Call for Submissions: Artists and the Greenbelt

Gallery 1313 and the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation are seeking interest in showcasing work of visual artists in an exhibition focusedon the Greenbelt. We are looking for artists to share their ideas of what the Greenbelt means to them and how its green spaces and agricultural lands have impacted them. We are specifically seeking artists who have linved in, spent time in and been strongly impacted by Ontario's Greenbelt as a source of inspiration.

The Theme
We wish to explore the notion of nature which is on the edge of an urban landscape, and how it shapes our identify as Ontarians. The exhibit will explore how the Greenbelt calls to us, nurtures us, soothes us and challenges us. We are looking for meaningful, thought-provoking dialogue on how the Greenbelt connects the urban, the rural, the city and nature.

Exhibit - Parameters and Conditions
We invite artists from inside and outside the Greenbelt to participate. We look forward to seeing submissions that include painting, drawing, photography, video, sculpture, fabric and soft sculpture, multimedia, etc. 

The works exhibited will be selected by Patrick Macaulay, Head of Visual Arts at Harbourfront Centre and Phil Anderson, Director, Gallery 1313.

The exhibition will take place over a two-month period, from February 16 - March 30, 2010. All artwork will be returned to the artists after the exhibition is complete. Artist fees will be paid to selected exhibiting artists

Enter a submission by January 6, 2010 via e-mail to director@g1313.org, attention Phil Anderson, Gallery Director, or by mail or in person to:

Gallery 1313
1313A Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario
M6K 1L8


In your submission please include:

  • Digital images of your work, jpegs no larger than 400KB - 700KB
  • Your current CV
  • An Artist Statement (max. 250 words, relating your piece to the exhibition parameters)
  • Contact information (address, phone number and e-mail)

For more information, contact Phil Anderson at Gallery 1313 at 416.536.6778.

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