Open Call For Submissions
Gallery 918 is an arts space dedicated to community enrichment through the visual arts. Gallery 918 is a dynamic, acoustic, unique space dedicated to the presentation of experimental work from all creators.
As a vibrant part of the cultural mandate of 918 Bathurst, the gallery exhibits professional artists at various stages of their career / development, as well as student and community organizations.
Gallery 918 redefines the role of the gallery space as a site for experimentation and risk-taking. We welcome proposals from contemporary artists, collectives, curators, screenings, live performances, digital and interdisciplinary media.
The presentation facilities include a unique 1,122 square foot space equipped with 89 feet of linear wall space – over 700 square feet to use to hang any variety of visual art.
Gallery 918 accepts submissions year-round and evaluates them quarterly. The closing dates are December 20, March 20, June 20, September 20. Additionally, we regularly solicit Calls for Submission
for themed shows we produce throughout the year.
Submissions should include:
1. A detailed project description (including artist statement if applicable)
2. Installation and technical requirements (including diagrams if applicable)
3. Current curriculum vitae
4. Support material illustrating the project.
5. Five jpegs of your previous work.
6. Submission fee of $30.
Accepted formats for support material:
1. Audio CD
2. Data CD-R, DVD-R
3. Email submission in jpeg or Tiff format.
Please feel free to include publications, press clippings or other information that is relevant to your proposal. URLs of web sites are also welcome.
Select Past Shows Include:
Recently, Gallery 918 hosted the renowned World of Threads exhibition, Collecting Loss: Weaving Threads of Memory. Gallery 918 has hosted the 7th – 10th Annual LOVE SHOW, and worked with Lonsdale Gallery to host Nicholas Shick’s Printopolis exhibition, IN PURSUIT. In 2010, the Gallery hosted Osheen Harruthoonyan’s Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival exhibition, NOCTURNA ARTIFICIALA, and in 2011 the international exhibition of Steve Sherman’s work. From November 16-December 15th, 2010, the Gallery hosted the Toronto launch and run of the hugely successful comic book, KILL SHAKESPEARE. From February 24-March 13th, 2011, the Gallery showed ALTEREGO, by Jibola Fagbamiye’s. We have partnered with the Christie Ossington Neighbourhood Centre, among other community organizations.
For more information and to discuss rental rates and policies, please contact our curator, Jaclyn Blumas, at email@example.com
Select Photos from Past Exhibits
Preview Party & Voting Day: April 26, 12pm-11pm
Exhibition Dates: May 7-21, 2013
Closing Reception: Tuesday, May 21 from 530-830pm
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 1-5pm; Thursday 1-8pm
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday March 22, 2013 by 5pm EST
The Dark Room 2.0 Exhibition is part of the 2013 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
The Dark Room is a magical space where alchemy transforms photo paper into a tangible image from the depths of one’s imagination. This group exhibition brings together artists working with photography, who are testing the boundaries of analogue media and alternative processes in the digital age.
The exhibition will be juried twice: works that make it into the first round will be on display to the voting public at 918 Bathurst for one day only – April 26. The public will vote for which pieces should move into the second round, which is a two-week exhibition in Gallery 918 from May 7-21. Popular vote will decide 50% of the show, while our distinguished jury will select the remaining 50%.
All artists selected for the exhibition in our gallery will be eligible for awards provided by our sponsors and partners. Presented at our closing reception, awards range in value from gift certificates to cash prizes to solo exhibitions in Toronto and London, Ontario.
Dark Room 2.0 is a forum to showcase to a broad public the many processes of analogue and alternative process photography methods, and the exciting work these methods produce.
Today, from yesterday and tomorrow: a group show celebrating artists who confront the boundaries of contemporary Canadian craft techniques
EXHIBITION DATES: March 21 – April 4, 2013
OPENING RECEPTION: March 21, 6-9pm
GALLERY HOURS: Tuesday – Saturday, 1-5pm; Thursdays 1-8pm
Today, from yesterday and tomorrow is a group show consisting of 15 artists from across North America. At different stages in their artistic careers, each artist demonstrates a bond between traditional craft media and process within contemporary aesthetics In a digital age of mass production, many artists look back to the analogue and arcane, hoping to rekindle the individual and genuine sentiment that can be found in the handmade.
The tension between the spheres of fine art and craft relates to the medium, and how it communicates. All the works in the show are moments of transformation staged throughout the exhibition to communicate and influence the process of exchange: exchanging information, space and perspectives.
Amy George (Toronto)
Fei Disbrow (Vancouver)
Jillian Maclachlan (Toronto)
Connie Morey (Victoria)
Andrea Kott (Hamilton)
Jolie Bird (Halifax)
Marianne Burlew (Toronto)
Philip Hare (Toronto)
Laura Taler (Ottawa)
Paul Komada (Seattle)
Jennifer Norquist (Vancouver)
Naomi Yasui (Toronto)
Heather Goodchild (Toronto)
Iris Fraser Gudrunas (Toronto)
Jennifer Warne (Toronto)
Andrea vander Kooij- (Toronto)
Tonya Corkey – (Toronto)
Jaclyn Blumas (Toronto) – Curator
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