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Call for Visual Artists

Submissions are now open for The Quenten Doolittle Memorial Gallery’s Mosaic – An Exhibition of Diversity running from January 28 to April 10, 2021.

Applications will be accepted until January 3, 2021.

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 the commission.

For this exhibit, we are inviting any Alberta-based artists who identify as part of the following communities—BIPOC, LGBTQ2S+, and female or non-binary persons—to submit their work. We want to hear your voices, stories, and histories through this visual form of creative expression. Submissions of any style, from realistic to abstract, and in any visual art medium will be considered, provided it meets all gallery requirements below.

  • Artist must reside in Alberta and must be available for installation dates provided.
  • Artwork must be produced by artists who are based in Alberta.
  • Artwork must be delivered ready to hang (wall-space only) with appropriate hardware. Please see the application package for more installation details.

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

Timeline:

  • Submission Deadline: Sunday, January 3, 2021 (All artists who submit will be notified with a decision no later than 2 weeks after the deadline has passed.)
  • Installation: January 24 – January 27, 2021
  • Exhibition: January 28 – April 10, 2021
  • Takedown: April 11 – April 14, 2021

To apply, please send the following information via email or mail:

  • Completed gallery submission form.
  • Artist biography (250 words max) – A short description of who you are and your art background, training, passion, and/or any combination of the fore mentioned information.
  • Artwork: A minimum of 1 to a maximum of five pieces will be accepted. Images of artwork only; do not send original works with application.

All application, questions, and inquiries may be directed to Kelly Malcolm, Programming Director at kelly@pumphousetheatre.ca

Thank you so much for your submissions and we look forward to witnessing your work!

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