Call for Submissions: ARTfest Art Show, 2018

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Deadline: Mar 14


Open to all painters, sculptors, assemblage artists, photographers, fabric artists, potters, printmakers – this is for professionals, amateurs and Sunday artists

Artfest 2018

sponsored by

Crescent Fort Rouge United Church

for submissions to participate in

Artfest 2018 Art Show

Friday 13 April 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. (opening reception and speaker) Saturday 14 April 10:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 15 April 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Deadline for submission: 14 March, 2018.

For more info click on this link

Drop off is Tuesday 10 April between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (or by arrangement). Pick up is 15 April between 3:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Artist attendance is not required but certainly welcomed. We request that pieces for sale are marked as such and that contact information is provided. CFRUC will not be handling sales transactions.

Artfest is an initiative at CFRUC to better engage surrounding community with the people of CFRUC and advances a long standing tradition of including the Arts both in our activities as a congregation but also in the use of our building. Artfest is a multi- week festival with theatre, dancers, musicians, writers, poets and visual artists. (p. 3)

For this event, CFRUC seeks submissions from visual artists across several disciplines who wish to be considered through a committee selection process.

Artist Eligibility: Artists must reside in Manitoba.
Number: We have no minimum number of pieces required (other than one) nor will

we give an advantage to those who submit more.

Selection Criteria: Artist applications will be considered on the basis of the following as made evident through a letter of interest and support materials:

 Interest in our theme of ‘Renewal’
525 Wardlaw Ave. Winnipeg, Manitoba Contact for Artfest: Programs – Arts Festival Renewal is a process of revitalization. It can include domains such as:

 environmental  spiritual
 physical

 cultural  social
 political

Think of words like…awakening, reconciliation, resurrection, reinvention, rebirth, replenishment, revival, rebuild, restore, refresh…..and more……

  •   Suitability of the work to this event and to the collection as a whole
  •   Ready for hanging/display
  •   Only pieces selected by Artfest’s Selection Committee will be displayed
  •   No fees collected. No fees paid.

    Selection Process: A panel comprised of people with experience in art will review the applications and select a number of artists to become part of a roster. It is anticipated that you will get a response from the committee by 23 March.

    Submission Format: Artist selection will be based on a written expression of interest and support material. Your submission should be no longer than two pages and is not meant to be onerous in any way. Shorter than two pages is just fine!

    Please include in your letter the following:

    1) Brief description of your artistic practice
    2) Relevance to the theme of ‘Renewal’
    3) Other (please feel free to include thoughts not covered by the other sections)

    Please also attach pictures of the work you would like to be considered, its dimensions and media. Also, indicate if you wish to bring display equipment e.g., easel. (some will be available) If you wish to send a CV please do so but it is not required.

    Security: CFRUC’s Visual arts committee will be in attendance throughout the show and will safeguard the artwork to the best of their ability. The work will never be left unattended when the church is open i.e., during Sunday worship.

    Insurance: All property brought to CFRUC is the responsibility of the owner/exhibitor. Artists will be asked to sign a short letter of understanding indicating their agreement to

    the terms and conditions of the show.
    Please send a complete proposal package to:

    525 Wardlaw, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 0L9

    or by email to (for questions also)


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