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QUEST ART CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
INNOVATIONS ’19: A JURIED EXHIBITION OF CONTEMPORARY CRAFT

DEADLINE: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 11:59 PM

Prizes:
1st Place - $500
2nd Place - $300
3rd Place - $200

Jurors:
Dr. Denis Longchamps (Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery)
Stuart Reid (Grey Bruce Community Foundation)
Sarah Quinton (Textile Museum of Canada)

Exhibition: January 11 – March 30, 2019
Reception: Friday, January 11 | 7—9pm
Deadline: Saturday, November 10, 2018
Jury Results: Saturday, December 1, 2018

Quest Art is pleased to announce a call for contemporary craft. Aiming to raise awareness of the work of talented craftspeople across Canada, works selected will acknowledge the artistic vision and innovation of their creator while reflecting the personal language and distinct hand of their maker. A material expansion of Quest Art's bi-annual juried textile exhibition, this call now supports the skills and knowledge of artisans at the forefront of their fields in ceramics, metal, glass, wood, leather, fibres and other non-traditional media. We encourage submissions which reinterpret tradition to make it relevant today and demonstrates how craft and design are valuable contributions to the culture of our time.

Entry fee per submission: Members $30, Non- Members $35
Submissions are made by registering online.
Submission Guidelines are available here and listed below.


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JUROR BIOS:

Dr. Denis Longchamps is the new Executive Director at the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo. The past Artistic Director and Chief Curator at the Art Gallery of Burlington, he received his PhD in art history in 2009 from Concordia University in Montreal where he also administered the Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art. In addition, Longchamps taught art and craft history at Concordia University, York University and at Dawson College and contributed essays, articles and reviews to magazines and journals such as Espace-Sculpture, Ceramics Monthly, Ceramics Art and Perception. Recent projects include the touring exhibition Naked Craft (Canada & Scotland, 2015-2017) and the inaugural Canadian Craft Biennial (2017). He was the publisher and managing editor of Cahiers métiers d’art: Craft Journal (2006-2016).

Stuart Reid is a former president of the Ontario Association of Art Galleries and currently sits on the Board of Craft Ontario. He served four years as Director/Curator of Rodman Hall Art Centre and also served as Executive Director of the Mackenzie Art Gallery in Regina, where he was also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Regina from 2009 to 2012. From 2001 to 2009, he was Director/Curator of Tom Thomson Art Gallery in Owen Sound and held curatorial posts at Art Gallery of Mississauga (2002-2009) and former Ontario Crafts Council Gallery (1999-2002). A graduate of York University, he is an elected member of IKT International Curators of Contemporary Art Network, Luxembourg and an award-winning writer of over 60 exhibition catalogues and several books.

Sarah Quinton is Curatorial Director at Toronto’s Textile Museum of Canada. Her curatorial projects focus on practices that explore contemporary textiles as they inform and intersect with sculpture, photography, video, design and site-specific installations. The recipient of several grants and awards in recognition of her curatorial writing and projects, Quinton mentors emerging artists and curators by guiding post-secondary and private studio critiques across Canada. Quinton holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia; a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and a diploma from Sheridan College, Mississauga.


2016 Selected Artists & Winners:

CATH ADELE
JUDY ARCHER
SUSAN BIDINOSTI
SYDNEY BOUWERS (AWARD WINNER)
PAT BURNS-WENDLAND
VICTORIA CARLEY
MITA GIACOMINI
PHILIP HARE
MARTHA HENRICKSON
FIONA LEGG (AWARD WINNER)
JOANNE LOMAS
PAMELA KING
TERESA MOORE
SAM PEDICELLI
TRUDY PERKS
BARB RAMSAY
JANE SELBIE
HILARY SLATER
JENNIFER TSUCHIDA
DIANA UN-JIN-CHO
KIM WILKIE
BERNADETTE WELLS
JEN WILSON


Terms and Conditions of Applying

Open to all Canadian artists, except jurors, Quest Art staff, their families and those with whom they reside.

Each artist may submit three original works created in the last two years for jurying. If more than three works are submitted, only the first three will be viewed.

Entries will be accepted until 11: 59 pm on Saturday, November 10, 2018, 11:59 pm

Entry fee per artwork: $30 Members, $35 Non Members

Entry fee is non-refundable.

Size: There are no size restrictions for this competition; however works may be selected based on space limitations of the galleries.

Presentation: All works accepted to the show must be ready for display without damage. Quest Art reserves the right to reject works unprofessionally presented or misrepresented though photo documentation on the online submission.

If a work requires technology or special fixtures for presentation (shelving, suspended….) all equipment must be provided to the gallery at the expense of the artist and with clear instructions.

If works are for sale, Quest Art will receive a 30% members or 40% non-members commission on sales.

All entries will be juried and the decision of the jurors is final.

Images of accepted submissions may be used in print or electronic media by Quest Art.

Results will be emailed no later than Saturday, December 1, 2018.

Receipt of Work: The receiving and start of installation will take place at Quest Art on or before Monday, January 7 from 10 –5 pm. Works will be accepted if they are mailed or shipped (costs incurred are the responsibility of the artist). Please contact gallery to discuss these arrangements.

Return of Work: Unsold work must be picked up on Monday, April 1 or had other arrangements made on an individual basis. Long term STORAGE IS NOT AVAILABLE.

Insurance for works being shipped is the responsibility of the entrant.

No entry may be withdrawn once it has been accepted and must remain in the gallery for the duration.


For information/Media Contact: Executive Director, Virginia Eichhorn, Virginia@questart.ca, 705 526–2787

Quest Art School & Gallery
333 King Street, Midland, Ontario, L4R 3M7
questart.ca, 705-526-2787

Quest Art acknowledges that they are guests on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe peoples including the Ojibway/Chippewa’s and Potawatomi, and the ancestral home of the Huron-Wendat Nation.

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