Call For Submissions – 4th Installment of Wall of Art: Home Front

The Guelph Civic Museum, Guelph Arts Council and the City of Guelph are pleased to open the call for submissions for the fourth installment of the “Wall of Art” exhibition series. This exciting series aims to showcase the breadth of local talent that we have here in Guelph as well as provide artists with a unique opportunity to share their work with a larger audience.

This year is the 100th anniversary of John McCrae’s iconic poem In Flanders Fields. It is a year of reflection on times of war. But it mustn’t be forgotten that the war effort did not just exist overseas. For the upcoming Wall of Art exhibition, we invite artists to explore themes of the Home Front. The term “home front” describes the civilian population and activities of a nation whose armed forces are engaged in war abroad. From the influx of women into workforce roles usually reserved for men, through technological innovations, propaganda posters, rations, and newsreels, to the simple agony of waiting for a letter. Show us tales of resilience, love, and loss as you explore the theme of Home Front, and submit your work to this quarterly juried exhibition.


This opportunity is open to members of the Guelph Arts Council* who produce two-dimensional work in any medium, including painting, drawing, photography, mixed media and fiber. A maximum of two original artworks may be submitted by each artist: submissions exceeding two works will not be considered. Works for this call must address the theme. All works must be ready for hanging and must be able to fit through an entrance of 6.5 ft. by 4 ft. Any technical needs for works must be provided by the artist.

*An artist membership for a year is only $30, which is less than most entry fees. Plus, you get all the other benefits that come with being a Guelph Arts Council member… come join us and see!


No need to email your application with attachments. Instead, please submit online through our awesome new form!

If you have limited use of the internet, you may mail or hand-deliver your application. Please print and fill out the one-page application and mail or deliver it with with images of your work as digital images on flash drive or CD-ROM. Applications will be accepted via the online form or mailed or dropped off at our offices 147 Wyndham St N Suite 404, Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m.–4p.m.

All applications must be received by Guelph Arts Council no later than *Friday, March 20*, 2014 at 4 p.m. Late submissions will not be considered. Participating artists will be notified by phone. If you do not receive a telephone call by *Friday, March 27*, 2014, your work has not been selected for this exhibition, but we encourage you to continue to apply for future exhibitions! Often, it’s not about the quality of your work per se, but about whether it fits for the show.

Accepted works must be delivered ready to hang to Guelph Civic Museum between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. on the week of March 30, or by arrangement with Guelph Civic Museum. Following the exhibition, works must be picked up during the week of April 6, between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. or by arrangement with Guelph Civic Museum.

Selected artists will receive an exhibition fee of $131 CAD and an invitation to an exhibition reception at the museum on Friday, March 27, 2014 at 7 p.m.


Deadline for Submissions: March 20 (previously March 16)
Selection: Week of March 23
Notification: By March 27
Art Drop Off: Week of March 30
Install: April 7
Reception: April 24
Closing date: July 5

Katie Wilde

Office Manager, Membership Coordinator

147 Wyndham Street North – Suite 404

Guelph, Ontario    N1H 4E9

Phone: (519) 836-3280

Fax:     (519) 766-9212

Regular Office Hours: Tues-Fri 10a.m. –  4p.m. Closed Mondays

Posted by Dawn Owen on February 23, 2015