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Porcelain: Breaking Tradition Group Exhibition

At Division Gallery 45 Ernest Avenue

Thursday January 16th 6 – 9

Division Gallery Toronto in conjunction with Art Mur Montreal is pleased to present “Porcelain: Breaking Tradition.”

1549523_271569872995907_863578304_n Laurent Craste, Marie Côté and Olivier Girouard, Pierre Durette, Nicholas Galanin, Sarah Garzoni, Martin Klimas, Alex McLeod, François Morelli, Clint Neufeld, Greg Payce, Amélie Proulx, Stephen Schofield, Brendan Tang, Anne Ramsden, Colleen Wolstenholme


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Patient Files By Andrew Zealley

At Greenbelt Gallery 77 Florence Street

Thursday January 16th 8-11

Exhibition and mobile clinic | january 16 through 26 | wednesday through sunday | noon to 5 pm | opening on full moon January 16 from 8 to 11 pm






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Ben Reeves Solo Exhibition

At Jessica Bradley 74 Miller Street

Thursday January 16th 6:30-8:30


Jessica Bradley Gallery is pleased to present new works by Vancouver painter Ben Reeves, who is known for his sumptuous use of paint in compositions that deftly explore the relationship between abstraction and depiction.


In a new series of urban landscapes, Reeves continues his exploration of atmospheric conditions that mediate the viewer’s perception of painterly space. While in previous works he accentuated raindrops, smoke, blossoms and snowflakes as elements that intervened across the surface, here Reeves’ use of light and dense foliage creates a screen between the viewer and depicted space. Reeves disassembles and renders imagery in a field where the represented subject collides with the painterly gesture, leading the eye to travel back and forth across a visual threshold between the material surface of the picture and an illusory space beyond. In a second group of oval-shaped works he reverses this complex relationship in paintings of mirrors that capture a reflected, imaginary space behind the viewer.


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Matthew Thurber Presents: Ivanhoe

At Weird Things 998 Bathhurst Street

Thursday January 16th 7pm


Where is my horse? SQUIRE!?!? Where is my steed? The trusty dappled grey who carries me to my destiny… Where is “Amtrak”, who proceeds unswervingly and never crashes?… My Squire is gone! Left in the night for France, leaving only this note. “I don’t want to be your intern no more. Up yours.” Well then, Touché! Thou Cheese-head! Vengeance shall be mine…As soon as I find my horse. Excuse me Brother, uh Brother Monk. Ha ha, do you know you are reading that book upside down..? Ah of course, I forgot ’tis the new custom of this country. It has been many years. Do you know the way to the castle of Basel, sire, where the tournament shall be fought this afternoon? Ah that tent yonder, with the fluttering flags…yes I recognize the banners now of Lawrence Gagosienne, that Norman churl…of Jeff DeKoon (his influence at court has only grown)…of Shite LeBoeuf, yes, Frenchies all.


Matthew Thurber presents new drawings, paintings, and papier-mâché. The author of INFOMANIACS and 1-800-MICE, Thurber is a cartoonist, artist and musician living in Brooklyn.


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Alex Bierk: Pitfalls and Withdrawals

At General Hardware Contemporary 1520 Queen Street West

January 16th 6-9

General Hardware Contemporary is pleased to present Pitfalls and Withdrawals, emerging artist Alex Bierk’s first solo exhibition.

Alex Bierk transposes images from his past onto canvas and deconstructs source material into abstraction as visceral reclamations of his lived experience. This body of work focuses on the connection between youth and the formation of identity and the disappearance and distortion of memory. Of paramount significance is his sentient and continually evolving relationship with his past as it is referenced throughout the work. Alex re-appropriates source material to explore the language and rhetoric of imagery as well as the layers of meaning, whether created, intended or accidental, in the source photographs. Working within the physical rigidity and premeditated nature of the grid process, the works become sites of evolving conflict and uncertainty. Ranging from painted landscapes to still life or portraits, the works intertwine contemplations of dreams, memory, nostalgia, longing, and hallucination, while maintaining a sensibility and precision that spills into hyperrealism. Bierk paints to recover memories lost to drugs, to engage in dialogue with people with whom he can no longer speak, and to look back on places that can no longer be visited.


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Andre Ethier’s “On Dreams” and Ron Giii’s “The Green Cat”

Paul Petro Contemporary Art 980 Queen Street

Friday January 17th 7-10


Paul Petro Contemporary Art is pleased to present new work by Andre Ethier and Ron Giii. These exhibitions signal new and important developments for both artists.


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Inspiration and Perspiration Dance Party

DJ’s SIS and MARY MACK at The Henhouse 1532 Dundas Street West

Saturday January the 18th 10 – 3 am


sweaty queer dance party with DJ’s SIS & MARY MACK

No Cover,

but There Will Always Be Merch

( new tees & hankies by Hazel Meyer, Mary Tremonte & Heidi Nagtegaal aka BUFU: By Us For Us )


Support Mary’s upcoming thesis show and *our lives* by sweating it out and maybe getting some sweet winter swag


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Tables, Chairs and Other Related Objects 3

At the OCADU Student Gallery 52 McCaul

Opening Party Wednesday January 22nd 7-11


For those of us who make furniture, it is not always the object alone that we pursue. As students within the furniture program at OCAD University, we are encouraged to explore and develop our thinking around the role of furniture — as a medium for personal expression, as a reflection of social and cultural norms, and as an influence upon human behavior. This exhibition presents original furniture pieces that take these broader discussions into consideration.

Organized by Matthew Cherkas and Sean Collins

Featuring work by Will Anderson, Alexandra Louise Beriault, Luca DiGregorio, Patrick Dougherty, Kinga Field, Andrew Gooding, Matthew Kennedy, Anne Kwon, Ryan Pollard, Charlotte Rauchberger, Dean Zhu

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Call for Artists: 2014 Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency Program

February 1st, 2014 Deadline

Together Yukon Arts Centre, Parks Canada and the US National Park Service are seeking three visual artists – one from Canada, one from the United States and one regional (Yukon or Alaska) to participate in a cross border creative journey. The Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency Program invites artists to hike the famous Chilkoot Trail, passing through Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park (Alaska) and Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site (northern British Columbia). Entering its fourth consecutive year, this one-of-a-kind program is a unique opportunity for artists to practice and promote their work in a spectacular setting!

Some details about the program:

During and following the residencies, artists will present public outreach programs through artist talks, workshops and/or demonstrations a $1000 CAD honorarium will be provided by the Yukon Arts Centre, as well as up to $400 USD for travel expenses from Alaska Geographic and $100 USD for art supplies from Skagway Arts Council

Deadline for submission is February 1st, 2014. Program information and application forms are available

For more information, please email

Yukon Arts Centre

(867) 667-8460

Facebook | @YukonArtsCentre


Call for Artist PULP: Paper Art Party 2014

Deadline February 1st

We are looking for exciting designs for installations and furniture

(outfits too) made of reclaimed material, mainly paper and

cardboard. We want this year to be bigger, better, in 4D. Go nuts,

we like crazy (so long as you can pull it off and it’s safe).

For more information please visit


Please contact us if you’d like an extension to the deadline or have

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Call for Submissions: Pride @ Bezpala Brown Gallery

Deadline: March 1, 2014

Bezpala Brown Gallery is currently accepting submissions for a group show that will be running during Word Pride 2014. Submissions are open to emerging and established artists of any and all mediums. Performance, digital and Installation art submissions are welcomed and encouraged.

We are looking for work that explores the topics of Queer culture, Gender Identity Issues and Pride History. What you need to apply:

* Up to ten images of your work, JPEG format, with titles, mediums and year

* Bio & CV

* A short write-up on how your work will be fitting for the show.

* Link to your website or blog

All submissions should be sent to:



Submission Deadline Friday April 11, 2014

The C New Critics Competition is designed to help develop and promote the work of emerging art critics. Writers must submit a review of an exhibition, performance, or site-specific intervention, between 800 and 1,000 words in length, by Friday April 11, 2014.

The jury for the award includes Amish Morrell, editor of C

Magazine. The winner will receive $500, editorial support in order to

prepare their article for publication in C Magazine, and a two-year subscription to C. All participants will recieve a one year subscription to C Magazine.

Participants are not restricted by age or citizenship. To be eligible, writers must have published no more than two exhibition reviews or one article in a magazine or journal. Writers are not disqualified for having written for personal blogs or student publications. One submission is allowed per person and must be sent as an email attachment, in MS Word to Amish Morrell Mail or fax submissions will not be accepted.



A biennial juried exhibition of Canadian fibre art

September 12 – November 2, 2014


Fibreworks, now in its 15th edition, is a biennial juried exhibition of contemporary Canadian fibre art. It is a showcase of the most current and versatile approaches to fibre as a medium in form and production. This exhibition is one of the largest group shows in Canada dedicated specifically to fibre based works and serves as a survey of the artists currently working in the medium. As many as 35 artists participate in the exhibition with works selected by an independent jury. All works selected for the exhibition are eligible for the Juror’s award and may be purchased by Cambridge Galleries IDEA|EXCHANGE as part of its permanent collection dedicated exclusively to Canadian fibre art.

Fibreworks 2014 jurors are Hazel Meyer, Artist (Toronto, ON) and Stuart Reid, Director/Curator, Rodman Hall Art Centre (St. Catherines, ON).

1. Open to all Canadian artists. Limit of 3 entries per artist. Deadline for entry is: Monday, March 31, 2014 (postmarked).

Return Entries to:
c/o Cambridge Galleries IDEA|EXCHANGE
1 North Square, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada, N1S 2K6

T: 519.621.0460
F: 519.621.2080

For complete information visit


7a*11d International Festival of Performance

Deadline February 14th

The 10th edition of the 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art will take place in Toronto from October 26 to November 2, 2014. Curated and organized by a non-profit artist collective, the festival presents innovative and progressive contemporary performance art by local, national and international artists. This call for submissions is an invitation restricted to artists from Canada. We are looking for emerging, mid-career and established artists in Canada alongside international artists to showcase the breadth and depth of current contemporary performance art practice.

We pay artist fees that meet or exceed CARFAC guidelines, accommodation, and travel. We cannot accommodate dance, theatre, or circus troupes/companies. No email submissions please.

Application Guidelines:

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It wasn’t supposed to be like this  

Curated By Amber Landgraff

Seeking submissions of new or existing work for It wasn’t supposed to be like this: an exhibition curated by Amber Landgraff and taking place at Videofag March 14-16th. The deadline for proposals is February 1, 2014.

The exhibition It wasn’t supposed to be like this asks the question: what can be learned from failure? Embracing the messy, mistaken, or misshapen, It wasn’t supposed to be like this explores how we might learn more from the times when things didn’t work out, than from those times that they did.

Themes to explore include (but are not limited to):

 – Mistakes – Failure as a premise – Things that are broken – Things that are faulty – Things that should have worked but didn’t- Endings

Open to works in any medium/discipline.

Electronic submissions only can be sent to:

Proposals must include: Images of the proposed work (or other relevant images) to a maximum of 5 images

Brief description of the proposed work and how it relates to the theme of failure (max 300 words).

Brief artist statement (max 150 words)

For additional information please contact Amber Landgraff at


CALL FOR ARTISTSToronto 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.


CALL FOR ARTISTS – ART NOWToronto Outdoor Art Exhibition
Nathan Phillips Square
July 4-6, 2014



Art Now is a three-day alternative art program that runs concurrently with the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Canada’s largest annual juried outdoor art exhibition held every July at Nathan Phillips Square, City Hall, Toronto. Art Now compliments and expands the range of work presented at TOAE to include performance, installation and other media that represent the diversity and vibrancy of Toronto’s art community but that have traditionally fallen outside the commercial parameters of TOAE.

Art Now animates TOAE through a series of installations and events in Nathan Phillips Square, bringing over 100,000 visitors in contact with artists who create time-based and site-specific work. Art Now provokes discussion about the nature and purpose of art fairs and who participates, questioning issues of commercial and non-commercial art practices.


Applications due February 2, 2014.

For more information, please contact:


Subtle Technologies

Submission Deadline: 20 January 2014

Open Culture: Participatory Practices in Art & Science
16-25 May 2014, Toronto

In May 2014, Subtle Technologies will be holding its 17th annual festival in Toronto.

Our symposium, performances, workshops, screenings, exhibitions and networking sessions provide a forum to explore ideas and pose questions at the intersection of art, science and technology. Subtle Technologies is known internationally for presenting artists and scientists whose work is at the leading edge of their respective disciplines and creating a space for dialogue that leads to future discussions and collaborations.

Our theme for 2014 is “Open Culture“. The festival will celebrate the ways artists and scientists are creating and making use of tools and techniques to harness the collective power, knowledge and creativity of the citizen. Bringing together artists and scientists who are working in these domains will open streams of dialogue leading to increased collaboration between artists and scientists who are interested in contributions of an engaged public. We are currently accepting submissions by artists, curators and scientists on the ideas presented below as well as others that fall under the umbrella of participatory culture.

One of the topics we would like to explore is citizen science. There are numerous current examples, such as “SETI at Home”, EyeWire, Galaxy Zoo and foldit. These projects allow the public to contribute to large online science endeavours. Citizen science projects are not without controversy. The recently announced project uBiome is a crowd-sourced project that invites volunteers to have the makeup of microbes on their body analyzed. They are facing a large outcry from ethicists on the ethics and privacy issues that their project to date hasn’t addressed. We welcome submissions that explore the role of citizen science, benefits, pitfalls, mechanisms, philosophy and ethics surrounding non-scientists involved in scientific research.

Another related movement in contemporary science is open science. This concept suggests that scientists share their data as quickly as possible, allowing others to benefit from and make use of their research. “Open notebook science” implies the dissemination of both raw and processed scientific data as it is captured. We would like to invite practitioners, advocates and critics of open science to contribute submissions to our festival.

Modern Fuel   Kingston ON

Deadline February 1st

Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre facilitates the presentation, interpretation, and production of visual and time-based arts. Our exhibitions engage with an array of approaches to contemporary aesthetics, and cover a broad scope of conceptual, formal, socio-political and cultural questions. We welcome proposals for solo and group exhibitions, as well as performances, curatorial projects, collaborations, lectures, workshops and other events.

While submissions for general consideration are accepted on an on-going basis, proposals are reviewed by Modern Fuel’s programming committee soon after our annual deadline of Feb 1st. Modern Fuel has an email only submissions policy, and files (combined no larger than 6 MB) can be sent directly to   Please note that applications for exhibitions (both solo and group) may be considered for inclusion in group exhibitions that are curated by our Artistic Director and Programming Committee.  Successful applicants will be notified by Modern Fuel on or before April 1st.  Application materials will be kept on file for one year.  


For Complete Submission information visit Modern Fuels Website


Brucebo Fine Art Summer Residency Scholarship (Gotland, Sweden)
and The William Blair Bruce European Fine Art Travel Scholarship
Submission deadline: January 31st, 2014

Since 1972, the Brucebo Fine Art Scholarship Foundation of Gotland, Sweden (BFAS) has offered a fine art residency/scholarship to a younger, talented Canadian artist, traditionally a painter, providing an inspiring study/work stay in northern Europe on the island of Gotland, located in the Baltic Sea. The BFAS fine art scholarships hark back to the post-impressionist era in Europe. Two young artists, Caroline Benedicks of Sweden and William Blair Bruce of Hamilton, Canada, meet in Paris, marry and after many years on the European continent, settle on historic Gotland Island, a Swedish outpost approximately equidistant between the Swedish mainland and the Baltic state of Latvia. With the untimely death of William in 1906 and that of Caroline in 1935, the estate, in the early 70′s, created the Brucebo Fine Art (Scholarship) Foundation, an organization promoting island-based cultural history and fine art. To commemorate the unique Swedish-Canadian link of Caroline’s and William’s marriage and impressive artistry, two annual fine art scholarships for younger, professional Canadian artists were established : The Brucebo Fine Art Summer Residency Scholarship and The William Blair Bruce European Fine Art Travel Scholarship.

The Brucebo Fine Art Summer Residency Scholarship funds a three month working residency – starting June 1, 2014 – at the Brucebo studio cottage in the Själsö fishing village, 7 km north of of Visby in Gotland, Sweden. The scholarship covers travel expenses Canada – Gotland (return), the use of the studio cottage, a monthly food stipend plus a small equipment grant. Total approximate value : SEK 30.000.

The William Blair Bruce Travel Scholarship finances a European research sejour, to be undertaken within the next year. The tour is based on an approved Fine Art-related investigative project. Total value: SEK 30.000. As a final part of the ‘Bruce Travel’ the recipient must visit Visby via Stockholm. While in Visby, she/he will give a public lecture sponsored by the Foundation on the investigative theme pursued during her/his recent European travel.

Scholarship eligibility: Canadian artists (preference for emerging artists)
Deadline for applications: January 31, 2014. See the application guidelines and download the application form here: