Call for Submissions – Fourth Installment of Wall of Art: “ICONS AND THE ICONIC”

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.

Icons are visual symbols that stand for something beyond their face value. To be iconic is to be recognizable, all-pervasive. We invite artists to explore the theme of Icons and the Iconic and submit their work to this quarterly juried exhibition.

ELIGIBILITY

This opportunity is open to residents of the City of Guelph and/or 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 of “Icons and the Iconic”. 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.

HOW TO APPLY

Images and contact info must be submitted digitally either by email or flash drive/CD-rom. Applications will be accepted by email to [email protected] or can be 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 Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 5 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, September 26, 2014, your work has not been selected.

*Due to the open hours of our office building, deliveries to GAC offices will close at 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 13. Email applications can still be submitted on Sunday, September 14.

Accepted works must be delivered ready to hang to Guelph Civic Museum on Tuesday, September 30, Wednesday, October 1 or Thursday, October 2 between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. or by arrangement with Guelph Civic Museum. Following the exhibition, works must be picked up on Monday, January 5or Tuesday, January 6, 2015 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, November 7, 2014 at 7 p.m.

KEY DATES

Deadline for submissions: Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 5 p.m. (Deliveries to GAC offices must be made before 5pm on Saturday, September 13.)

Notification of acceptance: Week of Friday, September 26, 2014.

Drop-off of accepted works: Tuesday, September 30, Wednesday, October 1 or Thursday, October 2 between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. or by arrangement with Guelph Civic Museum.

Exhibition run: Friday, October 3, 2014 to Sunday, January 4, 2015.

Museum exhibition reception at the GCM: Friday, November 7, 2014 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Pick up of works: Monday, January 5, or Tuesday, January 6, 2015 between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. or by arrangement with Guelph Civic Museum.

Posted by Sarah Ball on September 10, 2014

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