CALL FOR ARTISTS

Exhibition Opportunities

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.

If you haven't completed an Artist Profile yet, please do so before registering. For fees and submission details, read the Artist Submission Guidelines section below.

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.​

 

Watch videos from previous Gallery Opening Night Parties

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.

  • Artist Promotional Kits

  • Email & Event Marketing

  • Media & Press Releases

  • Viewings by Appointment

  • Instagram Features

  • Facebook Mentions

  • Professional Photography

  • Live Streams of Artwork

  • Complimentary wine & refreshments

  • On-site photographer

  • Art exposure & press

  • Longer exhibitions

  • Open 6 days a week (7 days in July and August!)

  • On-site Gallery sales team 

Ready to Become an Exhibitor?

Create your Artist Profile first, and then fill out the submission form with your artwork information. Don’t forget to link your portfolio and social media handles! 

Exhibiting Artists Save 15% on custom framing services.

 

All artwork for the gallery needs to be dropped off framed or gallery wrapped with clean finished edges and proper hardware on the back. 

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Markham, Ontario L3P 7R4

 

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