2021 Call for Submissions – Leslie Grove Gallery

Leslie Grove Gallery is located in the vibrant neighbourhood of Lesileville is the perfect venue for hosting your next art exhibition. We offer 635 square feet of space as well as a moveable display module that allows you to customize your exhibit. The gallery is steps away from other art galleries, boutiques, restaurants and cafes that draw many visitors to the area, especially on weekends. 

In the light of COVID-19 restrictions and regulations, Leslie Grove Gallery Rentals has been adapting its services accordingly to keep our staff, visitors, and the community healthy. LGG has been following the health & safety guidelines of Toronto Public Health, enhanced cleaning, proper hand hygiene, social distancing, and wearing a mask during your visit. Visitors are limited to 4 and must wear a non-medial face mask and social distance.

Submission is a 3-step process:

  1. Please read all information below on exhibiting at Leslie Grove Gallery.
  2. Fill in the submission form accessed at the bottom of this page, send it to us, and then pay the submission fee.
  3. After review and jurying, we will send a PayPal invoice for the total exhibition cost as described below.

Solo/Group Exhibitions

Rental Fees

3 Weeks:*   Members $1600, non-members $2000, + HST
2 Weeks:   Members $1150, non-members $1350, + HST
1 Week: Members $800, non-members $950, + HST

*Priority will be given to 3-week rentals

Group exhibition: The majority of the artists must be members of the Artists’ Network to qualify for the member’s rate, members are responsible for coordination within the group.

Non-members: We welcome submissions from all artists. You are encouraged to join the Artists’ Network and you will automatically receive the member’s exhibition discount.

Services of Gallery Rental

  • Gallery rental. Installation and takedown occur on Tuesdays and Mondays, respectively. (Alternate arrangements can be made.)
  • Gallery attendant during regular opening hours. Wed-Sun 12-5pm
  • Facilitation of show planning, installation and takedown. Artist is responsible for all preparation and hanging of work.
  • Exhibition catalogue template, postcard template and wall label template, as well as guidance on printing services (the artist is responsible for printing).
  • On-premises exhibition posters.
  • Shared guest/e-mail sign-up for the duration of the show.
  • Virtual Artist Talk and/or Artist demonstration. Additional fees may apply for events scheduled outside regular gallery hours. (Dates to be confirmed upon acceptance.)
  • Gallery online store, lesliegrovegallerystore.ca, will offer all works in the exhibition for sale. Gallery offers buyers curbside pick up service or shipping at their expense.
  • Artists’ Network does not charge commission on artwork sales, however, a 5% processing fee will be applied to artwork sold through the gallery.
  • Promotional Package: $200 value. Our communications and marketing team will actively promote your exhibition via the following channels*:
    • Emails to our community and members lists.
    • Submission to all relevent free event listings.
    • Inclusion in Artists’ Network paid event listings.
    • Listing on gallery Homepage, Upcoming and Past Events pages.
    • A co-hosted Facebook event through the Leslie Grove Gallery Facebook pages.
    • Promotional posts through the Leslie Grove Gallery and Artists’ Network social media platforms
    • Two weeks paid Facebook promotion for the exhibition and related events.

Art Show Opening Packages

Artists looking to have an Art Show Opening, we offer the following:

Option 1:  Virtual Opening: $400, + HST including:

  • Photography, and virtual 3D immersive gallery tour
  • Zoom Opening Reception
  • Instagram Takeover & Live Interview with Gallery Curator
  • Scheduled outside regular gallery hours

Option 2:  Virtual Opening: $200, + HST including:

  • Zoom Opening Reception
  • Scheduled outside regular gallery hours

THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS ARE UNAVAILABLE DURING COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS

Gallery Licenced Opening*: $400, + HST including:

  • Special Occasion Permit
  • Smartserve Bartender for 4hrs.
  • $100 credit toward wine and/or beer, additional amounts can be purchased at cost.
  • Light snacks, charcuterie, fresh vegetable tray, fruit tray, sweet tray and sparkling water

Artist Facilitated Opening 

  • Artist(s) responsible for all the preparation and cover all the costs of the reception
  • Consumption of alcoholic beverages will NOT be permitted on the premises
  • Small refrigerator
  • Tables
  • Table coverings
  • Storage of food is limited

Gallery hours: Artists’ Network / Leslie Grove Gallery is located inside the Leslie Grove Field House at 1158 Queen St. E. Artists may attend during all hours listed.

Gallery Hours Suggested Event Times Artist Attendance
Monday Closed Takedown

As applicable.

Tuesday By Appointment Installation
Wednesday 12 – 5
Thursday 12 – 5  Virtual Opening 7-9pm
Friday 12 – 5
Saturday 12 – 5 Virtual Artist Talk 2-4pm
Sunday 12 – 5   Virtual Artist Talk 2-4pm

Accessibility: The gallery and washrooms are fully accessible.

Jury: We jury all submissions for acceptable content and quality of original fine art only. We use an anonymous artistic criteria scoring system and multiple different jurors to minimize bias.

What happens next: After jurying a gallery coordinator will communicate with you on all details to plan your exhibition.

Art policy: Leslie Grove Gallery exhibits original fine art only.

We are committed to always act with fairness, honesty, integrity and openness; respect the opinions of others and treat all with equality and dignity without regard to gender, race, colour, creed, ancestry, place of origin, political beliefs, religion, marital status, disability, age, or sexual orientation. We expect the same from our artist members. We will not tolerate any abusive or threatening behaviour towards any member of our team. Refusal to comply with this policy may result in an artist being asked to withdraw from an exhibition immediately with no refund.