CALL FOR ART SUBMISSIONS 2018 TD Wealth – Thor Wealth Management Group ART PRIZE

July 23, 2018 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Quest Art School + Gallery
333 King St
Midland, ON L4R 3M7
Entry fee per submission: Members $30, Non- Members $35
Abigail LaChapelle
(705) 526-2787

CALL FOR ART SUBMISSIONS. To acknowledge how a vibrant arts and culture community leads to personal and economic growth for all, TD Wealth – Thor Wealth Management Group is working with Quest Art to sponsor three prestigious art prizes for our 2018 annual juried exhibition. A national open call to Canadian artists, this investment in the arts helps to ensure rural or remote communities have access to high quality programming through exposure to some of Canada’s best works of art. All media/approaches are welcome.

Entry fee per submission: Members $30, Non- Members $35
Submissions are made online only.

Submission Deadline: Monday, July 23, 11:59 pm
Jury Results: August 3, 2018
Exhibition Dates: August 24 – October 20, 2018
Reception: Friday, August 24, 7—9pm

Juror’s 1st Place Prize – $2000
Juror’s 2nd Place Prize – $1000
Juror’s 3rd Place Prize – $500


Stuart Keeler
(Senior Art Curator at TD Bank Group)
Stuart Keeler is a cultural producer with international experience in curating, programming, writing about and commissioning contemporary artists, public art and socially based interventions in the public realm. Keeler has founded and directed numerous artist projects and curatorial affiliations associated with festivals, museums, galleries and contemporary art spaces in North America, EU and Asia. Keeler has had long time pedagogical affiliations with School at the Art Institute of Chicago, Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCADU) as well as been visiting artist and curator at over 30 colleges, universities and city agencies. Keeler has an MFA from the School at the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)

Renee van der Avoird
(Assist. Curator of Canadian Art at the Art Gallery of Ontario)
Renée van der Avoird is the Assistant Curator of Canadian Art at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. Previously held positions include Associate Curator/Registrar at the MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie; Curatorial Mentor at the Art Museum at the University of Toronto, Toronto; and Assistant Director of Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto. She holds a B.A. in French Studies and Fine Arts from Wilfrid Laurier University and a Masters in Museum Studies from the University of Toronto.

Carol-Ann Ryan
(Art Advisor & Project Manager with Kalaman+Demetriou)
Carol-Ann Ryan is a visual arts professional with experience teaching, writing, curating and managing collections. Ryan has held positions at the AGO, Toronto’s Museum of Contemporary Art, Vancouver Art Gallery, and MacLaren Art Centre. Currently an Art Advisor & Project Manager with Kalaman+Demetriou in Toronto, Ryan also serves as the Vice-Chair of the Public Art Committee for the City of Barrie. Carol-Ann holds an honours B.A. in Art & Art History from the University of Toronto and an M.A. in Art History from Western University.

Terms & Conditions

Quest Art Rules of Entry: Open to all Canadian artists, except jurors, Quest Art staff, their families and those with whom they reside.

Each artist may submit three original works created in the last two years for jurying. If more than three works are submitted, only the first three will be viewed.

Entries will be accepted until 11: 59 pm on Monday, July 23, 2018.

Entry fee per artwork: $30 Members, $35 Non Members

Entry fee is non-refundable.

Size: There are no size restrictions for this competition; however works may be selected based on space limitations of the galleries.

Presentation: All works accepted to the show must be ready for display by being dry to touch and ready to be hung, mounted or installed. Quest Art Gallery reserves the right to reject unacceptable framing, works not ready to hang or works which are misrepresented on the online submission.

If an artwork is technology or new media based, all equipment must be provided to the gallery at the expense of the artist and with clear instructions.

If works are for sale, Quest Art will receive a 30% members or %40 non-members commission on sales.

All entries will be juried and the decision of the jurors is final.

Images of accepted submissions may be used in print or electronic media by Quest Art.

Results will be emailed no later than Friday, July 28th, 2017.

Receipt of Work: of selected work will take place at Quest Art on or before Monday, August 20 from 10 –5 pm. Works will be accepted if they are mailed or shipped (costs incurred are the responsibility of the artist). Please contact gallery to discuss these arrangements.

Return of Work: Unsold work must be picked up on Monday or had arrangements made for pick up by Monday, October 20, 2018 between 10 – 5 pm. Long term STORAGE IS NOT AVAILABLE.

Insurance for works being shipped is the responsibility of the entrant.

No entry may be withdrawn once it has been accepted and selected work must remain in the gallery for the duration.

For more information please visit the website.