Call for Entry: Drawing 2020
CALL FOR ENTRY: DRAWING 2020
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
This year we are celebrating the 21st edition of this annual juried exhibition showcasing drawings by contemporary Canadian artists. For this exhibition, a drawing is defined as an art form used to either to create a finished work of art or draft ideas that are further developed in other media. This broad definition is intended to open the exhibition to entries reflecting a wide variety of contemporary drawing materials, techniques and practices.
HOW TO ENTER
- Artists may submit images of up to three works.
- All entries must be submitted in digital jpg format.
- Detail images can be submitted.
- Each jpeg must be no more than 1.5 MB in size, and labeled as follows:
- Last Name, First Name, Title, Size (Height x Width), Date.jpg (i.e.: Smith, John, It’s a Drawing, 8.5 x 11 cm, 2020.jpg)
- Submit original drawings only
- Dimensions can be no larger that 24 inches in any one direction
- Accepted works must be framed and fitted with hanging devices
- The Gallery Director may choose not to hang any work which does not conform to entry rules or was not clearly represented on the submission
UPLOAD ENTRY MATERIALS via the JOTFORM on our web site submission page: http://airdgallery.org/submissions/.
JOT FORM Entries with digital images (jpegs) and entry fees are due Sunday, January 19, 2020 by midnight.
The entry fee is $50. It must be paid at the time of entry.
This fee covers entry of up to three works per artist and is non-refundable.
Pay fee via on-line banking using INTERAC E-Transfer.
Send fee to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jurying will take place Wednesday January 22, 2020.
NOTIFICATION OF RESULTS
Selected artists will be notified of the jurors’ decisions by email by Friday, January 24, 2020.
DELIVERY OF ACCEPTED WORKS
Accepted artworks to be delivered to the John B. Aird Gallery, 906 Queen West, Toronto on Saturday February 1, 2019 between 12 noon and 2 pm. Alternate delivery arrangements may be considered for artists living outside the 416 / 905 region.
Thursday, February 6 to Friday, February 28, 2020.
Thursday, February 6, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
PICK-UP OF ARTWORKS
Saturday, February 29, 2019 between 10 am and noon.
Artists will be informed of sales. The gallery asks for a 30% donation/commission on all sales.
Paul Petro is a curator and gallery owner who has operated his Toronto-based gallery Paul Petro Contemporary Art since 1993, programming works by contemporary Canadian and international artists on an invitation basis. He holds an Hon. BA in English literature from Glendon College, Toronto. Prior to opening his gallery, Petro was engaged as a practising artist and independent curator and served on many arts’ council advisory boards and juries. He has been extensively involved in the artist-run sector in Canada including the Programming Committee at A Space, Toronto (1986-89) and as a Founding Director of Inter/Access (1983), an artist-run centre in Toronto providing training and exhibition space for artists working in electronic media. He was the Director of Evelyn Aimis Fine Art (1986-93), a private international contemporary art gallery in Toronto. Paul Petro is also past President and member of the Board of Directors for C Magazine (2001-2009), a Toronto-based international contemporary art quarterly.
ABOUT THE JOHN B. AIRD GALLERY
Our Mission: The Aird is a generous, safe contemporary art exhibition space where visual culture can be shared and explored by an audience as diverse as its makers. The John B. Aird Gallery, www.airdgallery.org, commonly referred to as “The Aird”, is an independent, not-for-profit, charitable public gallery that showcases contemporary visual artists and strives to build awareness and enjoyment of the arts while creating an accessible space (free admission) for excellence in the visual arts. It was named in honour of the 23rd Lieutenant Governor of Ontario (1980-1985), John Black Aird, because of his support for excellence in the visual arts. The Aird provides an inviting space for both emerging and seasoned artists, exhibiting up to 500 artists per year. Formerly the Macdonald Gallery, the Aird reopened in May of 1985 as a result of an agreement between the Government of Ontario and six visual arts organizations, namely: Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour, Ontario Crafts Council, Ontario Society of Artists, Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, Society of Canadian Artists, and Sculptors Society of Canada. The mission of the Gallery is to foster awareness and enjoyment of artworks by contemporary professional artists. The Gallery endeavors to recognize, encourage and nurture excellence in the visual arts.