Call for Entry: Sculpture 2021

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SCULPTURE 2021
Online Exhibition+Artbook – CALL FOR ENTRY

JUROR: Robert Birch
DEADLINE: Sunday, May 2, 2021, by midnight
airdgallery.org/submissions

Be part of our online exhibition and ‘art book’.
All accepted contemporary sculpture based work will be included in an online slide show and publication.

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
This year we are initiating our first juried online exhibition + art book featuring ‘contemporary sculpture’. For the purposes of this project, the term, ‘contemporary sculpture’ refers to sculpture—produced today. Within this expanded context, sculpture is understood as carving and modeling from traditional materials like stone, metal, wood, and clay, but it is not confined to these materials or processes. Submissions may include but not be limited to a combination of Cubist, Constructivist, Dadaist, Futurist, Pop-Art, Minimalist, Conceptual art influences and/or assemblage or installation.

JUROR’S BIO
Robert Birch is the President of the Birch Contemporary art gallery, a seminal venue that features emerging to established Canadian and international artists, with regular monthly exhibitions. The Birch Contemporary principal holds a BA, in Art and Art History Specialist Degree from University of Toronto at Mississauga – Erindale College and a Visual Arts Diploma from Sheridan College. His seminal art gallery opened its doors to the public more than three decades ago. For more detail about the gallerist and the significant contemporary artists he represents, visit the Birch Contemporary art gallery here.

ABOUT THE JOHN B. AIRD GALLERY
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. It was named in honour of the 23rd Lieutenant Governor of Ontario (1980-1985), John Black Aird, because of his support for the creation of the Gallery and for excellence in the visual arts. The mission of the Gallery is to offer a generous, safe contemporary art exhibition space where visual culture can be shared and explored by an audience as diverse as its makers.

HOW TO ENTER

  • Artists may submit images of up to two works
  • All entries must be submitted in digital jpg format
  • 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, Sara, It’s a sculpture, 8.5 x 11 cm, 2021.jpg)
  • Submit original sculpture images, only

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

KEY DATES:

ENTRY DEADLINE
JOT FORM Entries with digital images (jpegs) and entry fees are due Sunday, May 2, 2021, by midnight.

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

JURYING
Jurying will take place the week of May 10, 2021.

NOTIFICATION OF RESULTS
Selected artists will be notified of the jurors’ decisions by email the week of May 17, 2021.

Online EXHIBITION & PUBLICATION LAUNCH
To Be Announced in the month of July 2021.

SALES
Artists will be informed of sales. The gallery asks for a 30% donation/commission on all sales.

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 RR000

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