Call for Submissions: Art of Plenty

Call for Submissions: Art of Plenty

The Varley-McKay Art Foundation of Markham invites York Region artists ages 18 and up, to apply to our first art show and sale fundraiser. This event benefits the Varley-McKay Art Foundation of Markham, allowing us to continue to provide financial assistance to the Varley Art Gallery of Markham while also supporting the local art community.

Application Deadline: Saturday, August 20, 2022, 11:59 PM
Exhibition Dates: Tuesday, October 4 to Sunday, October 16, 2022 at the McKay Art Centre (partially accessible)
Opening Reception: Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at the Varley Art Gallery (accessible)

Fifteen artists will be selected to showcase and sell their work at the event. This is not a juried show. Works will be selected by the event committee based on criteria that ensures a diverse display. We accept all types of two-dimensional original fine art and sculptural relief. Audience choice prizes will be awarded at the end of the event based on votes by visitors to the show.

Application Fee: $25 plus applicable online transaction fees
Participation Fee (applicable if participating in the show): $75 plus applicable online transaction fees
Commission: 40%. Artists will retain 60% on the sale of their artwork.

Important Dates:
JULY 21 – AUGUST 20: Online submission
AUGUST 27: Artists notified by email
OCTOBER 1 and 3: Works are brought to the McKay Art Centre ready to be installed
OCTOBER 4: First day of exhibition and opening reception
OCTOBER 16: Last day of exhibition
OCTOBER 17 and 18: Pick-up of unsold work from the McKay Art Centre

PLEASE CHECK OUR WEBSITE TO REVIEW THE FULL SET OF GUIDELINES and to start your application process.

About the Varley-McKay Art Foundation of Markham
The Varley-McKay Art Foundation of Markham supports the Varley Art Gallery of Markham as a vital cultural hub in the GTA. Our mandate is to support the Varley Art Gallery’s strong visual arts program through our activities and investments. We provide funding to assist with art acquisitions, the conservation of the Gallery’s art collection, educational programming and exhibition research. We also administer the volunteer program on behalf of the Varley Art Gallery, which provides additional support for their programs and events.

Visit us at www.varleymckayartfoundation.com

Contact us:
Alex Culcearu – aculcearu@markham.ca
Francesca Dauphinais – fdauphinais@markham.ca
905-477-7000 ext.3264

216 Main Street Unionville
Markham, Ontario
L3R 2H1

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About the Varley Art Gallery of Markham
The Varley Art Gallery of Markham is a vital cultural hub for artists and diverse communities. A municipal gallery, we create critical conversations about Canadian art and society. We inspire local and national audiences to engage with art through outstanding exhibitions and rich public and educational programs relevant to the communities we serve. We support artists from York region and seek to broaden access to the arts for diverse artists and cultural groups. We also share and celebrate the life and work of F.H. Varley, a founding member of the Group of Seven.

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