Proposing an exhibition

Artists interested in showing at the Grimsby Public Art Gallery should submit a proposal of their work. We evaluate proposals on an ongoing basis - there is no official call for submissions or deadline.

If you would like to submit a proposal, please include a current artist statement, a CV (resume), 10-20 images and an image list. Please note the Gallery uses PCs; please do not send Mac exclusive files. Digital images should be no larger than 3mb in size. Additional support material may also be included, but should be kept to a minimum.

Submissions should be addressed to:

Rhona Wenger, Director
Grimsby Public Art Gallery
18 Carnegie Lane
Grimsby, ON L3M 1Y1

Art in the Library

Art in the Library is a program of the Grimsby Public Art Gallery, supported and run by the Gallery's Volunteer Committee, to display works of art by local artists on a designated wall in the Library and occasionally in the Main Lobby.

Applications should be submitted on the form provided, including a résumé, an artist's statement and some visual samples of their work (jpegs on CD or photographs).

For more information, please download the Application form. [link to Art in the Library application form]

Exhibition Assistance for Artists

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery is a recommender Gallery in Zone 2 for the Ontario Arts Council's (OAC) Exhibition Assistance granting program. 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 images must be compatible with PCs), a CV (resume), budget, a letter of confirmation for upcoming exhibition, an artist's statement and description of the exhibition.

If you would like your support material returned, please include a SASE with sufficient postage. All support material will be returned following the recommender's decision. Grant amounts range between $500 - $1500 and are handed out three times a year.

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery's yearly deadlines are:

  • January 13
  • July 31
  • October 31

OAC has more information, applications and guidelines. Hard copies of the application and guidelines may also be picked up at the Grimsby Public Art Gallery, located at 18 Carnegie Lane.

Artist development Circle

GPAG's Artist development Circle gives artists from Grimsby and the surrounding area an opportunity to get together for open discussions about a variety of topics related to artistic professional development.  There has been a small change to this program, gatherings will now be an Open Studio.  Work on your artwork while discussing topics the group has shown interest in.


Artist development Circles are held in the studio one Sunday a month, from 1:00-4:30 p.m. Upcoming dates:

  • October 21
  • November 18
  • December 16

All are welcome; drop in to find out how we can work together to build your artistic career.

Calls for submissions and job postings

Ongoing listings

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

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. (Please refer to the descriptions of the Galleries to decide which is more appropriate for your needs/practice).

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.

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

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.

Phone: 905-641-0331


Job Postings on OAAG

The Ontario Association of Art Galleries maintains a job posting board called Jobline, updated weekly. Please visit OAAG's web site and explore the Jobline feature for details on each position.

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