Eye on Society

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Eye on Society

The Pumphouse Theatre is a vibrant facility with historical significance. It supports and presents all art forms and creates opportunities for engagement, enrichment, cultural experience, learning and inspiration, while serving all Calgarians. To enable this, the Quenten Doolittle Memorial Gallery provides accessible wall display space for Mohkinstsis (Calgary) and Alberta visual artists to display and sell their work, free from commission.

For this exhibit, we are looking for work that speaks to a social issue—from poverty to racism to gender inequality and beyond. Submissions of any style, from realistic to abstract, and in any visual art medium will be considered, provided it meets all gallery requirements below.

The Pumphouse Theatre supports an inclusive and diverse community. We encourage any submissions of eligible visual artists from all communities including but not limited to the LGBTQ2+, BIPOC, and those with disabilities.

Submissions must meet the following requirements:

  • Artist must reside in Calgary and must be available for installation dates provided.
  • Artwork must be delivered ready to hang (wall-space only).

Installation Requirements

All art must be equipped with picture hanging wire and D rings (a piece of metal hardware shaped like the letter D used on the back of frame or canvas as hooking device). Hanging cleats or flat metal hardware unfortunately will not be accepted.

This gallery is intended to be available for in person and online viewing. Due to the uncertainty of COVID-19 pandemic, there is the possibility of this exhibit being online exclusively. All installation required are still necessary for this exhibit.

Submission Deadline: August 20, 2021, 4:00pm

All artists who submit will be notified with a decision no later than two-two and a half weeks after the deadline has passed.

For more information, visit pumphousetheatre.ca.

Installation: September 26 – September 28, 2021
Exhibition: October 1 – December 11, 2021
Take Down: December 12 – 15, 2021

Call for Visual Art Submissions: Eye on Society – Submission deadline: August 20, 2021

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