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Call for Submissions: (in)visible - 11th Annual Juried Show

“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” - Edgar Degas

The theme of the Marianne van Silfhout Gallery’s 11th Annual Juried Show is ‘(in)visible’. Artists of any level and creating in all mediums are invited to submit work that reflects this theme. Art has the wondrous ability to transform the invisible, the banal, the unappreciated into something worth looking at and appreciating. From everyday overlooked objects and places to the intangible such as feelings, ideas, and memories, artists are invited to submit work that make the invisible visible. All interpretations of the theme will be considered.

Submission Deadline: Saturday, November 3, 2018

Click here to download the submission form.

Guidelines: Works must be original and created within the past calendar year without the aid of an instructor. All mediums are accepted. Sculpture must be sturdy and prepared for display; paintings and photographs must be appropriately framed or wired for hanging. Please clearly label all work with artists name & title of work. *The Marianne van Silfhout Gallery will not be charging commission on works sold during this exhibition. All sales will be directed to the artist to secure.

Awards: Awards totaling $500 will be presented to artists at the opening reception.

Entry Fee: $30 for one entry, $5 for each additional entry - maximum of 3 entries (non- refundable entry fee). Payments accepted by cash or cheque. Please make cheques payable to: St. Lawrence College.

Please note the following important information:

  • Work can be dropped off in person to the gallery for submission: Thursday, November 1, 5-8pm or Saturday, November 3, 10am-2pm
  • Artists will be contacted regarding acceptance of their work via email by 9pm on November 6.
  • Exhibit runs November 9 – November 30, 2018
  • Opening Reception Thursday, November 15, 7-9pm
  • Collect Work Saturday, December 1, 10am-2pm

General Call to Artists

The Marianne van Silfhout Gallery is currently accepting submissions for our programming roster. Established and emerging visual artists with professional curricula vitae are invited to submit exhibition proposals. As a learning facility, preference will be given to artists who demonstrate innovation and creativity in their art, and are willing to provide opportunity for learning within our SLC student community by way of lecture, workshop, etc. To view submission requirements and apply, download the submission form.

Contact the Marianne van Silfhout Gallery

Heather Savage, Curator
613-345-0660, ext. 3636