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Submissions 2020-12-29T18:01:59+00:00

DRAWING 2021

Online Exhibition/Artbook – CALL FOR ENTRY
ENTRY DEADLINE: Sunday, January 24, 2021, by midnight.

JURORS
Steve Khan and Neda Omidvar 

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
This year we are celebrating the 22nd edition of this annual juried exhibition showcasing drawings by contemporary Canadian artists. For this exhibition, a drawing is defined as an art form used either to create a finished work of art or draft ideas that are further developed in other media. This broad definition is intended to open the exhibition to entries reflecting a wide variety of contemporary drawing materials, techniques, and practices.

SALES
Artists will be informed of sales. The gallery asks for a 30% donation/commission on all sales.

JURORS
Neda Omidvar is the Gallery Director of Barbara Edwards Contemporary, Toronto. The gallerist brings a decade of experience within the commercial art world to her post by managing and overseeing the implementation of exhibitions, facilitating client relations, coordinating logistics of public programming and art fairs, conducting artist studio visits, mentoring interns, and developing artist careers through curatorial projects.

Steve Khan was born in Vancouver, and now lives and works in Toronto and Montreal. He enjoys using humor to make people feel more comfortable about sexuality, race, and gender. He acknowledges that this does tend to reposition those with the privilege to experience what it’s like to be without it. He works with text, drawing, and video.

With a joint Art and Art History program graduate from the University of Toronto and Sheridan College and Khan has participated in solo and group exhibitions across Canada and the United States. Learn more at https://www.artstevekhan.com/ Follow: @stevekhansays

ABOUT THE JOHN B. AIRD GALLERY
The John B. Aird Gallery, www.airdgallery.org, commonly referred to as “The Aird”, is an independent, not-for-profit, charitable public gallery that showcases contemporary visual artists. It was named in honor of the 23rd Lieutenant Governor of Ontario (1980-1985), John Black Aird, because of his support for the creation of the Gallery and for excellence in the visual arts. The Aird provides an inviting space for both emerging and seasoned artists, exhibiting up to 500 artists per year. The mission of the Gallery is to offer a generous, safe contemporary art exhibition space where visual culture can be shared and explored by an audience as diverse as its makers.

KEY DATES:

ENTRY DEADLINE
Entries with digital images and entry fees are due Sunday, January 24, 2021, by midnight.

ENTRY FEE
The entry fee is $50 and is non-refundable. This fee covers entry of up to 2 works per artist and helps our not-for-profit gallery continue to deliver diverse and excellent exhibition

JURYING
Jurying will take place the week of January 25, 2021.

NOTIFICATION OF RESULTS
Selected artists will be notified of the jurors’ decisions by email the week of February 1, 2021.

ONLINE EXHIBITION & PUBLICATION LAUNCH
To Be Announced in the month of March 2021.

HOW TO ENTER

  • Artists may submit images of up to two works.
  • Images must be in jpeg/png format.
  • Files must be no more than 1.5 MB in size, and labeled as follows:
    • Last Name, Title, Size (Height x Width), Date.jpg
    • example: Smith, John, Morning, drawing, 8 x 11, 2021.jpg
  • Submit original works only.

The John B. Aird Gallery is not accepting submissions at this time.

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