Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Drawing 2014: Call For Entry

Drawing 2014: 15th Annual Juried Drawing Exhibition

This annual juried exhibition showcases drawings by contemporary Canadian artists. For this exhibition, a drawing is defined as an art form used to either draft ideas that are further developed in other media or to create a finished work of art. This broad definition is intended to open the exhibition to entries reflecting a wide variety of contemporary drawing techniques and practices.

Ed Pien has exhibited nationally and internationally including the Drawing Centre, New York; La Biennale de Montreal 2000 and 2002; W139, Amsterdam; Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; Middlesbrough Art Gallery, the UK; Centro Nacional e las Artes, Mexico City; The Contemporary Art Museum in Monterrey, Mexico; the Goethe Institute, Berlin; Bluecoat, Liverpool; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; as well as the National Art Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Dale Barrett has served as Director of the John B. Aird Gallery since 1998. He has worked in the art gallery sector for over 30 years, holding positions at the Art Gallery of Hamilton, Oakville Galleries, Inter/Access Electronic Media Art Centre, The Craft Gallery, Ontario Crafts Council, and Prime Gallery.

The jurors will assign cash awards: First Prize, $300; Second Prize, $200; Third Prize, $100. Gift certificates from sponsors may also be awarded.

• Submissions will be juried by digital image.
• Drawings must be original, created by the entrant, and not previously shown at the John B. Aird Gallery.
• Submit up to two digital (jpg) images on CD (CDs will not be returned), 2 MB or less in size, and labeled as follows: Last Name, First Name, Title, Size (Height x Width), Date.jpg. For example: Smith, John, Its a Drawing, 8.5 x 11, 2011.jpg).
• There are no size limitations. Accepted works must be framed (exceptions will be made for oversize work), fitted with hanging devices, and clearly labeled on the back with the name of the artist, title, medium, size, date of production and sale price.
• The Gallery Director has the right to not hang any work which does not conform to entry rules or was misrepresented on the submission CD, whether intentionally or unintentionally.
• Mail or hand-deliver the completed entry form with jpeg images on CD, entry fee, and a one page biography (printed not in digital format) to: John B. Aird Gallery
900 Bay Street, Toronto, ON M7A 1C2

ENTRY DEADLINE: Friday, January 17, 2014, 5:00 pm.

The entry fee is $30. This fee covers entry of two works per artist, is non-refundable and must be mailed with the entry form. Please make cheques or money orders payable to: John B. Aird Gallery.

Jurying will take place on  Monday, January 20, 2014.

Artists will be notified of the jurors’ decisions by email by Thursday, January 23, 2014.

Accepted work(s) must be delivered to the John B. Aird Gallery, 900 Bay Street, Toronto, on Sunday, February 2, between 10 am and noon. Alternate delivery arrangements may be considered for artists living outside the 416 / 905 region.

The exhibition will be on view February 4 - 28, 2014. An opening reception and awards presentation will be held Thursday, February 6, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Participating artists must pick-up their works on Saturday, March 1, between 10:00 a.m. and noon.

Artists will be informed of sales inquiries and must forward the gallery a 30% commission on all sales.

Works in the exhibition are insured at the retail price less 30%. Claims may be subject to an appraisal to determine the market value of the work. In the case of a single claim, artists are responsible for the payment of a $1,000 deductible. In the case of a group claim, (made on behalf of two or more artists), this $1,000 deductible will be averaged among the claimants.

The John B. Aird Gallery, formerly the Macdonald Gallery was reopened in May of 1985 as a result of an agreement concluded between the Ministry of Intergovernmental Affairs on behalf of the Government of Ontario and six visual arts organizations, namely: Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour, Ontario Crafts Council, Ontario Society of Artists, Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, Society of Canadian Artists, and Sculptors Society of Canada.

The mission of the Gallery is to foster awareness and enjoyment of artworks by contemporary professional artists. The Gallery endeavours to recognize, encourage and nurture excellence