CALL FOR ARTISTS
Chancery Art Gallery is a commercial gallery which accepts original works of contemporary fine art on consignment and acts as the artists agent for exhibition and sales with exclusivity limited to Muskoka district of Ontario, Canada
Gallery offers mostly personal (solo) exhibitions. From available artwork of the selected artist, Gallery chooses certain pieces and then designs a show with original title and adequate musical background. Each exhibition normally continues for three-four weeks
For each exhibition, gallery does installation and dismantling; provides the Internet listing; designs and prints announcement post cards, price lists, signs and labels; arranges private invitation mailing and press release; supplies liquor permit, cocktails, hors doeuvres and musical arrangement for the opening reception; provides adequate display of artwork and gives a non-stop slide show of artwork temporarily located in a climate-controlled storage on premises; organises security, sales, and shipping to purchasers
For ethical reason (to avoid unneeded competition
with various exhibition places in Muskoka) Chancery Art Gallery is inclined
not to exhibit *
Ladies - First, annual exhibition dedicated to March 8 - the International Women's Day (in-gallery celebration on March 8, 5-8 pm). Considered will be artworks somehow related to momen and love. All art forms and medias are welcome (including abstracts, photography, filmmaking, poetry, music, etc.) Submissions for 2016 show are accepted
Déjà Vu, annual selection from the International Toronto Art Expo for art collectors who manage somehow to miss this one of the greatest Canada's cultural events in March. This is a "curator's pick" show no submissions are accepted
Ardour Eruption, annual festival of YOUNG artists with intention to support the rather exclusive number of young Canadians who sincerely believe that “Art Matters.” This 10-day festival in May feautures painters, photographers, poets, musicians, filmmakers, etc. Submissions for 2016 festival are accepted
Coming About, annual group exhibition on the sailing matter in July, central feature of the annual multi-media Chancery Sailing Festival for promotion of green philosophy through Sailing, Art & Sanity. All art forms and medias, including abstracts and photograpfy are welcome. Submissions for 2016 show are accepted . In addition, sailors with sailboats and yachts of any sices are invited to sail together in annual Chancery Regatta in support of the "green philisophy"
Lazy Cottager, September retrospective of the past summer exhibitions for those Muskoka summer residents who finally managed to leave their lake cottages, golf courses, tennis courts, yacht clubs, etc... This is a "curator's pick" show no submissions are accepted
Exhibitions offered and Sponsored by non-profit organizations will be also considered (e.g. for brighter celebration of Canadian Native Heritage in November and Black Heritage in February). Offer your proposal
Solo Exhibitions (3-weeks each) usually in August. Submissions for 2015-2016 are accepted.
Proposals for solo exhibitions
To be considered for exhibition and sale, the artist shall submit to the gallery (1) digital images of his/her available artwork, (2) bio, and (3) any other relevant information.
The following data should be included for
Upon receiving the submission and its consideration, the artist will be informed regarding gallery's further intention. If artist wishes the submitted CD to be returned, an appropriate self-addressed stamped envelope should be provided
Gallery occupies the ground floor of 19th century house facing a tiny walking lane right off the downtown main street a street mall for nice shopping and fine dining. High 11-foot ceiling is covered with its original metal tiles; Walls combine old red brick and modern white plaster; Hardwood floor; Pieces of antique furniture of the period and antique baby-grand piano (functional) give a theatrical resemblance of a habitable hall as it was a hundred years ago
Artists from the following countries have been exhibited in the gallery so far:
Some artists were also presented and promoted by Chancery Art Gallery at