Call for Submissions — Something Different: 32nd Annual Juried Exhibition and BIG ART BOOK

Posted on August 9th, by scararts in Featured, Recent News. 2 comments

32nd Annual Juried Exhibition and BIG ART BOOK

2017 Theme: Something Different

Submission Deadline: October 10, 2017

Something Different

For Scarborough Arts’ 32nd Annual Juried Exhibition and BIG ART BOOK, we are looking for Something Different—i.e. visual art and literary pieces that demonstrate a radical approach to or experimentation in style, form, material, display methods, subject matter, or technique.

The arts is a space where individuals can freely express, explore and respond. As visual artists, mixed media artists, photographers, writers, musicians and performers, we challenge ourselves in our practice, product and identity. Through our artworks, we continue to push boundaries and conversations. We have purposely chosen to be and to create “something different.”

This year, the program invites you to explore and celebrate the practices that makes you as an individual or as an artist, and your artwork, different!

What sets your artistic practice apart from others?
How are you unique in your medium/media?
How are you unique in your explored themes and subjects?
How are your works innovatively displayed or presented?
How is your creation something different?

We leave the interpretation of this theme up to you, the artist. Pieces should relate to the theme, and will be selected based upon a combination of: artistic quality, technical execution and/or conceptual strength, originality and impact. There will be a separate jury for Visual Arts and Literary submissions and is made up of gallery and community arts professionals.


  1. Download the application form in MS Word or PDF. Please ensure that all fields are filled out clearly and properly in blue or black ink. Incomplete submission forms will not be considered.
  2. Return the completed form to us by email, mail or in-person. Mailed application forms must be postmarked no later than October 10, 2017 and must include a digital version of your submission (CD or USB key). Emailed or in-person deliveries must be received on or before Tuesday, October 10, 2017. Our office hours are Monday to Friday, 10 AM to 5 PM.
  3. Images sent via email must be high-resolution images (300dpi or higher) in .pdf, .tiff or .psd format. Literary works are limited to 100 words and must be submitted with no formatting in .doc, .dox, or .rtf format. Please name files as: LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_TITLEOFPIECE (i.e. SMITH_JANE_THEAPPLE). If you should need assistance in providing a high-res images, please contact us for our free photography session.
    Scarborough Arts
    1859 Kingston Road
    Scarborough, ON M1N 1T3
    EMAIL: (Subject Line: SOMETHING DIFFERENT 2017)

Application Deadline: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 5 PM. Late entries will not be considered.
Exhibition Dates: December 2-18, 2017.
Exhibition Location: Cedar Ridge Creative Centre, 225 Confederation Drive
Reception, Publication Launch, and Awards: Saturday, December 2, 2017, 6-8PM at Cedar Ridge Creative Centre

For more information, visit or contact Scarborough Arts at 416.698.7322 or

View previous BIG ART BOOKS here


2 responses to “Call for Submissions — Something Different: 32nd Annual Juried Exhibition and BIG ART BOOK”

  1. Pam says:

    Do u have to be a member to summit artwork

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