Call for Submissions

Artwork by Liz Eakins (individual book pages sewn together)

Re-Crafted January 11 - March 30, 2019

Opening Reception - Friday, January 11, 7 - 9 pm

Art Work Drop Off - Monday, January 7
Artwork Pick Up - Monday, April 1

The world is full of "stuff"!  As makers, artists often have a way of looking beyond the original form or intention of objects to see their potential as raw material.  Re-Crafted invites artists from the North Simcoe community and beyond to submit 2D & 3D works of art that incorporate reclaimed materials to arrive at something new.  Collages, assemblages, reconstructions, deconstructions, wrappings, splicings and reconfigurations all encouraged.  

Jennifer Tsuchida

Innovations '19 January 11 - March 30, 2019

Opening Reception - Friday, January 11, 7 - 9 pm

Art Work Drop Off - Monday, January 7, Artwork Pick Up - Monday, April 1

Quest Art School + Gallery is pleased to announce a call for artisans, craftspeople and makers to submit for a juried exhibition of contemporary craft aiming to disseminate and raise awareness of the work of talented craftspeople across Canada. Works selected will acknowledge the artistic vision and innovation of their creator while reflecting the personal language and distinct hand of their maker. An material expansion of Quest Art's bi-annual juried textile exhibition, this call now supports the skills and knowledge of artisans at the forefront of their fields in ceramics, metal, glass, wood, leather, fibres and other non-traditional media. We encourage submissions of works which reinterpret tradition to make it relevant now and demonstrate the continuing valuable contribution to the culture of our time. Register online here for an account.

Fee per submission: Members $30, Non- Members $35



Deadline for application: November 10, 2018 at 11:59 pm

1.  Decide how many works you would would like to submit

Members: 1 work = $30, 2 works $60, 3 works $90 (Canadian Dollars)
Non-Members:  1 work = $35, 2 works $70, 3 works $105 (Canadian Dollars)

2.  Fill out the necessary information requested below
3.  Type in the total amount required for your number of submissions and enter your credit card information
4.  Create your account

For more information or assistance contact Executive Director Virginia Eichhorn

Click Here to help you with the submission process and scroll below to read about our 2019 INNOVATIONS' jurors

Dr. Denis Longchamps is the newly appointed Executive Director at the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, Ontario. From 2013 to 2018, he served as the Artistic Director and Chief Curator at the Art Gallery of Burlington. Receiving his PhD in art history in 2009 from Concordia University, it was here he was also the administrator of the Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art from 2006 to 2011. In addition, Longchamps has taught art and craft history at Concordia University, York University and at Dawson College and contributed essays, articles and reviews to magazines and journals such as Espace-Sculpture, Ceramics Monthly, and Ceramics Art and Perception. Recent projects include the touring exhibition Naked Craft (Canada & Scotland, 2015-2017) and the inaugural Canadian Craft Biennial (2017) with four exhibitions, two residencies, workshops and an international symposium. He was the publisher and managing editor of Cahiers métiers d’art: Craft Journal (2006-2016).

Stuart Reid has over 25 years of experience as a leader in the not-for-profit sector. He joined Community Foundation Grey Bruce as Executive Director in 2016 after serving for over four years at Brock University in St. Catharines as Director/Curator of Rodman Hall Art Centre. He has also served as Executive Director of the Mackenzie Art Gallery in Regina, Saskatchewan, and was an Adjunct Professor at the University of Regina, from 2009 to 2012. From 2001 to 2009, he was Director/Curator of the Tom Thomson Art Gallery in Owen Sound. He has also held curatorial posts at Art Gallery of Mississauga (2002-2009) and the former Ontario Crafts Council Gallery (1999-2002).  Reid is a graduate of York University in Toronto. He also completed the J. Paul Getty Trust’s Museum Leadership Institute training at the University of California at Berkeley in 2002. He is an elected member of IKT International Curators of Contemporary Art Network, Luxembourg. An award-winning writer, Reid is the author of over 60 exhibition catalogues and several books. An active community volunteer, he is a former president of the Ontario Association of Art Galleries and currently sits on the Board of Craft Ontario.

Sarah Quinton is Curatorial Director at Toronto’s Textile Museum of Canada. Her curatorial projects focus on studio art practices that explore contemporary textiles as they inform and intersect with sculpture, photography, video, design and site-specific installations. International speaking invitations have included the Hangzhou Triennial of Fiber Art, Hangzhou, China; Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City; the Institute of International Visual Arts (INIVA), London, UK; and Goldsmiths, London, UK. She is the recipient of several grants and awards in recognition of her curatorial writing and projects. In Canada, she frequently guides critiques in college, university and studio contexts across the country, as she mentors emerging artists and curators. Quinton holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia; a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax; and a diploma from Sheridan College, Mississauga.

Artwork by Ross Skoggard

Rethinking Land October 26, 2018 - January 5, 2019

Opening Reception - Friday, October 26

Art Work Drop Off - Monday, October 22
Artwork Pick Up - Monday, January 7

Quest Arts’ exhibition of smalls returns!  As indigenous and non-indigenous custodians of Turtle Island, this year the community is invited to create meaningful works of art that celebrate the importance of land in providing safe, sustainable and sacred ground in which to live, work and play.  Working in 2D or 3D, buy up to four birch panels to visualize what you value about the place we collectively call home.  6” x 6” and 6” x 12” artist panels now available in the Quest Art Shop for $15 each

Intake form here

Thank you to everyone who applied to our 2019 Upper Gallery call for submissions. We are longer accepting submissions at this time. 



Visit our Project Gallery page to find out how to submit to our venue for MEMBERS. 2019 Exhibition Proposal Deadline: March 15, 2018, 5 pm


Visit our Atrium Gallery page to discover upcoming calls for work in Quest Art's community exhibition space.


Visit our Upper Gallery for calls for High Art 18, Quest Art's annual highschool exhibition celebrating art created by youth in North Simcoe. 



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