Union Gallery

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submission Guidelines

General Information

The gallery exhibition program supports the presentation of visual art that reflects a contemporary art practice by pre-professional student artists and professional artists including visual, interdisciplinary and time-based artworks, both solo and group shows. We also accept submissions for curatorial projects, events, and workshops. There are two exhibition spaces the main gallery (approx. 1000 square ft) and the project room (16x10x16 a self-contained space located inside the main gallery. The project room mandate is to present installation, new media, time and sound-based works although other proposals will be considered.

Application Process

Applicants are invited to submit an application by March 15th or November 15th of each year. Proposals from student artists (undergraduate and graduate) and professionals will be accepted throughout the year and reviewed after each deadline. Student exhibitions are normally selected at the March 15th deadline and professionals at the November 15th deadline but you may apply at any time (see gallery floorplan).

Selection Process

The exhibitions are selected by a jury made up of experienced professionals and students. Student applicants are encouraged to obtain feedback on their application from a professional in the field. Students who have exhibited in the main gallery with 4 or fewer artists will not be considered for an exhibition within 12 months of their last exhibition.

Submission Details: Download Application Requirements HERE.

All submissions can be sent electronically to Jocelyn Purdie, Union Gallery Director, at jp14@queensu.ca.