Past Lives: A Retrospective Guest Exhibition
627 Queen Street West in association with Norman Felix Gallery and Enjoyer Collective:
INVITE TO ARTISTS OF ALL STAGES IN THEIR CAREERS TO SUBMIT WORKS ON THE THEME OF "PAST LIVES"
We encourage artists to examine their former selves and previous incarnations, and to consider questions concerning the past philosophically as well as personally. The past is in many ways communal, a collection of ever-shifting memories, ideas, stories, and imaginings, upon which the future is shaped. How much of the past can we really know and understand? What would be our experience of the present moment if we didn’t have the past to frame it, and how would the future appear?
Twenty artists will be selected to participate in this week-long, juried exhibition at Norman Felix Gallery in Toronto, Canada. The show will begin on Thursday November 22nd, with an opening reception complete with full bar and cafe refreshments as well as catered snacks for all to enjoy. Selected artists will receive an allotted wall space for their piece(s), and may choose the way in which they will present their work in this space. Submissions must not exceed in size.
We encourage originality, creativity, and thoughtfulness in all submissions. Please submit the following details for consideration:
1. Your full name and contact information
2. Your artist statement, a brief bio, and your website (300 words or less)
3. A 500-word description of your concept for the piece(s) you would like to submit (must be able to fit within allotted wall/floor space)
4. 3-5 samples of your past work (attached to email as JPEG images)
5. Submissions are to be sent to email@example.com and titled “Past Lives: Submission”. Both submission and payment must be received no later than midnight on Monday, October 29th to be eligible for consideration. Selected artists will be notified within the week, and will have until November 19th to deliver their completed pieces to the gallery. There will be a $80 participation fee for those selected to participate in the show.
Norman Felix Gallery is a contemporary Canadian art gallery that exhibits a variety of photography, paintings, sculpture, and illustration. Established in 2006, Norman Felix has expanded to represent an eclectic roster of emerging Canadian artists.
Enjoyer Collective is an organization encompassing, encouraging and promoting all aspects of music, art, fashion nightlife and enthusiasm for an "alternative lifestyle".
Norman Felix Gallery and Enjoyer Collective are located and based out of 627 Queen Street West in a historical building which once housed J. Monahan Plumbing, shown in the nineteenth-century image