Exhibition Application

The Chapel Gallery is a not-for-profit community art gallery dedicated to the presentation and development of contemporary visual art. The programming mandate of the Chapel Gallery focuses on the presentation and encouragement of artistic expression in all media by emerging and established artists. Work may be artistically and/or conceptually traditional, experimental, innovative, or avant-garde in its rendering and/or approach.

Application Criteria

To be considered, applications must include the following:

  • A statement of intent that clearly outlines the parameters of the exhibition by discussing its theme and how the work reflects and supports it.
  • Ten to fifteen images of the work to be included in the show. Images may also be sent on CD. If the work is not yet completed, then the slides or photographs should show work completed within the previous twenty-two months. You must clearly indicate if the work is to be included in the show or a representation of your technique.
  • Current résumé.
  • Documentation such as past catalogues and newspaper/magazine articles for example.
  • Contact information (name, address, telephone, fax, e-mail).
Submissions

Applications may be submitted using the form below or by mail. If submitting by mail, please send materials to:

Muskoka Arts & Crafts Inc.
Box 376
Bracebridge, Ontario
P1L 1T7

If you’d like your mailed application returned, please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope of sufficient size and postage.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that his or her application contains all the requested material and information and is received by the Chapel Gallery on or before the deadline.

Assessment Criteria

In the review and assessment of applications, the Gallery Committee places high priority on artistic quality. Peer assessment—through the members of the Gallery Committee who are artists and/or other experts with knowledge and experience of the specific art forms, art practices and communities involved—ensures that the arts community has a voice in how applications are evaluated and the types of art exhibited. Acceptance for an exhibition and its scheduling is at the sole discretion of the Gallery Committee in accordance with the Chapel Gallery Policy.

Cost

Muskoka Arts & Crafts raises all of its own funds. We receive no grants from any level of government. While the organization recognizes the importance of artist’s fees, it is not in a financial position to offer such fees. Muskoka Arts & Crafts is responsible for: promotion of the show (media releases to newspapers as well as radio and television stations); providing camera ready copies of invitations, posters, or flyers if requested by the artist; sales; and preparation of exhibition labels, price lists, handouts. The artist is responsible for: an artist’s reception (if desired); printing and mailing invitations (if desired); printing and distributing posters/flyers (if desired); additional paid advertisements (if desired); and the transportation of the work to and from the Chapel Gallery.

For work sold, the Chapel Gallery charges 20% or members in good standing and 30% to non-members of the organization.

Application Deadline

March 31 of the current year for the following year.

Images

Quality:Images should be of professional quality: in focus, evenly lit, with a neutral background or an artistically attractive vignette. The artwork should be the only focus of the image (writing, price stickers or business cards should not be shown). Only one artwork should be shown in each image.

Number of Images: Please include 10 to 15 images of the work to be included in the show. If the work is not yet completed, the images should show work completed within the previous twenty-two months. You must clearly indicate if the work is to be included in the show or a representation of your technique.

The image file name should indicate artist name and artwork title. For example: artistname-artworktitle.jpg. Images may be a JPG or PNG, should be at least 800 px wide or tall at 72 dpi and less than 5MB each.

File Size: Images must be a minimum of 800 pixels wide or tall at 72dpi in .jpg or .png format, maximum size 10MB for all images combined.