Calls to Artists
To keep a local focus, calls are generally limited to the Guelph, Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge (KWCG) region. For provincial or national calls, please view our Helpful Links page.
Check out https://www.facebook.com/groups/opencallkwc/ for calls in KWC area
If you would like to have your call posted on this page, here's what to do:
Non-members: Your call must be a paid gig for artists, or offer tangible benefits to artists who participate. Email in same format as above.
SEARCH BY DEADLINE
GCAA “EXPRESSIONS” juried Show and Sale - Deadline: July 20, midnight
Button Factory Arts Print Exhibition - Deadline (drop-off day) June 23, 10am-4pm
AP NOW - Deadline: June 27
Impact 2018, NPCC's Annual Juried exhibition - Deadline: June 27, 4pm
VAM - UnderConstruction Summer exhibition - Deadline: June 28
City of Guelph Market Mornings Artist - Deadline: June 29
VAM - Art in the Park, Art Show and Sale - Deadline: June 29
Call for Artist Vendors - Art in Old Quebec Street
Headwaters Arts Annual Juried Art Show & Sale - Deadline July 11, 2018
The Climate Change Project - Deadline: July 14
In the Wild Open Juried Art Show - Deadline: July 18
GPAG Bi-annual Juried Exhibition - Deadline: July 30
Aesthetica Art Prize - Deadline Aug 31
Overzealous Fine Art Exhibition - Deadline: September 1
Call for Artists: Sculptors Society of Canada, New Members - Deadline September 15
Call for New Writing - Publication Studio Guelph
One Thousand Trees
The Guelph Backgrounder
The Rhapsody Anthology
The Sharing Anthology
Sun Dragon Press
U of G Author Recognition
East Side Library is booking artists
Registry Theatre Gallery
East Side Library is booking artists
BeetleBarrow Studios Artist Retreats
Beaux Arts Galleries Brampton is seeking members
Capacity 3 Gallery Open Call
Hamilton Artists Inc.
Beaux Arts Galleries Brampton
Guelph Youth Singers: Auditions
The East Side Library is a branch of the Guelph Public Library, located at 1 Starwood Dr. We are able to provide display space for wall art only on a monthly basis.
Hanging capacity is 10-30 pieces, depending on size. Individuals or groups are welcome to submit a proposal.
Please keep in mind that the work should be suitable for a family-oriented, community space. Artists are responsible for hanging and removing work. There is no charge for this space.
When submitting, please include:
-your full name and email address
-4-8 images of work representative of what you intend to display (per participant, if in a group)
-a brief bio/artist statement
-proposal of available dates, with alternatives if possible
One Thousand Trees is an online monthly magazine, the mandate of which is the facilitate wellness through connection, creativity and community service.
We are always looking for articles, either on the monthly theme, or for our regular departments. One of those departments is Creativity & The Arts.
For more info: www.onethousandtrees.com
RCMPI is looking for actors aged 7 and up to audition for the 2018 rendition of Annie. Auditions will be held June 1st - 3rd, 2018.
For more information please visit http://rcmpi.ca/shows/auditioninfo18.shtml
Are you 6-17 years old and love to act? Guelph United Performers is offering an exciting and affordable summer drama program for children and young teens in the community. For more information please visit www.guelphunitedperformers.com
Carousel is a Guelph literary magazine that welcomes submissions from new and established artists in any genre, including all forms of hybrid media. Check www.carouselmagazine.ca.
The Guelph Backgrounder is an online political website looking for submissions of long-form essays on Guelph issues. Check http://guelph-back-grounder.blogspot.ca/
U of G Author Recognition - U of G authors are invited to submit their recent books to http://author.lib.uoguelph.ca/submit-book.
Publication Studio prints and binds books by hand, creating original work with artists and writers we admire. It serves as a space for publication in its fullest sense: it doesn't simply produce books, but also brings people together through the shared experience of reading. Every book is made one at a time as needed. We attend to the social life of a book using any means possible to expand its circle of readers:
wild social events!
This breathes life into the written word on paper, online, and through discussion. Publication Studios are active around the world in cities like Portland (US), Vancouver (CA), London (UK), Oakland (US), Hudson (US), Minneapolis (US), Guelph (CA), Rotterdam (NL), Edmonton (AB), São Paulo (BR), Glasgow (SL), and Dakar (SN).
Opportunity to exhibit and sell work at the Registry Theatre Gallery in Kitchener, Ontario from June 6th – 25th. Work will be on display during the Theatre's busy season with 100% of all proceeds going to the selling artists.
The host: Illuminative Forest of Storytelling Trees exhibit and its directors. Please note – the directors are looking to purchase one piece to permanently tour with the exhibit. For more info on the exhibit: www.illuminativeforest.ca
The work will be showcased as the additional visual component to a one-night special performance of experimental theatre. The production, “Stories Within The Forest” incorporates visual arts, music, and an evening focused on belonging, community, and storytelling by indigenous and non-indigenous artists.
Themes to explore: 'Stories Within The Forest' and Belonging.
Wall mounted media
Details to Note:
-short bio or cv
-images of your work sent by April 30th
-work must be available for drop off by June 5th
Silence, 46 Essex Street in Guelph is accepting exhibition proposals for the 2019 season. The deadline is May 31, 2018.
Please include the following with digital submission:
-Name, address and phone number
-artist’s biography or CV
-10 digital images labelled with name, title of artwork, size, medium, date, retail price (i.e., Your Name_Title_40 x 60 cm_Oil on Canvas_2016_$500)
You are invited to participate in GCAA Art in Old Quebec Street on Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. There are spaces for 12 artists/artisans that need grids to display their art and four other vendor spots.
Please view the PDF for the application form.
The Town of Halton Hills is pleased to announce the call for submissions to this year’s Locally Grown exhibition at the Helson Gallery. The exhibition will be on view from July 11 – September 9 2018.
The exhibition is open to artists residing in Halton Hills or those who are members of local arts organizations. While there is no specific theme for this year’s exhibition, we are looking for an overview of recent work being produced in Halton Hills. Works should be completed within the past 24 months and should not have been previously exhibited at the Gallery or Cultural Centre. Original works in all media are eligible to a maximum of 48 inches in any dimension. Lockable cases are available for display of three dimensional works. You may offer your work for sale but it is not a criteria for eligibility. Please note that the Town of Halton Hills takes a 20% commission (plus HST on the 20%) on any art sales.
Whether you are looking to grow your artistic practice, stretch new facets of yourself, or just bring a little more joy into your life join BeetleBarrow Studios on one of their weekend retreats to learn a new skill, make new friends and connect with yourself.
Call for Entries: Aesthetica Art Prize Now Open for Submissions
The Aesthetica Artt Prize is an opportunity for artists to gain further exposure through publication in the Future Now: 100 Contemporary Artists annual, and to exhibit their work at the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition, hosted in the city of York, UK.
There are two categories for entry; the Emerging Prize which is open to current students and artists who have graduated within the last two years, and the Main Prize, open to all including those eligible for the Emerging Prize.
Artists can submit work to one of four categories: Photographic & Digital Art; Three-Dimensional Design & Sculpture; Painting, Drawing & Mixed Media and Video; and Installation & Performance.
Prizes include: £5,000 for the Main Prize, £1,000 for the Emerging Prize, group exhibition hosted by Aesthetica, Editorial coverage, Publication in the Future Now annual, art supplies and books supplied by Prize sponsors.
Deadline for submissions is 31 August 2018. Visit: www.aestheticamagazine.com/artprize
Guelph Artisans is always on the lookout for artisans with unique and different art forms to add variety to the items available for purchase. Remember there are always comings and goings among the artisans. So, if you think you would like to join the ranks, come and visit Guelph Artisans. Or, call (519) 829-3792 and have your name put on the waiting list.
Overzealous Fine Art Exhibition
Overzealous Fine Art invites emerging and established artists to participate in Overzealous 2018. Currently in its 3rd year, Overzealous has its roots in Guelph, but this year will be showing in Toronto. The Neilson Park gallery can hang 50 pieces, is fully staffed and is open to the public everyday.Overzealous is becoming the most anticipated juried show that fosters creativity in the artistic community. Our 2018 Juror is Katie Wilde, a brilliant and well known Guelph artist. Overzealous 2018 theme is 'As I See It' and aims to bring together artists practicing in all media and styles.