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Submissions 2021-05-11T04:59:30-04:00

FLORALS 2021

Online Exhibition + Artbook
JUROR: TAIGA BENTLY

DEADLINE: Sunday, June 27, 2021, by midnight

Be part of our online summer 2021 exhibition and ‘art book’.
All selected FLORAL works will be included in an online slide show and publication. 

The symbolic properties of flowers have long been a source of artistic, poetic, and mythical inspiration. From antiquity to the present, blossoms have been called upon to signify and celebrate key moments in life: bouquets appear in delivery rooms, at baptisms, weddings, and funerals, as markers to commemorate and celebrate both the beauty and the fragility of life.

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

For this CALL FOR ENTRY, the Aird is enlisting contemporary artists’ blooming compositions. All pieces, be they created using water-colour or oil paint, mixed media, collage, photography, sculpture, and/or new media that reflect on the garden subject and how it appears in nature and/or culture will be considered.

JUROR

Taiga Bentley was born and raised among the art and artists of 17 Morrow. She joined the Olga Korper Gallery staff in 2011 with a degree from Carleton University in art history and curatorial studies and currently holds the title of Assistant Director. As the third generation to enter the business, Taiga was trained to understand and cultivate the ethos of OKG. Taiga curates the exhibitions and art fairs, writes gallery press and catalogues, manages the website and social media, and gives regular tours and talks inside the gallery and out.

Taiga is treasurer of the Art Dealers Association of Canada, and has recently acted as a juror for Artist Project 2020; speaker for Artist Project 2019, Toronto Outdoor Art Fair 2019, and the AGO for ALAS “Art, Business and the Law: A Roundtable Discussion for Visual Artists”; panelist for CHANNEL No. 2, “Raised on Art”; and guest curator alongside Olga for Propeller Gallery’s, Live Longer, Piss Off Your Heirs. Having grown up in the art world, the gallerist is deeply passionate about art literacy, aiming to bridge the often-intimidating gap between art and viewer, to encourage engaging and meaningful experiences with conceptual contemporary art.

For more detail about Olga Korper Gallery, visit wwwolgakorpergallery.com.

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 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. The Aird is proud to provide an inviting space for emerging through seasoned artists, exhibiting up to 500 artists per year.

KEY DATE & DETAILS

ENTRY DEADLINE
Sunday, June 27, 2021, by midnight.

JURYING
Jurying will take place the week of July 5, 2021.

NOTIFICATION OF RESULTS
Only selected artists will be notified of the results by email on the week of July 12, 2021.

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

HOW TO ENTER

  • Artists may submit up to two works.
  • Image files must be as follow:
    • File names must be labeled Last Name_First Name, Title.jpg
    • Example: Smith_Jane, Morning Doves.jpg
    • Images must be in jpeg/jpg/png format.
    • Should have a max dpi of 200.
    • File size cannot exceed 2MB
  • File size must not exceed 2 MB.
  • Submit original works only.
  • Please note that improperly named files may not be recorded in our system.

ENTRY FEE
The entry fee is $50 and covers entry up to 2 works per artist. It is non-refundable and can be paid upon submitting your application. Funds collected go towards making this exhibition possible.

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

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

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We welcome applications from local and international artists and curators.