28 Art Galleries (in Canada) Accepting Artist Submissions

28 Art Galleries (in Canada) Accepting Artist Submissions


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Adele Campbell Gallery Artist Submissions (Whistler) 

"Adele Campbell Gallery is committed to supporting Canadian artists and welcomes submissions from those seeking representation in painting, mixed media, and sculpture."

Established in 1993, Adele Campbell Gallery is dedicated to showcasing the best of contemporary Canadian art.

>>Adele Campbell Gallery Submission Process

Art Gallery of Burlington Artist Submissions (Burlington) 

"The Art Gallery of Burlington invites applications for exhibitions in the RBC Gallery."

The Art Gallery of Burlington is Burlington's public art gallery and community art centre. We are a place of intersection where creators, cultures and communities meet and share in the wealth of human creativity.

>>Art Gallery of Burlington Submission Process

Art Gallery of Grande Prairie Artist Submissions (Grand Prairie) 

"The Art Gallery of Grande Prairie (AGGP) welcomes proposals from artists and curators in all media for exhibitions or special projects. The Gallery presents a diverse program of exhibitions, lectures and meetings with artists, and is involved in the production of curated exhibitions connected to themes developed by the gallery. Together, the programs propose a critical reflection on today’s art and culture. Submissions to the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie should be submitted for the sole purpose of informing the curator of your work – submissions should not be directed toward a specific exhibition proposal."

The Art Gallery of Grande Prairie is one of the largest Free Admission galleries in Western Canada. It is one of a number of programmed spaces within the Montrose Culture Centre and shares communal spaces with the Grande Prairie Public Library and Teresa Sargent Hall. 

>>Art Gallery of Grande Prairie Submission Process

Art Gallery of Peterborough Artist Submissions (Peterborough) 

"We accept submissions on an ongoing basis from artists and guest curators for the main and ramp galleries. Exhibitions are reviewed on an on-going basis and the process can take time. We recognize and appreciate the work required to prepare submissions. Studio visits may be part of the selection process."

The Art Gallery of Peterborough is a non-profit public gallery dedicated to exhibiting and collecting visual works of art.

Our goal is to present contemporary visual art by artists from the region and across the nation. Some historical and international works are also shown. The exhibitions are supported with programs including lectures, workshops, and publications. We make curatorial choices in selecting the work for each particular exhibition, whether it is featured in the main gallery or in the smaller exhibition areas.

>>Art Gallery of Peterborough Submission Process

Art Gallery of Regina Artist Submissions (Regina) 

"The Art Gallery of Regina invites exhibition proposals from professional artists and independent curators. Priority is given to artists with a Saskatchewan connection, although all Canadian artists will be considered."

Located on Treaty 4, traditional territory of the Cree, Saulteaux, Nakota, Lakota and Dakota peoples, and the homeland of the Métis people, the Art Gallery of Regina is a dynamic cultural hub, promoting the development and appreciation of contemporary art, with an emphasis on Saskatchewan artists. AGR programming includes a diverse range of exhibitions, educational programing, publishing, workshops and artists talks.

>>Art Gallery of Regina Submission Process

Art Gallery of St. Albert Artist Submissions (St. Albert) 

"The Art Gallery of St. Albert Gallery Shop is seeking submissions from craft artists, designers, and artisans in the community and beyond who would like to have their work featured in our retail space."

Art Gallery of St. Albert features contemporary and community exhibitions, brought to life with public programs and events. Education programs offer visual arts opportunities for thousands of children, youth and adults throughout the year. Art Gallery of St. Albert’s mandate is to provide enriching educational experiences that celebrate visual culture and artistic achievement through research, exhibition and interpretation. Exhibitions celebrate diversity, providing vision, inspiration and education for the community.

>>Art Gallery of St. Albert Submission Process

Art Gallery of Sudbury Artist Submissions (Sudbury) 

"The Art Gallery of Sudbury / Galerie d’art de Sudbury reviews artist and curatorial submissions on an ongoing basis for its main gallery spaces and offsite venue program."

The Art Gallery of Sudbury / Galerie d’art de Sudbury is a dynamic bilingual public visual art gallery and key art educational, cultural and tourism destination in Northeastern Ontario, creating meaningful engagement opportunities in dialogue with contemporary artists and our permanent collection for all who visit the gallery -- and beyond.

>>Art Gallery of Sudbury Submission Process

Artworld Fine Art (Toronto) 

"Artworld Fine Art is always interested in viewing works by established and emerging artists."

Under the vision and lead of Donna Child, the gallery’s principal, Artworld has become a destination for Fine Art and Culturally diverse events. The gallery advocates for making art accessible and inclusive for diverse cultures and demographics through Public Art Classes, Workshops. Spoken Word nights and other art related events.

>>Artworld Fine Art

Canvas Gallery Artist Submissions (Toronto) 

"Canvas Gallery accepts submissions on an ongoing basis! All submissions will be reviewed but please understand that we are no longer able to respond unless there is interest in the work. Additionally, at this time Canvas Gallery is only working with Canadian artists or artists currently living and working in Canada."

Canvas Gallery offers a regularly changing, extensive inventory of original artworks by more than 120 established and emerging artists from across Canada. 

>>Canvas Gallery Submission Process

Elaine Fleck Gallery Artist Submissions (Toronto) 

"The Elaine Fleck Gallery is currently accepting submissions from artists with an emphasis on painting, mixed media and photography."

Founded by Elaine Fleck in 2005 the Elaine Fleck Gallery offers its clients a wide range of curated art including photography, painting and mixed media. Artists represented by the Elaine Fleck Gallery are selected for their unique contemporary themes, and innovative, masterful skill; resulting in artworks that both engage and resonate with art patrons.

>>Elaine Fleck Gallery Submission Process

Northern Contemporary (Toronto)

"Northern Contemporary is always looking to collaborate with artists or collectives to work together on exhibitions."

About the Gallery:
Located in the historic Parkdale Theater building at 1605 Queen street west in the neighbourhood of Parkdale, Northern Contemporary aims to showcase work from a wide range of artists focusing on illustrative, representational, urban, lowbrow, comic, pop art, and experimental work.

Submission Process:
>>Northern Contemporary Gallery Submission Process

Ottawa Art Gallery Artist Submissions (Ottawa) 

"Galerie Annexe strives to open doors for both established and emerging regional artists by giving them the opportunity to become part of a reputable gallery collection, gain valuable public exposure and, ultimately, increase the retail potential of their work."

The OAG’s mandate is to be the most vital visual arts institution in Ottawa. As a leader in the arts community, we present new ideas and provide a cultural meeting place to actively promote relationships and exchanges between artists and various diverse facets of our community. We explore and reflect on diversity and social change through a spectrum of visual arts practice, focused on but not exclusive to the region in a national and international context.

>>Galerie Annexe Submission Process

Galerie Bloom Artist Submissions (Montreal) 

"Galerie Bloom is always on the lookout for the visual arts community.  In constant evolution, we are interested in discovering particular talents, whatever the specialty (painter, sculptor, digital arts)."

Galerie Bloom is a contemporary art gallery located in Montreal. The gallery present a selection of canadian artists, chosen for their artistic statement, the originality and the quality of their artworks.

>>Galerie Bloom Submission Process

Gallery 78 (Fredericton)

"Gallery 78 welcomes submissions from established and emerging Atlantic Canadian artists seeking gallery representation. Prior to your submission, please familiarize yourself with our gallery by visiting our website and reviewing the work of our artists to determine whether you believe your work might be a good fit. We do not accept walk-in requests to review artists' work. We review new work through email attachments or websites."

Gallery 78 is renowned for its exceptional service, warm hospitality, high quality art selection, expert advice, honesty and integrity. Clients have trusted the gallery since 1976 to help build their art collections and beautify their homes and offices. Gallery 78 serves a clientele of corporate, private, and public collectors in Canada and abroad.

>>Gallery 78

Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery Artist Submissions (Sarnia) 

"JNAAG reviews artist and curatorial submissions year-round unless otherwise communicated."

The Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery is a free public art gallery located in Downtown Sarnia, Ontario. With more than 400 members, over 1,100 works of Canadian art in the permanent collection, and with the support of a keen volunteer team, the gallery serves an immediate community of 128,000 people across Lambton County.

We approach our job with a regional responsibility and an appreciation for the national sensibility; responding to issues that matter in our immediate community within the broader context of the Canadian cultural economy. We offer a variety of historical and contemporary exhibitions that, as per our mandate, focus on visual art and visual culture by Canadian artists of national and regional calibre in a dynamic environment.

>>Judith & Norman Alix Submission Process

Koyman Galleries Artist Submissions (Ottawa) 

"As Canada's Largest Gallery of Art we are always interested in representing new artists, and featuring new and exciting art. Whether you are an established painter or photographer, an emerging artist, or just talented and have a passion to have your work featured in our gallery, we would love to see your art!"

Koyman Galleries was established in 1965, in Ottawa Canada and today represents over 175 established and emerging Canadian artists. The company was founded on the idea that art should be accessible to everyone. Their galleries were established to reflect an environment that was inviting and approachable, where clients could view the best in Canadian artwork with ease.

>>Koyman Galleries Submission Process

Lotus Cafe & Gallery Artist Submissions (Edmonton) 

"We are currently accepting art, music and poetry submissions for 2018 & 2019. We are open to any genre or style of artwork, as long as it meet exhibit/performance quality criteria."

Our unique art exhibits are a great way to enjoy the collections and meet professional artists from Edmonton, Alberta Canada. Each exhibit introduces a contemporary theme to keep you and your family inspired. Stay tuned for exhibits featuring international artists collaborations.

>>Lotus Cafe & Gallery Submission Process

Mackenzie Art Gallery Artist Submissions (Regina) 

"Our curatorial staff is always doing active research to find new art and artists for consideration in the Gallery. If you would like our curators to view your work, feel free to send a website or artwork samples."

Historically known as Oskana (Cree for “Pile of Bones”) Regina is situated on the traditional territory of the Cree, Saulteaux, Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota people, and the homeland of the Métis Nation. Although the MacKenzie is Saskatchewan’s oldest public art gallery, it is relatively young compared to the culture that has been practiced and shared on this territory for millennia. We acknowledge and honour the deep art history of this land, and aim to serve both this history as well as current and future generations.

>>Mackenzie Art Gallery Submission Process

Mann Art Gallery Artist Submissions (Prince Albert) 

"The Mann Art Gallery welcomes proposals from artists and curators in all media for exhibitions or special projects. The MAG presents a diverse program of exhibitions, lectures, and artist talks, and produces curated exhibitions connected to its Vision and Mission. Together, the programmes propose a critical reflection on today's art and culture with specific relevance to North Central Saskatchewan."

The Mann Art Gallery engages, stimulates, and facilitates the development, presentation, and preservation of the visual arts in the diverse communities of Prince Albert and northern Saskatchewan.

>>Mann Art Gallery Submission Process

Nanaimo Art Gallery Artist Submissions (Nanaimo) 

"Nanaimo Art Gallery welcomes submissions from artists. To apply for an exhibition, artists must meet the definition of a professional artist set forth by Canada Council for the Arts, which is an artist who has specialized training in the field (not necessarily in academic institutions), is recognized as such by his or her peers and is committed to devoting more time to artistic activity, if financially feasible. To meet the definition of a professional visual artist, you must also have produced an independent body of work, had at least three public presentations of your work in a professional context over a three-year period and maintained an independent professional practice for at least three years."

Nanaimo Art Gallery is located in the heart of downtown Nanaimo on the traditional territory of the Snuneymuxw First Nation.  The Gallery enhances the cultural environment of Vancouver Island, serving a regional population base of approximately 225,000, through exhibitions, education, and outreach that encourages active public involvement with the visual arts.

>>Nanaimo Art Gallery Submission Process

Propeller Art Gallery Artist Submissions (Toronto) 

"The gallery accepts submissions for exhibition from artists at all stages of their careers on an ongoing basis. All exhibition proposals are reviewed on a on-going basis by the Programming Committee."

Propeller is a dynamic artist run centre interested in a wide spectrum of visual arts practices. The gallery’s location in the heart of the Queen West gallery District combined with it's history of exhibitions ensure continued public interest and critical notice. Propeller provides artists at all stages of their career the opportunity to exhibit in a professional gallery venue.

>> Propeller Art Gallery Submission Process

Richmond Art Gallery Artist Submissions (Richmond) 

"Richmond Art Gallery manages an offsite exhibition location at Richmond City Hall located at 6911 No 3 Road. Submissions are accepted throughout the year – the Galleria prioritises the work of artists living in Richmond, however submissions are accepted from artists living beyond the city."

In operation since 1980, the Gallery presents curated exhibitions by British Columbia, national and international artists, maintains a permanent collection, and presents innovative and diverse programming for children, youth, and adults.

>> Richmond Art Gallery Submission Process

Seymour Art Gallery Artist Submissions (Vancouver) 

"The Gallery Shop at Seymour Art Gallery offers unique handmade gifts by more than 60 local artists. Artist submissions are accepted on an on-going basis and the Gallery Shop Committee will review submissions twice annually."

Seymour Art Gallery, established 1985, is a non-profit public gallery in the heart of Deep Cove, North Vancouver. We are working to establish and maintain an active and financially sustainable art gallery that will foster excellence and promote interest in the arts. We welcome more than 25,000 visitors yearly to our gallery, Gallery Shop, and special events.

>> Seymour Art Gallery Submission Process

Twist Gallery Artist Submissions (Toronto) 

"Whether this is your first, or one hundred and first show, we offer the same professional and hospitable treatment to each of our artists. Artists are welcome to exhibit solo or with a group."

The 5,000 square foot New York-style loft features skylights, French Arch windows overlooking the city streets, and long wooden beams accentuating the high ceilings. The gallery ensures its artists can present their work in a relaxed and social environment, while allowing its visitors to walk around freely and learn about the art. Our mission is to support local artists by giving them a space to showcase their artwork.

>> Twist Gallery Submission Process

Vancouver Art Gallery Artist Submissions (Vancouver) 

"We receive numerous exhibition proposals, and while they are considered on an ongoing basis, review may take at least 3 months. You will only receive a response if the curators are interested in pursuing further information about your work."

Founded in 1931, the Vancouver Art Gallery is recognized as one of North America’s most respected and innovative visual arts institutions. The Gallery’s innovative ground-breaking exhibitions, extensive public programs and emphasis on advancing scholarship all focus on the historical and contemporary art of British Columbia and international centres, with special attention to the accomplishments of First Nations artists and the art of the Asia Pacific region­—through the Institute of Asian Art founded in 2014.

>> Vancouver Art Gallery Submission Process

Winnipeg Art Gallery Artist Submissions (Winnipeg) 

"The Winnipeg Art Gallery welcomes exhibitions proposals."

Exhibitions and programs are at the heart of the WAG, and over the years the Gallery has established itself as one of Canada's leading art museums, organizing exhibitions of local, national, and international artists. By developing and maintaining Manitoba's visual arts heritage, it ensures the preservation of this legacy for future generations. The WAG is also at the forefront in promoting Manitoba artists nationwide and abroad. 

>> Winnipeg Art Gallery Submission Process

Woodstock Art Gallery Artist Submissions (Woodstock) 

"The exhibition programming schedule is diligently planned to reflect both contemporary and historical exhibitions as well as selections from the permanent collection. The WAG plans exhibitions at least three years in advance. WAG appreciates your interest and acknowledges your submissions."

The fully-renovated Woodstock Art Gallery occupies three floors of the former historical John White Building located in the heart of downtown Woodstock opposite Museum Square.  The Woodstock Art Gallery is Oxford County's largest municipal public gallery with a permanent collection of over 1500 works.

>> Woodstock Art Gallery Submission Process

Xspace Cultural Centre (Toronto)

"Xpace Cultural Centre accepts proposals of all media from student and emerging artists, curators and/or designers. Exhibitions are selected by our Programming Committee, composed of Xpace staff, representatives from the OCAD Student Union and an outside member of the Toronto arts community. All selected artists/designers/curators are paid, and there is no fee to apply."

About the Gallery:
Xpace Cultural Centre is a not-for-profit artist-run centre dedicated to providing emerging and student artists, designers, curators and writers with opportunities to showcase their work in a professional setting. Xpace is supported by the OCAD Student Union.

Submission Process:
>>Xspace Cultural Centre Submission Process

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