Call for Submissions: Halton Black History Awareness Society 2023 Emancipation Art Exhibition

Kristen Allicock, Muva Nature

The Halton Black History Awareness Society and the Helson Gallery are pleased to present the 2023 Emancipation Art Exhibition, on view from June 21st through August 27th, 2023. This will mark the sixth annual exhibition for the HBHAS and celebrate the work from our multicultural community.

For this year’s annual Emancipation Exhibition, Artists are invited to submit work to be exhibited in both the Helson Gallery and Sisnett Lobby of the Town of Halton Hills Cultural Centre. The show will be a Juried Exhibition with prizes to be awarded to artists that best reflect and articulate the Black Experience.

In lieu of artists fees, $1000 in Jurors awards will be presented at the opening reception June 25th from 2-4pm.

We invite artists in all mediums from across the GTHA to share artwork that represents the theme “Emancipation”. There is no entry fee for this show.

Submission Deadline: May 22, 2023 at 12 pm.

Eligibility: Open to African Diasporic artists from the GTHA & surrounding areas.

Submission Details: Artists may submit up to 6 pieces of creative work in any form made during the past 36-48 months for consideration. Submissions may include work in craft media and can be displayed in lockable showcases in the gallery and lobby.

This is a juried art show, and not all artworks will be selected for display by the jury panel due to space restrictions. We encourage all age groups, skill, and experience levels to apply.

You must be able to drop-off and pick-up your artwork at the Helson Gallery in Halton Hills, Ontario.

Anna-Maria Dickinson, Strumming Me Softly

Artists must email both Grace Anika Dilawri, and Kara Bruce, their work in jpg form labeled with the artist’s name and title of work. Deadline to apply is May 22, 2023.

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Helson Gallery

About the Helson Gallery
The Helson gallery in Halton Hills is dedicated to showing the brilliance of local artists and features rotating exhibitions of local art, private collections and traveling exhibitions. It is an organization that prioritizes collaboration with the community and celebrates culturally significant works from a variety of artists. Located within the Library & Cultural Centre in the Town of Halton Hills, visitors can also enjoy artwork in the Centre’s Sisnett Lobby.

Since the “Emancipation” exhibition began, the Helson Gallery has shone a spotlight on the exceptional artists from around Canada and celebrated their works.

The Helson Gallery values accessibility and has a Wheelchair-accessible entrance, parking lot and washroom.

Helson Gallery
9 Church Street
Halton Hills ON
L7G 2A3

Open to the Public
Wednesday-Saturday: 9:30am-5pm
Sunday: 1-5pm

Facebook: @hbhasociety