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Art Gallery of Hamilton

2018 Art Sale - Call for Submissions

Application Deadline: January 26, 2018, 5pm.
Thursday, April 12 to Sunday, April 15, 2018, Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Pavilion, Art Gallery of Hamilton

The Art Gallery of Hamilton is seeking submissions from emerging and established Canadian artists for the upcoming 19th Annual Art Sale. Submissions will be reviewed by a panel of professionals in order to select approximately 70 artists for the event. With an ever-growing community of art collectors and art lovers in Hamilton and beyond, the Art Sale operates as part of AGH Art Rental + Sales, a revenue generating department that supports the AGH’s overall programming. The Sale features a wide selection of local and regional artists in many styles, mediums and price points.

Participation details: Selected artists are welcome, but not required, to attend the event as all transactions are managed by a team of professional sales staff. Sales are handled on a consignment basis, with artists receiving 50% of the retail price of their artwork sold through the event. Artists are responsible for delivery and pick up of artwork on prescribed dates. There are no additional administrative fees to be incurred by participating artists. Selected artists are encouraged to attend the opening event on Thursday, April 12, 2018. See site for full details.

Submissions: Submissions will be accepted by mail or email. Late or incomplete submissions will not be considered. Complete and return the application form including all required items listed below by email: or by mail: Art Gallery of Hamilton, Attn: Art Sale Submission, 123 King Street West, Hamilton, ON L8P 4S8.

  • minimum of 5 digital images of artwork available for the show. Images will be accepted via email or CD. All images must be in jpeg format, no larger than 300 dpi (TOTAL sent email size to not exceed 2 MB). Please ensure that images are clear, in-focus and well-lit.
  • image list with title, date, medium, dimensions and price.
  • Artist Brief Biography of 200 words and CV.

We thank everyone for taking the time to submit artwork, however, we will only be contacting those whose work will be placed within the sale. We will contact all successful applicants by February 28, 2018.

The Art Gallery of Hamilton is fully Accessible. Follow the AGH on: Instagram @at_theagh, Twitter @TheAGH and Facebook @artgalleryofhamilton.

Image: AGH Art Sale, 2015.