CALL FOR ARTISTS

GENERAL POLICY

Chancery Art Gallery is a commercial gallery which accepts original works of contemporary fine art on consignment and acts as the artist’s 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 d’oeuvres 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


EXHIBITION POSTCARDS
2007-2013

Delivery of artwork to the gallery and return to the artist, term of consignment, currency of payment, gallery commission, trade discounts, limited exclusivity, etc. – subject to Contract CONTRACT

For ethical reason (to avoid unneeded competition with various exhibition places in Muskoka) Chancery Art Gallery is inclined not to exhibit *
• artists who have been already shown in Muskoka;
• artwork with traditional local motifs (like Muskoka Chair, Red Canoe, Loon, Moos, Landscape, Flowers, etc.);
• abstract painting and photography
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..... * with exception to annual shows
...... "Coming About" and "Ladies - First,"
....... where ALL artists and ALL medias
....... are accepted for submissions

ANNUAL EXHIBITIONS

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 2014 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 2014 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 2014 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 2014 are accepted.

Proposals for solo exhibitions
are accepted any time:

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

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 each artwork:
(a) title, (b) year, (c) medium, (d) size, and (e) suggested retail price (which is expected to be the SAME as in the artist’s private sales from his/hers studio and the Internet)

Submission methods: CD or web links
No graphic e-mail attachments, please

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 SPACE

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

Usually there are from 12 to 30 artworks exhibited at one time. This solo exhibition contained 17 paintings . Here are photos of a group show that offered 29 paintings

ARTISTS

Artists from the following countries have been exhibited in the gallery so far:



GALLERY ARTISTS

solo exhibitions

Yevgenia
2007 
Marjolyn
2007 
Mikhail
2007
March
2007 
Valeria
2007 2010
Andrea
2008 
Dragan
2008 2012
Ioseb (Soso)
2008 11 12
Pat
2008 2009
John
2011
Inge
2011
Harry
2012

group exhibitions –
some of the above artists and

Michel
2010 10 11 12
Peter
2009 09
Mike
2008 09 09 10
Giséle
2009 09 09 10
Oksana
2008
Morgan
2009
Net
2012
Susan
EDWARDS
2009 10 11 12
Michael
2011 12
Jeff
2009
Barbara
2010
Hawa
2008 09 09
Peter
LAWSON
2011 2012
Rolando
2009 09 10
Lynda
2010
Cheryl
MAY
2011
Jake
2009 09
A.
NAMS
2010
Douglas
2011 2012
Andrew
2010
Ingrid
2011
Leon
2008 09 09 10
Larissa
2009 09
Courtlandt
SWARTZ
2010
James
2009 10
Iliana
2008
Lloyd
2009
Carol.
2010
Shannon.
WILLMOTT
2010 11

young artists
from annual art festival Ardour Eruption:
2008, 2009, 2010 2011 2012
Muskoka artists
of The Tuesday Group, 2011

Some artists were also presented and promoted by Chancery Art Gallery at

ExpoArt Montreal 2008
Toronto Art Expo 2009 2011
Muskoka Theatre Project 2007
Rene M Caisse Theatre 2007, 2008, 2009
Best Bloomin' Muskoka Show 2008
Savour Muskoka 2009 2011