Call for Submissions: The Art of Birds – Juried Exhibition

Presented by the Museum of Northern History

Nevermore, a painting by Northern Ontario artist Sue Gamble

Call to Artists: The Art of Birds – Juried Exhibition

Deadline for digital submission: June 5, 2024
Please read the Call to Artists for full details

The Museum of Northern History invites artists in all stages of their career to participate in this exhibition celebrating the beauty and inspiration of migratory birds.

Exhibition Description:
As Summer fades into Fall, the world witnesses an extraordinary natural spectacle – the fall bird migrations. Each year, billions of birds embark on an incredible journey that spans continents, captivating the hearts of those fortunate enough to witness it. This remarkable phenomenon reminds us of the beauty of all birds, whether migratory or not.

The Art of Birds highlights the crucial role birds play in maintaining the ecological balance of nature. The artwork in this exhibition will honour all aspects of birds – life, habitat, behaviour and physical beauty. The adaptability of birds reminds us to safeguard their habitats, and protect their migration routes while the world at large adapts to ongoing climate challenges.

The Art of Birds – A Juried Exhibition is open to National (Canada) and International artists.

Artwork must show birds as a theme with migration as a consideration. Work will be judged on relevance to the topic, originality, artistic prowess, excellence in composition and design. All forms of birds in art from traditional to contemporary are welcome.

Artists may enter a maximum of TWO entries.

One entry is $30 (taxes included), a second entry is an additional $15 (taxes included) for a total of $45 for two entries.

Payment must be received to complete your submission. For a list of payment details, see the Call to Artists, or contact the Museum at

Categories & Rules of Entry:
For a full list of guidelines on the following, please read the Call to Artists carefully!
1. Eligible Media Types
2. Originality
3. Categories of Entry
4. Entry Terms
5. Image Requirements
6. Payment Options
7. Display Requirements
8. Sale of Works
9. Shipping of Artwork
10. Jurying

How to Apply:
Artists should submit the Call to Artists, entry form(s) & digital entries by June 5, 2024:

1. Digital Entries must be submitted by email to:

2. Entries must include a descriptive paragraph on the work. A current bio and C.V. (may be submitted by email)

Kaitlyn McKay
Museum of Northern History
Corporation of the Town of Kirkland Lake
2 Chateau Drive, P.O. Box 1148
Kirkland Lake, Ontario P2N 3M7
Phone: 705-568-8800