CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | SCARBOROUGH ARTS 34TH JURIED EXHIBITION

For Scarborough Arts’ 34th Annual Juried Exhibition, artists are invited to submit works in painting, illustration, photography, sculpture, printmaking, video, and installation that respond to the theme Introspection.

Scarborough Arts produces the Annual Juried Exhibition, a showcase of visual artworks created by local artists in response to a theme. For Scarborough Arts’ 34th Annual Juried Exhibition, artists are invited to submit works in painting, illustration, photography, sculpture, printmaking, video, and installation that respond to the theme Introspection.

Submissions are open to emerging, mid-career, and professional artists. In order to be eligible, artists must reside in Scarborough or in the Greater Toronto Area. 

Submissions will be reviewed by an esteemed panel of arts professionals. Pieces will be selected based upon a combination of artistic quality, technical execution, conceptual strength, originality, and impact. Three awards and cash prizes [the Scarborough Arts Award ($500), the Nikita Marner Award for Youth ($500), and the Staff Pick Award ($250)] will be presented to three distinguished artists at the exhibition opening reception at Cedar Ridge Creative Centre on November 23rd, 2019. 

Scarborough Arts strives to represent a diverse array of voices. They encourage submissions from all especially from the LGBTQ2S+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Questioning, Two-Spirit), BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour), Deaf, Mad, and disabled communities.

About the theme:

Today, where everyone is dealing with the anxieties of daily life, it is often difficult to take time to reflect on our thoughts and feelings, to sit back and ask ourselves one question, ‘Who am I?’.

This year, Scarborough Arts invites you to join us on an introspective journey. It is a time to focus on ourselves, to develop a more thorough understanding of our core values, capabilities, and ambitions. It is a moment to realize our challenges and triumphs. Through your art, you can explore yourself in abstract and creative ways.  

  • What are my values?
  • What are my future goals? 
  • What topics do I care about? 
  • How can I show this through art?

Significant dates:

  • Application Deadline: October 11, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST. Late entries will not be considered.
  • Exhibition Dates: November 23 to December 12, 2019
  • Exhibition Location: Cedar Ridge Creative Centre, 225 Confederation Drive
  • Exhibition Opening Reception + Awards Ceremony: November 23rd 

For more information, visit scarborougharts.com or contact 416-698-7322 or email exhibit@scarborougharts.com.

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