Call for Proposals: 2024 Rental Program at Leslie Grove Gallery – Deadline Extended

The Artists’ Network is welcoming exhibition proposals for 2024

Are you a freelance curator with an idea but no gallery? Are you part of the LGBTQ2S+ or BIPOC arts community with a story to share? Are you an emerging or established artist looking to launch a solo show? Or maybe you’re part of an artists group of two or more seeking a gallery. The Artists’ Network is welcoming exhibition proposals from the visual arts community, curators, artists, and collectives, working across a wide range of mediums to exhibit in its Leslie Grove Gallery during 2024.

The Artists’ Network is particularly interested in engaging proposals from diverse creative communities to share their respective voices. We also encourage proposals that challenge the visual arts’ definition and boundaries, whether socially or aesthetically. Besides a gallery exhibition, submissions can include an artists’ talk, art demonstration, or community participation event.

Leslie Grove Gallery is located in the vibrant neighbourhood of Leslieville – steps away from art galleries, boutiques, restaurants and cafes that draw many visitors to the area, especially on weekends. The gallery offers over 70 linear feet of hanging space plus 12 linear feet on a moveable display module that allows you to customize your exhibition. With a total of 635 square feet of space, the Leslie Grove Gallery is the perfect venue for hosting your next solo or group show. Our marketing team will also extensively promote your exhibition.

Extended Submission Deadline: Sunday, December 10, 2023

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Call for Submissions: Out of the Blue – Group Colour Show

Sometimes, things just happen … “Out of the Blue”.

January will see the Leslie Grove Gallery hosting its second annual juried COLOUR show, this year we bring you the colour BLUE.

The use of blue in art has a long rich history; from the frescoes and statues of the ancient Egyptians and the spiritual art of the Renaissance to the sense of wonder and tranquility evoked in Impressionist art.

Blue is no less important today as contemporary artists grapple with portraying subtle nuances of emotion. Blue is associated with everything from sorrow and nostalgia to optimism and joy.

Artists’ Network invites all artists (members and non-members) to celebrate the colour blue with us, in all of its possible manifestations. Please submit your best 2D or 3D work that reflects what BLUE means to you.

Submission Deadline: Sunday, December 10, 2023

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Join US And Become A Member! The Artists’ Network – Where Artists Build Success

The Artists’ Network is a unique organization driven by artists, for artists.

What sets us apart is our unwavering commitment to our members. Artists make up our membership, staff, and Board of Directors, ensuring that every decision we make is guided by their needs and aspirations. We value the input and direction of our members, as well as the support of our dedicated volunteers, community partners, and generous sponsors who share our love for art.

While our main hub is the vibrant Greater Toronto Area (GTA), we welcome fine artists from all corners of Canada. We recognize that independent artists are not just creators, but also small business owners and entrepreneurs and it’s essential that they possess the skills necessary to promote themselves and manage a financially sustainable business. Our ultimate objective is to empower our members with the tools and knowledge to become self-sustaining professional artists!

Learn | Collaborate | Showcase | Expand

Advance your art career today and enjoy the benefits:

  • Submission discounts on shows such as including the highly-ranked Riverdale ArtWalk and ArtWalk in the Square.
  • Member-only shows at Leslie Grove Gallery, the Artists’ Network Gallery – with a highly visible location on Queen Street East.
  • Low cost gallery rental – your own exhibition in our beautiful space.
  • Free education seminars – learn how to be more successful in the “Business of Art” with topics such as digital marketing, working with galleries, showing internationally, and taxation. Non-members charged extra.

To learn more and join today, please visit:

For more information, contact:

Leslie Grove Gallery
1158 Queen St. East
Toronto, ON M4M 1L2