The Gallery at LE Shore offers 11 exhibits annually, each juried by the Arts & Culture Council (AAC). Exhibits generally open on the first Saturday of the month and close the last Thursday of the month. Dates of Openings can be found in the Event Calendar and Exhibits.
Monthly exhibits are a combination of invitational, open call, and salon show with annual schedules announced approximately one year in advance. A call for 2021 exhibits will be announced on this website, In the Gallery blog, and within our e-newsletter. Please subscribe for additional information.
The 2020 February and July shows will be seperate calls.
The Gallery at L.E. Shore is our main room and is a large open space. The Gallery is used for Library speaker series and other programs, so all materials must be able to be securely affixed to the walls. Pottery, jewelry, or other art forms may be considered for display in the Showcase and, when approved by the ACC as part of the annual exhibition plan, can be promoted as part of the monthly show.
The 2021 Call for Artists will be open from April 15-May 31, 2019. The Jury will be making notice in the early summer 2020 and all contracts should be completed prior to September 1, 2020 for the following year. Submissions are by email and must include six (6) images of work which represents the work you intend to show. These images need not be the exact items but will be considered by the jury when determining applications. While there is no minimum standard for image submission, quality photos should be submitted, as these will be the primary means of selecting artists.
There are two applications to consider. Please be sure to submit all requirements of applications. Incomplete applications may be rejected.
The application form(s) and all supporting materials may be submitted electronically to TheGallery@TheBlueMountains.ca
Artists wishing to exhibit in a Showcase may apply through The Gallery application (annual) or Showcase Rental application. Only Showacases provided through annual call for applications will receive promotion. No external promotion is given to Showcases rentals. Rental fees apply only to those not part of am established show.
While the ACC does not have set criteria for selection of artists and work to be shown in The Gallery at LE Shore, the following priorities have been established within the ACC Terms of Reference:
Priority is given to artists for Showcases rentals, with first right of refusal given to those exhibiting in The Gallery at LE Shore.
Set priorities of the Town Hall exhibits can be found in the Municipal Art Program.