All Day Breakfast

Submission Deadline: June 30th, 2017

CALL FOR ARTISTS - Northern Contemporary is seeking artists and illustrators working in a range of mediums for a group exhibition running from July 6th - 18th; All Day Breakfast.

What is your morning ritual? Whether you’re an early riser or constantly hitting snooze, eating a full breakfast or relying on copious amounts of coffee, everyone has their own routine. All Day Breakfast takes an illustrative approach to exploring these habits and how different artists like to start their day. Do you opt for military efficiency, or can you hardly drag your ass out of bed? Show us what your morning looks like.

Eligibility: This call for artists is open to all artists regardless of location, international submissions are welcome. Painting, drawing, mixed media, and sculpture are all acceptable mediums. Keep in mind that Northern Contemporary focuses on illustrative, representational, urban, lowbrow, comic, pop art, and experimental work. 



Email submissions to with the subject line “ALL DAY BREAKFAST” no later than June 30th at 11:59pm. Please note that submissions that do not follow these directions may not be considered.

Attach clear photos of existing work to your submission email;

- You may submit up to 10 pieces that highlight your artistic style. These do not have to be pieces you intend to hang in this show.
- You will be notified as soon as possible whether or not you have been accepted, so the sooner you submit, the more time you will have to work on your piece(s) for the show.
- There will be no restrictions to size or price range.
- Please attach portfolio images to your submission email in JPEG format (smaller files are preferred, 72 dpi and 1000 pixels on the longest edge is ideal).
- Please DO NOT submit google drive, dropbox links, or .zip files.

In the body of your email please include;

- Artist bio
- Website (and/or CV)


A $20 hanging fee will be required ONLY if you are are accepted, and this will cover up to 5 pieces. Details on how to pay this will be sent to you upon acceptance. The gallery will take a 40% commission on all sales.


Non-local artists:

If your works are accepted, you may send a digital file that Northern Contemporary will print up to 17”x22” for an additional $20. If you intend to ship an original work, please include that in your submission email.


Have fun with this! Submit your portfolios ASAP so you can get started on your piece(s)

July Print Expo

We are now accepting vendors for the July Print Expo! Our last Print Expos were a great success, and we're hoping this one is our biggest yet!

Date: July 15th & 16th
Time: 11am-6pm both days
Address: 1266 Queen St W.

Table fees: 
1/2 table, single day: $25
full table, single day: $50
1/2 table, both days: $40
full table, both days: $80

Standard 6ft tables and chairs will be provided.

To apply, email with a bio and pictures or website/social media. Please include which day(s) and table size you would like.

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