Yellow House Celebrates 3 Years! Art Show and Birthday Bash: Tomorrow! 7-10pm

"High Mesa", John N.Inglis, watercolour on paper, 17"x22"

"High Mesa", John N.Inglis, watercolour on paper, 17"x22"

Help Yellow House Gallery celebrate their anniversary tomorrow night! The show brings together a diverse group of Canadian contemporary artists in celebration of Yellow House's Third Birthday!

Enjoy some music, art, divine treats, and great conversation as Yellow House thanks Toronto's East End community for its ongoing support.

Show Dates:
May 12th- June 10th 2017
Friday May 12th- 7-10pm

Can't make it to the opening reception? Then join Akin Projects on Saturday May 13 at our Akin East-End Gallery Crawl! We will be visiting Yellow House Gallery along the way! Click here for details.


A huge thank you to everyone that attended the gallery crawl on Saturday and to COOPER COLE, Angell Gallery and ESP for showing us their new gallery spaces and current exhibitions.
Please see photos below and follow AKIN Collective for upcoming programming news!



Graven Feather is a gallery, studio, and art space located at 906 Queen St. West in Toronto. We are interested in the promotion of contemporary fine art and craft, and we’d like to invite established and emerging artists to submit exhibition proposals for the year 2016. This call is open to all manner of artists and craft practitioners, and the possibility for creative freedom is wide open. If you have an idea for a show, we’d like to hear about it. We are in the heart of the Queen West strip of galleries and independent shops and businesses, and can offer 300 square feet of bright, beautiful, and affordable exhibition space.


Please make sure to READ THE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES, then send the following information to with EXHIBITION APPLICATION in the subject line. 
• Name and contact information
• Project proposal 
• Artist's CV
• 5-10 images of your work
• Website or Blog if applicable

Deadline: September 30th, 2015

Exhibitions Include:
A press release sent out to our media contact list.
Promotion through our newsletter and social media platforms
Evening for reception
Assistance for installation & take down

Graven Feather charges an exhibition fee of $750 +hst, as well as a 25% commission on sales conducted by the gallery.

VSVSVS Summer Residency Program

Open Call: Summer Residency Program 2015

We are quintuply pleased to re-announce the VSVSVS Summer Residency program for its fifth summer!
Our annual residency program will be held at the VSVSVS warehouse over the summer of 2015. We will work with the selected artist(s) to determine exact dates for the residency within the months of August and September. We are looking specifically for dedicated artists to produce some cool shit while making a valuable contribution to our collective environment. The residency is intended for experimentation, research, and production and favours an open-endedness in approach.

The residency is offered to any practicing artist(s) in any media from anywhere in Canada  outside of Toronto (groups or collectives are also considered). The length of the residency is negotiable ranging anywhere from one week to two months, depending on the wants and needs of the artist(s). The artist's stay will culminate in a show or event (or workshop, or screening, or performance, or whateva...) at the VSVSVS Gallery. The residency provides 24 hour access to the 14 ft. x 20 ft VSVSVS Gallery which will serve as studio space and the exhibition space, as well as access to the fully equipped woodshop and our developing 3d imaging and printing suite. It is mandatory that the artist utilize the space: you gotta be there or we will be sad and miss you.   Studio visits with other local artists, curators and VSVSVS members are strongly encouraged (we love an open dialogue). We are pleased to be able to offer exhibition and travel assistance as well as accommodations (if you can handle living with all of us) at the VSVSVS warehouse. Guess what else? We are paying artist fees and transportation.
VSVSVS will help with promotion and documentation of the residency program and the subsequent exhibition/event, etc. We are super excited to facilitate selected artist(s) with any pursuit/event coordination/writing/exploration.
Project proposals do not have to include a specific end-point. Actually, we think it's important that the experience of being here can help guide the work, so some open-ended-ness is encouraged.    
If you’re interested, send us some stuff!
For almost the exact same information on our website go HERE.
For past residents go HERE, HEREHEREHEREHEREand HERE.
MOST IMPORTANT: We are able to pay travel expenses and artist fees! There is also living accommodations provided.

Submission packages:
Suggested format for submission packages is one PDF* containing:
• A short introduction outlining the individual’s past artistic experience, a brief proposal for the residency, and any other relevant information. This part of the submission should be no more than 500 words..
• A curriculum vitae. No more than 3 pages
• Images of past work (JPG, 1024x768 pixels, 72 dpi)
• Videos can be provided as links
• OPTIONAL: A link to something awesome
• All files should be MAC and PC compatible.
*For those unfamiliar with PDFs, you can use Google Docs, Microsoft Word, or Open Office and export as a PDF.

DEADLINEMay 17/2015
We look forward to hearing from you.
We only accept submissions via email.
Please send submission packages to
VSVSVS would like to acknowledge the generous support of The City of Toronto through The Toronto Arts Council



Artspace’s Annual Call for Submissions

Artspace is seeking proposals from artists working in all media for the centre’s 2016/17 programming season.

Deadline: June 5, 2015, 5pm

Submit Online:

Artspace is dedicated to presenting work from contemporary artists working in a variety of disciplines. The centre strives to present art that reflects and promotes the diversity of cultural and political perspectives that shape contemporary art practices. Submissions from emerging, mid-career and senior artists whose works are alternative, experimental and/or critically engaged are welcome. The centre welcomes submissions from individual artists, curators, and collectives to apply with new or existing exhibition proposals.

With two gallery spaces available, we invite artists to apply to the following:

GALLERY 1: Gallery 1 (1500 sq. ft.) is Artspace’s fully accessible main gallery and features 12-foot ceilings, hardwood floors, and a 40’ wall of street facing windows. The space is designated for the presentation of solo and group exhibitions, as well as performances. We invite artists, collectives and curators to apply with new or existing exhibition proposals.

GALLERY 2: Gallery 2 (500 sq. ft.) is a black box style gallery suitable for smaller installations, experimental work from regional artists, workshops, and and a variety of media installations. Gallery 2 is equipped with an A/V projection system. Unfortunately, Gallery 2 is not an accessible space.


All submissions should be made online through:

Artspace does not accept mailed submissions. Applicants who do not adhere to the following criteria will be disregarded.

You will be asked to include the following:
  1. Proposal/Project Description (1 page max)
  2. Technical Requirements
  3. Artist Statement (250 words max)
  4. Artist Bio (250 words max)
  5. Current CV (3 pages max)
  6. Visual Support Material with Support Material List (15 images max)
Please select visual support material mindfully, as committee members have limited time to consider each proposal. Images should be labeled numerically with the artist’s name (01_name.jpg, 02_name.jpg, etc.). Your Support Material List should include title of work, date created, medium, and dimensions.

Video documentation should be uploaded to a site such as Youtube or Vimeo and linked in the application. Regardless of duration, please include full videos. Due to time constraints, the selections committee may only view up to 5 minutes of each video. Please note the clip you would prefer the jury view by including time marks in the documentation list.

Programming Policy

Proposals are judged in relation to Artspace's mandate and programming focus.

All submissions to the Annual Call are vetted by a Programming Committee composed of the Director, the Media Arts Coordinator, 2 working artists or curators from the region, and 1 invited artist or curator from outside of Peterborough. The Director makes final decisions and considers budgetary and scheduling constraints in selecting each exhibition.

An extensive archive of past exhibitions can be found at

Please allow 3-4 months for Artspace’s jury to consider submissions.



Artspace is Peterborough's artist-run centre. We are a non-profit organization that assists artists with the presentation of new work by practicing artists. We change in response to the needs of artists and work to engage and inform the public about their work. Formally, our mandate aims to foster a stronger appreciation for Canadian contemporary art. In our ongoing efforts to increase public awareness, we also aim to build on our reputation as one of our region’s most vital arts organizations.

We advocate for artists. We nurture dialogue across disciplines, cultures and perspectives. We are also representatives, responsible for building ties within the community. Ours is a necessary voice in the cultural landscape, and has been since 1974.

Our programming, though national in scope, is regional in spirit. In connecting artists to the community and welcoming community involvement, we continue to attract respected talent from across the country.


If you have any questions regarding submissions, please contact:

Jon Lockyer
378 Aylmer Street North


The Dark Room 3.0: a crowd-sourced, group exhibition celebrating alternative process and analog photography in the digital age


Come to 918 Bathurst on Thursday April 24 from 12 noon to 11 pm to vote for your favourite works from our selection of submissions for The Dark Room 3.0!
The Dark Room 3.0 is an Open Exhibition of the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival, showcasing and celebrating the art of analog and alternative process photography.
We’ve gathered 150 works from emerging and established artists who are preserving the knowledge and practices of classic photography and testing the boundaries of this art form.  Processes on display will include 35 mm film, pinhole, uranotype, Polaroid, wet plate, silver gelatin, cyanotype, platinum prints and more!
Our Preview Celebration on April 24 will be your chance to decide which of these works get to be displayed during our official two-week exhibition from May 2-15! Artists selected for the two-week exhibition will be eligible for cash prizes and awards generously provided by our sponsors and partners.

Public Preview Celebration & Voting:  Thurs April 24, 12 noon – 11 pm
Exhibition Dates:  Friday May 2 – Thursday May 15
Gallery hours 11 am – 4 pm, and to 8 pm on Fridays
Closing & Awards Reception:  Thursday May 15
Location:  Gallery 918 at 918 Bathurst, Toronto


Hope you were able to join us for our Spring Gallery Crawl on Saturday. 

If not, see what you missed below and be sure to join us for our next event!

Keep track of them all by joining the Akin Collective Facebook Group or following us on Twitter

Huge thanks to Mercer UnionDaniel Faria GalleryScrap Metal and Division Gallery!

A special thank you as well to Kronenbourg Brewery for keeping our livers happy. You're the best.


FREE EVENT! Open to the public!

Saturday, April 19: 12:00-5:00pm
Akin Collective- 87 Wade Avenue, Unit 101


Join us for an afternoon of gallery tours, talks and beers.

We'll meet at Akin Collective Landsdowne: 87 Wade Avenue- Unit 101- at 12:00pm for a few beverages (courtesy of Kronenbourg) before heading to the following galleries and patios for art and drinks in the spring sunshine. Brings your friends! All welcome. Special talks provided by the gallerists and curators.

Akin Collective- Landsdowne- 87 Wade Avenue
Mercer Union
Daniel Faria Gallery
Scrap Metal
Division Gallery

Can't join the group until later? Call and see where we are at: 647-883-8295.



Join us for a showcase of recent work by members of Akin Collective along with our annual holiday sale and the launch of our first publication, the Akin Colouring Book.

To help get you in the festive cheer there will be some mulled wine, treats and wobbly pops.

Bring friends, family, strangers and your festive game face.


December 7, 1:00pm-6:30pm
Akin Landsdowne Studio, 87 Wade Avenue, Toronto.