Call for Submissions: 2022 Carmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibition: Tradition Transformed

Artist, Donna Chudnow with her 2021 submission, Seeing Green in the City, acrylic on canvas, 36” x 48”, 2020.

Carmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibition:
Tradition Transformed

Orillia Museum of Art & History
October 1, 2022 – January 14, 2023
Reception: October 1, 2022 | 1-3pm

Submission Deadline: August 2, 2022
Jury Results: The last week of August

Susy Oliveira, Artist and OCADU Instructor
Anders Oinonen, 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 21st 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:
There is an application fee of $35 (plus HST) per submission. Artists can submit up to 3 times with one image for each entry.

Juror’s Prize – $1500
Kevin J. Batchelor Emerging Artist Award – $1000
Paul Quarrington Multidisciplinary Arts Award – $300

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

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

Installation view of 2021 exhibition

2021 Artists:
Peter Adams, Shannon Anderson, Tobi Asmoucha, Tiffany Blaise, Chelsea Brant, Linda Briskin, Christopher Cape, Donna Chudnow, Erin Fyfe Donnelly, Holly Fay, Jane Forrest, Richard Foster, Anita Granger, Sarah Hawley, Jessica Hein, David Holden, Sharon Hunter, Philip Jackman, Jelica Jovin, Gita Karklins, Paddy Lamb, Jane Lawrence, Alexandra Majerus, Bettina Matzkuhn, Tammy McClennan, Alan McCord, Kara McIntosh, Andrew McKay, Cindy J. Miller, George Novotny, Denesee Paul, Laura Peturson, Piera Pugliese, Brenda Mabel Reid, Tom Ridout, Ava Roth, Lori Ryerson, Trish Shwart, Julia Soderholm, Marta Stares, Peter H Stranks, Denise Strong, Irina Teske, Michael Trommer, Joanna Turlej, Anna Wagner-Ott, Isaac Watamaniuk, Janine Wheeler, Elayne Windsor, Lynn Wyczolkowski, Diana Yoo, and Angela Zheng.

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


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