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Passion to Perform





Calling all Artists! Apply for the Yamana Gold Passion to Perform Artist Prize.

Artists are welcome to submit paintings, drawings, sculptures and photography as entries to Passion to Perform. Prizes will be awarded in $USD based on a jury selection of: $6,000 for first prize, $2,500 for second prize, and $1,500 for third prize. In addition, a fund has been established to acquire artworks from the shortlist of finalists, which will then become part of the permanent collection of Yamana Gold.

Passion to Perform is an initiative of Yamana Gold, a leading gold producer with operations and properties throughout the Americas that integrates a commitment to sustainability and stakeholder engagement best practices in all its business activities. This commitment complements a performance-based culture driven by an entrepreneurial passion that is mirrored in the passion and commitment demonstrated by many emerging artists.

Passion to Perform celebrates the interconnection between performance and passion, and aims to award winning entrants with meaningful compensation that can positively impact each artist's practice and encourage them to pursue their passion.

How to apply:
• Entry is free and online at
• The competition is open to any person practicing art, and each artist can submit up to 2 entries.
• The panel of judges will initially review entries made through the online system. Following this, approximately 35 artists will be short listed. Only works that are short listed from the initial digital submission will be reviewed for final judging.
• Notifications and instructions on the regional collection process will be sent to the short listed artists only via email.

Key dates:
• December 31, 2018: Deadline for online email entries, by 5pm EST.
• January 15, 2019 : Results of initial entry, including short listed notices and instructions on mailing of works are emailed to artists by this date.
• February 1, 2019: Results of final round of judging and award notice.

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Artist talk with Khosro Berahmandi





“The depths of art remain in buried eyes that make the gravid earth carry its work.” -Khosro Berahmandi                       

On October 19, Friday 6-8pm, internationally renowned artist, Khosro Berahmandi will be visiting Queen Gallery to talk about his recent series of works displayed in his exhibition, Bone of the Moon (Oct. 17-27, 2018). Expressing the visual aesthetic that is the hallmark of his work, he remains faithful to his pictorial lexicon that put him in the forefront of contemporary artists. His intricate artworks continue to enthral the public.                                                                       

Join us at Queen Gallery to hear, from the artist himself, the inspiration behind his works and how his journey has shaped his masterful expressions in art.                                 

The opening reception of the Bone of the Moon exhibition will be on October 17th, 2018. The Exhibition closes on October 27th 

Invisible Wings - Call for Submission




Invisible Wings Call for Submission Queen Gallery is now calling for submissions for our upcoming exhibition which will take place on January 23rd 2019. To celebrate the Spring Festival (Chinese Lunar New Year), the most important holiday throughout the year in Chinese culture, we are looking for works from Chinese artists or artists who also celebrate this holiday. Throughout our lives, there are people who take care of and love us, giving us the courage and strength to help us get through the pain-filled difficult times. In the upcoming year, the year of the pig, we would like to invite artists to create artwork inspired by the idea of fostering, thinking about the support that we receive in our lives. How do we treasure and appreciate these invisible wings that encourage and accompany us?  Submission Guidelines


Submit your CV,  a filled Application Form saved as a Word document or Office, and up to 6 high resolution JPG images of artwork (name your images title_firstname_lastname) to Please, complete subject line as follows:

Invisible Wings Call for Submission 2019_Artists Full Name.


All artwork must be up to 24’’ Width (including frame, if artwork is framed) and artists can submit up to 3 artworks.


*Images of participating artworks may be used for marketing and promotional purposes by Queen Gallery.


SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Monday, January 7th by midnight



$60.00 (for first submission) $5.00 (for each additional work, maximum 3 works per artist)

Participation Fees are only paid if your work is selected to be part of the exhibition.


Important Dates:

DROP OFF: January 18th 4 pm to 6 pm

          January 19th 4 pm to 6 pm

EXHIBITION: January 23rd to February 2nd 

OPENING RECEPTION: Wednesday, January 23rd from 7 pm to 9 pm

PICK UP: Saturday, February 2nd from 6 pm to 7 pm

Outlined dates might change, artists will be informed of any changes upon invitation to participate.


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Queen Gallery is seeking submissions for the upcoming holiday sale and exhibition. Winter Fair sale will showcase the works of Toronto based and International artists. This will be a perfect opportunity for you to exhibit your artwork to an art-loving audience. 

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: October 22, 2018.

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Call For Submission; Norouz Group Show 2017





Queen Gallery is seeking submissions for our upcoming group show, NOROUZ to celebrate the first day of spring and the beginning of the year in the Persian calendar.


Norouz, meaning “New Day” in Persian, is the traditional celebration of the New Year  in many parts of the world, including Iran, Turkey, parts of Central Asia, South Asia, Northwestern China, the Crimea and some ethnic groups in Albania, Bosnia, Kosovo and the Republic of Macedonia.

Queen Gallery is delighted to host our annual group exhibition in celebration of Norouz.


We welcome all the artists to submit high resolution jpegs of their work for this years Norouz group show. 


The deadline will be March 1st, 2017 when our  curator will select the best work.  Artist statements along with display-ready artwork will be required by March 11th, 2017 for those pieces selected.

A participation fee will be required of those selected artists in order to help pay for advertising. Participation fee is $60.00 (for first submission) + $5.00 (for each additional work). Artists are responsible for delivering  and collecting their works from the gallery.


For more Information:

Twitter: @QueenGallery 

Facebook: @QueenGalleryToronto

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Leighton Artists' Colony




Artists with a professional standing in their field and emerging artists of promising talent are encouraged to apply.

There are nine unique studios.  Each is designed by a distinguished Canadian architect and all provide the perfect setting for individuals and collectives from a wide variety of artistic genres to create new work.  Leighton artists contribute to culture and the arts in Alberta, throughout Canada, and around the world.

Each artist studio is fully furnished and equipped with a computer (PC or Mac subject to availability), printer, wifi, kitchenette, washroom, and telephone. Two of the nine studios are designed specifically to accomodate visual artists and feature storage, lighting, and flexible space. Some of the residency studios are large enough to accommodate collaborative projects. Although each studio is equipped with a kitchenette, the artists do not live in the studios. There is on-site accommodation and meal plans are provided separately. Access to tech support, equipment and additional facilities may be available on a rental basis. Please submit specific requests when you apply.

Applications are accepted from a variety of disciplines: writers, composers, singer-songwriters, visual artists, screenwriters, playwrights, literary translators, curators, art theorists, and professionals working in theatre, dance, and film at the conceptualization or research stage of a project. 

The Leighton Artists' Colony is accepting applications for residency from December 2016 onward.

Please visit the event website for further details and to apply.



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