Call for Submissions: 15th Annual Contemporary Art Juried Exhibition at the Museum of Northern History

Featured Guest Artist, Master Chen Cheng-Hsun, 2023

15th Annual Contemporary Art Juried Exhibitions
Presented by the Contemporary Art Committee & Museum of Northern History

Deadline for digital submission: March 4th, 2024
Please read the Call for Submissions fully for more details.

This year’s theme is “Glimpse into Abstraction”:
This call for submissions seeks to acknowledge and celebrate an inherent freedom within the process of abstract art making. We are looking for artworks inspired by imaginary forms or those produced through a random manner of production. The pieces submitted to this call may not have reference to forms exterior to the picture itself.

The call is open to 2D, 3D, performance, video and any other contemporary approaches.

This call is not exclusive to participants from the Kirkland Lake area. All National and International artists are eligible for submissions. All disciplines are welcome.

Categories & Rules of Entry:

  1. All entries are submitted digitally for the jurying. See the Call for Submissions listed above for details (entry form and selection process).
  2. 2 dimensional work – maximum dimensions 60 inches x 60 inches in size (including frame) and a maximum weight of fifteen pounds for wall art.
  3. 3 dimensional work must be able to fit through a regular single doorway (32 inches wide)
  4. Performance & Videos (Music, Storytelling, Dance, Theatre) – no longer than 5 minutes not including credits.
  5. An artist may submit a maximum of TWO entries per category (2D works, 3D works, Performance and Video). All work must be original, created by the entrant, not older than two years and not previously shown at the Museum of Northern History.
  6. All 2D & 3D works must be properly wired and prepared for hanging/displaying.

Should an artist choose to sell their works, a 25% commission is deducted from the sale price.

Exhibition & Awards:
The Juried Exhibition will be held from April 5th to May 4th, 2024 with the Opening Ceremony and Artist Talk to be held on Saturday, April 6th from 1pm-3 pm. A series of awards of excellence will be given as deemed by the jurors.

How to Apply:
Artists should submit the Call for Submissions, entry form(s) & digital entries by March 4th, 2024:

Digital & video images must be submitted by email to:

Or sent to Kaitlyn McKay at:
Museum of Northern History
2 Chateau Drive, P.0. Box 1757
Kirkland Lake, ON
P2N 3M7

Entries must include a descriptive paragraph on the work. A current bio and C.V. (may be submitted by email)

Kaitlyn McKay
Museum of Northern History
Corporation of the Town of Kirkland Lake
2 Chateau Drive, P.O. Box 1148
Kirkland Lake, Ontario
P2N 3M7
Phone: 705-568-8800

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