Call for Submissions | Art Gallery of Hamilton Art Sale 2020


Submission Deadline: February 28, 2020

From April 23 – 26, 2020, the Art Gallery of Hamilton (AGH) will celebrate its 21st AGH Art Sale. The annual AGH Art Sale is the largest event of its kind, exhibiting artworks available for purchase from contemporary artists in Hamilton and the surrounding region. The event is hosted by the AGH Art Sales + Services, a revenue generating department in support of public programming at the AGH.

We are seeking submissions from emerging and established Canadian artists for the upcoming AGH Art Sale. Submissions will be reviewed and juried by an art advisory committee to select approximately 60 artists for the event.

We thank everyone for taking the time to make a submission. Please note that due to the volume of submissions we will only be contacting successful applicants by March 13th, 2020.

Please read the following carefully to ensure that your application portfolio is complete.

Submit up to 6 works for consideration by sending an email to Tara Westermann at with the following details by Friday, February 28, 2020.

  • Title
  • Date (preference given to works completed in 2019 and 2020)
  • Exhibition history (preference will be given to works that have not been previously shown in a retail venue)
  • Size (inches, h x w)
  • Medium
  • Estimated value
  • Electronic image submitted via email: jpg, 72 dpi, 1000 pixels along longest side; All images must be labeled by lastname, firstname, artwork title, dimensions (h x w), medium, and estimated value. (Eg. Doe, Jane, Artwork1, 24 x 24 inches, oil on canvas, $$.jpg)
  • 200 word (max.) artist statement describing the themes or process relatable to the submitted works
  • Gallery representation (if applicable)
  • Instagram (if applicable)
  • Website (if applicable)

Artists participating in the 2020 AGH Art Sale are responsible for the safe transportation of their artwork. Drop-off arrangements will be coordinated with successful artist applicants.

All participating artists must sign an artist agreement with AGH Art Sales + Services at minimum for the duration of the show. This agreement will detail commission arrangements.

Questions can be directed to Tara Westermann by email at

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