Call for Submissions

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Call for Applications:

The Ontario Clay and Glass Association is excited to announce the launch of Creative Directions: New Pathways with Lesley McInally. Participants will have the opportunity to expand their skills, critically examine their own work and embark on an individual project that will generate either a new body of work or will resolve current issues in their own work. The program will culminate in a curated exhibition in London, Ontario. This learning experience will be comprised of eight day-long sessions over a ten-month period. The meetings are delivered with two different purposes in mind. Four of the meetings will be full-day, hands-on, workshop style, including demos and presentations. During these sessions, participants will have time to strengthen their skills and respond to the demos. This program is suitable for wheel workers, hand-builders and sculptors. The demos will be designed in response to the needs of the group. The participants will be supported in honing their skills and finding their own style. The balance of the meetings will consist of presentations and critiques where opportunities to discuss your work and find your own voice are encouraged. Participants will be advised to do research, explore materials and take creative risks in a safe and supportive environment. These sessions will support participants towards creating a body of work for the final exhibition. The group will conduct all the workshops at the London Clay Art Center in London Ontario.

There will be eight sessions: October 4; October 18, November 29; December 12; February 21; March 21; April 18; and June 27. Participants should be involved in an artistic practice, making work

Applications are due August 28, 2020. In collaboration with FUSION, Lesley McInally will choose a maximum of 14 participants for the group. Participants will be notified of decisions via email by September 4, 2020. The workshop fee for the 8 full-day sessions and final exhibition is $950 (+ HST); due by September 11, 2020. The workshop will take place at The London Clay Art Centre, London, Ontario. Suitable candidates should:

◆ have had some instruction and have a level of comfort working with clay;

◆ have access to a studio space and a kiln to finish their work;

◆ be willing to make a 16-month commitment to learning new skills, making work, taking risks and having fun;

◆ be prepared to engage in conversation about their work, be open to ideas, set goals and begin the process of researching and writing about their work; and

◆ be a member of FUSION to apply and maintain their membership throughout the duration of the program. This process will take place with support and guidance. Developing new ideas and a body of work is an exciting learning process. To apply, please submit: 1. A letter of intent briefly outlining (max. 500 words):

● your experience with clay; and

● your specific interest in the program. 2. 10 jpeg images 300 dpi images; and 3. An image list stating: i) title; i) medium; iii) size; and iv) date of the 10 images you are submitting. To submit your: letter; 10 images; and image list, please visit:

Dear Mississauga Potters' Guild,

We value your membership in FUSION and want to offer our incredibly talented members our continued support. We are currently exploring new ways in which to push our programming forward and provide you with new opportunities to grow your artistic practice.

So we invite you to JOIN THE NEW FUSION MAKERS MARKET! An online gallery to promote your work.

We are creating an easy access platform to showcase FUSION members' work.

Through this online gallery, we want YOU to be able to connect directly to people in order to SELL your work during this time when many shows are being cancelled or postponed.

FUSION will regularly feature work and artists from the MAKERS MARKET to increase your exposure and sales opportunities.

Join FUSION'S MAKERS MARKET. Expand your audience and connect with clients now and into the future.

To join, you only need to submit 5 images, a short bio/artist statement and a contact link. Ideally having your own website for customers to visit is best to  facilitate sales.

All sales and delivery of work will take place directly with the artist. FUSION will not take any commission. 100% of sales will go to you

The site is not yet live, since it requires submissions first. We will be uploading artists' information on a first-submitted, first-uploaded basis. We hope you can join us early in this exciting new benefit of being a member of FUSION so that we can start promoting you!

We look forward to receiving your submissions.


Deadline: Monday, September 14, 2020 at 11:59pm EST

Craft Ontario is currently seeking proposals for solo and two-person exhibitions to take place in the Craft Ontario Gallery, 1106 Queen St West, Toronto, in the 2021 calendar year.

Craft Ontario is devoted to the support, advocacy and promotion of Ontario craft and craft artists. Our services and programs provide support for craft artists at all levels of their careers from emerging to established, while raising awareness of, providing access to, and growing appreciation for their work.

Craft Ontario welcomes submissions in all craft media by active Craft Professional Members at any stage of their career (emerging, mid or established). Submissions of both existing work and projects that have not yet been realized will be considered.

Craft Ontario provides curatorial support, installation assistance, insurance, and pays artist fees in line with CARFAC guidelines.

If you have any questions about this call for entry or application process please contact Robyn Wilcox, Curator, at Please note that Robyn has limited office hours, so you are advised to submit your questions sufficiently in advance of the deadline. 

In preparing your proposal, please review the gallery floor plan.


  • Applicants must hold an active Craft Professional Membership. Your membership must be active by the submission deadline or your application will not be considered. For membership inquiries, please contact Elycia SFA at or 416-925-4222 x 221.
  • Applications will only be accepted through this online form (see below for more details). Hard copy or email submissions will not be accepted.

Exhibition Information

  • The Exhibitor will be responsible for insuring all work during shipping and delivery. Craft Ontario will insure all items for theft and damage while on the Gallery premises.
  • Any work included in the exhibition that is available for sale will be sold at Craft Ontario’s usual consignment split of 50%.


  • There is no fee to submit an exhibition proposal.
  • Selected artists will receive an artist fee in line with CARFAC guidelines.

Submission Requirements

  • Applicant Information [Contact Details, Membership Number, Artist Statement (max. 500 words), CV (max. 2 pages, PDF only)]
  • Co-Applicant Information -- IF APPLICABLE [Contact Details, Membership Number, Artist Statement (max. 500 words), CV (max. 2 pages, PDF only)]
  • Exhibition Proposal [Description (max. 500 words), Images (min. 5, max. 10)]

 Submission Form

Call of Submissions - Temporary Installation at Erindale Park

Deadline:  Monday, May 11, 2020, at 4 p.m.

Please see our newest Call for Artists for a temporary installation in Erindale Park here! 

Artists are asked to propose artwork that responds to the connection between land and water, focusing on aquatic ecosystems and how actions on land can affect (positively and negatively) the aquatic ecosystem.

Open to early career Canadian artists working in ceramics, the winner will receive $10,000 to undertake research or other activities that advance their artistic and professional practice. The winner and up to 5 finalists will also have their work featured in a group exhibition at the Gallery this fall. Applications are due by April 30, 2020. For more information, visit

The Potters' Guild of Hamilton and Region

Call for Applicants  - Featured Artist 

In the spring we will be drawing two names for the featured artists. This will be for the sales of Fall 2021 and Spring 2022. If you want to apply please send the following information to Diane by e-mail before May 2020. The requirements for applying for featured artist are as follows:

Participated in a minimum of 8 sales in the Hamilton Guild sale.
Current member of the Potters' Guild of Hamilton and Region
Performed a "job" for the Guild at some point i.e.: executive, committee, membership list,
hospitality, library etc.

Can make enough work to fill two tables at the sale.
Has not been the featured artist in the last 10 years. Preference will be given to people who 
have never been the featured artist.

The featured artist will be required to do two shifts in the area where their table is, if need- ed. Also, it is recommended that you spend as much time at your table over the weekend as you can. Customers enjoy meeting and chatting with the artist which will increase your sales.

Please forward your name and the above information to Diane Irons by e-mail before the Spring Sale.

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