ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
This autumn, the Aird will celebrate finding a new location by offering a first CALL FOR ENTRY exhibition showcasing work by contemporary Canadian artists. The show will explore the theme of cats in their roles as domesticated animals and/or in their roles as mythic symbols of sexuality, divinity and magic.
The Cat Show invites entries of cat themed work of all kinds from artists at all stages of their careers.
Works in any medium will be considered, keeping in mind that dimensions can be no greater than 50.8 cm in any direction. This broad definition is intended to open the exhibition to entries reflecting a wide variety of contemporary techniques and practices.
RM Vaughan is a Canadian writer and video artist originally from New Brunswick. He holds an MA in Creative Writing/Critical Theory from the University of New Brunswick (1991). Vaughan is the author of twelve books: most recently Ve1Xe, a “graphic poem” co-created with the artist D. Boyd. Vaughan’s poems, plays, essays and fiction are collected in over 60 anthologies and he writes about contemporary art and culture for national and international publications. Vaughan’s collaborative video works are shown in galleries and festivals around the world and are included in the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art. His most recent video work, “House Dress”, co-created with Jared Mitchell and Keith Cole, toured Mexico in 2019.
ENTRY FORM DEADLINE
Entry forms with digital images (jpegs) are due Saturday, August 24, 2019 by 12 AM.
Jurying will take place the between August 27 and 31, 2019.
NOTIFICATION OF RESULTS
Selected artists will be notified of the jurors’ decisions by email by Tuesday September 3, 2019.
DELIVERY OF ACCEPTED WORKS
Accepted artworks to be delivered to the Gallery on Sunday, September 8, 2019, 10 AM – 12 PM.
Thursday, September 12 to Friday, October 4, 2019.
Thursday, September 12, 2019, 6 – 8 PM.
PICK-UP OF ARTWORKS
Saturday, October 5, 2019, 10 AM – 12 PM.
INTERACT PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS
Log in to your financial institution’s online or mobile banking and navigate to Interact e-Transfer Send Money. Select the account you would like funds transferred from. Add or select a contact and fill out the name John B. Aird Gallery and e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org to send money to.
UPLOADING YOUR FILES
The Aird Gallery DROP BOX can be used to upload Entry forms, image files and exhibition proposals. When uploading multiple files (such as entry forms and image files) you must place all the files in a single folder and then compress that folder before uploading it to this drop box.
To compress a single file or a folder on a MAC, locate the folder you want to compress, select the folder and choose File > Compress. The compressed file has the name of the original item with the .zip extension. Upload this .zip file.
To compress a single file or a folder on a PC, locate the file or folder that you want to compress then right-click the file or folder, point to SEND TO, and then click Compressed (zipped) folder. Upload this compressed (zipped) folder to our drop box. A new compressed folder is created in the same location. Upload this .zip file.
Pay Entry Fees with Interac e-Transfer
Log-on to online banking at a participating financial institution. Go to the Transfer/Payment menu and select Interac e-Transfer. Enter John B. Aird Gallery for recipient name & email address:<email@example.com>. Enter the Interac e-Transfer details including (dollar amount, account from which you are withdrawing the funds, a security question that only the recipient will know the answer to and an optional personal message). Follow the online instructions to confirm the information and complete the transfer.