Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Hamilton Artists Inc. Call for Submissions: THE SELF

Deadline: November 1, 2014 {EMAIL}

Call for Submissions
Hamilton Artists Inc.

The James Gallery
Hamilton, ON
July 9 – August 15, 2015

Submissions to exhibit in the James Gallery are based on annual juried calls developed by the Programming Committee. You must be a member in good standing to exhibit in this space. Priority is given to members who have not previously exhibited. The James Gallery provides a professional platform for member artists to exhibit current work. Once confirmed, exhibiting artists are encouraged to apply to the Ontario Arts Council’s Exhibition Assistance Program to help with the costs associated with mounting exhibitions.


I am from there. I am from here. I am not there and I am not here. I have two names, which meet and part, and I have two languages. I forget which of them I dream in. -Mahmoud Darwish

In the exhibition, The Self, Hamilton Artists Inc. is seeking artworks that explore immigrant experiences, the concept of a fragmented self, and hybrid identities. Our cultural heritage and backgrounds inform how we approach and engage with the world around us making up the individual self. Art making is a practice that allows for the exploration of both multiculturalism and notions of belonging. The works that comprise

The Self will offer unique representations of cultural diversity and the complexities of personal identity as individuals negotiate tensions between that which is considered home and that which is away. The artists featured in the exhibition will give form to their personal experiences foregrounding the diversity of our community and celebrating the multiplicity of Hamilton itself.

Application Checklist:
  • Application Form, fully completed.
  • 5 images of proposed or existing work: the included images can either represent the work you intend to exhibit or can be used as a representation of your current practice.
  • Artistʼs CV (3 pages max.) and artist biography (350 words max.)
  • (Optional) Articles, interviews etc. related to your proposed work, scanned and saved as a PDF or Word document. (max 2 articles)

Membership Information available on website:


Application Form

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If you have any questions concerning the application process please contact Caitlin Sutherland, Programming Coordinator, at

Hamilton Artists Inc.

155 James Street North
Hamilton ON

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 57125
Jackson Station
2 King Street West
Hamilton, ON
L8P 4W9

Phone: 905.529.3355