Call for Submissions: 2021 Carmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibition: Tradition Transformed


Photographer, Peter Stranks with his 2020 submission, Let The Myth of Norman Rockwell Die, digital photograph, printed on archival rag paper

Carmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibition:
Tradition Transformed

Orillia Museum of Art & History
November 5, 2021– January 22, 2022
Reception: November 6 | 1-3pm

Submission Deadline: September 7, 2021
Jury Results: The last week of September

Martha Reeve, Art Advisor
Deborah Farquharson, Interdisciplinary Artist

The Carmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibition: Tradition Transformed was created in recognition of Group of Seven member, Franklin Carmichael, who was born in Orillia. Now in its 20th year, this juried exhibition calls on artists from across the country to submit work that reimagines the Canadian landscape through the artist’s chosen medium. While Carmichael believed in traditionalism and classical modes of artistic expression, he was very much invested in contemporary artistic styles having been inspired by his native Canadian surroundings.

The landscape is a place of unique national character and pride for Canadians of different and unique backgrounds, but is also a mirror that reflects change, settlement and environmental deterioration. Tradition Transformed marks the ever-changing landscape of the artist’s mind, fulfilling the Group of Seven’s aim to create a uniquely Canadian identity.

All media/approaches are most welcome.

Entry fee: Artists can enter/apply up to 3 times with one work of art/one image for each entry. This year, there is no application fee to enter.

If successful at jury, a hanging fee of $35 (+HST) must be paid on or before hanging.

Juror’s Prize – $1500
Kevin J. Batchelor Emerging Artist Award – $1000

Submission Information:
Submission info, including guidelines and form can be found on our website here.

Submission inquiries to Tanya Cunnington, Arts Programming Coordinator by EMAIL.


Installation view of 2020 exhibition

2020 Artists:
Michael Black
David Brandy
Diana Braun-Woodbury
Paige Bromby
Caleb Butler
Mike Callaghan
Lisa Clark
Dalla Coletta
Sarah Cullen
Rosellen D’Agostino
Deborah Danelley
Adele Derkowski
Claire Domitric
Maria Drazilov
Michael Drolet
Amir Farokhpour
Janice Feist
Tanya Fenkell
Marie Finkelstein
Adam Gagnon
Larry Glazar
Lori Goldberg
Anita Granger
Jude Griebel
Julie Grimaldi
Cathy Groulx
Martha Henrickson
Shaney Herrmann
David Holden
Stevan Ioannidis
Alex Jack
Gita Karklins
Justin Langille
Marie Lannoo
Bethany LeBlonc
Cathryn MacFarlane
Monique Martin
Ingrid Mayrhofer
David McClyment
Alan McCord
Greg McCullough
Sue Miller
Suzanne Morrison
Frank Myers
Laurie O’Reilly
Krista Pain
Jackie Partridge
Denesee Paul
Amanda PL
Emily Pleasance
Stephanie Porter
Cynthia Postma
Janet Read
Samantha Reimer
Linda Rutenberg
Lori Ryerson
Liz Schamehorn
Barbara Schmidt
Amy Shackleton
Bewabon Shilling
Melanie Siegel
Karin Silverstone
Marta Stares
Patrick Stieber
Peter Stranks
Joanna Strong
Marisa Swangha
Sage Szkabarnicki-Stuart
Amy Thompson
Stephanie Thompson
Irina Valentin
Stephanie Vegh
Rachael Warnock
Janine Wheeler
Lingxiang Wu

For information/Media Contact: Tanya Cunnington Arts Programming Coordinator
705 326–2159 x109 | EMAIL


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