Six Weeks Of Iranian Art

Exciting & Eclectic Series of Iranian Art Exhibits, from Visual Arts to Captivating Theatre, Music & Film.

Art of The minute – Minute of The Art

The theme of the 2012 festival “Art of the Minute – Minute of the Art” was selected as a tribute to the creative process.. The Minute of the Art captures the moment in the creative process that transforms an ordinary endeavour to a timeless work of art. For every masterpiece there is a true moment of creation when the work is no longer ordinary but extraordinary and forever timeless – that is the Minute of the Art.

The life-long journey of every artist to master that creative peak, is the ‘Art of the Minute’- the devotion and hard work that artists put into every minute of a life-long journey to master a craft. Six Weeks of Iranian Art will celebrate the journey of artists as well as showcasing masterpieces.

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Call for submissions; 50/50; 2012

50/50 Juried Art Exhibition

Curator: Mahrokh Ahankhah

Queen Gallery is seeking submissions for the second annual 50/50 Juried Art Exhibition!  Last year’s show was such a giant success that we have decided to extend the show this year.

Click here to upload the Contract.
50 50 Contract.PDF

Submission Deadline:
June 30, 2012

Submission Fee:
Free
Participation Fee:
$20.00 (for first submission)
+ $5.00 (for each additional work)*

All artwork must be completed, ready to hang (including professional backings and hanging equipment) and in good condition. It must have your name, title and medium printed clearly on the back and an arrow to indicate which direction is up (unless, of course, it is ridiculously obvious).  The artist must sign all artworks.

Submitting work for consideration is easy.
Email us samples of your work (5 high res JPG files), along with a short bio and a description of the work you will be presenting, including the title and medium.

Please include the following with your submission:

  1. Your Name (and company name if you have one)
  2. Contact information (Phone, Cell, Email)
  3. Website (if you have one)

Email submissions to: info@queengallery.ca
*Participation Fees are only paid if your work is selected to be part of the show.

There will be two stages to this submission process.  Following acceptance via email submission, Queen Gallery will request an on-site viewing of your work.  Please bring your artwork to the gallery (382 Queen Street East) on Thursday, July 19 (1:30-8:30pm) or Saturday, July 21 (3:30-6:30).

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Call for submission; Fire & Renewal 2012

Juried Group Art Exhibition

Curator: Oscar Wolfman (RIP) / Mahrokh Ahankhah

In remembrance of Oscar Wolfman, Queen Gallery is hosting an event to follow through with another curatorial project of his.  We proudly hosted his first two exhibitions and would like to fulfill his wish for another event, as his memory is very much alive with us.

We would like to offer you, the artist, an opportunity to be a part of this juried group exhibition.

We hope to feature some of his work as well as artwork that he too would have chosen and admired.  The show will take place in December on the longest night of the year, just as he requested.

This is a tribute to Oscar, an artist that accented our lives and memories with his life and artwork. We, therefore, would like to encourage any art related recommendations you might have to make this event more colourful.  We have already added storytelling to the program and would love to share your ideas as well.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact us at info@queengallery.ca

Queen Gallery is seeking submissions for the upcoming group exhibition, Fire and Renewal.

Click Here to print the submission form:
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Submission form PDF)

Submission Deadlines:
Online deadline: October 30, 2012
Onsite deadline: November 15 & 17, 2012

Submission Fee: Free
Participation Fee:
$40.00 (for first submission)
+ $5.00 (for each additional work)*

All media are acceptable:
Painting
Drawing
Photography
Print
Sculpture
Scenography
Lithography
Video
Music
Graphic Design
Etc.

The darkest nights of the year:

How to explain them; How to endure; How to revive the light?

After the winter solstice comes the gradual rebirth of spring.  Life and death rotate in an endless cycle, from cosmic to microscopic; nature rules our lives despite our interventions and inventions.

But on the darkest nights we celebrate with light: Hunukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Maidyarem, Dongzhi, Goru, Junkanoo, Lohri, Shab-e Chelleh, Saturnalia, Makara Sankranti among others.  We gather in a community to banish the darkness and celebrate our dependence on light, the solar fire, the nourishing hearth.

This December, Queen Gallery pays tribute to spiritual/religious/cultural traditions surrounding the winter solstice in a juried display of visual arts.

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Art of The minute – Minute of The Art

The theme of the 2012 festival “Art of the Minute – Minute of the Art” was selected as a tribute to the creative process.. The Minute of the Art captures the moment in the creative process that transforms an ordinary endeavour to a timeless work of art. For every masterpiece there is a true moment of creation when the work is no longer ordinary but extraordinary and forever timeless – that is the  Minute of the Art.

The life-long journey of every artist to master that creative peak, is the ‘Art of the Minute’- the devotion and hard work that artists put into every minute of a life-long journey to master a craft. Six Weeks of Iranian Art will celebrate the journey of artists as well as showcasing masterpieces.

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Six Weeks of Iranian Art

Starting Sep 21, 2012
Tuesday – Wednesday – Friday 11:30 am–6:30 pm
Thursday 1:30-8:30 pm
Saturday 3:30-6:30 pm
Sunday & Monday by appointment only
Please call 416 361 6045

***** Gallery hours may be subject to change during this festival.

Opening reception:

Queen Gallery is delighted to announce that the popular festival ‘Six Weeks of Iranian Art’ will come to Toronto for a second time this fall.

Starting on September 21st, 2012, for six weeks Toronto’s Queen Gallery will be host to an exciting and eclectic series of Iranian art exhibits, featuring the work of internationally renowned and award winning Iranian artists alongside that of emerging young talent from the ranks of the growing Iranian-Canadian community. From visual arts to captivating theatre, music and film, this 6 week festival aims to cast the spotlight on Iranian art and Iranian-Canadian artists, while embracing Canada’s rich multicultural community.

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Call for submissions; 50/50; 2011

50/50 Juried Art Exhibition

Curator: Mahrokh Ahankhah

Queen Gallery is seeking submissions for the second annual 50/50 Juried Art Exhibition!  Last year’s show was such a giant success that we have decided to extend the show this year.

Click here to upload the Contract.
50 50 Contract.PDF

Submission Deadline:
June 30, 2011

Submission Fee:
Free
Participation Fee:
$20.00 (for first submission)
+ $5.00 (for each additional work)*

All artwork must be completed, ready to hang (including professional backings and hanging equipment) and in good condition. It must have your name, title and medium printed clearly on the back and an arrow to indicate which direction is up (unless, of course, it is ridiculously obvious).  The artist must sign all artworks.

Submitting work for consideration is easy.
Email us samples of your work (5 high res JPG files), along with a short bio and a description of the work you will be presenting, including the title and medium.

Please include the following with your submission:

  1. Your Name (and company name if you have one)
  2. Contact information (Phone, Cell, Email)
  3. Website (if you have one)

Email submissions to: info@queengallery.ca
*Participation Fees are only paid if your work is selected to be part of the show.

There will be two stages to this submission process.  Following acceptance via email submission, Queen Gallery will request an on-site viewing of your work.  Please bring your artwork to the gallery (382 Queen Street East) on Thursday, July 14 (1:30-8:30pm) or Saturday, July 16 (3:30-6:30).

Terms and Conditions:

  1. The 50/50 Show is a juried art exhibition.
  2. The Artist hereby warrants that the Artist created and possesses unencumbered title to the works of art listed and has the right to loan these works for purposes of exhibition and sale.
  3. Artists must drop off their artwork on the specified date, along with a signed copy of this contract and $20 cash for the first submitted artwork, plus $5 each for any additional work (maximum three artworks).
  4. All artwork must be 20 inches x 20 inches (including any framing), with signature, and with name, date, title, and medium clearly printed on the back.
  5. Each artwork exhibited will be offered for sale at a minimum price of $350 plus 13% HST.
  6. Queen Gallery will take a 50% commission from all work sold at the exhibition.
  7. Artists must pick up their work (or arrange to have their work picked up) by the pick-up date (Wednesday, August 31st between 11:30 and 6:30 or Thursday, September 1st between 1:30 and 8:30) or the art becomes the property of Queen Gallery.  Please inform the gallery if someone else is going to be picking up your work.
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Call for submission; Creation

Creation; Juried Group Art Exhibition
Curator: Oscar Wolfman

It doesn’t matter if you believe in God or how you believe in God, every culture finds some way to explain how we got here—even how here got here.

CREATION will exhibit various representations of Creation in the arts.  Queen Gallery is asking artists to submit work that illustrates the creation of the universe/world/humans according to their belief system.

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Call for Submissions; Solo & Group Exhibition

Queen Gallery is currently accepting submissions for its exhibition program for 2011.

Please send CV, artist’s statement and digital portfolio to info@queengallery.ca

For more information, please see our website:

http://www.QueenGallery.ca

382 Queen Street East,
Toronto, Ontario, M5A 1T1
(416) 361-6045

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call for Sponsors

Queen Gallery is seeking sponsor submissions.

The best way to introduce your business to a large audience of cultured individuals is to sponsor the art and artists at Queen Gallery.  Although we do not charge artists rent to exhibit here, there are small publicity fees that a sponsor could really help our exhibiting artists with.

You could be helping the artists and your business at the same time!

Interested sponsors should email info@queengallery.ca for more information.

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Call for submissions; 50/50; 2010

50/50 Juried Art Exhibition

Queen Gallery is accepting submissions to the 50/50 show.

All artwork must be 20” x 20” (including frame, if work is framed) and artists can submit up to three works.  Art must be dropped off on Tuesday, June 29th between 11am and 5pm or Saturday July 3rd between 1 and 4pm, along with the signed contract and a short biography plus $10 deposit.  The jury will review the work and the jury’s decisions will be emailed Saturday July 10th.  If the work was not selected for the show, it must be picked up on Tuesday July 13th between 11am and 5pm or Saturday July 17th between 1 and 4pm, along with the $10 deposit.

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Happy Iranian new year. Norouz Mobarak

سال نو ایرانی مبارک باشد

عاشقان عیدتان مبارک باد

Nowrūz ( title=”Persian language” href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persian_language”>Persian language: نوروز [noʊruːz]), meaning ‘New Day’) is the traditional Iranian new year (Persian) ceremony.

Nowruz is celebrated and observed by Iranian peoples and the related cultural continentand has spread in many other parts of the world, including Turkey, parts of Central Asia,South AsiaNorthwestern China, the Crimea and some ethnic groups in AlbaniaBosnia,Kosovo and the Republic of Macedonia. The only Hindu ethnic group that celebrates Nowruz is the Kashmiri Pandit community. During the meeting of The Inter-governmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Heritage of the United Nations, held between 28 September – 2 October 2009 in Abu Dhabi, Nowrūz was officially registered on the UNESCOList of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.[1][2][3][4] (more…)

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