All Things with Imagination
A McMichael Juried Competition
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Application Deadline: March 2, 2020 by 5 pm
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Group of Seven’s first exhibition, the McMichael invites all friends of the gallery to participate in a juried art competition.
The competition is inspired by the following Arthur Lismer quote:
“Art is not in possession of those who can draw, write poems, make music or design buildings. It belongs to all those who can see their way through all things with imagination.“
We invite you to respond to Lismer’s call by examining our surroundings and considering all things with imagination. Ask yourself this: do we still view our country as a pristine landscape? How does your answer impact our sense of Canadian identity?
All artists are invited to present up to two works in the following formats:
- Stretched canvas or panel (16 x 20 inches)
- Paper (11 x 14 inches)
The competition will cover two categories:
- Adult (ages 18+)
- Youth (ages 13 – 17)
Up to three artists from each category will be named winners through a jury comprised of the gallery’s curators, educators and associated community artists.
A special First Choice Award will be awarded by the jury, and a People’s Choice Award will be bestowed by visitors to the gallery.
All shortlisted works will be displayed in the McMichael’s Creative Learning Gallery from March 28 to July 6, 2020. The winners will be announced on Sunday March 29, 2020 at 2 pm.
This competition is only open to those who are part of the McMichael Community. Applicants must be able to identify themselves as one of the following:
- McMichael Member (current)
- McMichael staff member (current/former)
- McMichael Volunteer (MVC or MYT, current/former)
- McMichael Adult Student (aged 18+, current/former)
- McMichael Juried Art Competition former participant (aged 18+)
- McMichael ArtVenture Camps/Classes Youth Participant (aged 13-17, current/former)
1024 x 768 pixels
File naming convention (i.e. All-Things-with-Imagintation_01_YourName_ArtworkTitle.jpg)
Submit by 5 pm on Monday March 2nd, 2020
There are two ways to submit your work:
Fill out the Google Form.
Please note that this method requires a Google account.
All artworks submitted remain the property of the artists. The McMichael reserves the right to use image(s) of the artwork for administrative and promotional purposes.
The jury is comprised of artists, educators, curators, and representatives of the McMichael. The jury will review applications and select submissions that align with the theme of the competition and meet the technical criteria.
Winning participants will be notified by March 9, 2020 via email. All those selected must deliver the hard copy of their artwork submission to the gallery between March 10-17. Winners will be required to sign a release form for the use of images in materials promoting the activities of the gallery.