Call for Submissions: 2nd Annual International Women’s Day Art Show

2ND Annual Art Show in recognition of International Women’s Day

Dates: January 14 to March 18, 2023
Submission Deadline: November 30, 2022

In partnership with Arts Society King (ASK), the King Heritage & Cultural Centre (KHCC) is pleased to announce its 2ND Annual Art Show in recognition of International Women’s Day to be held from January 14 to March 18, 2023. The KHCC is located at 2920 King Rd., King City, Ontario, L7B 1L6.

The King Heritage & Cultural Centre is inclusive of all abilities, experiences and orientations. This exhibition is open to emerging and established women artists and artists who self-identify as women.

Artists are encouraged to interpret this year’s theme through both their art and accompanying story. Artwork does not have to be created specifically for this show but must be a recent work (created since 2020) and relate to the theme of the art show.

Theme for 2023: STEREOTYPE SMASH

Some images and societal beliefs (regarding gender roles and equality, ideal bodies, sexuality and aging, for example) have outlasted their usefulness, are dated, inappropriate or are just plain untrue…take one and re-create it, re-imagine, re-contextualize…smash it!

A completed registration form, an artist statement of up to 100 words, a good quality image of your artwork and payment of $25 must be received by November 30, 2022 to be considered for the show.

Registration is ongoing from September 12 to November 30, 2022.
Artists are encouraged to apply early as available spots may fill before the deadline.

LOCATION: King Heritage & Cultural Centre (KHCC), 2920 King Road, King City, ON


  • All participating artists should identify as women and be 14 years of age or older.
  • Artwork submitted must relate to the theme for 2023 (Stereotype Smash) as interpreted by each artist.
  • All forms of art will be accepted (including work created digitally).
  • Original artwork only (e.g. no photomechanical reproductions of paintings).
  • Only one entry (one piece of artwork) may be entered into the show by each artist.
  • Each artist must submit an artist statement in the form of poetry or prose, of no more than 100 words, that offers insight to their artwork and enhances the artist’s interpretation of the show’s theme.
  • Maximum size is 16 square feet for 2D work, preferably no wider than 60“(152 cm) across. Size restrictions may apply for 3D work. Please contact the KHCC if your work is larger than the guidelines.
  • Framed work must be clean and ready for gallery display (proper d-rings and wire for wall mounting). Unframed paintings must be clean and have finished/painted sides. Artwork will be not accepted unless it is gallery ready.


  • Applications will be reviewed by our in-house panel made up of KHCC staff and Exhibitions Committee.
  • Entries will be considered in the order that registration is received. Please note that hanging space may all be allocated by the deadline of November 30, 2022 so we suggest that artists register early.
  • The KHCC may edit stories/statements that exceed 100 words for the purpose of display.
  • The KHCC will produce a label to include name of artist, title, medium, size of artwork, sale price (if applicable) and artist’s story/statement.
  • Sale of artwork is at discretion of each artist. A commission of 20% to the KHCC will apply on all sales.
  • If your work will require a display case or specific hanging arrangements, please contact the KHCC in advance.
  • Although it can be sold, artwork must remain on display for the entire duration of the exhibit.
  • KHCC and ASK may share photos of your artwork and story on social media for promotional purposes, as part of a long-term digital exhibit and/or as part of a printed art catalogue.
  • The KHCC reserves the right to decline a submission deemed unsuitable for the Show.
  • Artwork must be delivered to the King Heritage & Cultural Centre in early January 2023 on a specified day and time, as arranged with KHCC staff.

For more information please contact the King Heritage & Cultural Centre (KHCC):
Instagram: @kingmuseum
Facebook: @kingheritageandculturalcentre

The King Heritage & Cultural Centre is an accessible site.