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Events for February 18 – 25, Plus Calls for Submissions


This week is the second (and last) week of the Rhubarb Festival at Buddies and Bad Times Theatre, curated by Laura Nanni. There is a full schedule of great performances on until Sunday the 23rd Check the link to see images and descriptions of the shows.

The Rhubarb Festival is set up like a choose-your-own-adventure. A $20 ticket gives you access for the night and you can choose to go to any of the different performances that are going on at the same time. I would suggest making an evening of it and taking in as much as you can. On my list of shows to see is Henri Fabvergé’s On The Lamb, a politically and sexually charged 19th Century Rock and Roll melodrama running nightly from the 19th to the 23rd at 8:30. Also on my list is Bridget Moser’s piece Jagged Canyon, “a brand new 25-minute performance for theatre about two sisters, sibling rivalry, the dynamics of being together but also being alone.” Moser is a brilliant performer who combines prop comedy, story telling and hypnotic movement into a performance you have to see to believe. Jagged Canyon runs from the 19th to the 23rd at 9:00. On Friday and Saturday there are added performances including Humboldt Magnussen’s (that’s me) Viking Blood, which is an interactive performance piece at 9:30. I have been a bit secretive about it so far so all I am going to tell you is that I have been practicing rope climbing, and I may or may not be chest bumping random strangers. After my performance stay in your seat because Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo by Zou Theatre is at 10:00, and is described as, “the ultimate performance in this bouffon-inspired send up of experimental theatre and performance art”.

Also this week on Wednesday the 19th Carbon Paper is launching their second edition at Erin Stump Projects, 1450 Dundas Street West from 7 to 11. This issue promises “Ballsier features, bigger reviews & new featured artists section curated by Erin Stump.

Content including but not limited to:

Clint Roenisch / RM Vaughan / Ed Pien / Callum Schuster / Mark Peckmezian / Erin Stump / Jimmy Limit / Hanna Hur / Gina Badger / Robyn Cumming / Daniel Neuhaus / Sarah Munro / Sara Angelucci / Chris Boni and plenty more…

I will be there, since I wrote my first print article about the current show at ArtScape Youngplace UnArchive curated by Heather Nicol for Carbon Paper.

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Joel Herman and Garry Neill Kennedy Diaz Contemporary 100 Niagara Street Thursday February 20th 6- 8

Diaz Contemporary is pleased to present Joel Herman’s third exhibition with the gallery. Engaged with a variety of literary and cultural sources, Herman’s new work includes drawing, collage, sculpture and video, and extends into a direct conversation with the architecture of the space.

Currently based in Hamilton, Ontario, Joel Herman received his MFA from the University of Guelph and also holds a BFA from the University of Victoria. He has recently exhibited at 3433 in Chicago, the Power Plant in Toronto and Plug-In ICA in Winnipeg. His work is featured in numerous private and corporate collections.

Garry Neill Kennedy

About Forty Years Ago

Diaz Contemporary is pleased to present a curated collection of works from the 1970s by Garry Neill Kennedy. A number of the exhibited works were recently featured in Artissima’s 2013 Back to the Future presentation in Turin, Italy.

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Calls for Submission  

Gallery 44



Gallery 44 is pleased to announce that our Call for Submissions is now an open call. In order to be more responsive we will be accepting submissions from emerging, mid-career and established artists and curators all year long.

We encourage the submission of exhibition proposals from artists and curators who are innovative in their use of materials and approach to subject matter. Gallery 44 views photography within the larger context of contemporary artistic practices and relevant cultural issues in today’s society.

Please visit our website for more details:



The New Art Festival

Call for applications: THE NEW ART FESTIVAL 2014

Call for applications to Ottawa’s highly anticipated juried outdoor art festival


Celebrating 22 years of handmade, one-of-a-kind art & fine craft… and the people who create it

June 21 & 22, 2014
10 am to 5 pm
Central Park, The Glebe, Ottawa

  • Highly acclaimed by artists and visitors
  • Excellent networking opportunity
  • Several award categories
  • Jury comprised of practicing artists & arts professionals
  • Attracts thousands of visitors annually
  • Family-friendly & community-oriented
  • Free admission for visitors



Submissions must be received by March 14, 2014

(not a postmark deadline)



Art Spin

Call for Submissions for Art Spin, 2014

Art Spin is gearing up for its sixth season this summer and is putting out its annual open call for submissions.

Art Spin takes place on the last Thursday of June, July and August and will see roughly 300 audience members/participants on their bicycles for each event. On each tour these enthusiastic groups will visit a series of curated stops that feature a mix of galleries, artists’ studios and commissioned artworks and performances, often site-specific and in unique and unconventional spaces throughout the city.

We are currently looking for submissions for art projects/performances from all disciplines (visual arts, installation, sculpture, film & video, new media, performance, dance, theatre and music etc.) to fit into our tour programming.

Projects being proposed will be considered for one of the three tours taking place on: Thursday, June 26th, Thursday, July 31st or Thursday, August 28th (all tours begin at 6:30 and run until roughly 9:30pm).

Time-based projects should last no longer than 15 minutes. Stops on the tour may take place in alternative venues. In past years we have commissioned projects that have taken place in parking structures, empty lots, public parks, warehouses, alleyways, churches, schoolyards, community spaces, hockey rinks and construction sites.

We encourage site-specific proposals, however locations may be altered in order to better accommodate our tour routes.

Artists should keep in mind the large number of participants on Art Spin tours. Projects that can be easily viewed/experienced by larger groups are more successful as well as interactive projects.

Artists’ fees of $500 – $1000, depending on the project, will be awarded.

Submission Guidelines:

  • project description (500 word maximum in attached .doc or PDF format only)
  • up to 10 images (attached files under 1M each, jpg, tiff, png, or gif) of proposed project and/or past work
  • or, for time-based projects, please include no more than 5 minutes of video-support material (attached as mov, m4v or wmf formats or link to vimeo or youtube in your project description)
  • an up-to-date CV/Resume (in attached .doc or PDF format only)
  • please submit proposals by e-mail to [email protected] by March 7th, 2014.
  • e-mailed submission must be titled “Art Spin submission 2014” and follow the guidelines above, all text and image files should be attached, not embedded in your e-mail. If you have a link (for vimeo or youtube video only) please be sure to include it in your project description and not in the body of your e-mail.


We highly recommend having a look at past examples of projects featured on Art Spin tours if you have never attended one, please visit:!submissions/c13xz

If you have any further questions about the submissions process, please don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected].


Toronto Outdoor Art Fair

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition
Nathan Phillips Square
July 4-6, 2014


Artist exhibitor applications are now online for the 2014 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition. Now in it’s 53rd year, the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition [TOAE] is a juried showcase featuring contemporary fine art and craft that takes place on Nathan Phillips Square every July.

  • Artists can choose 1 of 14 categories to enter:
Ceramics, Digital Media, Drawing, Fibre, Glass, Illustration, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Print Making, Sculpture, Watercolor, Wood
  • Artists’ retain 100% of all sales;
  • Artists’ are automatically entered into the Best of TOAE Awards, with over $25,000 in prizes each year;
  • Apply early – booth space selections are on a first-in-first-choice basis. The earlier you apply, the better chance you have to get your first space choice.



Applications due March 2, 2014.

For more information, please contact:
[email protected]


Osgoode Hall Law School Artist in Residence – Call for Applications


Osgoode Hall Law School of York University is putting out a call for Artist in Residence, with an application deadline of Friday, February 28, 2014. Osgoode’s Artist in Residency Program is designed to explore representations of justice and legal education in the context of Osgoode’s commitment to researching and teaching law in context. We welcome projects focused on interpreting legal history, on examining law’s realities today, and imagining law’s future, whether in Canada and/or elsewhere in the world. We are particularly interested in artists and projects which will reflect and enhance the diversity of the Osgoode community.

Osgoode welcomes applications from artists of all disciplines and who work in any medium or combinations of media. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a brief statement of interest (1-2 pages) and in particular what project or projects would be undertaken while in residency at Osgoode. Based on this statement of interest, applicants may be contacted for a more detailed proposal. Applications should also include the names of three referees who are familiar with the artist’s work. Proposals may or may not include a suggested course or experiential program but preference will be given to applications which contemplate engagement and interaction with Osgoode students.

The Artist in Residence will normally come for a term (September-December 2014 or January-April 2015) although in exceptional circumstances, an Artist in Residence could be appointed for an academic year (September 2014-April 2015). The Artist in Residence will receive a stipend of up to $25,000 for a term or part of a term, in addition to an office and full access to the academic resources and intellectual community at Osgoode. While the Artist in Residence may hold other positions, the Artist in Residence will be expected to spend a significant portion of their period of residence at Osgoode. The successful applicant will not normally be an existing member of the York University teaching staff or student body and will not normally hold a tenure-track or tenured academic position at another institution. Applications should specify if any specific equipment or materials are required which the artist is not in a position to supply, or any other costs associated with his/her project.

Interested individuals should send an application that includes a curriculum vitae, a brief statement of interest (1-2 pages) and in particular what project or projects would be undertaken while in residency at Osgoode, and the names of three referees, as soon as possible, and in any event no later than Friday, February 28, 2014 to:

Nicole Salama
Executive Assistant to the Dean
Osgoode Hall Law School
York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3
e-mail: [email protected]
tel: (416) 650-8283

Osgoode Hall Law School respectfully requests that applicants disclose any potential conflicts of interest in their applications.



April 3 — May 31, 2014

Reception: Thursday April 3 | 7–9pm

Submission Deadline: Monday February 24, 2014

The Orillia Museum of Art & History is seeking submissions from artists whose practices embrace, challenge or otherwise engage the body. Life and Limb is a juried exhibition of contemporary Canadian artworks focusing on the body as a central issue, agent or theme explored through a range of approaches not limited to traditional media, film, photography, web, social practice, durational performance, etc.

All media are welcome.

Juror’s Prize of $500 will be awarded at opening reception.
People’s Choice Award of $300 will be awarded at the end of the show run.

Life and Limb Jurors: Keesic Douglas: Artist/Chair Indigenous Visual Culture, OCAD U (Toronto); Francisco–Fernando Granados: Artist/Writer/Instructor, OCAD U (Toronto); Matt Macintosh, Artist/Curator, Orillia Museum of Art & History (Orillia)

Submissions are by email only.

For information/Media Contact: Emily Crago
705 326–2159 | [email protected]