Applying to Exhibit
Annual Exhibit Call
The Gallery at LE Shore offers 11 exhibits annually, each juried by the Arts & Culture Council (AAC). Exhibits generally open on the first Saturday of the month and close the last Thursday of the month. Dates of Openings can be found in the Event Calendar and Exhibits.
Monthly exhibits are a combination of invitational, open call, and salon show with annual schedules announced approximately one year in advance. There will be no call for the 2021 exhibits due to a large number of 2020 shows being postponed to 2021 due to the pandemic. We will be holding at least one call in 2021: the February Salon Show, and possibly other a juried show. These will be announced on this website, In the Gallery blog, and within our e-newsletter. Please subscribe for additional information.
The Gallery at L.E. Shore Application
Gallery (Main Room) Applications
The Gallery at L.E. Shore is our main room and is a large open space. During the pandemic, this room is also being used as a browsable library room. The Gallery is used for Library speaker series and other programs, so all materials must be able to be securely affixed to the walls. Pottery, jewelry, or other art forms may be considered for display in the Showcase and, when approved by the ACC as part of the annual exhibition plan, can be promoted as part of the monthly show.
There are two applications to consider. Please be sure to submit all requirements of applications. Incomplete applications may be rejected.
- Individual Artist Application
-This application is required for all applicants, regardless if applying for a solo or group show.
- Gallery Group Application
-This application must be completed by the lead applicant of a proposed group show. Group applications to exhibit are those where one individual or agency will apply for a group to show together. Examples would be an art school/club, or a group of 2 of more individual arts who would like to show together.
- Conditions for the Exhibition of Work
The application form(s) and all supporting materials may be submitted electronically to TheGallery@TheBlueMountains.ca
Artists wishing to exhibit in a Showcase may apply through The Gallery application (annual) or Showcase Rental application. Only Showcases provided through annual call for applications will receive promotion. No external promotion is given to Showcases rentals. Rental fees apply only to those not part of am established show.
Criteria for Exhibition
While the ACC does not have set criteria for selection of artists and work to be shown in The Gallery at LE Shore, the following priorities have been established within the ACC Terms of Reference:
- exhibition of local artists
- a balance of exhibitions of emerging and established artists
- artists who have not shown in The Gallery within the previous year
- artist who are not showing in other local galleries within four months of planned LE Shore exhibit.
Priority is given to artists for Showcases rentals, with first right of refusal given to those exhibiting in The Gallery at LE Shore.
Set priorities of the Town Hall exhibits can be found in the Municipal Art Program.
February Salon Show
The Colour Green
The Arts and Culture Council (ACC) for The Gallery at L.E. Shore announces an open invitation, Salon Arts and Crafts exhibition.
Every year the ACC hosts a salon show where artists may submit to hang in The Gallery and we cover the walls from floor to ceiling with local art. In 2021, the Salon Show will open Tuesday, February 2nd and run through Saturday, February 27nd with a theme of The Colour Green. All art should meet this theme.
Applying to Show: All interested parties should apply no later than Saturday, January 30, 2021. Applications are available for download and print copies are available at LE Shore beginning in December. These may be submitted electronically, in person prior to the deadline, or at the time of drop off. In 2021, up to 2 pieces can be dropped off for inclusion in this exhibit, each of which must meet the Conditions to Exhibit. There is a $10.00 registration fee per artist. All works must be available for purchase and The Gallery charges a 25% commission on all sales.
Submission(s) drop off: All art must be delivered to The Gallery at LE Shore on either Friday, January 29 between 10am-5pm or Saturday, January 30th from 10am-4pm. No art will be accepted before or after that date. Again, due to the pandemic, all applicants are encouraged to complete the form offsite via the download or by picking up the paper copy early.
Pick-up of Unsold Art: Artwork can be picked up on Sunday, February 28, 2021 between 12-2 or Monday, March 1st from 10am-3pm.