Thursday, October 06, 2011

Opportunity for Local Artists


Local Produce, the Grimsby Public Art Gallery’s bi-annual show and sale of local talent, will be held this fall from November 5 – December 4. The 2011 theme, On Ice, encourages artists to be inspired by winter sports. Ice-skating, hockey, skiing, sledding – or maybe just a good old-fashioned snow-ball fight – it is hard to be Canadian without experiencing some outdoor winter activities, even if we do it from the comfort of a warm studio!  The Niagara region offers a wealth of opportunities for winter fun, from spectacular frozen water-falls on the escarpment to children in brightly coloured parkas playing in the snow to après-ski in front of a roaring fire – and we know that our talented regional artists have recorded it all. It may not be winter wonderland weather yet when the show opens on November 5th, but the snow may well fly before December 4th so lace up your skates, wax your skis, pull on your mittens and enjoy!

Local Produce: On Ice is a unique opportunity for regional artists to show off their best work – and help the gallery raise some much needed funds at the same time. An artist may submit 1 or 2 works to this non-juried show, but due to space constraints the curatorial staff may choose not to include both works in the exhibition. All works will be for sale by silent auction, with bidding on-going until the culminating event on December 4; the artist may choose to donate the entire selling price of the work to the gallery or may split the proceeds (details below).  All media are welcome, in 2 or 3 dimensions.

If you are interested, please download the submission criteria and entry form from the Town of Grimsby webpage or drop by the Gallery to pick one up. 

* Local Produce is open to artists from Hamilton and the Niagara Region *

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