Call for Submissions

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Call of Submissions - Temporary Installation at Erindale Park

Deadline:  Monday, May 11, 2020, at 4 p.m.

Please see our newest Call for Artists for a temporary installation in Erindale Park here! 

Artists are asked to propose artwork that responds to the connection between land and water, focusing on aquatic ecosystems and how actions on land can affect (positively and negatively) the aquatic ecosystem.

Open to early career Canadian artists working in ceramics, the winner will receive $10,000 to undertake research or other activities that advance their artistic and professional practice. The winner and up to 5 finalists will also have their work featured in a group exhibition at the Gallery this fall. Applications are due by April 30, 2020. For more information, visit

Call for Exhibition Proposals: LAC Gallery

Deadline: Friday March 13 @ 5pm, 2020 

The Living Arts Centre (LAC) Gallery is currently accepting exhibition proposals for our 2020-2021 season which runs from September 1, 2020, to August 31, 2021. Exhibitions typically run from 5 to 7 weeks.

Our Gallery hosts contemporary art and craft exhibitions with a focus on emerging and mid-career artists from Mississauga and surrounding regions. The exhibition program seeks submissions from diverse practices including works in; 2D, 3D, interdisciplinary, digital, interactive, and time- based media.

The Curator accepts submissions from collectives, arts organizations or groups of three or more artists with a realized exhibition concept. Exhibition proposals should be contemporary relevant and speak to a wide range of audiences.

Exhibition proposals must include:

  • Exhibition description (400 words max.)
  • Artist statements (200 words max. for each artist)
  • Organization Profile (if applicable) (250 words)
  • List of participating artists
  • Artist CVs for each participant
  • 10 digital images of proposed or representative works (jpeg only). Maximum 150KB per image
  • Time-based work should be submitted via the Internet
  • Image list indicating artist name, title, medium, date, brief description

Deadline: March 13, 2020 @ 5 pm 

Please send proposals by email to:

The LAC provides exhibitors with the following services for a nominal fee of $500 + HST. This fee includes:

  • Curatorial guidance regarding; art selection/ design, thematic clarification, and exhibition descriptions
  • Complete exhibition services; including installation, lighting, and deinstallation
  • Advertising including invitation design, printing and distribution in print and digital
  • Press Release production/ distribution and social media posts
  • Gallery supervision from attendants during gallery hours
  • Insurance of works while on site
  • Reception logistics/ promotion

*Gallery exhibitors are responsible for covering the costs of the opening reception. LIVE Cuisine, the Centre's on-site restaurant, is the exclusive caterer.

Call for Submissions: Micro Exhibition Spaces

Deadline: Friday, March 13, 2020 @ 5 pm


The Living Arts Centre invites local artists from Mississauga to submit 2D and 3D artworks for our rotating public exhibition spaces throughout the building. Exhibition spaces could include, but are not limited to; display cases, corporate meeting rooms, LAC public hallways, and LIVE Restaurant.

Works by individual artists at all stages of their professional careers will be considered from Mississauga and surrounding regions. Artworks submitted should represent a body of work with a focus on a particular theme, aesthetic, or set of concerns.

Artworks can be for sale while on display, if the artist chooses. 

Works will be displayed for a minimum of 3 months, with the Living Arts Centre’s option to extend up these exhibitions to 6 months.



We are accepting; photographs, drawings, paintings on paper, collage, prints and digital works on paper, ceramics, jewelry, textiles, sculpture, craft and new media in the following dimensions: 

  • 2D works in a minimum size of artwork 8"x10" to a maximum of 16”x20 (frames provided)
  • 3D works cannot exceed 12”(l) x 12”(w) x 24”(h)
  • Works on canvas will only be considered for display in LIVE Restaurant only; dimensions variable



  • Artist statement (max. 150 words)
  • Current CV
  • 5 images (jpegs, 72 dpi. Each image must not exceed 200KB)
  • Image list: Word document listing artist’s name, title, medium, size, date, selling price, insurance value for each submission 

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 13, 2020 @ 5 pm


Please send all submission materials via email to 

The Potters' Guild of Hamilton and Region

Call for Applicants  - Featured Artist 

In the spring we will be drawing two names for the featured artists. This will be for the sales of Fall 2021 and Spring 2022. If you want to apply please send the following information to Diane by e-mail before May 2020. The requirements for applying for featured artist are as follows:

Participated in a minimum of 8 sales in the Hamilton Guild sale.
Current member of the Potters' Guild of Hamilton and Region
Performed a "job" for the Guild at some point i.e.: executive, committee, membership list,
hospitality, library etc.

Can make enough work to fill two tables at the sale.
Has not been the featured artist in the last 10 years. Preference will be given to people who 
have never been the featured artist.

The featured artist will be required to do two shifts in the area where their table is, if need- ed. Also, it is recommended that you spend as much time at your table over the weekend as you can. Customers enjoy meeting and chatting with the artist which will increase your sales.

Please forward your name and the above information to Diane Irons by e-mail before the Spring Sale.


Altered Elements, will take place March 2 to April 1, 2020 at the Carnegie Gallery. The jurors are Carmela Laganse and Sequoia Miller.

Take In is Sunday, March 1, noon to 4:00 pm.

Jurors’ Comments Monday, March 2, 7:00 pm. 

Opening Reception and Award Presentation Friday, March 6,

7:00 pm to 9:30 pm.

Closes Sunday, March 29.

Pick up unsold work Tuesday, March 31, noon to 5 pm.


Anne Sneath Best in Show: $ 1000
Award of Merit: $ 600
Honourable Mention: $ 500
Memorial Award: $ 400
Pottery Supply House Award: $ 300 Gift certificate Tucker’s Pottery Supplies Award: $ 300 Gift certificate Craft Ontario Design Award:
1 year membership and website image placement Fusion Design Award:

1 year membership and free entry to the Fusion Conference Carnegie Gallery Award:

Opportunity to host a solo exhibition at the Carnegie

The Jurors

Carmela Laganse received her BFA at the University of Manitoba and her MFA at Ohio Univer- sity. She has worked, taught and exhibited in Canada, Europe and the US. Carmela is an Assis- tant Professor in Visual Arts at McMaster University. Carmela has exhibited nationally and inter- nationally with her most recent exhibitions at the Dunlop Art Gallery (Saskatchewan),

Nuova Icona Contemporary Art (Italy), as well as group shows at the Redux Contemporary Art Center in South Carolina, and the Gardiner Museum in Toronto.

The perception of real experience, fantasy, and play are her ongoing interests. She enjoys un- earthing the connectedness among the seemingly incongruous. Her work disrupts visual tropes, creates and explores odd relationships, and subtly satirizes underlying ideologies that exist in our material and visual cultures.

Sequoia Miller

Sequoia Miller, the Chief Curator of The Gardiner Museum, is also a published author, a histo- rian, and studio potter. He received a BA in Russian and Art History from Brandeis, an MA from the Bard Graduate Center for Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture and a PhD in the History of Art from Yale University. Miller curated The Ceramic Presence in Modern Art at the Yale University Art Gallery, and authored the accompanying award-winning catalogue. His re- search also includes 16th and 17th-century German stoneware, English salt-glazed stoneware, and Queen Mary’s monumental delftware.

Miller was a full-time studio potter for over 10 years. Based in the Pacific Northwest, he made one-of-a-kind functional pots for daily use in domestic environments. Miller exhibited widely and led workshops at craft schools, universities, and art centers.

Call for Entry will be sent out later.

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