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2024 Call For Artists Autumn Art Sale Fundraiser

May 15 - June 30


2024 Autumn Art Sale Fundraiser

Organized by the McMichael Volunteer Committee

Abstract painting of a bird

Application Submission Dates
May 15 to June 30, 2024

Art Delivery & Setup
Thursday, November 28, 2024, 10 am to 4 pm EST

Art Sale Dates
Friday, November 29, 2024, 6 PM to 10 PM
Saturday, November 30, 2024, 10 AM to 5 PM
Sunday, December 1, 2024, 10 AM to 5 PM


The McMichael Volunteer Committee’s Autumn Art Sale Fundraiser is open to all living Canadian and Indigenous fine artists and sculptors.


    1. For the purpose of this fundraiser, we accept all genres of original fine art, excluding photography. Artworks that have already been reproduced to create products for sale should not be submitted. Original artworks that have been reproduced will not be accepted.
    2. Entries must not be prints, copies, derivatives, or based in any way on other copyrighted or published paintings, photographs or other artistic work.
    3. Artwork must be in impeccable condition and priced accordingly. Artworks must be appropriately prepared for immediate hanging. Oil and acrylic paintings on gallery style canvas with the painting wrapping the sides do not require framing. The Art Sale Co-Chairs will disqualify artworks that are misrepresented by the photos used in the selection process, or artworks that are not original, inappropriately framed or in poor condition.
    4. Minimum price for artworks is $100.
    5. Artists will be allotted a metal panel 6ft W x 7ft H.
    6. Sculptors will receive a display area of  approximately 6ft x 6ft in which to display three-dimensional work that is mounted on a stable base. Tables are available, but you must supply your own pedestals if desired.
    7. Artists or a representative for the artist are expected to be in attendance for the duration of the Art Sale.

Application Requirements

    1. Application Form – The application form is available online at mcmichaelvolunteers.com/aas2024. Printed applications are available as a backup, however it is requested that the online version be attempted first (this reduces the data entry required and reduces the chance of errors). Open PDF version
    2. Digital Images – Five (5) digital images of paintings/sculptures indicative of the artworks you would bring to the sale must be provided. The images may be uploaded as part of the online application process or copied to a USB and mailed to the address listed below. Please see “How to Submit your work for Jurying” below for details.
    3. Application Fee $51.50 – (non-refundable). The application fee may be paid by e-transfer to the email [email protected] or by cheque (payable to “The McMichael Volunteer Committee”) and mailed to the McMichael Volunteer Committee at the address listed below. Please DO NOT SEND CASH in the mail. Application fees must be received by the Application Deadline of June 30, 2024.
  1. All submitted artworks will be juried by a selection committee (jury) comprised of qualified professionals including gallery staff, curators, art educators, art collectors, artists, and others with a strong background in art.
  2. The top ten selling artists and top sculptor from the 2019 Autumn Art Sale and the top selling artist from the Artisan Market in 2021 will automatically be invited back.
  3. Artists who have shown in previous years are welcome to re-apply. It is suggested that your new and current works be shown, as opposed to work from previous years.
  4. Decisions will be based on digital images submitted by a blind jury (the jury sees the images only; artists” names are not revealed). The jury’s decision is final.
  5. Applicants will be notified by email by mid- to late-August 2024.
  6. The McMichael Volunteer Committee reserves the right to use submitted photographed artwork for publicity (promotional postcards, ads, social media and website) and reference purposes.

Upon notification of acceptance into the 2024 Autumn Art Sale, a Placement/Booth Fee of $251.50 is due.  Accepted artists and  returning artists must submit payment in full by September 15 either by cheque OR via e-transfer to [email protected].

The participating artist or their representative(s) are required to be in attendance for the duration of the show. The McMichael Canadian Art Collection and the McMichael Volunteer Committee are not responsible for any damaged or stolen artworks. Artists are required to sign waivers for photography and indemnification. 

This is a fundraising event. Volunteers and participating artists share profits and credit card expenses such that 60% goes to the artist and 40% to the Volunteer Committee.


May 15
June 30
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