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Left to right: Frances Thomas, Shiver (Monoprint); Ted Fullerton, Anima Mundi, 2016 (Lithograph); Victoria Cowan, Peace of Mind, 2016 (Linocut)

Quest Art Gallery Call for Submission
2017 International Print Exchange: Piece of Mind

Deadline: March 1, 2017
Exhibition Dates: March 24 – May 13, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, March 24, 7 – 9 pm

Five out of five people have mental health as it is part of what makes us human! More than one in five of us are faced with mental illness each year. The Piece of Mind International Print Exchange encourages the creative process and the therapeutic benefits of creating and experiencing art. In addition to stimulating creation and the exploration of one’s mental health, Piece of Mind is also part of a larger dialogue, striving to end the stigma associated with mental illness and advance understanding of mental health issues. In partnership with the Waypoint Centre for Mental HealthCare, Quest Art is pleased to announce an Open Call for Submissions. Through a variety of print processes, this exchange invites artists to visualize their own insights, experiences or impressions on what affects or gives them “peace of mind”, or simply create from a place that helps maintain your own mental health.

We would like to thank esteemed printmakers Nancy Campbell, Victoria Cowan, Ted Fullerton, Liz Menard, Rod Prouse, Otis Tamasauskas and Frances Thomas for helping us draw attention to the importance of mental health and building a supportive community by agreeing to participate in this event.

Rules and Obligations of Participating artists:

  1. Create a numbered and signed edition of 10 prints. Two prints will be auctioned at Quest Art and the remainder will be distributed to other print exchange participants. The paper size should be no larger than 5 inches by 5 inches. Digital and photograph techniques may be incorporated into the composition, but all submissions must be created by a hand pulled printmaking process: e.g. serigraphy, intaglio, lithography, dry point, linocut, woodcut, collographs, pochoir, letterpress, monotype, etc.
  2. Artists are to access a formal submission form on Quest Art’s website to be filled out completely and mailed with the submission to ensure administrators have received all the correct information to present and promote artists involved and the
  3. Artists are to include an artist statement about the work and a brief bio. ( 250 words)
  4. Deadline: All editions and digital documentation must arrive physically and digitally to Quest Art by March 1, 2017. An online gallery will be created to promote the exhibit, honour the subject and celebrate the artists. Please send jpegs to jill@questart.ca for inclusion in the online exhibit with email subject “Piece of Mind Submissions”. Title images, “Artist Name, Title Of Work, Medium, Image size.” e.g. John Smith, My Piece Of Mind, Lithography
  5. Participation Fee: $20 - Pay via: PayPal (website), cheque or International Money Order (mail), or in person (Quest Art Shop). If you are mailing your edition, please ensure entries are between solid pieces of cardboard to prevent damage to images.

    Mailing Address: Quest Art, 333 King Street, Midland, Ontario, L4R 3M7


Be sure to follow updates of this event on the Quest Art Facebook Page. If you have any further questions, please visit our website www.questart.ca, email Curator, Jill Price at jill@questart.ca or give us a call at 705-526-ARTS (2787)


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Quest Art School + Gallery
705-526-2787 ext. 3444, jill@questart.ca
333 King Street, Midland, Ontario, L4R 3M7
www.QuestArt.ca

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