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General News · 2nd December 2013
Old SchoolHouse Art Gallery
This is a Call for Proposals for solo and group shows for the 2014 Old SchoolHouse Art Gallery Season. Proposals are to be submitted no later than 2pm on Monday, December 16, 2013. Proposals can be mailed to K. Scholfield-Sweet, Box 113, Whaletown, V0P1Z0 or emailed to

A Show should contain the following elements
- One of a kind pieces
- A distinct expression of the artist's work
- A unique series of pieces
- Presented in an environment that enhances its art qualities
- Sufficient pieces to fill the Gallery (on average 30 pieces)
Shows run for two weeks

Provide, in writing, the following information:
Title of the Show
Premise of the show; its theme or guiding concept
Description of work
A minimum of 5 examples of your work in photographs, CD or jpg files
(If the Gallery is unfamiliar with your work, 10 examples would be required)
The solo artist automatically becomes the Coordinator of the show

Provide the same details as above, plus a list of participants and the name of the Coordinator for that show.

The main show season is from June to September and accommodates 6 or 7 shows
The season consists of a mix of Solo shows, Group shows in which two or more members participate, and Member shows in which all members are welcome to participate.
Each show will run for the duration of two weekends, from Friday to Sunday. The hours are Friday: 6 to 9 pm, Saturday and Sunday 2 to 6 pm
The gallery commission for works sold is 20%
The Selection Committee sets the season calendar by reviewing proposals submitted by artists, keeping in mind the selection guidelines.
Selection priority:
-Active contributing Art Gallery members
-On island artists; then descendants
-Off islanders
Selection Committee may from time to time invite an artist to submit a proposal
A variety of media is encourages so the season attracts new audiences
The whole season is viewed as a continuity
Minimum of one Members show per season
No show is assumed to be annual
Solo artists may not show more than every two years
Each show must have sufficient work to hold the gallery
Each show must meet with the Selection Committee's standard of artistic merit.

Questions? Email