Ends on March 27, 2017

CALL FOR ARTWORKS by emerging artists in Ontario

SHOW.17 is a biannual summer exhibition at Idea Exchange (previously Cambridge Galleries) dedicated exclusively to promoting the work of emerging Ontario artists.  SHOW.17 will take place at Idea Exchange, Cambridge Ontario, from July 7 to September 2, 2017.

Idea Exchange is looking for Ontario artists who have been exhibiting professionally for less than 5 years or have recently completed their BFA, MFA or equivalent. Current students are also eligible to apply.

SHOW.17 will spotlight up to 20 artists that represent a snapshot of fresh talent from across Ontario.  Submissions in all medium are welcomed, including off site projects.

Please make sure that all works submitted are ready and available for exhibition between July 1 and September 20, 2017.  CARFAC fees and shipping costs will be covered by the gallery.

Please note: submissions that are incomplete will not be considered. Due to high volume of submissions only successful applicants will be contacted following the selection.  The gallery will contact successful applicants by May 1st 2017 at the latest. All selections are final.

 


Ends on March 11, 2017

Call for Artworks: 

Idea Exchange is launching a new exhibition focused on art by youth.

Generation Yet Unnamed will feature art by Cambridge youth at Queen’s Square Gallery March 29 to May 7, 2017 with a public opening on Wednesday, March 29th.  Everyone is invited.

How to participate?

We are inviting all Cambridge high school students and teens who love making art to submit projects to this exhibition.  Paintings, sculptures, installation, video art, drawings are all eligible. So are collaborative projects. These works do not have to be created for school projects, they can be submitted individually or in a group.  All we need is name of the artist, their age, school (if applicable), pictures of the artwork and details on what it is. Just follow the form for the details.    

By signing this document, you confirm the agreement for a performance at the Idea Exchange Volume 1 EXCESS Party, 1 North Square, Cambridge, Ontario on Saturday, March 4, 2017.

  1. All artists will arrive onsite and sign in with their stage manager a minimum of one hour prior to the time of their performance. A performance schedule will be provided by February 4, 2017, one month prior to the event.
  2. The artists must perform during their allotted set time. 
  3. EXCESS is a 19+ event and all performers must be 19 years of age or older.
  4. Each performance group will receive a $100.00 honorarium (unless agreed upon otherwise) and two free event tickets.  Upon receipt of your submission we will email you two Volume 1 EXCESS Party ticket receipts that you can give away to friends and family.  Your $100.00 honorarium cheque will be processed after the event and can take up to two weeks to be received from Idea Exchange.
  5. All audio support is provided, performers will be required to submit their music in electronic file format in the space provided in the form below.
  6. Idea Exchange reserves the right to cancel or end any performance at any time if the performance is seen as detrimental to the image of Idea Exchange. Performers will not be allowed on the stage if they are intoxicated or appear to be under the influence of a drug.   
  7. If, for unforeseen circumstances, the artists will be unable to perform, they are required to notify Idea Exchange a minimum of one month prior to the event, February 4, 2017.
  8. Performers will respect the authority of Idea Exchange and the decisions made by this organization.

Performers must complete the following submission form including electronic music files by Friday, January 13, 2017.


By signing this document, you confirm your agreement for participation at the Idea Exchange Volume 1 EXCESS Party, 1 North Square, Cambridge, Ontario on Saturday, March 4, 2017.

  1. All participants will arrive onsite and sign in with their stage manager a minimum of one hour prior to the event start – 7:00pm.
  2. The participants must be available for the event duration from 8:00 - midnight. 
  3. EXCESS is a 19+ event and all participants must be 19 years of age or older.
  4. Each participant group will receive a $100.00 honorarium and two free event tickets.  Upon receipt of your submission we will email you two Volume 1 EXCESS Party ticket receipts that you can give away to friends and family.  Your $100.00 honorarium cheque will be processed after the event and can take up to two weeks to be received from Idea Exchange.
  5. Idea Exchange reserves the right to cancel or end any presentation if it is seen as detrimental to the image of Idea Exchange. Participants will not be allowed to present if they are intoxicated or appear to be under the influence of a drug.
  6. If, for unforeseen circumstances, the participants are unable to attend, they are required to notify Idea Exchange a minimum of one month prior to the event, February 4, 2017.
  7. Participants will respect the authority of Idea Exchange and the decisions made by this organization.

Participants must complete the following submission form by Friday, January 13, 2017.





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Idea Exchange is excited to present our second annual Idea Exchange: The Brush Off Junior!  This is a continued partnership with THEMUSEUM, Kitchener, who developed The Brush Off in 2012 and added the Junior Edition in 2013. This collaboration will provide a celebration of our Region’s brilliant young artistic talent.

 Guidelines & Eligibility

Idea Exchange seeks youth artists to participate in The Brush Off Junior, which will be held on Wednesday, March 22, 2017

  • Young adults who thrive in an exciting, dynamic, competitive, engaging environment, while creating their work on the spot.
  • Twelve youth artists will be selected to compete in Idea Exchange: The Brush Off Junior.
  • There will be two rounds of six artists each. Artists will compete in a fast paced 30-minute round; a winner will be selected by audience votes from each round. The two winners of Idea Exchange: The Brush Off Junior will participate in the 5th edition of The Brush Off Junior Edition at THEMUSEUM in downtown Kitchener. Visit www.themuseum.ca for information on the final event.
  • Idea Exchange will provide all paint, canvas (14x18”) and easels.  Artists will provide their own brushes/tools.
  • Artists will be made aware of the provided palette of paint colours.
  • Artists are encouraged to invite friends and family to create their very own cheering section!
  • Artists must be between the ages of 13-19 years.
  • There is no participation or application fee for artists.
  • Artists participate on a volunteer basis.
  • All work produced during the competition will be available in a silent auction immediately following each round with bids starting at $20.00 and increase in minimum increments of $5.00.
  • 50% of the silent auction art sale price is paid to the youth artist; the remaining 50% of the silent auction art sale price will go to subsidizing youth to attend Art Camps at Idea Exchange.
  • Prizes will be awarded to winners in each round.
To apply, please create an account below. Then, fill out the submission form and include up to 3 images of your artwork (jpg, gif, tiff, png).

Final deadline for application is Friday, March 3. Successful applicants will receive notice by Friday, March 10.  All juror decisions are final.

For further information, please contact Karen Murray-Hopf at 519.621.0460 ext. 155, kmurray-hopf@ideaexchange.org
Ends on May 17, 2017

Application for Idea Exchange: The Brush Off

Idea Exchange is excited to be partnering with THEMUSEUM, Kitchener, who developed The Brush Off in 2012.  This collaboration will provide a celebration of our Region’s brilliant artistic talent, while fundraising for these not-for-profit organizations. Visit www.themuseum.ca for information on the final event.

Guidelines & Eligibility

Idea Exchange seeks artists to participate in Idea Exchange: The Brush Off to be held on Friday, June 2, 2017 from 7:00 – 9:30pm at our Queen’s Square location, 1 North Square, Cambridge.

  • Artists who thrive in an exciting, dynamic, competitive, engaging environment, while creating their work on the spot.
  • Twelve artists will be selected to compete in Idea Exchange: The Brush Off.
  • There will be two rounds of six artists each. Artists will compete in a fast paced 30-minute round; a winner will be selected by audience votes from each round. The two winners of Idea Exchange: The Brush Off will participate in The Brush Off at THEMUSEUM in downtown Kitchener in January 2018.
  • All work produced during the competition will be available in a silent auction immediately following each round with bids starting at $20.00 and increase in minimum increments of $5.00.
  • Idea Exchange will provide all paint, canvas (18x24”) and easels.  Artists will provide their own brushes/tools.
  • Artists will be made aware of the provided palette of paint colours.
  • Artists are encouraged to invite friends and family to create their very own cheering section!
  • Artists must be 19 years of age or older.
  • There is no participation or application fee for artists.
  • Artists participate on a volunteer basis.
  • 50% of the silent auction art sale price is paid to the artist; the remaining 50% of the silent auction art sale price will go to art programming at Idea Exchange.

 

Application must be submitted with 3 images of artwork (jpgs)

Final deadline for application is Wednesday, May 17, 2017 (11:59pm). 

Successful applicants will receive notice by Friday, May 19, 2017. All juror decisions are final.

For further information, please contact Karen Murray-Hopf at 519.621.0460 ext.155, or kmurray-hopf@ideaexchange.org