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GPAG Juried Exhibition


2018 Biannual Juried Exhibition
October 6 - November 11, 2016

Deadline for entries: Monday July 30 @ 5 p.m

Every two years the GPAG hosts a juried exhibition to showcase new and exciting works by artists from across Ontario. This competition often attracts up to 200 entries; from these the three jurors select abount 30 pieces to be in the show.
The juried process is always an exciting one – for the artists; for the jurors; for the gallery; and for the viewers – and a process in which we all manage to experience something new. We invite all artists and artisans living in the province of Ontario to submit their best new work for consideration.

For full conditions of entry and application form, please download:

pdf GPAG 2018 Juried application form

Printed copies of the form are available for pick-up at the Gallery.  Please note that applications are available in alternate formats upon request.

Exhibition Assistance

Exhibition Assistance

Please note that we have three deadlines for Exhibition Assistance grant applications annually.

Ongoing Deadlines: January 13, July 31, & October 31

Applications for exhibition assistance grants are now being accepted.  Applying artists must have an exhibition scheduled and confirmed in a publicly accessible venue. Grants can assist with exhibition costs, including materials, framing, presentation and shipping.

All applications must include 10 images (digital files must be compatible with PCs), resume, budget, a letter of confirmation for upcoming exhibition, an artist’s statement and description of the exhibition, as well as a SASE with sufficient postage for return of all submitted material.  All support material will be returned following the recommender’s decision. Grants amounts range between $500 - $1500 and are handed out three times a year (deadlines for the GPAG: January 13, July 31, & October 31 of each year)

Visit http://www.arts.on.ca/Page122.aspx for more information and to download the application & guidelines. 

Hard copies of the application & guidelines may also be picked up at the Grimsby Public Art Gallery, located at 18 Carnegie Lane. 

Calls for Submissions

For ongoing listings of calls for submission and other opportunities, please refer to these helpful websites:


Slate Art Guide

Hamilton Artists Inc.

Hamilton Artists Inc. is seeking dynamic proposals from artists and curators at various stages of their careers and from across disciplines for both its James and Cannon Galleries. The Cannon Gallery is juried internationally and is seeking open proposals from both artists and curators at all levels of their careers. The James Gallery is primarily a members exhibition space and seeks applications for a series of thematic calls listed below. (Please refer to the descriptions of the Galleries to decide which is more appropriate for your needs/ practice).

Selections criteria are informed by the Inc.’s mandated objectives.  As an artist-run centre, the Inc. is interested in works that have potential impact, push boundaries and engage with critical, conceptual and/or experimental contexts from diverse perspectives. The Inc. supports and encourages submissions showcasing artists and curators most recent endeavors as well as works that incite conversation and explore expanded art practices.

Niagara Artists' Company

NAC is an artist-run centre dedicated to the presentation of contemporary art in all media. Priority is given to submissions that address the specific nature of the NAC space. Submissions are accepted on an ongoing basis. For more information please visit www.nac.org, Tel: 905-641-0331, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Information Website for Artists

Many artists in Ontario are unaware of the information and services available to them.

The Ontario government recently created a Web site to provide them with information about a range of programs and services specific to their needs.

The new website - http://www.ontarioartist.ca - includes links to important information for artists such as:

·         sources of funding
·         professional development opportunities
·         how they can best manage their finances
·         legal assistance
·         how to market their work
·         health information

Ongoing Job Posting at OAAG

The Ontario Association of Art Galleries maintains a job posting board called Jobline at www.oaag.org, updated weekly.

Please visit OAAG's web site and explore the Jobline feature for details on each position.

Gallery 435 Invites Artists Proposals

Proposals from new and established artists are invited for group and solo showings. Proposals can be submitted at any time and are welcomed throughout the year. Groups and individual artists are encouraged to submit as early as possible as openings tend to be quickly filled. The gallery will do their best to accommodate partial use of the facilities by combining those works with the works of other artists the gallery deems most suitable in terms of grouped showings.

Artists should submit the following:
  • Name, mailing address, telephone, e-mail
  • Except in unusual situations, at least six photographs, prints, slides or digital images, of work typical to that which the artist(s) wants to show
  • Biographical note or curriculum vitae for each artist
  • Include a list of previous showings, including when and where
  • Provide a plan, script, sketches, audio or video recordings if the work is a performance or major installation piece (Indicate any specialized facilities or equipment required, that is being supplied by the artist)
  • Indicate number or works to be shown, titles and sizes
  • Preferably include an 'artist's statement' of purpose
  • Include a return envelope and sufficient postage if return of submission materials is required
Inquiries and Information:
Gallery 435
435 Barton Street East
Hamilton, Ontario L8L 2Y5

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