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Call for Submissions: Juried Exhibition, Art Gallery of Peterborough

As we reflect on the first half-century of the Art Gallery of Peterborough, we invite artists to submit works for consideration to an upcoming Juried Exhibition. How does the work of those who came before us—the art and artists from past exhibitions, the conversations at openings, and the activities in the studio—affect the work we do today? What is our legacy? What is our future? 

Looking through old photographs and archives offers us a chance to marvel at where we’ve been and where we’ve come from; at what has changed and what remains. Histories are reconstructions—narratives formed from memories and ephemeral traces. As the Art Gallery of Peterborough enters its 50th year in 2024, we are digging into our archives and reconnecting with our founders to engage with our past. 

This Call seeks original new, recent, or past works that resonate with the themes of legacy, archives, nostalgia, ghosts, memory, reflection, survival, and growth. Broadly defined, this Call is intended to welcome a range of responses. A jury comprised of Canadian artists and curators will select works considering artistic merit, relevance, and feasibility, with the aim of developing a strong exhibition that reflects the whole of our community. 

Additional details:

Selected artists will receive an exhibition fee and must work with the curator and AGP staff to ensure all details relating to the delivery, installation, exhibition, and promotion of their work are attended to. There is no maximum size as the exhibition will be presented in a space that supports the exhibition of small and large-scale works; however, feasibility will be considered. Works must be ready to install and framed if necessary. Works must be delivered and picked up by the artist or a proxy. Small travel honorariums will be made available based on distance travelled. 

Key Dates:

Submission deadline: October 8, 2023

Anticipated notification of results: October 23, 2023

Exhibition (tbc): November 25, 2023 – March 3, 2024

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.