CMYK

Deadline: September 8th at 11:59pm
Opening reception: September 12th at 7:00pm

Eligibility: This call for artists is open to all artists regardless of location, international submissions are welcome. There is no limitations to what medium is used in the original piece so long as it is submitted as a file for digital print. Keep in mind that Northern Contemporary focuses on illustrative, representational, urban, lowbrow, comic, pop art, and experimental work. 

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Guidelines:

- Send us up to 3 digital images of your artwork with files that are 17"x22", 300dpi, CMYK. This will be released as an open edition of giclee prints. 
- Northern Contemporary will handle all printing, hanging, and sales.
- Artists will pay $30 per accepted piece. This pays for the display print, which you will be able to take home after the show has ended. 
- Each print will be sold at $60, with $30 going to printing, $10 to the gallery, and $20 to the artist.

International/non-local artists: if you would like us to ship your display print to you after the show we are more than happy to! Artists will be responsible for all shipping costs.


Fix Up Look Sharp 3

Deadline: September 26th, 2019, 11:59pm

Opening Reception: October 3rd, 2019, 7pm

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CALL FOR ARTISTS - Northern Contemporary is seeking artists and illustrators working in a range of mediums for a group exhibition running from October 3rd-15th; Fix Up Look Sharp 3!

Fix Up Look Sharp 3 is our annual revamped thrift store art show! Artists take existing work found in various thrift stores and vintage shops and put their own creative spin on them, giving them new life. This may be done through painting over areas, adding characters, collaging over top, adding text, or whatever your desired process may be. Time to get thrifting and get creative!

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. 

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Submissions:

Attach clear photos of your revamped thrift store work to your submission email

  • You may submit up to 10 pieces that fit the show’s theme. The gallery may select any number of your submissions to be included in the show.
  • There will be no restrictions to size or price range.
  • Please attach 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)
  • Image list with title, size, medium, and price. (Note that the gallery will take a 40% commission)

A $20 hanging fee will be required ONLY if you are are accepted. Details on how to pay this will be sent to you upon acceptance. (This is a one time fee, NOT per piece.)

Email submissions to emily@northerncontemporarygallery.com with the subject line “FIX UP LOOK SHARP 3” no later than September 26th at 11:59pm. Please note that submissions that do not follow these directions may not be considered.

Non-local artists

  • Submit early to give yourself plenty of time to ship your work! Please note that it is the artist’s responsibility to cover all shipping costs, including return.

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Please contact Emily at emily@northerncontemporarygallery.com with any questions


Off Brand

Submission Deadline: October 10th, 2019, 11:59pm

Opening Reception: October 17th, 2019, 7pm

ARTIST INVITATION – James Turner presents OFF BRAND, a commentary on brands and marketing: artists are invited to create illustrated reinterpretations of their most beloved / hated logo / brands imposing personal truth.

Naomi Klein posited in No Logo that consumption is conformity. The Rebel Sell claims she's wrong that it's status differentiation. The truth is that it's both.

We are part of the system. We enable it drive it and shape it with our purchasing choices. Walmart succeeds because we pick Walmart.

Corporations spend billions building their brand. OFF BRAND is a chance to strip away the glossy surface and say what we really think back. Works can be of logos, ads products (real or imagined), or faux brands, so long as it comments on our branded reality.

OFF BRAND will run from October 17 to the 22nd

Join us October 17th, 2019 for the grand opening at Northern Contemporary Gallery, 1605 Queen St. W Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


MEDIUM:
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.

1. Submissions
Attach clear photos / scan / digital copy of your work. You may submit up to 5 pieces that fit the show's theme. Any number of your submissions may be selected for the show at the discretion of the Curator. Please attach images to your submission email in JPEG format (smaller files are preferred, 72 dpi and 1000 pixels on the longest edge is ideal).

Work submitted via google drive, dropbox links, or .zip files will NOT be accepted

2. Info
In the body of your email please include;
Artist bio
Website (and/or CV)
Image list with title, size, medium, and price.
There will be no restrictions to size or price range.


3. Contact
Send email to james@jtillustration.com with the subject line "Off Brand" no later than October 10th at 11:59pm. Please note that submissions that do not follow these directions may not be considered.

4. Non-local artists
Submit early to give yourself plenty of time to ship your work! Please note that it is the artist's responsibility to cover all shipping costs, including return. Digital work can be printed on site for $20.


HANGING FEE:
$30 hanging fee, 25% commission on sales


Be on the lookout for Calls for Submission via Facebook/Instagram or just send us a message!!!

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