Submissions 2024-05-05T17:05:53-04:00



DEADLINE: Sunday, June 30, 2024, midnight

All accepted artworks will be included in an online slide show with a playlist and a downloadable publication.

PAINTING 2024 invites entries from contemporary artists from anywhere in the world that you make art to submit. For this exhibition, a painting is defined as a work of art made from paint applied to canvas, wood, paper, or another support. This broad definition is intended to open the exhibition to entries reflecting a wide variety of contemporary painting techniques and practices. Works in any paint medium, including digital, will be considered. All accepted artworks will be published as part of an online slide show with a playlist and downloadable PDF publication.


Rosalie Lam was born in Vietnam, in the ethnically Chinese city of Cholon. There, she received eight years of training in classical French painting. She moved to Canada, graduated with a degree in Architecture from McGill University, and has been involved in numerous community art groups. She studied for two years at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, and for two years at the Sangeet Shyamala Centre in New Delhi. She has exhibited her work in Canada, China and India.

Currently, Lam sits on the Executive Committee of the Ontario Society of Artists. She is known for her recent series of works, exhibited under the title, Cholon, Not Forgotten, which draws from her childhood memories. Created over the past decade, Lam’s sensitive and poetic oil paintings and colour pencil sketches depict a pre-war Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City); intricately weaving together image fragments of family, food, city life, spirituality, and war as much as for organizing a Drawing Club at the Withrow Public School. When the pandemic forced school lockdowns, Lam used Dropbox to share her drawing files with the school for children to draw at home.


Sunday, June 30, 2024, by midnight

October 2024

*Note: Due to the volume of submissions we apologize in advance for any inconvenience caused by our delays. Our juror(s) review every submission carefully and we ask for your patience during this process. Only selected artists will be contacted. Thank you for understanding.


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

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.

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.