Open Calls & Awards: Canada May

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Part of our job at Marcel is to find opportunities for you to enhance your professional growth as an artist, no matter where you are on your artistic journey. That’s why we’ve literally made it our responsibility to scour the web and find relevant opportunities around the world so you don’t have to.

This week we’re featuring awards and residencies throughout Canada that have applications open until June.

Open Call: Artists’ Network Gallery Streetcar Art Exhibition

Location: Toronto

Who should apply: Artists of all mediums

Deadline: May 31

What you should know: This open call is to depict the beloved Red Rocket Streetcar. Interpretation, realism and non-representational “inspired by”, and medium are up to you. Submissions are welcome from both Artists’ Network members and non-members.

Exhibition Dates: June 11-27

Cost: $35

Apply here

Open Call: Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP)

Location: Salt Spring Island

Award: Prizes ranging from $1000-$20,000

Who should apply: Canadian residents creating art in any medium

Deadline: May 31

What you should know: The intent of the Salt Spring National Art Prize is to encourage artists whose practice demonstrates originality, quality, integrity and creativity, resulting in significant work with visual impact and depth of meaning.

Cost: $30

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Open Call: Propeller Art Gallery: Unmade

Location: Toronto

Who should apply: All mediums

Deadline: May 31

What you should know: A nudge for artists to think about materiality in a deep ecological way where land becomes objects, objects become land and land becomes human.

Exhibition Dates: June 26-July 14

Cost: $50 for 2 images

Curator: Jill Price

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Open Call: Society of Canadian Artists: 51st Open International Juried Exhibition

Award: Prizes from $250-$1000

Location: Toronto

Who should apply: All artists creating traditional media including painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture and photography.

Deadline: June 7

What you should know: Art that is selected can be sold

Exhibition Dates: July 29-August 26

Cost: $50 for 2 images

Jurors: Anik Glaude, Anne Launcelott, Shannon Bingeman

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Open Call: The Gallery at Cove Commons

Location: Whistler

Who should apply: proposals from Bowen Island artists, and are also able to accept a limited number of off-island artists. Solo or group exhibitions may be proposed.

Deadline: May 27

What you should know: Exhibition lengths are typically 4 or 5 weeks. The Gallery charges administrative fees to the artist to help cover operating costs, and retains a commission on all sales. Exhibitions will begin in 2020

Curator: Emilie Kaplun

Apply here

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