Exhibition Types

  • "juried" - Your work is submitted to the gallery and reviewed by a selected jury (a knowledgeable committee), your work will be accepted on the basis of technical skill, creativity, relevance to theme, and other requirements stated by the exhibition call.
  • "curated" - A curator researches a theme or conceptual focus and selects works of art for exhibition. A curated show is a creative and intellectual process which sees the curator as authority on the title of the show, the placement of works in a gallery, and potentially producing an exhibition essay, catalog, or publication.
  •  "solo" - A solo show is an exhibition of a single artist's work. The work could be one medium or span various mediums.
  • "group" - A group show is an exhibition with two or more artist's involved. Group shows can also exhibit the work of a "collective" artist group who work collaboratively or within shared studio spaces.

Applications & Calls - planning for success, practice level

    Galleries, Exhibitions, Festivals, Events, Tours

    •    Supports for Artworks - types, uses, build or buy
    •    A body of work defined
    •    Limited Edition Series defined 
    •    Signing artwork
    •    Presentation and framing considerations
    •    Displaying artwork - light, heat, traffic, temperature
    •    Hanging & installing - hanging systems
    •    Artwork Documentation - a record of photography, measurements, materials

    Writing a CV, Biography & Artist Statement

    Artwork Labels & Business Cards

    Packaging, Shipping, Insurance -Couriers recommended by AP Artists to ship art, some breakable:

    • Purolator
    • FedEx - free boxes available if sizes will work for your art

    Communications - websites, artist talks, meet the artist, talking to the public, marketing & promotions (instruction, resources, bloggers, media contacts, on using social media)

    Organizing exhibitions, shows, tours, festivals, artist-run cooperatives, critique groups

    CRA Rules, Tax Info - HST, Canada Revenue Rules- taxes and art income