Group Call for Submissions

Fur, Fins & Feathers – Juried Group Show

DEADLINE  –  SUNDAY, JULY 14, 2024, 11:59 PM (EST)

Everyone relates to animals, whether it’s a beloved pet, the mesmerizing movement of fish in an aquarium, or cheerful, singing birds.

Animals either wild or domestic are often portrayed in paintings as supporting characters, for example in Frida Kahlo’s Self Portrait with Monkeys, or perhaps, the main subject as in Henry Matisse’s, The Goldfish and one of the most famous bird paintings ever Carel Fabritius’s The Goldfinch.

Here is your opportunity to depict creatures in art. From realism to abstraction, use any medium to create a memorable 2D or 3D work for our animal-themed show.

The exhibition is from July 31 to August 18, 2024. The deadline for submissions is July 14.

We expect the show to be hung in the Leslie Grove Gallery and presented online at lesliegrovegallerystore.ca 

Important Dates

Deadline for submissions: Sunday, July 14, 2024 – 11:59 PM (EST)
Artists Notifications for in-person exhibition will be sent out on or before: Friday, July 19, 2024
Fur, Fins & Feathers:  July 31 – August 18, 2024
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 1, from 6 – 8 PM
Drop off artwork: Sunday, July 28, between  6 – 8 PM (unless other arrangements have been made)
Pick up artwork: Sunday, August 18, between  5 – 6 PM (unless other arrangements have been made)

Submission Fees

  • Artists’ Network Members:  up to 3 artworks $35.00 + HST, $39.55 total*
    MEMBERS USE DISCOUNT CODE: MEMBER15
  • Non- Artists’ Network Members: up to 3 artworks $50.00 + HST, $56.50 total*

*Submission fee is non-refundable.

Other Fees

  • The Artists’ Network retains a 20% commission of all work sold in person or through the web store.

Installation 

FOR SHOWS HUNG IN THE LESLIE GROVE GALLERY, Please click here for detailed hanging requirements; failure to adhere to these practices can result in your work being omitted from the show.

All art must be suitable for installation:

  • Ensure works are completely dry, set, cured, fixed, or protected.
  • Works on paper and board must be framed and mounted.
  • Affix a label with title, artist, price, size, medium, year to the back of the artwork.
  • Secure a  D-ring to each side of the work,  1 1/2″ below the top edge of the work to the top of the D-ring for the gallery’s hanging system.
  • Attach wiring for hanging in client’s home.
  • Sculpture, glass, or 3-D work may require you to supply a stand to mount it on.

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Submission Form

Please, read the instructions carefully.

  • We use the Eventeny platform service for our submissions form. You will have to create an Eventeny account if you haven’t already.
  • WARNING NAVIGATION AND DEVICE USE: please do not use  Safari or smartphone or iPad when completing your submission form

Information Required on Submission Form:

  • Business name
  • Artist name
  • Website and Social media platform  (if applicable)
  • Artist’s Statement
  • Short Promotional Statement of 1 to 2  sentences to describe how the works relate to the theme of the show. This is not for jurors, rather a statement, if accepted, to be placed next to your artwork on the Leslie Grove Gallery store and used to promote the show and your work on social platforms. 
  • IMAGES:
    • Quality image of the artwork. Note we do not accept images of framed artwork, please crop images to the outer edges of the artwork or the background of a 3D work.
    • FILE FORMAT ACCEPTED: .jpg, .png, 5Mb maximum, recommend 1400px on smallest side, 72 DPI.
    • The image you submit will be used for social promotion and represent you in the online store.
  • You will be required to Input fields for each image:
    • Title
    • Category/Medium
    • Size HxWxD: YOU MUST USE INCHES, MEASUREMENTS INCLUDE FRAME SO THAT YOUR WORK IS COMMUNICATED CLEARLY IN THE GALLERY DURING THE SHOW
    • Price
    • Year
    • Description of the artwork – any detail of this particular work that is compelling or not covered in your general Artist Statement. Do not repeat your Artist Statement. Max 75 words.
  • The submission form can be saved and resumed at another time before the deadline.

If you have any problems with this submission process, email or call the gallery at 416 465-0302.

Terms and Conditions and Waiver

A Contract with Terms and Conditions and Waiver set out by the Artists’ Network will be sent to you on acceptance.

Contact Information 

The Artists’ Network (1158 Queen St. E.)
info@artistsnetwork.ca
416-465-0302