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:
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:
*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

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

Click Here to print the submission form:
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:
Graphic Design

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.



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.