Call for artists

Fall Colours

Artusiasm hosts biweekly back-to-back art exhibitions.

There is no fee to submit -- only a hanging fee for accepted artwork.

Hanging fee includes professional curating, installation, art labels, graphic design, electronic flyers, promotions, email blasts, FB event, opening reception, refreshments etc. 

 

As summer comes to an end, we would like to welcome Fall with a colourful exhibit to match the upcoming season. We invite artists to submit artwork in a variety of styles and mediums of their choice in Fall Colours.

All 2 dimensional media are accepted: painting, photography, mixed media, drawings and prints. The style can be realism, surreal, abstract or expressionism. The artist has full freedom to interpret the theme in their own style.

Fall Colours

Sep 21 to Oct 1, 2017

Reception: Friday September 22, 2017 from 7 to 11 pm

(Free Event)
Submission Deadline: September 15, 2017

Artwork drop off: Sep 16-17 between 3 to 5 pm

Artwork pick up: Oct 1-2 between 3 to 5 pm

Venue: Artusiasm Art Gallery, 1684 St Clair Ave W, Toronto

 

IMPORTANT: 

Email pictures of your art to artusiasm@gmail.com.

Rename each jpeg image in this format: ARTISTINITIALS-ARTWORK TITLE.

Gallery hours: 
Weekdays 2 to 6 pm.

Closed on Wednesdays and statutory holidays.
Saturday and Sunday 2 to 5 pm. 
Also available by appointment. Call 416-970-7235 or email artusiasm@gmail.com

SPECIAL SCHEDULE ON OPENING RECEPTION.

There is no fee to submit -- only a hanging fee for accepted artwork.

Artwork Dimensions and Hanging Fee:

No minimum dimension

Maximum 5 feet tall

$35 for 1 piece of artwork up to 36"x36"

$50 for 2 pieces of artwork up to 36”x36”
$60 for 3 pieces of artwork up to 36”x36”

$70 for 4 pieces of artwork up to 36”x36”

$80 for 5 pieces of artwork up to 36”x36”

$90 for 6 pieces of artwork up to 36”x36”


Add $5 per piece for each LARGE artwork (over 36" in any direction, up to 48")

Add $15 per piece for EXTRA LARGE artwork (over 4 feet in any direction)

 

25% commission on sold work.

Payment via electronic transfer  to artusiasm@gmail.com (use password: artusiasm)

*** Contact us if you prefer to pay cash ***


Artwork Requirements:

  • Each piece of artwork must be ready to hang on a wall. Framed art MUST be wired. Stretched canvases are allowed without a wire. Please use proper hardware and wires to hold the weight of your artwork.

  • Please indicate the "right side up" with an upward arrow at the back of the artwork. 

  • All artwork must have the artist's name and contact information at the back.

  • Wet paint (freshly finished oil paintings) will not be accepted.

  • Please avoid glass if possible, and very heavy art, to ensure safe handling.

  • Art on paper, board, canvas board etc must be framed and wired. Matting alone is not considered a frame.

Artists are responsible for dropping off and picking up artwork within the confirmed time frame.

Insurance of artwork is the responsibility of the artist.

The gallery has 24/7 monitored Alarm Force security system installed.

 

Steps to Participate:

 

1. Read all instructions on this page (very important).

2. Fill out the submission form by clicking on the"Apply Now" button below (before deadline).

3. Email images to artusiasm@gmail.com.

4. After Artusiasm confirms acceptance, please send e-transfer payment to artusiasm@gmail.com (password artusiasm).

5. Drop off artwork within designated time slots only. No late drop offs will be accepted, sorry. Early drop off is fine.

6. Mark the art pick up date on your calendar. Storage and handling fees will be charged for late pick up.

IMPORTANT:

Attendance at the Opening Reception (throughout the evening) is highly recommended. Please contact us if you might not be able to attend. From our experience with previous events, we have lost sales due to the artist not being present. We have been advised by several potential buyers that they prefer to meet the artist in person and hear about the story behind the art before they purchase. That is the whole point of a potential buyer attending the opening reception. 

Priority will be given to artists that will be attending the reception.

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