GAC 2021 EXHIBITIONS @ 10C SHARED SPACE – CALL TO ARTIST MEMBERS

GAC Artist Members are invited to submit expressions of interest for solo or group exhibitions in the main floor gallery space at 10C Shared Space, GAC’s home at 42 Carden. Exhibitions will be presented in July, August, November, and December 2021. Exhibitions will be two to four weeks in length, and may include a reception or artist’s talk (to be held in person only if COVID restrictions permit).

Please submit a brief exhibition proposal to Patti Broughton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Include a brief description of your work, which month(s) you would be available to exhibit, and what you would like to showcase. Please include 3-5 images of your proposed work. You may be asked to follow up with additional details. Please note that, within a modest program budget, artists will be paid an exhibition fee and be reimbursed for related expenses. The deadline for expressions of interest is June 4, 2021. 

Low-relief work that can be installed using the existing hanging system is appropriate for the space. Please contact Patti if you have questions about the type of work the space can accommodate.

Images and dimensions of the space can be found here.

COVID safety may require visitors to make appointments to view the exhibitions. Exhibitions will be promoted online through GAC’s communications channels. 

If the number of expressions of interest exceeds the gallery time available, GAC may request more detailed proposals and engage independent jurors to support the selection process. Proposals that explore themes of sustainability and social change are encouraged.  We welcome proposals from artists who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQ2S+, newcomer, youth, low-income, d/Deaf, and artists with disabilities.

If you face any barriers to submitting your expression of interest or to joining GAC as an Artist Member, please contact Patti at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Online fundraiser auction offers more than 80 works of art

Guelph, ON – April 29, 2021 – Collector’s Dilemma, an annual fundraising auction of fine art previously owned by local collectors is back online. The auction runs May 6-20, 2021, with proceeds going to Guelph Arts Council to help support arts and artists of all disciplines in Guelph and Wellington County.

This year more than 80 works of art are up for auction thanks to the generosity of local art collectors who have run out of wall space or are making room for new pieces. A wide range of media, styles, sizes, and values is available, with opening bids as low as $25. You can preview the art now on the auction site.

“We’re excited about the wide selection of art available this year, and so grateful to the community for donating these works,” says volunteer event co-ordinator Stephanie Comely. “For people who have been spending a lot of time at home and want to freshen up their space, this auction is an excellent opportunity to buy fine art at great prices and support the arts in Guelph-Wellington.”

This is the second year Collector’s Dilemma has gone online because of the pandemic. Bidding opens May 6 at 9 a.m. Bidders can create a 32 Auctions account now to be notified when the auction goes live. Payment is online and COVID-safe pickup will be arranged after the auction. (For buyers outside the Guelph area, shipping may be arranged at the purchaser’s expense.)

If you see a piece you like but the frame doesn’t suit you, Kloepfer Custom Framing in downtown Guelph is offering 25% off reframing of art purchased at the auction.

Although not yet legislated in Canada, Guelph Arts Council supports the artists' resale right. In that spirit, and to help support local artists, GAC has established a royalty policy for artists whose work is resold at Collector's Dilemma.

“This has been an exceptionally challenging year for musicians, performers, visual artists and makers of all kinds, as the events and venues where they make their living have been closed,” says GAC executive director Patti Broughton. “GAC has pivoted to support artists and arts organizations through online services, including our new Guelph Arts Hub, which is set to go live in May. We’re so grateful to the community for supporting us in this work by participating in Collector’s Dilemma.”

For more information on the auction email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Supported by Deirdre Dunne, Real Estate Broker

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MONTHLY MUSICAL MEMBER VIDEO - Adrian Raso

By GAC Staff member Preetam Sengupta

Each month we feature a video from one of Guelph’s musical community members. If you’re a musician and have a video you’d like us to feature, please send a YouTube link our way along with a short bio.

 

By the time this is published, the Oscars will have been handed out, and there is a Guelph connection to a nominated film this year. Up for two awards (Actress in a Supporting Role and Writing (Adapted Screenplay)), Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan features a composition from Guelph’s Adrian Raso on its soundtrack. It also broke a Guinness World Record from 1965 as the longest title for a film nominated for an Oscar, but we’re celebrating Adrian today. Always a big fan of animated videos around here, we hope you’ll agree that the musical tone of “Urn St. Tavern” is matched brilliantly on the screen in this one.

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Collector’s Dilemma offers more than 80 works of art

by Jane Litchfield, GAC Volunteer

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Tina Newlove, Blue Egg & Tree.

GAC’s annual fundraising auction, Collector’s Dilemma, is back online for 2021 with over 80 works of art to choose from. You can preview the art now at the 32 Auctions site, and get ready to bid starting Thursday May 6 at 9 a.m.

“For people who have been spending a lot of time at home and want to freshen up their space, this auction is an excellent opportunity to buy fine art at great prices and help GAC support the arts in Guelph-Wellington,” says volunteer event co-ordinator Stephanie Comely.

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