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150 Epic Years/150 années Épiques presented by the Temiskaming Art Gallery
Call for Submissions now open!

Organization Profile:
The Temiskaming Art Gallery is a recognized leader within our community and the Northern arts and culture scene for providing innovative arts programming. TAG is dedicated to developing partnerships with organizations and communities to make art accessible to all while also providing learning and teaching resources.

The 150 Epic Years / 150 années Épiques celebration is sponsored by the Temiskaming Art Gallery in collaboration with the City of Temiskaming Shores.

Project Profile:
150 Epic Years / 150 années Épiques is a community celebration to be held June 24, 2017 for Canada’s 150th birthday. This festive occasion will celebrate what it means to be Canadian with historic trivia, a historic costume contest, sing-a-longs featuring cultural favourites, a display of original artistic banners and five main stage performances. These banners will create a colourful and inviting atmosphere during our celebration, which reflects Canada’s multiculturalism and honours Aboriginal Canadian culture.

Deadline: February 25, 2017

Call for Artists Description:
The Temiskaming Art Gallery is asking for submission of banners celebrating the 150th anniversary of Canada, the different cultures that founded our nation, and paying tribute to Aboriginal peoples.

The 150 Epic Years / 150 années Épiques selection committee reserves the right to accept artworks when suitable and to decide where the works are to be displayed.

A limited selection will be made from the submissions to be reproduced for display throughout the City of Temiskaming Shores. Selected artists will be paid a reproduction fee.

Project Goals and Objectives:
The banners will introduce colour and excitement to the 150th anniversary celebration on June 24, 2017.

The goals of this project are to:

  1. Create the ambience for the celebration
  2. Select the most distinct banners touching on the theme 150 Epic Years/150 années Épiques
  3. Engage the public
  4. Provide an artistic amenity for the enjoyment of all participants of the celebration

The banners should reflect any of the following themes as embraced in the three founding cultures (Aboriginal, French, & English):
Heritage, industry, celebrities, sustainability, environment, buildings, arts, technology, transportation, innovation, Canada’s future, sports, etc.

Banner Entries:
Banners will measure 36 inches wide by 72 inches long OR 12 inches wide by 36 inches long, be weather resistant, and easily rolled up. A hem of 2” needs to be included at the top and bottom of the banner for hanging purposes. Artists are responsible for return shipping and handling.

All banners will be for sale with the minimum sale price to be set by the artist. The Temiskaming Art Gallery will receive 20% commission on every banner sale.

2 awards of excellence of $500 will be given, 1 for each category.

How to Apply:
Artists should submit the following requirements by February 25, 2017:

  1. Original artwork & a signed waiver form (available from the TAG website) must be postmarked by February 25, 2017 and sent to:
    Temiskaming Art Gallery
    325 Farr Drive. P.O. Box 1090,
    Haileybury ON,
    P0J 1K0
  2. A current bio and C.V. (may be submitted by email)
  3. Artists applying as a team may submit C.V. and bio as a team (may be submitted by email)
  4. A brief description of each banner stating its title, date, medium, size (may be submitted by email)

Temiskaming Art Gallery
Phone: (705) 672-3706
Address: 325 Farr Drive. P.O. Box 1090, Haileybury ON, P0J 1K0
Facebook: temiskamingartgallery






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