Call for Proposals: Main Gallery QEPCCC and Corridor Galleries

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Town of Oakville
Call for Submissions
Main Gallery QEPCCC and Corridor Galleries

Proposal deadline: February 1, 2020

The Town of Oakville welcomes proposals from artists, collectives, curators and community groups in the areas of fine art, craft, performance art and digital arts for the following exhibition spaces:

  • Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (QEPCCC): Main Gallery and Corridor Galleries; and
  • Trafalgar Park Community Centre (TPCC): Corridor Gallery

The Exhibitions Committee reviews proposals twice a year.

The QEPCCC Main Gallery presents professional artwork by local artists. Content ranges from historical to contemporary themes. Exhibitions may also include works by national and international artists and exhibitions proposed by curators or collectives. Rental rates are for a minimum of 3 weeks and range from $375 to $275 weekly. Click here for a floor plan of the Main Gallery (pdf, 173 KB).

Corridor Galleries at town facilities invites artists at any stage in their career to apply to exhibit original artwork in the Town of Oakville’s Recreation and Culture community centres including QEPCCC and Trafalgar Park Community Centre (TPCC). These public exhibition spaces provide a platform for professional and emerging artists, instructors and students in the community at large. Exhibiting in the Corridors is free. Exhibitions are on display for approximately four months.

  • QEPCCC Corridor Galleries offers a total of 4 km of exhibition hallways throughout the community centre. Up to 10 exhibitions are scheduled per season. Click here for a map of the QEPCCC corridors (pdf, 1.9 MB) and here for Corridor Gallery Guide (pdf, 2 MB).
  • TPCC Corridor Gallery offers 30 running feet of prominent exhibition space in a main corridor with high ceilings. This newly opened centre is home to a permanent display by the Oakville Museum, as well as a new outdoor public artwork by artist Laura Marotta.

APPLICATIONS

Consult the Exhibition page for an application form as well as the Exhibition Purpose and Procedures for more information. Applications must include:

  • Application form found in the Exhibition Application.
  • Written proposal with details regarding the issues or ideas explored, as well as the type of medium and format of the works to be exhibited, in three paragraphs or less.
  • Five to ten images of your work, submit by email, USB drive, CD and/or DVD. Images must be PC compatible in JPEG format, and a maximum of 1 MB file size (maximum resolution of 1024×768 pixels at 72dpi). Do not submit PowerPoint presentations, PDFs or large TIFF files. Do not send original artwork.
  • A corresponding image list. Label all materials and list the works numerically, indicating each title, year of production, materials used and overall dimensions.
  • Provide a current curriculum vitae (resumé) listing your training/education, exhibitions, grants/awards and other professional art experience (three pages maximum).

Email or deliver applications to:

qepexhibitions@oakville.ca
Gallery Submissions – Culture Programs
Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre
Town of Oakville
2302 Bridge Road
Oakville ON L6L 2G6

QUESTIONS

For more information, contact qepexhibitions@oakville.ca or 905 815 5979.

ABOUT QEPCCC

Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (QEPCCC) is a unique and dynamic public space created to fulfill the recreation, arts and cultural needs of the community. This one-of-a-kind, multi-use facility features more than 144,000 square feet of activity space, making QEPCCC one of the largest venues in Canada to house such a diverse collection of artistic, cultural and active living program opportunities, and cultural organizations.

QEPCCC offers inspiring programs for all ages and abilities including classes, workshops, camps, studio memberships and drop-in activities. The facility boasts an aquatics centre, two gymnasia, a youth centre, an older adult centre, dance studios, a recording studio, fine arts studios, a rehearsal hall, black box theatre, gallery, museum space and much more!

ABOUT TRAFALGAR PARK

Formerly Oakville Arena, the redeveloped community centre includes an arena that retains the distinctive wooden truss system recognized as a heritage feature, an indoor running track, a senior’s centre, a gymnasium, a fitness centre and public meeting spaces that offer recreational and cultural programming.

Both town of Oakville facilities are fully accessible with automatic doors, accessible parking and washrooms, wide and unobstructed pathways within the interiors and an elevator at TPCC to access multiple levels.

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Images: Documentation of Flow, World of Threads Festival 2018, QEPCCC Main Gallery (photo by Gareth Bate) and Glow by Monika Raciborski 2019, QEPCCC Corridor exhibition.