Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Workshops! Submissions! Residencies! Exhibitions!

Hey everyone, 

Lots of new things this week, first on the list is an upcoming workshop at Xpace. Register now, space is limited!

Saturday March 2 2013, 1-4 pm

Having a hard time finding a good image of your work? Let us help you help yourself! Join Lili Huston- Herterich in the pursuit of the perfect documentation image. Covered in glass? 3-D? Dirty wall? Bad shadows? We’ll fix them all, together, from lighting to post.

This workshop will cover:
-how to photograph your work (object on a plinth, 2D piece on the wall; framed and unframed, and video projection)
-hands on shooting experience
-basic photoshop tutorial in photo editing

This workshop is free but is on a first come first serve RSVP basis. Contact to reserve your spot.
Lili Huston-Herterich is an artist and curator living in Toronto. She established Butcher Gallery, an independent project space, in 2009 with Brad Tinmouth, and the two continue to direct the space. Huston- Herterich held the position as co-director and O’Born Contemporary from 2010 to early 2013, when she stepped down from the position to accommodate her studio practice. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Mercer Union Centre for Contemporary Art, and was recently recognized on Blouin ArtInfo’s Canada’s Top 30 Under 30 for her independent success with Butcher Gallery. Her work was most recently exhibited in the group show De-Accessioned, curated by Lucas Soi, at Cooper Cole Gallery in December 2012.
*image credit Pillars of the Home, Lili Huston-Herterich 2012
#Hashtag Gallery - Just My Type

#Hashtag Gallery is pleased to announce their 3rd group exhibition show titled “JUST MY TYPE”, and they are looking for artist submissions to fill the walls with great TYPOGRAPHY based artwork. 

All submissions must follow the guidelines of the Gallery:

  • Each artist can submit up to 3 pieces with a $20 submission fee per artist. All artwork must be ready to hang upon submission
  • Artwork submitted cannot be priced above $200, so size work appropriately.
  • Upon sale of the piece, the gallery and the artist will split the price of the art, with the gallery taking a 45% comission.
All artwork must be submitted in person. Their address is:
#Hashtag Gallery Ltd.
801 Dundas St. W., Toronto, ON, M6J 1V2
 For any additional inquiries please call us at 416-861-1866, or email us at
Show Runs: March 14-17th
Deadline for submission: March 8, 2013

Third Space Gallery - St. John's NL, 2013-2014 programming

Third Space Gallery invites artists to submit proposals for upcoming programming in 2013-2014. Third Space continues its nomadic existence as a gallery; with no physical gallery space, they partner with various organizations and establishments in the city of Saint John to house the work.

Third Space will consider interdisciplinary submissions and is committed to representing local, regional and national professional contemporary artists.They’ll be looking for submissions of contemporary painting, sculpture, printmaking, performance projects, new media, or other works that look to engage the public in relevant topics of the day.


  • Email submissions must be date stamped by 9pm.
  • A clear and concise description of project, including equipment requirements (maximum 700 words)
  • Maximum 10 images (JPEG, 300 dpi)
  • Numbered image list, including title, medium, dimensions, year (where applicable)
  • If including digital video and/or audio files (less than 5MG each) please include a weblink
  • Artist CV (maximum 3 pages)
  • Artist statement (maximum 250 words)
In your cover letter please indicate if you can offer an artist-tak, workshop or presentation, and to what age groups (include brief outline of topic or lesson plan if applicable). Saint John is home to one university that does not have a fine arts program, thus Third Space Gallery strives to fulfill a critical pedagogical role towards the diffusion of contemporary art.

Third Space Gallery is committed to paying artist's fees as outlined in the CARFAC fee schedule. Proposals can be emailed to: with 'Submission 2013' in the subject line. For more information please contact the gallery at (506) 654-1190 or

Deadline for submissions: March 10 2013
fieldwork - Perth, ON, work for exhibition spring/summer of 2014

fieldwork is an outdoor art space dedicated to presenting new, site-specific installations biannually for the public to discover. It is located in a small field in eastern Ontario, close to the town of Perth, next to a gravel road.
fieldwork started in 2008 with installations by individuals from the fieldwork Collective (Susie Osler, Erin Robertson, Chris Grosset and Chris Osler).

Their objective is:
  • To provide a space for creative exploration, collaboration, and exchange to occur within
  • To offer artists with diverse artistic experiences, interests, and practices the opportunity to make and exhibit site-specific work in an unusual, rural, outdoor location. 
  • To attract and engage a wide and diverse audience comprised of people who may or may not be familiar with art and/or the ‘gallery-going’ experience (by being inviting, inclusive, accessible, and engaging). 
  • To broaden the opportunities for art where the outdoors is considered a gallery.
ELIGIBILITY: Artists, designers, landscape architects, or collaborations of people with creative ideas for the fieldwork site (physical, and/or online). The proposed work is intended to be site-specific (ie. conceived of, and relating to the actual site) and may be created in any media. Digital, web-based, video, and/or audio installations will also be considered.

The costs of creation, installation, removal, as well as transportation of work are the responsibility of participating artists. A modest artists fee will be granted to help offset the costs incurred in the creation of the work. In the past this has ranged from $500-$700. When an artist is invited to participate, they will specify the artist’s fee in our letter of invitation. Should funding applications on the part of fieldwork not be successful, this is subject to change.

fieldwork is a not-for-profit project, volunteer-run by the fieldwork Collective. They hope that it provides an interesting, creative process and opportunity for artists and that it also provides a point of interest, discovery and learning to the public. 
Information about the project, the Collective, and previous installations can be found at their website/blog
The first 3 installations are found at our first website

Deadline: March 1 2013


Roberts Street Social Centre, Halifax NS - Spring/Summer Fall Residencies

Since 2007 The Roberts Street Social Centre have opened their arms to special guests for the residency program. This year, residencies are two or three weeks long throughout the spring, summer and fall. Residents are provided with space, equipment and support for their project. We are interested in proposals for projects that embody the same sort of do-it-yourself spirit as the Social Centre, and that contribute in some way to the community and/or the space. We are seeking both local and out-of-town applicants.

To apply, please read over the Residency Information and submit the
Residency Application Form and your support materials to:
Residency Information and Application Forms are normally downloaded at:
Questions? Please contact:
Deadline: March 4 2013
Oxygen Arts Centre, Nelson BC
Oxygen Art Centre is an artist-run multidisciplinary centre in Nelson, BC that provides space and programming for artists and the public to engage in the creation, study, exhibition and performance of contemporary art in all disciplines. The goals of Oxygen Art Centre are to stimulate the creation, study, exhibition and performance of contemporary art in all disciplines, to stidumalate rural cultural development and professional practices in rural artists, to engage in community development through art-based projects, to achieve diversity in all programming and to pay nationally recognized fees and professional rates to all artists. 
Oxygen Art Centre is particularly interested in work with regional relevance, cross-discipline work and work that engages audiences in participatory processes. The Oxygen residency and exhibition program is both by invitation and submissions from professional artists. Proposals are accepted on an ongoing basis and are reviewed once or twice a year in December and June when necessary. Residencies and exhibitions are typically planned two years in advance.
Please consult the Oxygen Art Centre website for specific submission guidelines.

Deadline for submission: Ongoing.


The Beast and Her Magical Diaries - A one-night retrospective of Jesi the Elder at Videofag

Thursday February 21, 8pm

Come journey through the wonderfully warped world of Jesi the Elder, full of chimeric landforms, melting bodies, radical womanhood, sentient objects, and disarming ruptures of time and space.

Inspired by her nomadic lifestyle, The Beast and Her Magical Diaries is a one-night retrospective of Jesi the Elder's animated short films and music videos structured as a fever-dream travelogue. From Mexico to India the evening explores, anecdotally and aesthetically, the impact Jesi's travels have had on some of her recent work. Her animations are also diaries of her most traversed landscape: that of her own vivid imagination.

Jesi has previously shown work in the XPACE window in 2009-2010

Videofag is located at 187 Augusta Ave, Toronto, ON


The Artist Project: The Untapped Emerging Artists Competition
February 21-24th, 2013

The Artist Project celebrates its 6th year with another exciting show featuring original works from over 200 carefully juried, independent contemporary artists. Artists from a variety of geographic and creative backgrounds will converge and connect with patrons looking to get a glimpse of tomorrow’s Art Stars. From seasoned collectors and first time art buyers, to gallerists and interior designers, visitors will find this art fair a rare opportunity to meet and purchase work directly from Canadian and International artists.
Discover all mediums, including installations and video art.  Experience special features, Art Chats and docent led tours.  

The Artist Project is dedicated to supporting the development of emerging artists. Untapped Emerging Artists is a juried competition that awards emerging artists a free space at the Show and an opportunity to participate in a professional-level art fair and showcase work to gallerists, collectors and art enthusiasts for FREE!
Selected from hundreds of applications, 14 of the country's best up-and-coming artists have been invited to participate in this special exhibition.

The Artist Project takes place at the Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place in Toronto.

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