Opportunities & Information for artists!

Call for Entries: Art House Café Lecture Series 2016-2017!

It's that time of year, and we're launching our 4th season of our Art House Café Lecture Series!

Upper year undergraduate and graduate students, and recent graduates of Art History or related fields are invited to propose topics to be presented as talks for the Art House Café Lecture Series at the Grimsby Public Art Gallery. This series is devoted to the cultivation and sharing of ideas, and aims to promote both the study of art history and the research of emerging scholars throughout Ontario. Lectures will be presented once a month from January to April 2016, following a keynote talk in late fall 2015.   A small honorarium will be paid to each speaker. Please note that although we welcome proposals from across Ontario, we are currently not able to provide assistance with travel costs.

Hosted in the Grimsby Public Library’s Periodical Reading Room, the Art House Café Lecture Series is free to the public, and a café reception will follow each talk.

The Art House Café Lecture Series is dedicated to the memory of Pat and Edith Brown, two dedicated members of the arts community in Grimsby and long-time supporters of the Grimsby Public Art Gallery. The series is run in partnership with the Grimsby Public Library.

Please include the following information with your proposal:

• Contact information: This includes your university affiliation, level of study, address, phone number and email address.
• Title: This may be an initial working title.
• Abstract: A brief description of your proposed paper should be no more than 500 words. Ensure that your name does not appear on the abstract itself, as the entries will be juried.

Abstracts will be assessed by a committee of arts professionals from the local community.

Please send the abstract for your proposed talk by
November 25th, 2016 to the following:

ATTN: Art House Café Lecture Series
Grimsby Public Art Gallery
18 Carnegie Lane
Grimsby, ON L3M 1Y1
Fax: 905-945-1789
E-mail: and include
 “Art House Café Lecture Series Proposal” in the subject line.

Exhibition Assistance Grant

Next Deadline: January 15, 2017
Please note that we have three deadlines for Exhibition Assistance grant applications annually.

Applications for exhibition assistance grants are now being accepted.  Applying artists must have an exhibition scheduled and confirmed in a publicly accessible venue. Grants can assist with exhibition costs, including materials, framing, presentation and shipping.

All applications must include 10 slides or jpegs (compatible with PC), resume, budget, a letter of confirmation for upcoming exhibition, an artist’s statement and description of the exhibition, as well as a SASE with sufficient postage for return of all submitted material.  All support material will be returned following the recommender’s decision. Grants amounts range between $500 - $1500 and are now handed out three times a year (deadlines for the GPAG: January 31, July 31, & October 31 of each year)

Visit for more information and to download the application & guidelines. 

Hard copies of the application & guidelines may also be picked up at the Grimsby Public Art Gallery, located at 18 Carnegie Lane.

Applying for Exhibitions

Artists interested in showing at the Grimsby Public Art Gallery should submit a proposal of their work. We evaluate proposals on an ongoing basis - there is no official call for submissions or deadline.

A proposal should include: a current artist's statement; a CV/resume; 10-20 images - jpegs on CD are preferred with images no larger than 3mb in size (please do not send DVDs as we are unable to open them; please make sure that your files are PC compatible), although slides are acceptable; an image list; and SASE if you would like your material returned. Catalogues, media coverage, etc from previous exhibitions may also be included.

Submissions should be addressed to:
Rhona Wenger, Director
Grimsby Public Art Gallery
18 Carnegie Lane, Grimsby, Ontario L3M 1Y1

Art in the Library

Art in the Library is a program of the GPAG, supported and run by the Gallery’s Volunteer Committee, to display works by local artist members on a designated wall in the Library, and occasionally in the Main Lobby.

Artist Members interested in showing at the Library should submit an application, including a resume, an artist’s statement and some visual samples of their work (slides, CDs, photographs). Submissions should be addressed to Silva Talmassons, c/o Grimsby Public Art Gallery, 18 Carnegie Lane, Grimsby, Ontario L3M 1Y1.

An application form with further information is available for pick-up at the Gallery desk.