Call for Artists: CANVAS CLASH (Part of Alive with Art Festival 2017)
Are you a visionary artist looking for a thrilling art experience that can push the limits of your creativity?
Scarborough Arts invites emerging and professional artists working in painting (e.g. acrylic, oil, watercolour, etc.) to participate in CANVAS CLASH—part of Alive with Art Festival on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Harrison Properties on 1859 Kingston Road.
WHAT IS CANVAS CLASH?
This fun activity brings together emerging and professional painters and amateurs in an interactive painting competition!
HOW DOES IT WORK?
CANVAS CLASH has three ‘rounds’ of activity. In round one and two, up to eight amateur artists invited from the audience are asked to express their creativity on canvas. Within a five minute-time limit, they paint something surprising that is soon to be revamped.
That’s where you come in! We need professional and emerging artists to transform these rough works into brilliant finished pieces. You have only twenty minutes to make your masterpiece, and all your brush strokes are watched by an invited public that votes on their favourite. In the final round, the two audience-nominated artists paint-off for the title of CANVAS CLASH champion.
WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME?
The winning artist, selected by a jury, will receive a one-year Scarborough Arts membership, Scarborough Arts publications, and free access to Scarborough Arts’ Bluffs Gallery to host your own exhibition (valued at $500). CANVAS CLASH artists are also invited to exhibit their work at the Alive with Art event on Saturday, August 26, 2017 (fees for exhibitor registration are waived).
HOW DO I APPLY?
To apply to participate in CANVAS CLASH, submit three (3) sample images of your work and your contact information by email to Lauren Ball, Festivals Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include ‘CANVAS CLASH’ on the title of your email.
SPOTS ARE LIMITED! The deadline for applications is Friday, August 11, 2017.