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KUMF Gallery - Call for Submissions

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Left: Victor Gontarov’s Heavenly Boat (Небесний човен) 1998. Right: Luboslaw Hutsaliuk’s, Red and Black Landscape (1971).

KUMF Gallery located in Toronto’s west-end is dedicated to the exhibition and promotion Ukrainian-Canadian artists, Ukrainian artists from around the world and Canadian artists of diverse cultural backgrounds. The Gallery maintains a year-round program of solo and group exhibitions by emerging, mid-career and established local, national and international visual artists. For the benefit of current and future generations the Ukrainian Canadian Art Foundation collects, preserves and interprets Ukrainian art works and is the custodian of the Permanent Collection. Selected art from the Permanent Collection of more than 500 fine art works provides a context and forum for dialogue about KUMF Gallery’s exhibitions and contemporary issues. In 1975, The Ukrainian Canadian Art Foundation and KUMF Gallery, Toronto were established as a non-profit organization.

KUMF Gallery is launching and inviting submissions from Canadian artists for the newly created, Expanded Reach Programme entitled, “A Reply to the Permanent Collection” with the début of Myth, Legend and Fairy Tales, December’s fund-raiser, “Exquisite Holiday Treasures” and Imaginative Cityscapes.



December 2018 - Myth, Legend and Fairy Tales

All the magical creatures of myths, legends, and fairy tales come alive at the stroke of midnight in Christmas stories. In Victor Gontarov’s Heavenly Boat (Небесний човен) 1998, the child in a dreamlike state, rocking in his mother's soft embrace, envisions an animated magical universe. The boat personified by the Siren's singing face, the dove a messenger of the Divine, the mills, houses and earthly creatures are left behind as the boat gently rocks and floats into a fairy tale dream world.

KUMF Gallery is calling for submissions in response to Hontarov's Heavenly Boat in all media; creative reflections and interpretations, enchanting images of fairies, and creatures that we all would like so much to encounter at the magical time of Christmas.

Submission Deadline: November 23, 2018

Exhibition Dates: December 6 – 21, 2018

Opening reception: Sunday December 9, 2018, Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Notification of Acceptance - Artists will be notified of the selection committee’s decision by e-mail or telephone by Thursday, November 29, 2018.

Delivery of Artwork - Artwork to be delivered to KUMF Gallery, 145 Evans Avenue, Suite 101 on Saturday, December 1, 2019.

Pick-Up of Artwork - December 22, 2018.



December 2018 - KUMF Gallery’s “Exquisite Holiday Treasures”

KUMF Galley invites new, emerging and established artists to submit works that are specifically 6 x 6 inches or 7 x 5 inches, unframed for the Exquisite Holiday Treasures presentation wall. Accepting painting, sculpture and graphics submissions. Each one-of-a-kind artwork will be sold for $100.00 with 50% of the sale price toward KUMF Gallery’s educational programs and 50% to the artist. We look forward to your support and receiving your artworks on Saturday, December 1, 2018 for this special fundraiser. Artworks must be wired but not framed. Maximum submissions 4 pieces. Artists to pick up artworks on January 23, 2019.



May 2019 - Imaginative Cityscape

The urban landscape when viewed from a city shoreline is ever changing; crisp and grey in the dusk of the morning, barely visible in the summer fog or afternoon haze, or red and black under the setting sun as portrayed in Luboslaw Hutsaliuk’s, Red and Black Landscape (1971).

KUMF Gallery is calling for photo-based responses, reflections and interpretations of Hutsaliuk’s Red and Black Landscape.

KUMF Gallery is pleased to participate in Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival (2019), celebrating and fostering photography and related media throughout May.

Submission Deadline: April 19, 2019

Exhibition Dates: May 3 - May 31, 2019

Opening Reception: Sunday May 5, 2019, Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Notifications of Acceptance - Artists will be notified of the selection committee’s decision by e-mail or telephone by Thursday, April 18, 2019.

Delivery of Artwork - Artwork to be delivered to KUMF Gallery, 145 Evans Avenue, Suite 101 on Saturday, April 27, 2019.

Pick-Up of Artwork - June 01, 2019.



TERMS OF ENTRY for the December 2018 and May 2019 exhibitions

All works must be original and created by the artists within the last three years.

December 2018 - Artists may enter up to two (2) artworks: painting, sculpture, graphics and photography. Maximum dimensions: 36” inches in width.

May 2019 - Artists may enter up to two (2) photography artworks. Maximum dimensions: 36” in width.

Artists must submit digital images: jpeg file(s) on a CD or email to: info@kumfgallery.com Subject title: Editions. CDs will not be returned. Digital image file: Jpeg, maximum size 1MB and must include: artists name, title, medium and dimensions in inches and year for each image.

Submission fee: A non-refundable entry fee of $30 per work. Please make the cheque or money order payable to: U.C.A.F.

Accepted artwork must be ready to display and labeled on the back. Two-dimensional work must be framed and wired for hanging.

Insurance: Artwork will be insured by KUMF Gallery for the duration of the exhibition. Insurance to and from KUMF Gallery is the responsibility of the artist.



For more information or questions about submissions, please contact:
Diana Melnychenko, Administrator, KUMF Gallery info@kumfgallery.com / 416.766.6802


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KUMF Gallery - www.kumfgallery.com
145 Evans Avenue, Suite 101, Toronto, ON  M8Z 5X8
Hours: Thursday & Friday 1:00 - 6:00pm / Saturday & Sunday 1:00 - 5:00pm

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