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In The Open Air Submission Form

  • Leighton Art Centre's 2021 'In The Open Air' juried plein air exhibition will be held September 11 - October 24, 2021. The exhibition format(s) will depend on the current state of health regulations at that time but, as of now, is anticipated to be held in person, with an online catalogue and online sales (within Canada) also available.

    Important Dates:

    • August 16, 2021 (4 pm MDT): Deadline to submit.
    • August 20, 2021: All artists will be informed by end of day about the status (accepted or rejected) of each of their submitted pieces.
    • September 4, 2021: Final day to deliver accepted pieces to Leighton Art Centre. Centre closes at 4 pm.

    Submission Guidelines

    • Open call: submitting artist is not required to be a Leighton Art Centre member.
    • Pieces must have been created en plein air. Touch ups in studio perfectly fine, but the spirit of the genre is for the bulk of the work to be done outdoors, in the moment. Please do not submit pieces created from photos or entirely in studio.
    • Maximum 6 pieces per artist. All submitted pieces must be for sale, with the price selected by the artist.
    • There is no size limit for submitted pieces, but please realize that the exhibition will be curated with available gallery space in mind.
    • Accepted pieces must arrive at Leighton Art Centre ready to hang (or be placed on a table or plinth in the case of fine craft such as ceramics, textiles, jewellery or sculpture). No sawtooth hangers.
    • Please check all your artwork information carefully before submitting. We are dealing with large quantities of data and will have very limited capacity to fix any errors. No art substitutions, or title or price changes will be accepted after the fact.
    • Any submitted piece may not be sold by the artist between the time of submission of this form and the date that either (a) the artist receives notice of said piece's rejection or (b) the exhibition ends (October 24, 2021). Failure to abide by this rule will result in the artist being excluded from the exhibition.
  • Artist Contact Information

  • Professional/public facing page only.
  • Professional/public facing account only.
  • Art Submission

  • Each artist may submit up to 6 pieces for consideration, with a submission fee of $5/piece (plus GST).

    Please submit HIGH QUALITY, HIGH RESOLUTION photographs; accepted pieces will be included in an exhibition catalogue and/or featured on our online shopping website using your submitted photographs. Poor quality photographs may result in your piece being left out of the catalogue and online shop.

    File names MUST include the artist's name and the piece's title (or easily identified partial title). Please do not enter data in all caps; data is imported directly from this form.
  • File names MUST include the artist's name and the piece's title (or easily identified partial title) - e.g. Johnson_Mary_In_The_Field.jpg. Max file size 5MB (each).
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    Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png, jpeg, Max. file size: 2 MB, Max. files: 6.
    • Please fill out a row for each piece submitted. Fill in every field in each row. Use N/A for fields that don't apply (e.g. Support or Framing questions for a clay piece). Click the plus sign (+) at the end of the row to add your next piece.
      TITLE - exact spelling & capitalizationMEDIUM - e.g. acrylic, oil, photo, clayDIMENSIONS - H x W" e.g. 12 x 8"SUPPORT - e.g. canvas, board, paperFRAMED (F), FRAMED W/ GLASS (FG) or UNFRAMED (U)?PRICE - e.g. $175.00 
    • Conditions of Participation

      • All art is left at the Artist's risk. The Leighton Art Centre assumes no responsibility for damage or loss.
      • Images of artwork and/or artist's name may be used for publicity or educational purposes.
      • The Leighton Art Centre commission is 40%. Artist consignor's commission is 60%. Artist consignors are to be paid within 60 business days after sale of artwork.
      • Any submitted piece may not be sold by the artist between the time of submission of this form and the date that either (a) the artist receives notice of said piece's rejection or (b) the exhibition ends (October 24, 2021). Failure to abide by this rule will result in the artist being excluded from the exhibition.
      • Unsold pieces must be picked up in person, either by the artist or by an authorized third party who can return the art to the artist. LAC staff will not be responsible for packaging unsold pieces to ship to the artist.
      • Deadline to pick up unsold pieces is November 6, 2021 unless extenuating circumstances apply.
    • $5/piece + GST
      Price: $ 0.00 CAD