Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Hamilton Artists Inc. Call for Submissions: FAIL

Deadline: November 1, 2014 {EMAIL}

Call for Submissions
Hamilton Artists Inc.

The James Gallery
Hamilton, ON
March 12 – April 18, 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.


Failure is often seen as the state of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, the opposite of success. In a studio practice however, failure can often be more valuable than success, as the artwork that fails to meet oneʼs objectives, can be used as the counterpoint to a body of work, or possibly open new routes for exploration. Although initially deflating, failure can be a tool to leverage possibility from the mundane becoming fertile ground for innovation.

For the exhibition Fail, the Inc. invites its members to submit works in any medium that explore the potentials of failure including works that did not live up to your expectations, be it conceptually, aesthetically, or technically. We are not interested in representations of failure, but actual failed works - the pieces you hide at the back of your studio and never show anyone, outliers to your practice, aborted attempts, the bastard children of your studio practice.

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