Call for Submissions

Métis artist and educator, Diane Montreuil, with the support of the Artists’ Network’s Leslie Grove Gallery, is  hosting  Wisdom of Kinship – Indigenous Art Exhibition.  Diane is inviting all Indigenous artists, self-identifying as First Nations, Inuit, or Métis, whose work explores kinship and community within their culture, to submit to this Exhibition. This juried show will run from August 4th through to August 22nd and feature original 2D or 3D works of any medium, including painting, mixed media, printmaking,  photography, drawing, sculpture, as well as beadwork, basketry and textiles. Diane has invited Nathalie Bertin, a Métis multi-disciplinary artist, to join her in jurying this show.


Depending on the COVID-19 restrictions, Wisdom of Kinship, will, hopefully, be hung in the Leslie Grove Gallery; otherwise, it will be an exclusively virtual show  at

Diane and Nathalie  will jury all the submissions choosing approximately  20-30 pieces to be hung in the gallery and featured in the Leslie Grove Gallery store and potentially select as many as 10 to 15 more works from the remaining submissions to be included in the online store.

Introducing the Jurors    Diane Montreuil and Nathalie Bertin

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: Sunday, July 18, 2021 11:59 pm

Accepted artists will be notified on or before: July 23, 2021

Wisdom of Kinship Exhibition: August 4-22, 2021

Virtual Opening: Thursday August 5, 2021 7 pm

Drop off artwork at Leslie Grove Gallery: Sunday, August 1, 2021 5 – 7 pm* 

Pick up artwork at Leslie Grove Gallery: Sunday, August 22,  2021  5 – 7pm*

*Please, contact galley to arrange alternative dates and times

Virtual Opening

Thursday August 5, 2021 7 pm

A special  evening will open with the  sharing  of storytelling, song and drumming with Grandmother Kim, Anishinaabe (Ojibway/Pottawatomi) band member of Shawanaga First Nation. Selected artists of the Exhibition will  chat with our  hosts,  Diane Montreuil and Nathalie Bertin, about their work as it reflects wisdom of kinship in their family and community. Guests will be free to ask  questions of our hosts or artists, or comment on the evening.

Guidelines for a Successful Submission

  • Make sure to follow ALL submission guidelines. Quality images are extremely important, especially as we  move into on-line spaces. Always put your best foot forward.
  • Submissions should be cohesive in medium, style, and subject. Avoid artworks that are too similar unless they are considered one piece, such as a diptych.
  • Consider varying the size of the artworks offered. Perhaps a larger piece doesn’t fit within the exhibition, while a smaller piece does, or vice versa.
  • Most importantly, try to approach the call from a unique point of view. Originality, technical use of materials and interpreation of theme are heavily weighted.
  • Please note that the jurying process considers the overall exhibition, with the intention of offering a variety of styles, materials, and approaches. With  this in mind,  jurors are assessing  each artwork submitted not only on its own merits, but also on how it  complements  the  exhibition. Generally, jurors only select one work from any accepted artist.

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Terms and Conditions

Artist Obligations 

Accepted artwork MUST be exclusively available for sale and NOT posted on another e-commerce website for the show’s duration.

FOR SHOWS ON-LINE ONLY, Artist agrees to respond to all customer inquires received by the Leslie Grove Gallery and arrange for the delivery and shipment of sold artwork, at the cost of the artist or buyer.

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,  which includes where applicable:

    • Completely dry, set, cured, fixed, or protected.
    • Works on paper and board must be framed and mounted.
    • Label on the back with title, artist, price, size, medium, year.
    • Secure d-ring hanging attachments affixed 1 1/2″ below the top edge of the work, wired.
    • Sculpture, glass, or 3D work may require the Artist to supply a stand mount it on.

Artists’ Network Obligations:

  • Managing and maintaining the Leslie Grove Gallery and the, including processing sales .
  • Commission of 30% on gallery and e-commerce sales, including 5% processing fee. All proceeds from the Exhibition will be donated to the Woodland Cultural Centre’s Save the Evidence Campaign.
  • Marketing virtual show, including the Leslie Grove Galley website, Artists’ Network emails, social media platforms and public event listings. Organic promotional posts through the Leslie Grove Gallery and Artists’ Network social media platforms

Submission Form

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  • Submit up to three artworks
  • Image files must be titled in the following format:
  • Artist’s Statement:   how your work relates to the theme of the Exhibition: Wisdom of Kinship (350 characters)

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

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