Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Monday, August 22, noon – 6 pm
Wednesday, August 24, 10 – 5 pm.
Karolina Varin, OSA
Carol Westcott, OSA, CSPWC
Mo Jamal, OSA
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
In lieu of an opening reception for our current exhibition, “Making Sense”, the gallery is hosting a fundraising event on Thursday, July 14, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. This event, “Making $.cents”, is a summer social for friends of the Aird. Please come out, enjoy the exhibit and support the gallery. All funds raised will directly support our exhibition programme.
Monday, May 30, 2011
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
The jurors for this years exhibition are Sophie Hackett, Assistant Curator of Photography, Art Gallery of Ontario, and Simon Glass, Toronto-based photographer and Associate Dean, Faculty of Art, OCAD University.
The deadline for the receipt of entries is Thursday, April 21, 2011.
The exhibition is on view from April 5 - April 29, 2011. An opening reception will take place on April 7 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.
Friday, March 11, 2011
The John B. Aird Gallery is seeking exhibition proposals from visual artists (individuals, groups of two or more artists, artists' collectives), curators, and art associations.
Proposals should include the following:
a) Visual documentation, in digital format, either of artworks to be exhibited or works that are representative of those to be exhibited. All images must be clearly labeled with the name of the artist, title of work, media, and date of production.
b) Artists' biographies including exhibition history, background, education/training.
c) A statement of exhibition purpose describing why you are proposing this exhibition, why you think the John B. Aird Gallery is an appropriate venue for it, what milestones you hope to achieve through this exhibition.
d) Statements from participating artists outlining their artistic vision, and/or a curatorial statement that notes why a particular exhibition of artwork(s) is noteworthy, who the audience will be, what the goals are in presenting the work.
e) A description of what will be presented, including the number of works (no more than 40), and making note of any special installation requirements, equipment or display materials.
f) Statement specifying the preferred month for the exhibition, giving first, second and third choices.
g) Statement of preliminary plans for publicity, opening reception, exhibition signage and promotion.
h) Covering letter stating willingness to work with the Gallery Director in the realization of these plans, and recognizing his/her right to approve printed materials and installation plans. The letter should also indicate awareness of the rental fee and of the guidelines and rules for the use of the Gallery.
GALLERY FEES & COSTS
The John B. Aird Gallery charges exhibitors $2,000 for a four week exhibition. This fee helps us off-set the cost of hosting the exhibition in our 2,400 sq. ft. space. It also goes towards the production and distribution of electronic invitations (e-vites and pdfs); and the marketing of the exhibition on the gallery's website and via social media. Over and above these expenses the gallery further subsidizes every exhibition by covering the cost of the exhibition installation, lighting, signage, insurance up to a maximum of $85,000, and electronic surveilance of the gallery by the Ontario Provincial Police.
Propsals can be submitted in writing to:
John B. Aird Gallery
c/o Dale Barrett, Director
900 Bay Street
For further information, please contact the Director, Dale Barrett, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, February 11, 2011
The jurors awarded First Prize to Olexander Wlasenko of Oshawa, Ont. for a 5’ x 12’ charcoal drawing entitled “The Waiting”. The second prize went to Midori Fullerton of Tottenham, Ont. for a large format graphite, watercolour and india ink drawing entitled “Moth”. The jurors awarded two third prizes. One to Hanna Hur of Toronto, Ont. for a pair of colour pencil drawings entitled, “Home Run Who Cares” and “Slam Dunk So What”. The other to Scott Waters of Toronto, Ont. for an oil, pencil, and gesso drawing entitled “The Glory Days”. Honorable mentions were also awarded. Amanda Burke of North Bay, Ont. received the Japanese Paper Place award for a pair of charcoal on paper drawings, “Dual (Cecrops)” and “Dual (Dooley and Healey)”. Saba Moghtader of Toronto, Ont. received the Curry’s Art Store award for her video “Friedrich–Google”.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Ernestine Tahedl: PASSAGES, Works Inspired by my Travels is on view from January 11 to February 4, 2011. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, January 13, 6-8 pm.