Call for Submission – AWOL Gallery 10TH SQUARE FOOT Show

AWOL Gallery is seeking submissions for Toronto’s most anticipated and largest summer group show! THE 10th ANNUAL and ORIGINAL SQUARE FOOT SHOW 2012

AWOL Gallery (Toronto, Canada) is once again planning for another edition of The Original Square Foot Show, an annual visual art group exhibition of hundreds of local, national, and international artists in all media. The Original Square Foot Show is an incredible networking event for artists to gain exposure to collectors, curators, media, other artists and the general public. This is the Tenth Year for Square Foot, and the AWOL Collective is very excited for this year’s special anniversary exhibition. We will hold The Square Foot Show at an off-site venue called TWIST Gallery at 1100 Queens St. West. This venue can accommodate both the numerous artworks and the hundreds of people who come to view this exhibit every year. In 2011 over 500 artists participated with over 1500 pieces exhibited! Join us for this very special Tenth Anniversary Square Foot Exhibition and help mark this milestone with yet another successful Square Foot Exhibition!

Our Registration deadline is firm. Register early and get started on your pieces! This year we are capping the number of participating artists at 600. Although this sounds like a lot, every year the response exceeds our expectations – so register as soon as possible. Please forward this message to any artists you feel may be interested in taking part.

Check the guidelines below and send in your registration forms today!

Thank you in advance,
AWOL Gallery Collective

* REGISTRATION Deadline: Friday June 29th, 2012 *

Important Submission Information Please Read Carefully.

REGISTRATION: Please note there are TWO ways to register – Please choose ONE

PAYMENT VIA PAYPAL (PREFERRED): $20.00* – Registrants can use PAYPAL to pay submission fee of $20.00*
OR:
REGISTER OLD SCHOOL (Cheque/Money Order): $25.00* – Please send or drop off a completed/signed contract (attached) with the submission fee of $25.00* CAN payable by cheque or money order to: AWOL Gallery, 78 Ossington Ave, 2nd flr, Toronto, ON, CANADA. M6J 2Y7

*NOTE: FEES ARE DIFFERENT DEPENDING ON THE METHOD YOU CHOOSE FOR REGISTRATION: PAYPAL: $20 / CHEQUE OR MONEY ORDER: $25

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday June 29th, 2012 (register early, limited space)

CRITERIA:

– All artwork must be exactly 12 x 12 inches (the outer dimension of the piece, framed or unframed) and nomore than 5 inches thick. No Exceptions.
– Work cannot be hung on an angle, so plan your work to be level. (If the pieces do not meet the dimensional
criteria, they will not be shown.)
– Up to three (3) pieces can be submitted. As space is limited AWOL Gallery CANNOT Guarantee that ALL
THREE PIECES will be displayed. However, AWOL will display at least TWO pieces per participating artist.
– Submission Fee: $20.00 (Paypal) or $25.00 (cheque, money order or cash in person) per artist (not per piece).
– Please do not send cash by mail.
– Each artist participating in the Square Foot show must register independently.
– Artist’s Name on contract MUST match artist name on ARTWORK.

ARTWORK DROP OFF/DELIVERY DATES:

Work can be hand delivered to 76 Ossington on the following dates ONLY:
TUESDAY July 24th from 5-9pm and THURSDAY July 26th from 5-9pm. Work being mailed must arrive by end of day Thursday, July 26th. (If mailing work you must include sufficient return postage for unsold art)

MAIL WORK TO:

AWOL Gallery, 78 Ossington Ave, 2nd flr, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA. M6J 2Y7

For ARTWORK pick-up dates/times, please consult website FAQ’s

JURIED AWARDS: Several juried prizes will be awarded, including “Best in Show”. The jury will consist of outside art professionals.

SHOW DATES: Saturday August 4th – Sunday August 19th, 2012
GALA RECEPTION: Friday August 3rd, 7pm – 10pm (ticketed)
ARTIST RECEPTION: Saturday August 4th, 7pm – 11pm (free)
GALLERY HOURS: Wednesday – Saturday 12-7pm, Sunday 12-5pm

QUESTIONS? Due to the large number of artists participating in the show. Please refer to the FAQs page within the SQUARE FOOT section of our website www.awolgallery.com If your question is not on the FAQs page please email us at awolsqftshow@gmail.com

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