Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Calls for Submission - St. John's - Visual Artists

Calls For Submission

351 (St. John's, NL): Call to Visual Artists, Deadline November 16

Blank Canvas: 351 Indoor Art Commission

Commissioned art installation for 351 Water Street, the first new office building in downtown St. John's in more than 25 years.

East Port Properties is commissioning a piece of artwork for an indoor public art installation to be permanently displayed at 351 Water Street. This artwork will help establish a lasting legacy, celebrating the arts, culture, and heritage of Newfoundland and Labrador.

The commission, valued at $100,000, is open to all artists who demonstrate a significant affiliation to the province. It is not limited to those currently residing in Newfoundland and Labrador.

The proposal and details regarding an upcoming Information Session on Saturday, October 20th, 2012 are available at

Proposals are due on or before Friday, November 16th, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. NST.

Please email for more information.

About 351:
Slated to open in 2014, 351 will be the first new office building in downtown St. John's in more than 25 years. It is currently being developed by East Port Properties and designed by Stantec Architecture (formally PHB Group). Inspired by its surroundings, 351 will use natural tide technology, and respect our natural environment. It will be the first sea-water heated and cooled building in Newfoundland and Labrador.

About East Port Properties:
East Port is the leading development company for workplace real estate in Atlantic Canada. Since 1981, East Port has developed millions of square feet of office, commercial, research, industrial warehouse, parkade, and recreational facilities, primarily in Metro Halifax and St. John's.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Call to Visual Artists

Calls For Submission

Yamana Gold (Toronto, ON): Call to Visual Artists, Deadline October 12

Passion to Perform
Art Competition 2012

Yamana Gold is one of the world's leading gold mining companies, with operations and projects based throughout the Americas. The passion to perform is at the centre of our entrepreneurial culture and business strategy, constantly motivating over 8,500 colleagues who are committed to delivering value through Yamana Gold's core principles:

- Sustainability.
- Dependability.
- Respect for the environment and our communities.
- Safety of our colleagues

Our strategic focus is to develop, construct and manage assets in a dependable manner and we contribute to the sustainable development of the regions and communities in which we operate through significant investments in local infrastructure, technology, health and education. At Yamana Gold, we consider investing in the quality of life of our workforce and their families to be very important.

"Passion to Perform" is a competition which celebrates the success of Yamana Gold, and we are looking forward to engaging creatively in a way that reflects our company's diversity and core values.

We invite you to create a work of art entitled "Passion to Perform", inspired by our company and core principles. Please use this title as a guide only; there is no need for literal interpretation or for entrants to feel restricted by any artistic spirit or flair.

The submitted artworks can be in the form of paintings, photography, sculptures and drawings.

Winning submissions will be displayed on a range of communication materials, as well as in our corporate offices in Toronto, Canada.

The following three prizes will be awarded. First prize $6,000, second prize $2,500 and third prize of $1,000.

The judges have been invited from a range of backgrounds;
- Representative from the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)
- Members of the Board of Directors of Yamana Gold including the CEO
- Mrs. Jane Marrone, artist and competition founder

The competition is open to any person practicing art. The initial entry is online, followed by a second round of short listed works before final selection.

The panel of judges will initially review initial entries through an online digital submission process. Following this, approximately 35 short listed artists will be invited to deliver their actual works through a regional collection process sponsored by the company.

Only works that are short listed from the initial digital submission will be reviewed for final judging. Notifications and instructions on the regional collection process will be sent to the short listed artists only via email.

12 October: Deadline for online email entries, by 5pm EST.
26 October: Results of initial entry, including short listed notices and instructions on mailing of works are emailed to artists by this date.
2 November: Results of final round of judging and award notices

Works entered must be an original composition created by the entrant. There is no maximum size or specific dimensions for the work.

Entrants should submit digital images of the art work in PC compatible jpg file(s) with a resolution of 300 DPI or higher. The website for digital submissions is

All entrants will be required to agree to the waiver and disclaimer found in the electronic submission form in order to enter the competition.

All of the short listed works will be transported to the corporate offices of Yamana Gold in Toronto, Canada, using regional collection centres set up by the company with reputable courier firms. The cost of shipment and insurance of the short listed entries will be borne by the company.

The entrant must specify the price of works in the online registration form as part of the initial online entry. This price will form the 'catalogue selling price' (in the event the corporation wishes to acquire the work). This price is independent of shipping and insurance which will be borne by the company.

Notwithstanding the foregoing paragraph, submissions that are awarded any of first, second or third prizes become the property of Yamana Gold and none will be returned.

All artists and participants by applying to the competition, agree to participate in media interviews and any other public relation events to promote their work and the competition.

Any questions regarding the art competition, please write to

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Calls for Submission

Calls For Submission

Gallery 44 (Toronto, ON): Call to Visual Artists and Curators, Deadline October 1

Gallery 44 | Call for Submissions from Artists and Curators
Deadline: October 1st

Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography is a non-profit artist-run centre committed to photography as a multi faceted and ever-changing art form. We encourage the submission of exhibition proposals from emerging, mid-career and established artists and curators who are innovative in their use of materials and approach to subject matter. Gallery 44 views photography within the larger context of contemporary artistic practices and relevant cultural issues in today's society.

Submission Guidelines
Please submit the following items 1. through 5. on a disk by mail or by email as a zipped folder to (images as JPEGs, video as .mov and documents as PDFs):

1. 10-12 images (both single image views and installation views) representing a recent body of work or a specific project. Image files should be JPEGs of 1MB maximum. Please do not send original work and do not use CD sticker labels.

2. An image list indicating artist name, title, dimensions in inches, medium, and year, as a PDF.

3. An artist's statement, curatorial statement, or other written description, as a PDF.

4. A physical description of the proposed exhibition, including the number of works, the space required, equipment needed and/or provided, and any unusual installation requirements, as a PDF.

5. A curriculum vitae, resume or biography of the artist(s) and/or curator (including all artists if it is a curated exhibition), as a PDF. And any other digital support material you would like to include (web links, reviews, catalogues, etc.)

6. A self-addressed envelope (SASE) with sufficient return postage for mailed submissions. Without an SASE we will not return submission packages and will dispose of submission materials appropriately.

Please note:

• Gallery 44 welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with other arts and community organizations.
• Gallery 44 gives priority to works that have not been exhibited in Toronto.
• Gallery 44 handles all material with care; however we cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage of materials.
• Late or incomplete submissions will not be accepted. Please clearly label your envelope/email as "G44 annual call submission".
• Due to the volume of submissions we receive please allow 4 to 6 months to receive a response.
• Artists are paid in accordance with the CARFAC Fee Schedule for works exhibited.

Visit for a floor plan of the gallery and further info.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Literary Contest

Calls For Submission

Rhubarb: Call to Writers, Deadline September 1

RHUBARB “MONEY”LITERARY CONTEST – Deadline September 1, 2012
Rhubarb announces its first literary contest with a total of $1,500 in prize money open to anyone with $30.00. Fittingly enough it is for a future Rhubarb issue with Mennonites and money as its theme, in the three usual categories published in the magazine. Like the loosely defined Mennonite voices we usually publish, any creative variations on the theme are welcome.
The prizes are $300 and $200 each in poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction, and publication in the magazine. All honourable mentions will also be published and receive the standard $50 payment for publication. All entrants will receive a subscription to Rhubarb magazine beginning with the money issue. Prizes may not be awarded in all categories, at the discretion of the judges.
The judges are: Armin Wiebe – Fiction, Aiden Enns –  Non-Fiction, Maurice Mierau – Poetry. 

The entry fee is $30.00. Three poems of up to 30 lines can be submitted as one poetry entry, fiction and non-fiction are limited to one submission with a maximum of 2,500 words.

Entry Details
Please provide all contact information including your name address and email on a cover sheet, without your name appearing on the entry itself. Submissions will be accepted by email at  and surface mail. Email entries won’t be logged until a cheque for $30 arrives in the mail.

Please address surface mail entries and cheques payable to “The Mennonite Literary Society” to:
The Mennonite Literary Society
Money Contest,
 606-100 Arthur Street,
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3. 

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Call for Nominations

Governor General's Performing Arts Awards Foundation: Call for Nominations, Deadline September 21

How did Christopher Plummer, ClĂ©mence DesRochers, William Shatner, Margie Gillis and Michel Pagliaro become laureates of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards?

They were nominated by people like you—members of the public.

Your nomination could determine the next recipient of Canada’s most prestigious award in the performing arts!

Nominations for the 2013 awards are being accepted until September 21, 2012.

The nomination process is simple and straightforward! 
For complete details, please visit .

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Calls for Submission

Calls For Submission

America's Parks (International): Call to Visual Artists, Deadline October 25


Through the Beauty of Art
Produced by David J. Wagner, L.L.C.


AMERICA'S PARKS Through the Beauty of Art is an exhibition competition open to all artists, the purpose of which is to recognize and promote excellence in original artworks depicting any North American park (national, state, provincial, county, city) in Canada, Mexico and The United States. Selections will be made by a professional jury consisting of: M. Stephen Doherty, Editor, PleinAir™ Magazine; Susan T. Fisher, American Society of Botanical Artists Past President and Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Art Institute Director; and Todd Wilkinson, Managing Editor, Wildlife Art Journal. Awards will include: America's Parks Curator's Choice Award, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Juror's Choice Award, PleinAir™ Magazine Juror's Choice Award, Society of Animal Artist's Wildlife Art Award, Susan Kathleen Black Foundation Floral Art Award, Wildlife Art Journal Juror's Choice Award. Additional awards are pending.

The 2013 inaugural exhibition of AMERICA'S PARKS Through the Beauty of Art is scheduled as the first of three, with others to follow in 2014 and 2015. The 2013 inaugural exhibition will premiere in Bolivar, Missouri from March 17 - April 14, 2013 at The Ella Carothers Dunnegan Gallery of Art. The Dunnegan is a noteworthy museum that has hosted such notable traveling museum exhibitions as Art and the Animal of The Society of Animal Artists, Blossom ~ Art of Flowers sponsored by The Susan K. Black Foundation, Exquisite Miniatures by Wes and Rachelle Siegrist, and Paws and Reflect: Art of Canines, all of which have toured under the auspices of David J. Wagner, L.L.C. The Dunnegan has also had a tradition of hosting park art exhibits, notably, ARTS FOR THE PARKS. Coincidentally, David J. Wagner proposed the very first tour of the ARTS FOR THE PARKS exhibition, served as a Juror for that exhibit, managed the ARTS FOR THE PARKS tour for its first five years (1988-93), and served on the Advisory Board of its parent organization, the National Park Art Academy. AMERICA'S PARKS Through the Beauty of Art is an entirely new initiative, produced by David J. Wagner, L.L.C.

Original artworks depicting subject matter found in any national, state, provincial, county, or city park, or any park of any other such unit in Canada, Mexico, and The United States is eligible. Original, two-dimensional art completed in 2010, '11, or '12 is eligible. Eligible media includes: oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, mixed media, pastel, pencil, pen and ink, tempera, batik, alkyd, scratchboard, and original prints (e.g., lithograph, etching, engraving, serigraph). Ineligible media includes: any media not listed above such as computer enhanced or generated artwork, photography, reproduction prints, sculpture, video. Not including frame or mat, the maximum size for entered artworks is 900 square inches. Calculate by multiplying the horizontal and vertical dimensions. Example: A 30" x 30" painting would equal 900 square inches. Early entry postmark deadline: August 31, 2012. Standard entry postmark deadline: October 15, 2012. All entries must be received by October 25, 2012.

To download a Prospectus (Entry Form), visit:

To receive a Prospectus (Entry Form) via email, email:

For further info, contact:
David J. Wagner, Ph.D., Curator/Tour Director
David J. Wagner, L.L.C.; AMERICA'S PARKS Competition and Exhibition Office; (414) 221-6878

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Call for Submissions

Human Rights and Equity Offices of Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario): Call to Visual Artists, Deadline August 31, Late Submission Deadline October 31

Human Rights and Equity Offices of Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario

In celebration of its 20th Anniversary, the Human Rights and Equity Offices of Queen’s University is calling for artists, both professional and amateur, from all equity-seeking groups, to participate in a collaborative art project. Artists are asked to submit an original artwork depicting their interpretation of women’s strength and resilience in the wake of gender based harassment or violence. Accepted pieces will be incorporated into a large mosaic piece called “Woman, recreated” which will be exhibited at a show on Queen’s campus in 2013.

Project defined
A design, by award-winning Aboriginal artist Leo Yerxa, is the point of departure for this collaborative endeavor.
Leo’s design has been divided into sixty three fragments which will serve as the artist’s under painting. Artists are asked to choose one (or more) of the 63 fragments of the original painting (example, 9D or 4C) and use it as a background to an original artwork, in which they create their personal interpretation of the theme of women’s strength, resilience, spontaneity, creativity and diversity in the wake of gender-based harassment/violence. For an example of this kind of painting, please click here.

Thematic Parameters
The Mosaic Project is a visual celebration of the strength of women survivors. It steps beyond the negative imagery of passivity, abuse, assault, harassment and fragmentation, all traditionally used to represent women in human rights campaigns. Our project insists upon the strength, resilience, spontaneity and creativity of women, who recreate themselves after “picking up the pieces” of oppression. It also speaks to the power of community in the process of healing. The Human Rights office reserves the right to select representations which portray positive imagery which reinforces the idea of strength, resilience, spontaneity and creativity while respecting the dignity of represented individuals or groups protected by the Code.

Formal Parameters
We do not set parameters on the media (oil, acrylic, pastel, ink, pencil, collage, quilting, stitching, etc…) or the style (figurative, writing, abstract, expressionist, cubist, graphic, etc…) used to create individual art work. We do, however, insist that artists use the background as a point of departure. The idea is that the new work of art can be easily incorporated into the original painting without changing its original colour scheme or formal design. Art work must be created on/mounted on a canvas panel measuring 1’ by 1’, which will be provided free of cost by the Human Rights and Equity Offices at Queen’s University.

Artistic Parameters
Each submission to the Mosaic Project will be evaluated for its technical proficiency and overall aesthetic value. We encourage all skill levels to submit and participate.

Selection Process
  • All submissions will be evaluated using the above-mentioned formal, thematic and artistic parameters. 63 pieces will be chosen to be incorporated into the mosaic painting: Woman, recreated. Evaluation criteria include:
  • Does the submission respect the formal parameters of the Mosaic Project?
  • Does the submission respect the thematic parameters of the Mosaic Project?
  • Does the submission demonstrate technical proficiency?
  • Does the submission demonstrate overall aesthetic value?

Submission Process:
Artists are invited to email Meri Diamond indicating which of the 63 fragments they wish to re-create. Artists may request multiple squares and can apply as a group.
Completed art work can be dropped at the Queen’s Equity Office at B513 Mackintosh-Corry Hall from 8:30 to 4:30. Artists that are unable to pick up a tile/send back their artwork in person are encouraged to write the equity office to discuss possible alternatives.

Deadlines to return completed panels:
- Early submission deadline: August 31, 2012
- Late submission deadline: October 31, 2012

At a reception held at Queen’s University in March 2013, twelve of the best pieces will be chosen by Leo Yerxa to be published in an online calendar used by Queen’s University to promote multi-faith awareness.

If there is enough interest, Leo Yerxa will give a workshop in which artists can meet the artist, watch him work and work on their own contributions to the mosaic project