CALL FOR ARTISTS
Winged Canvas Art Gallery represents York Region’s emerging and practicing artists in our unique and welcoming exhibition space.
The Gallery accepts originals and fine art reproductions in a range of styles and mediums, including abstract, figurative, landscape, mixed media, and sculpture. The curators design each show and print labels for all artwork.
The Gallery Team works hard to market and promote the show in the press and online, with partner organizations and our collector base. We provide detailed show guidelines, and a promotional kit for exhibiting artists to help spread the word.
Before applying, please read the Artist Submission Guidelines.
Artists Stacey MacNevin, Markham Ward 4 Councillor Karen Rea, and Artist Ron Stevens at the Art of Abstraction Show.
Call for Artists: Upcoming Shows
Artist Submission Guidelines
1. Determine the Type of Submission
Featured Artists (Self Curated)
Featured artists (limited to 3 per show) get their own wall space to showcase a cohesive body of work.
Featured Artists will curate their own walls and hang their artwork. The Gallery will create labels.
Individual Pieces (Gallery Curated)
Artists may submit up to 8 pieces for consideration.
Pieces do not need to be a series or cohesive in style, as long as they fit the theme of the show.
The Gallery will curate and hang, and label the artwork.
2. Understanding Exhibition Fees
All artwork must be ready to hang or framed to a professional standard, with clean painted edges, D-ring wiring or saw tooth hardware. Artwork that is missing proper hardware will be subject to a $10 hardware fee. Winged Canvas Gallery accepts payments in debit, e-transfer, credit, and cash.
Featured Walls & Fees
Kusama Wall* (7 ft x 6 ft) - $310*
The Great Wall (8 ft x 6 ft) - $330
King's Landing (10 ft x 6 ft) - $360
Dimensions listed represent the exact space available to hang artwork. Kusama Wall can be extended to 10 ft x 6 ft fo $50. Gallery walls are bigger than listed. HST not included.
A $60 deposit is required to book your wall.
Fees for Individual Pieces
12 x 12 inches or smaller - $28/piece
24 x 24 inches or smaller - $42/piece
36 x 36 inches or smaller - $56/piece
48 x 48 inches or smaller - $70/piece
*Please note that the dimensions should include framing.
Save 10% on 4+ pieces
Save 20% on 7+ pieces
3. Choose & Price Your Artwork
The Gallery commission is 25% on each piece sold during the exhibition. We suggest factoring in this amount when pricing your work using this formula: Artist cut ÷ 0.75 = Artwork total.
4. Prepare for the Show
Curate your Wall
A $60 deposit is required to secure your wall at the time of submission. Full fees are due at drop off.
Featured Artists have creative license with regards to hanging and display on their wall.
Drop-off your Artwork
Drop-off your work and leave the curating to us! Hanging fees are due at drop off.
5. Share the Opening!
Invite your fans, family and friends to buy local art by yours truly! Share the news and show details with your mailing list and social media using our Promotional Kit, which will be emailed to all participating artists upon registration.
Doll up, suit up and clear your evening for the Opening Night Party! Buyers are more likely to purchase art when the artist is present, so try your best to attend.
More questions? See our frequently asked questions.
Why Exhibit With Us?
Winged Canvas offers a unique gallery space in the under-served but growing Markham area, and artists can exhibit starting at less than $1 a day. Exhibitions span 5 weeks - averaging 4 times longer than typical commercial galleries.