Call for Submissions: 2023 Tradition Transformed

Orillia Museum of Art & History (OMAH)

Artist and 2022 Jurors’ Choice Recipient, Tammy McLennan with her submission, Temporary Landscape, Interactive Installation. Canvas photo prints, vinyl, hemp, burlap, wood, 69″x67″x4.5″, 2022.

Call for Submissions: Tradition Transformed

Orillia Museum of Art & History
October 14, 2023 – January 13, 2024
Reception: October 14, 2023 | 1-3 pm

Submission Deadline: August 11, 2023
Jury Results: The second week of September

Amy Bagshaw: Artist/Coordinator of the Museum and Gallery Studies Program and Director of the Campus Gallery at Georgian College, Barrie, ON
Sue A. Miller: Artist/Educator/Curator

Our vast and varied landscape is as unique and diverse as the Canadians who inhabit it. The beauty of our landscape can be a source of national pride, but our land is also going through many challenges such as climate change, land claims, and loss of natural habitats. Tradition Transformed asks the question, what does the Canadian landscape mean to you.

This annual juried exhibition was created in recognition of landscape artist and Group of Seven member, Franklin Carmichael, who was born in Orillia. Now in its 22nd 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, including but not limited to drawing, painting, sculpture, photography and media arts.

Installation view of 2022 exhibition

Entry fee: There is an application fee of $35 (plus HST) per submission. Artists can submit up to 3 times, $35 (plus HST) each submission, one image for each entry.

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

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.

2022 Artists:
Nancy Bennett, Michael Black, Tommy Bourque, Kate Carder, Jennifer Clark, Jody Clement, David Cumming, Grace Dam, Destanne Dee Norris, Julie Desmarais, Steph Dunn, Mike Efford, Tanya Fenkell, Corin Ford Forrester, Peter E Fyfe, Erin Fyfe Donnelly, Curt Gaudon, Phyllis Gordon, John Graham, Anita Granger, Libby Hague, Pat Hertzberg, David Holden, Karla Houser, Xuefei (Fei) Ji, Gita Karklins, Ted Karut, Suzanne Leclair, Jessica Lin, Michael Madden, Tammy McClennan, Sandy Middleton, Carole Milon, Melissa Neil, Duane Nickerson, Taimi Poldmaa, Patti Randazzo Beckett, Kelly Rendek, Ava Roth, Lori Ryerson, Mike Salisbury, Juliana Scherzer, Barbara Schmidt, Karin Silverstone, Kelly Stevenson, Svetlana Swinimer, George Szabo, Ethel Voronkova, Elayne Windsor, Leszek Wyczolkowski, Teodora Zamfirescu

Artist and 2022 Paul Quarrington Multidisciplinary Arts Award recipient, Peter Fyfe with his submission, ABM Art Bank of Muskoka – Landscape Viewing Unit. Found wooden cabinet, 33 acrylic paintings, video (2m38s), 61″x25″x15″, 2021

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

Orillia Museum of Art & History
30 Peter St. S.
Orillia, ON L3V 5A9

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The Orillia Museum of Art & History (OMAH) is a hub of culture and heritage located in the heart of Orillia’s Arts District. OMAH offers a range of research possibilities and interpretive programs complemented by a body of rich and engaging exhibitions. The historical clock tower of the Sir Samuel Steele Memorial Building is a beacon for our location.

The Orillia Museum of Art & History respectfully acknowledges our presence on the traditional territory of the Anishnaabeg which includes the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Pottawatomi nations, collectively known as the Three Fires Confederacy. We respect and observe the long and enduring presence of Indigenous Peoples – First Nations, Metis and Inuit – on this land. Their teachings and stewardship, culture and way of life have shaped our City’s unique identity.

Museum hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 11 am to 4 pm and Thursdays until 7 pm| Suggested Admission is $5

The museum is fully accessible.

The Orillia Museum of Art & History gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of the Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario, the City of Orillia, and our community supporters and contributors.

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