Call to Artists 2021

For the full calendar of shows for 2021 click here.

Artful Giving

Headwaters Arts invites artists and artisans working in any medium, to apply to participate in our Artful Giving Gift Show and Sale, a juried show of original handmade gift items, including artwork.

We are looking for unique, well made, affordable items which can include:

Jewellery…Pottery…Glass…Wood – Bowls, Live Edge Boards…
Fibre – Silk scarves, hats… Artisan Soaps…Leather…Cards…Ornaments

…..to mention a few!

All material must be made by the artist. Pieces that are a combination of handmade and mass-produced must be predominantly handmade.   Prints and cards made from original artwork are acceptable. If you are unsure if your material would qualify, please email info@headwatersarts.org with your questions or call the gallery on Wednesdays or Thursdays.

This year due to Covid-19, we will NOT be accepting any food items.

Entries are juried.

  • Selection will be made on the basis of quality, originality, price point, product packaging, technique, and product categories so that no one category is over-represented.
  • Items catering to gift giving during the Holiday Season will be considered foremost.
  • Headwater Arts Members will be given first priority
  • No submission charge applicable.

To submit please send 5 images to submissions@headwatersarts.org. Please include a short description of your work. This could include the process by which the items were made, the materials they are made from, what makes your work unique, price range, etc.

** Note: Gallery Sitting will be required (Fridays-Sundays) and the number of shifts per artist will depend on the number of artists participating. Expect to sit 2-3 shifts. There are 2 “shifts” per day: morning – 10 am to 1:30 pm; afternoon – 1:30 to 5 pm.

Important Dates:

Show Dates: Nov. 10, 2021  – Jan. 2, 2022

September 28, midnight: deadline to apply
Monday, November 8: take-in, 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Sunday, January 2: take down and pickup

Feel free to share this Call with other artists or artisans that you think may be interested.

 

The Cadence of Art

Call to Artists:

This show is providing artist members in all genres, be it in a 2 or 3   dimensional format to do some searching to express visually  that internal rhythm that drives you to create. Patterns in colour, motion,  realism to non-objective/abstract. The possibilities are endless.

  • Show Dates: Opening  July 7, 2021 (subject to change pending provincial guidelines and announcements)
  • Submission deadline: Midnight, June 15, 2021

For instructions on how to submit, please click Show Submission Guidelines 

Note that the guidelines have been revised, so please take the time to read them!

We R the North

Call to Artists:

North of the 49th parallel and a place to stand. It doesn’t get much better than this and your artful pieces show us that! Submit artworks, be it in 2 or 3 dimensional format, that reflect your sense of our great country.

  • Show Dates: Opening  May 26, 2021 (subject to change pending provincial guidelines and announcements)
  • Submission deadline: Midnight, May 4, 2021

For instructions on how to submit, please click Show Submission Guidelines 

Note that the guidelines have been revised, so please take the time to read them!

ReLaunch 2021

Call to Artists:

Time to ignite and set our sights on the artistic spirit within! Are you looking for your chance to relaunch your creativity?  Headwaters Arts is encouraging our newest members (2018-2021) and members who have not showcased for some time, to submit your artworks , be it in 2 or 3 dimensional format, to this collective effort to renew!

  • Show Dates: Opening online March 13
  • Submission deadline: Midnight, Feb. 21, 2021

For instructions on how to submit, please click Show Submission Guidelines 

Note that the guidelines have been revised, so please take the time to read them!

Proposal Shows: Call for Submission 

Each year Headwaters Arts makes the gallery available to members up to four times per year for solo or group shows. This is a really great opportunity to showcase your work or the collective work of a group!

Deadline to Apply: January 31, 2021

The time slots in 2021 are …

  • April 21 – May 24
  • August 11 – September 12
  • October 6 – November 7
  • Please note these dates are approximate.

To be considered, please read the guidelines at the link below and email a completed application to submissions@headwatersarts.ca with “proposal shows” in the subject line.

Headwaters Arts Proposal Show Guidelines

Millcroft Inn & Spa’s Headwaters Restaurant: Call for Submission

Deadline to Apply: January 31, 2021

Calling all Headwaters Arts members to submit an application for 20 pieces of two-dimensional art to be shown at the prestigious Millcroft Inn’s  Headwaters Restaurant for a 2-month period in 2021. This can be a solo or group show. The time slots available are:

 June 7 – Aug. 3, 2021
October 4 – December  6, 2021
December 6 – February  7, 2022

By arrangement with Headwaters Arts, a body of 20 pieces of cohesive artwork, complimentary with the heritage nature of the Millcroft Inn, hangs in the main dining room for two months. The commission of 35% on sales to Headwaters Arts remains the same. 
To be considered, please read the application package at the link below and submit a   show application package  to submissions@headwatersarts.ca with “Millcroft Inn” as the subject line.

Headwaters Arts Millcroft Application.

Contact Deb Menken, Millcroft Inn coordinator, at menken.deb@gmail.com with any questions.     The work is lightly juried keeping in mind the following; eleven (11) larger pieces and nine (9) smaller works, a minimum size of 16×20 inches, are needed; pure non-objective abstracts are not suitable; and the lighting is dimmer than in a gallery so brighter works show better. 

A New Mood

Call to Artists:

How are you feeling as 2021 rolls in? Hopeful, optimistic, cautious? Let us see it through your art! Submit artworks, be it in 2 or 3 dimensional format, that reflect your dawning new mood!

  • Show Dates: Jan. 6 – Feb. 28
  • Submission deadline: Midnight, Dec. 15
  • Artwork dropoff: Monday, Jan. 4, 9:30-11 am
  • Artwork pickup: Sun. Feb. 28, 5 – 6 pm.

For instructions on how to submit, please click Show Submission Guidelines 

Headwaters Arts gratefully acknowledges the support of our  Funders and many  Supporters

Town of Caledon
Dufferin Country
Bryans Fuel
Central Counties Tourism
James Dick Construction
The Co-operators