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Visual Arts Mississauga’s Call for Entry – 40th Annual Juried Show of Fine Arts

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 5, 2017 - Deadline to submit
THURSDAY JANUARY 11, 2018, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. - Opening Reception & Awards at AGM
January 11, 2018 – February 10, 2018 - Exhibition Dates

Visual Arts Mississauga (VAM) welcomes emerging and established artists living and working in Ontario to apply to participate in our 40th Annual Juried Show of Fine Arts. The selected art works will be on display at the Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM) from January 11, 2018 – February 10, 2018.

Faisal Anwar
Jayne Wilkinson
John Armstrong


  • Applications are only accepted electronically and should be sent to with ATTN: 40th Juried Art Show noted in the Subject line.

  • Artists may submit 1 recent piece (completed between 2015 – 2017) for jurying. Open to all emerging and established artists 18 years and over living and working in Ontario.

  • Submissions can include paintings in any medium; drawings; works of mixed-media; hand-pulled prints; fibre art and sculpture (free standing and two-dimensional), photography, new media and video.

  • All works must be exhibition-ready. For 2 dimensional work this includes being professionally framed with appropriate mounting hardware. Photographic work must be framed or mounted on rigid surface. (D-hooks or end wiring must be securely attached to the frame. Faulty or poor wiring is not acceptable.) NOTE: Art work that has been juried into the show but are not considered exhibition-ready when delivered to the AGM will not be included in the exhibition.

  • For 2 dimensional submissions, send only one digital image of the entire art work only with your application.

  • Maximum size for 2 dimensional artworks is 132 cm wide by 360 cm high. NOTE: 132 cm is the maximum width per submission. Diptychs and triptychs must fit within these dimensions.

  • For 3 dimensional/sculptural pieces, artists can send two images (two different views), or video of work in-site demonstrating audio, visual, kinetics as it applies to the work, with your application.

  • For film, video or new media works please include work on DVD format for both video and audio (marked with Length of Work - run time), and a YouTube link to the piece for the jurors to view. Submissions must be accompanied by clear exhibition specifications and a signed model release form if applicable.

  • Only completed applications submitted on or before the deadline (midnight, Sunday November 5, 2017) will be considered. This includes application form, accompanying artist biography, electronic image of a recent work of art and the application fee. To pay your fee by credit card, please call 905-277-4313, daily 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • No substitutions. Only works that have been accepted by the jurors will be included in the exhibition.

  • Works sold are subject to 20% commission to the Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM).
    Entry fees and VAM Membership fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

VAM & AGM reserves the right to decline a submission deemed unsuitable for the Show. This can include work that is not dry; insecurely or improperly framed; works previously submitted or published; work created with assistance, reproductions or copies of another’s artwork (including instructor demos). Giclées of paintings are considered reproductions and are not acceptable.

$45 + HST for Non-Members
$30 + HST for VAM Members

Entries – images and information should be submitted to – please put JURIED SHOW in the Subject Line.

Application is available here: VAM40 Application Info

To register payment online: VAM40 Payment Page

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Image still: 2017 First Place winner Can You Hear Me? HD video, 2:20 mins, 2015 by Shazia Javed





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