewis Farms Fire Station, EAC - Edmonton, AB - April 3

posted: March 19, 2014

The Lewis Farms Fire Station public art competition is open to Edmonton and area based artists or artist/designer teams.

The Lewis Farms Fire Station public art competition is held in accordance with the City of Edmonton policy "Percent for Art to Provide and Encourage Art in Public Areas" (C458C).

Installation: Summer 2015

Click here to download the PDF with more information.

Art in the Open - BRAMPTON, ON

posted: March 19, 2014

Art in the Open - BRAMPTON, ON

Opening Day June 21, 2014
Closing Day October 11, 2014
Time of Market Saturdays, 7 AM to 1 PM, rain or shine(*see special event days)
Location NorthEast corner Main & Queen in Garden Square
Fees FULL-TIME: $160 (17 week run)
PART-TIME: $20 every Saturday
All vendors must pay $10 Insurance fee and be a BAC member ($25 per calendar year)

1. All full time artists/crafters are provided with a space in the market that is theirs for the entire season. They are required to stay within the space that they are allocated. Spaces will be marked.
2. Everyone is encouraged to come out every week in order to provide consistency for the customers attending the market.
3. This year, there are three (3) special Event Days during this season:
1. June 21 - (Opening Day)
2. July 19 - (Classic Cars & Legendary Stars – market closes early for 12:30 pm)
3. Sept 20 - Buskerfest (New Event!)
4. October 11 - (Last Day of Market – Closing Day, Pumpkin Decorating)

The City of Ottawa Public Art Program presents a public art opportunity for artists: Main Street Renewal - March 24

posted: February 5, 2014

The City of Ottawa invites artists to submit proposals to develop, design and install exterior public artwork on Main Street in the neighbourhood of Old Ottawa East. This call to artists is open to professional artists who are Canadian citizens or have permanent resident status. Artists may submit a proposal individually or as a team.

The total budget for this commission is $220,000 plus HST. The commission budget must include all costs required to design, fabricate, store, transport and install the public art, as well as any travel expenses incurred by the artist or artist team. Installation of the artwork will take place between Fall 2016 and Summer 2017, depending on the site of the work and coordination with the larger construction project.

See the complete call to artists, including eligibility, design requirements, supporting documents, and selection criteria.

Proposals must be received by mail or by hand no later than Monday March 24, 2014 at 4.00 p.m.

An information meeting will be held at the Old Town Hall Community Centre, 61 Main Street, Ottawa, Thursday, January 30, 2014 from 5:45 pm to 7:00 p.m. Community representatives will give an introduction to the neighbourhood of Old Ottawa East, and members of the project team will present plans and drawings and answer questions. If you cannot attend this meeting but would like to receive any new information available on this project, please contact Lynda Hall.

Phone: 613-244-4261


posted: February 5, 2014


Submission deadline is no later than Thursday, May 1, 2014. 

Exhibition proposals must contain the following:

Cover Letter

This letter of introduction contains current contact information including, mailing address, email and telephone.  The cover letter should contain a brief (1 paragraph) summary artist/project statement.

Artist / Project Statement
The artist/project statement should indicate the media, technique, theme and/or context of the artwork. It should also address any specific technical or spatial requirements regarding the installation of the work. Please limit this to 1-2 pages.

Current Curriculum Vitae

Include a current copy of your CV or resume, and a complete listing of exhibition history. This should not exceed 2 pages.

A maximum of 10 Images on CD ROM or memory stick

Include a maximum of 10 images on either a CD ROM or a memory stick. It is recommended that the application include two or three, 8"x10" colour photocopies of the strongest works.

Corresponding Image list

Include a corresponding list of images, indicating title, medium, dimensions and year of execution.

Relevant Support Material

If relevant, please include a selection of support material, such as copies of recent reviews or publications featuring the art work.

S.A.S.E with proper return postage
If you require your submission to be returned, please include an appropriately sized self-addressed stamped envelope with sufficient return postage.

Note: Please use standard white paper. Do not send original artwork. Please use presentation folders, as proposals that are bound or placed in three-ring binders are difficult to handle.

Please address the exhibition proposal to:

Okotoks Art Gallery | At the Station

ATTENTION: 2015 Exhibit Submission

PO Box 20, Station Main

Okotoks, AB T1S 1K1

Note: As per standard art gallery practice, The Okotoks Art Gallery’s exhibition schedule is programmed a full year in advance. This enables The Okotoks Art 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.

Submissions will be reviewed by a jury comprised of art professionals in May 2014. Successful applicants will be contacted in July 2014.

Photo Credit: Michelle Hartsburg; exhibit depicted is Under Box Mountain by Debra Rushfeldt, January to February 2014