Submissions are now closed. To submit your artwork to the next show, please contact us to be included on our email list or visit our website again. Thank you for participating!
Dates & Location: March 30 to April 18, 2020 Due to Covid-19 closures, now September 28 to October 18, 2020 Art Space Connect Gallery at Neilson Park Creative Centre 56 Neilson Drive, Toronto, ON
The gallery is open to the public (with restrictions): Monday to Thursday, 9am to 9:30pm, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 4:30pm.
Opening Reception: No date yet. The gallery will contact us when they know more.
GUIDELINES AND INFORMATION FOR THE ARTIST
Eligibility: The competition is open to all Ontario based artists. The show will be open to 2D and 3D works in all media including, but not restricted to, painting, photography, sculpture, glass, fibre, drawing.
Theme ‘Re-Imagined” If you've thought twice about your artwork, you've re-imagined it. It's completely up to the artist's interpretation and creativity. Just enjoy the art-making!
Images Images need to be minimum 72 dpi, 'jpg' format. Images labelled in the following format: 'LastnameFirstNameTitleSize.jpg'
Accepted Work Accepted work to be delivered to Neilson Park Creative Centre. Works must be suitably framed and wired for hanging. No ‘saw-tooth’ hangers will be accepted. A label, including Artist Name, Title of Piece, Medium, Dimensions, Selling Price, and Artist’s Contact Information must be affixed to the back of each piece of submitted work
Drop off: Sunday, September 27, 2020 in the afternoon Pick up: Sunday, October 18, 2020 in the afternoon
Notification of Acceptance: March 15, 2020 by email and/or published online.
Categories, Awards and Jurors Two-Dimensional Arts. - Three Awards $150 Category 1: Oil, Acrylic, Watercolour, Gouache, Encaustic, Mixed Media, etc. Juror: Margaret Doswell Category 2: Printmaking, Pencil, Pastels, Drawing, Ink, Collage, Mixed Media, etc. Juror: Alex Borghesan Category 3: Photography, Film, Digital, etc Juror: Ron Van Zutphen Three-Dimensional Arts- Two Awards $150 Category 4:Sculpture, Kinetic inst., Wood, Pottery, Glass, Mixed Media, etc. Jurors: Margaret Doswell and Alex Borghesan Textile- One Award $150 Category 5: Textile, Fibre, all Material arts, Mixed Media, etc Juror: Ixchel Suarez
Committee Choice Award - One Award $100 Wyndham Gift Card
People’s Choice - One Award $150 DeSerres Gift Card Voting will take place at the Opening Reception and online till April 15th.
Jury Guidelines: 1. The piece of art demonstrates:
A high level of competence in the use of the chosen medium
Well developed sensibilities toward composition and design
2. The work demonstrates one or more of the following:
An innovative approach in composition or technique
Some level of risk taking or experimentation
An original take on a subject
Work that has an edge
3. A piece of work which may either:
Engage you in a meaningful way, emotionally or intellectually
Be an intriguing piece of art which calls you back
Art Consultant Joanne Poluch, owner of Remarque Art Consulting, will be attending the Overzealous Fine Art Exhibition this year. Joanne has enjoyed a solid reputation with her business and is highly respected in the industry in Ontario, south Florida and Barbados as a juror, dealer and art coach. Joanne continually is looking for quality artwork to assist her wide client base. Please check out Joanne at www.remarqueartconsulting.ca or on Facebook under Remarque Art consulting.
Sales Commission: Sales directly through Neilson Park Creative Centre, will be charged 15% commission. See details below*
Liability: While the Overzealous committee will be diligent in its care and custody of art work, it will not assume responsibility for damage or loss of any piece of work.
Authorization for use of images foradvertising: The work of artists whose work is accepted may be used for advertising.
For questions, comments and/or help, please clickhere to contact us or email John at firstname.lastname@example.org ............................................... *Sales of artworks while at the Gallery are handled by the NPCC front desk and individual artists will be notified via E-mail when a work has sold. Artist(s) will be issued payment for all sold work approximately 14 days after the end of the show, less the 15% commission to NPCC. Allow up to one month for delivery. HST is applicable to all sales. HST will be remitted to artists on submission of their HST registration number; otherwise HST will be reported and remitted by the Centre.