Call for Submissions – 2020 Annual Juried Exhibition: Quest for The Environment


Quest Art School + Gallery presents its annual TD Thor Wealth Management Annual Juried Exhibition: Quest for The Environment. Now OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS.

A national open call to Canadian artists, TD Wealth – Thor Wealth Management Group is working with Quest Art to sponsor three prestigious art prizes for our 2020 annual juried exhibition. This investment in the arts helps to ensure rural or remote communities have access to high quality programming through exposure to some of Canada’s best works of art.

Artists will be asked to create submissions that reflect the material and ecological consequences of what the role of the artist is, and can be, in this new age of the “Anthropocene” – a recently proposed term indicating that we have entered a new geologic era in which human impact on the planet measures at the scale of the geologic. We will be challenging artists as to how they can respond to this unprecedented moment of ecological crisis and environmental impact.


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  2. Decide how many works you would like to submit (up to 3)


Quest Members: 1 work = $30, 2 works $60, 3 works $90 (Canadian Dollars)
Non-Members: 1 work = $35, 2 works $70, 3 works $105 (Canadian Dollars)

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  2. Type in the total amount required for your number of submissions and enter your credit card information
  3. Create your account


  • Submission Deadline: Monday, November 30th at 11:59pm
  • Online Exhibition: January 10th to March 21st, 2021
  • All submitted work must be 72 ppi/dpi or higher
  • This will be an online exhibition only due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic
  • Open to all Canadian artisans, except jurors, Quest Art staff, their families and those with whom they reside
  • Each artist may submit three original works created in the last two years for jurying. If more than three works are submitted, only the first three will be viewed
  • Entry-fee is non-refundable
  • All entries will be juried and the decision of the jurors is final
  • Images of accepted submissions may be used in print of electronic media by Quest Art
  • Jury Results will be emailed no later than December 15th, by 11:59pm
  • No entry may be withdrawn once it has been accepted

For more information or assistance contact Executive Director Virginia Eichhorn

Prizes: 1st Prize: $1000; 2nd Prize: $750; 3rd Prize: $500

Pamela Edmonds – Senior Curator, McMaster Museum of Art
John Hartman – One of Canada’s preeminent painters
Earl Miller – Independent Curator and Arts Writer

Event Address: 333 King Street, Midland, Ontario L4R 3M7

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