Call for Submissions: Juried Show of Visual Arts 2023 at Art Gallery of Mississauga

Last year’s juried show award winners: top row, left to right: Sara Mozafari (first prize), Sarah Fabrizi (second prize), Kristi Chen (third prize), Olivia Brouwer (curator’s choice), Huan Chen (SpyderWorks award); bottom: Purvi Qadri (honourable mention)

Call for Submissions: Third Annual Juried Show of Visual Arts at the Art Gallery of Mississauga

Application Deadline: Sunday October 1, 2023 at 5:00 pm
Exhibition Dates: November 21, 2023 – January 14, 2024

The Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM) invites emerging and established artists living and working in Ontario to apply to its Juried Show of Visual Arts.

Submissions must include a complete application form found HERE. Please follow the online instructions for application requirements and payment instructions.


Jurors (left to right): Ed Pien, Sara Mozafari, and Noni Kaur

Ed Pien is a Taiwanese-born Canadian artist who received an Honours Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Western University and an MFA from York University. He has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally, including at the Drawing Centre in NYC, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, and the National Art Gallery of Canada. His solo exhibition Shadowed Land was held at the AGM in 2016. He has also participated in biennials in Montreal, Sydney, Moscow, Beijing, Curitiba, and Asunción. Pien’s work is collected by various institutions and private collectors. He is represented by Birch Contemporary in Toronto, Pierre-François Ouellette Art Contemporain in Montreal, and Galerie Maurits van de Laar in The Hague. He was a Visiting Artist Professor at Concordia University and has taught part-time at the University of Toronto until 2018. Pien’s work explores the notion of time, the sentience of nature, as well as memory, the representation of trauma, resilience, and empathy.

Sara Mozafari was born and raised in Tehran, Iran. Mozafari’s art is intricately woven into the country’s narrative, shaped by the aftermath of the Islamic Revolution, encompassing women and ethnic and religious minorities’ struggles, political oppression, and the shadow of the Iran-Iraq War. Immigrating to Canada at 25, she carried her homeland’s legacy, fueling her interdisciplinary artistry spanning performance, installation, painting, drawing, architecture, textile, and ceramics. Mozafari is a Visual Arts PhD candidate at York University, where she explores the impact of art, architecture, and urban spaces on gender dynamics and marginalized voices. Her narrative-rich art and scholarly pursuits reveal the interplay of personal history and societal relations, beckoning reflection on the links between identity and the world’s intricate tapestry. Mozafari was the first-place winner in the AGM’s 2022 Juried Show of Visual Arts.

Noni Kaur is an award-winning multidisciplinary artist and educator. Kaur’s works are an embodiment of her response to intersectional identity across cultures and communities. Her immersive, reactive, multi-sensory installations bridge gaps between gender, culture, the body, and the non-human world. Through her expansive, topographical landscapes of desiccated coconut installations, Kaur explores intersectionality through her heritage that result in her bold cellular mapping works stemming from being a Singaporean woman of Punjabi descent in Canada. Kaur’s work has been featured in public galleries and international venues including the Havana Biennale, Cuba; the Asian Art Biennale, Dhaka, Bangladesh; the Fukuoka Triennale, Asian Art Museum, Japan; White Columns, New York; the Henie Onstad Kunstenter, Oslo, Norway; Art Gallery of Mississauga; Art Gallery of Burlington; Station Gallery, Whitby; and the Royal Ontario Museum, among others. Kaur is based in Mississauga, Ontario.

Saturday September 23, 2023, 2:00pm to 4:00pm ET, Online

Join artist Fausta Facciponte in an online seminar to help you prepare your submission for the upcoming AGM Juried Show of Visual Art. This seminar will help you understand the Jury expectations of your submission and provide insight into this process.

Prior registration is required. Please register on Eventbrite HERE.


Selected artists will be notified the week of October 17, 2023

Selected art must be delivered between Thursday November 2 and Friday November 3, within AGM open hours (Thursday 10am to 8pm and Friday 10am to 5pm).

Opening Reception and Awards Presentations to take place at the AGM on Thursday November 23 from 6 to 8pm.

Art must be collected between Thursday January 18, 2024 and Friday January 19, 2024 between 10 am and 5pm.

$3,500 IN PRIZES:
1st prize – $1,500
2nd prize – $1,000
3rd prize – $500
Honourable Mention – $250
AGM Curator’s Choice – $250

All successful artists will receive an exhibition fee of $100


PAYMENT: Non-refundable entry fees are payable through the online application via Credit Card or PayPal. No PayPal account is required to make payment.


Applications are only accepted electronically and should be sent through our online form.

Artists may submit 1 recent piece (completed between 2020–2023) for jurying. Open to all emerging and established artists 18 years of age and older, living and working in Ontario.

Submissions can include paintings in any medium, drawings, mixed media, fibre art and sculpture, photography, new media and video. Work must be original.

All work must be exhibition-ready.

For 2-dimensional submissions:
Send only one digital image of the entire artwork as per the online specifications

3-dimensional/sculptural pieces:
Please send two images (two different views) or a video of work.

Film, Video and New Media:
Submissions must be accompanied by clear exhibition specifications and a signed model release form, if applicable.

No substitutions – only work that has been submitted and accepted by the jurors will be included in the exhibition.

Works sold are subject to 20% commission to the AGM.

Application entry fee is non-refundable.

The AGM reserves the right to decline a submission deemed unsuitable for the show.

All shipping arrangements and insurance to and from the AGM is the responsibility of the artist.

Please Review the Full Terms of Entry Before Sending Your Submission

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