Posted by: admin on Jun 26, 2011
Call for Submissions
Saving Face: Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Portraiture
September 13 – November 13, 2011
Living Arts Centre Gallery
4141 Living Arts Drive
Mississauga, ON L5B 4B8
The Living Arts Centre invites artists to submit works for Saving Face, an exhibition about contemporary portraiture in Canada and its relevance today. Portraiture is constantly reinventing itself. Within the expanding boundaries of art media, countless functions for reproducing human likeness exist – preservation, the deconstruction of identity, homage, etc. Yet despite this expansion, portraiture is often associated with tradition. Saving Face asks artists to re-evaluate the portrait within a contemporary framework. Drawing from the history of the genre and integrating media both old and new, the exhibition will identify contemporary Canadian portraiture and reveal new trends in its practice. Artists working in all media are encouraged to submit up to two works for consideration. Cash prizes will be awarded.
Alejandro Arauz, multi-disciplinary artist & educator, University of New Mexico
Steven Schwartz, Director, Engine Gallery, Toronto
Cole Swanson, Curator, Living Arts Centre Gallery, Mississauga
$25.00 application fee (cheques made out to the Living Arts Centre, cash accepted)
artist statement (max. 100 words)
2 image submissions of current work (jpegs on CD at 72 dpi), including a word document listing title, medium, size, date, and artist’s name for each submission
* Artist’s name must be clearly labelled on the submission CD*
SASE (self addressed and stamped envelope) – please ensure correct postage for return of CD (The Living Arts Centre assumes no responsibility for images sent without return postage)
Email submissions will not be accepted.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Monday, August 8, 2011
Please send submissions to:
Saving Face Juried Exhibition
c/o Exhibition Curator, Cole Swanson
Living Arts Centre
4141 Living Arts Drive
For more information, please email curator Cole Swanson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 905.306.6161.
Notification of Acceptance: Artists will be notified by phone or email on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 if their piece has been selected to be in the exhibition. Only those accepted will be notified. Accepted artists will receive details pertaining to the exhibition including delivery of artwork, insurance, opening reception and awards.