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Submissions 2021-07-07T16:28:32-04:00

STILL LIFE 2021

Online Exhibition + Artbook
JUROR: JUNO YOUN
DEADLINE: Sunday, August 22, 2021, by midnight

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

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

For this CALL FOR ENTRY, the Aird is enlisting contemporary artists’ vibrant interpretations of the STILL LIFE genre. All pieces, be they created using paint, mixed media, collage, photography, sculpture, and/or new media that reflect on this art-historical reference and how it appears as a stand-in for nature, or an analysis of culture will be considered. The intent of this call is to bring together a large array of works that encourage a rethinking of the traditionally narrow definition of ‘still life’.

JUROR

Juno Youn is a visual artist and a performance persona in his own right. Originally from South Korea, Youn is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD-U) where he majored in drawing, painting, and interdisciplinary arts. Youn’s previous project, the fondly remembered SPIN Gallery (Toronto), was in operation from 1999 to 2007. Juno founded Flying Rooster Contemporary Projects (FRCP) an online art gallery in 2012 and opened Galerie Youn as a brick-and-mortar space in May 2013 on Boulevard Saint-Laurent in Montreal. Galerie Youn is a Gallery that keeps on reinventing itself. In 2021, it launched a full-service online boutique and moved to a sleek and elegant new space located at the heart of historic Old Montreal. Galerie Youn presents a number of carefully selected solo and group exhibitions each year, which can be experienced in person or toured virtually. Galerie Youn focuses on building bridges between local, national, and international emerging to mid-career contemporary artists. It currently represents two dozen artists, about half from Canada and the rest from the United States, Europe, and Asia. Galerie Youn regularly takes part in art fairs across Europe and North America, from Seattle to Miami, New York, and Madrid.

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, August 22, 2021, by midnight.

JURYING
Jurying will take place the week of September 6, 2021.

NOTIFICATION OF RESULTS
Selected artists (only) will be notified of the results by email the week of September 13, 2021.

ONLINE EXHIBITION & PUBLICATION LAUNCH
To Be Announced in the month of October 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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