Call for Entry: Drawing 2022

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Image: Alice Killaly, Coming Down Is Easier But More Dangerous, 1868, graphite and mixed media on paper

CALL FOR ENTRY
DRAWING 2022
Online juried slide exhibition, with playlist and PDF publication

JUROR: Christian Siroyt
ENTRY DEADLINE: Friday, January 28, 2022, by midnight.
SUBMIT HERE: airdgallery.org/submissions

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
This year we are celebrating the 23rd edition of this annual juried exhibition, with an online slideshow accompanied by a playlist and PDF publication showcasing drawings by contemporary Canadian artists. For this exhibition, a drawing is defined as an art form used 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 two works
  • All entries must be submitted in digital jpg format
  • Detail images can be submitted
  • JPG images size between 300 and 500 DIP and labeled as follows: Artist’s Last Name, Artwork Title, Date.jpg
  • Submit original drawings only
  • The Gallery Director may choose not to include works that do not conform to entry rules

UPLOAD ENTRY MATERIALS via the JOTFORM on our website submission page: airdgallery.org/submissions

KEY DATES:

ENTRY DEADLINE
JOT FORM Entries with digital images (jpegs) and entry fees are due Friday, January 28, 2022, by midnight.

ENTRY FEE
The entry fee is $50. It must be paid at the time of entry. This fee covers the entry of up to two works per artist and is non-refundable.

JURYING
Jurying will take place in mid-February 2022

NOTIFICATION OF RESULTS
Selected artists will be notified of the jurors’ decisions by email late-February 2022

EXHIBITION DATES
Late March to Late May 2022.

SALES
Artists will be informed of sales. The gallery asks for a 30% CANADA HELPS donation.

JUROR
Christian Siroyt is an artist, writer, and independent curator. He holds a BA in Literary Studies & Cinema Studies with Book and Media Studies from the University of Toronto, and an MFA in Criticism and Curatorial Practice from OCADU. He is co-founder and co-director of Cassandra Cassandra. Siroyt previously worked as Curator at Museum Strathroy-Caradoc, and as Senior Research Assistant at Wapatah: Centre for Indigenous Visual Knowledge at OCADU.

ABOUT THE JOHN B. AIRD GALLERY
The John B. Aird Gallery (1985-present) is a self-funded non-profit public art gallery with a director/curator, a managing board, and charitable-tax-status. The Gallery hosts up to nine exhibits per year, many accompanied by online publications, plus our annual Mistletoe Magic fundraiser. These exhibits provide participation opportunities for up to four hundred artists year upon year.

The Aird prides itself on being inclusive, hosting several large-group shows (online or in-situ), and two or three annual Arts Council and/or Scotiabank CONTACT Festival of Photography funded exhibits that pay CARFAC fees.

The Gallery’s mission is to provide a generous, safe contemporary art exhibition space where visual culture can be shared and explored by an audience as diverse as its makers. We believe visual culture inspires, engages, and amplifies Toronto’s communities.

In September 2019 the Aird Gallery moved from the provincial-government buildings at Bay and Wellesley, to a temporary location on West-Queen-West. We foresee returning to our 3,500 square foot space on the second floor in the Macdonald Block before the end of the decade.

John B. Aird Gallery | www.airdgallery.org
Artscape West Queen West
906 Queen Street West, B05, Toronto, M6J 1G6
A Canadian Registered Charity: 85850 5191 RR0001

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