Dennis Tourbin Members Gallery

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The Dennis Tourbin Members Gallery (DTMG) was created in 1996. It was named after a founding member of NAC, renowned for his charisma, wit, and energy. After playing a key role in the establishment of NAC and in the successes of early NAC projects like the Johnny Canuck Miniature Show, and the Twelve Mile Creek publications, Dennis went on to help found Art Space in Peterborough and later became a key figure at the SAW Gallery in Ottawa. His work has been collected by the National Gallery of Canada.

The DTMG is available for exhibits, installations, performance and screenings by NAC members in good standing. Work in the space can also be made for sale. NAC takes a commission of 15% to help defray costs related to gallery upkeep. It is a do-it-yourself space and all presentations are produced, promoted, and installed by the featured NAC member artist.

Submissions
Members in good standing intending to make use of the DTMG will submit a formal proposal to the NAC Selection Committee, a standing committee of the Board of Directors. Submissions will be reviewed on a quarterly basis and will include:

> Ten images (digital), video, or other appropriate documentation
> A description of the proposed show
> A statement about the work
> A resume and/or bio of the artist

Selection Criteria
NAC is a collective of “working artists” and arts supporters. It is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of a majority of artists. NAC is mandated to support and advance contemporary art practices. The following criteria will be followed in selecting exhibitions:

> The proposal’s use of the venue
> The development of the work to assure follow-through on the part of the member artist in meeting their commitment to using the space
> The ability of the work to communicate in the dialogue of developing, emerging, or established contemporary art practices
> The ability of the work to meet NAC community standards
> As the DTMG is not part of the publicly funded NAC programme, no artist or exhibition fees are paid. All DTMG presentations are listed and documented by NAC as ancillary programming.

Duration of Exhibitions
DTMG bookings will be approximately two weeks in duration. Arrangements must be made with NAC staff for installing and striking.

There is an on-going deadline for submissions.

For more info please contact Carrie Perreault at dennistourbinmembersgallery@gmail.com

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Flea Market Gallery

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NAC’s Flea Market Gallery
Factory Outlet Flea Market
46 Turner Crescent, St. Catharines

If people don’t come out to the ballpark, no one is going to stop them.
– Yogi Berra

NAC opened the Flea Market Gallery in an effort to reach new audiences. Located in the peninsula’s most popular flea market, this modest gallery (8 foot by 8 foot, the size of a market booth) exhibits work by local and national contemporary visual artists. Traditional two-dimensional work, installations, and video work can all be accommodated in the Flea Market Gallery. Open every Sunday, approximately 2500 patrons visit the market.

Selected proposals will be exhibited for a minimum of three months. Artists must take into account that the installation, for the most part, will be presented unsupervised in a public space. Work for display must be secured and effort may be needed to deter theft. NAC will contribute to unique display costs associated with presenting in the Flea Market Gallery. NAC will also provide insurance for work on display. Artists are paid above CARFAC recommended rates as well as travel and transportation costs.

This project is largely made possible through the benevolence of Kelly Foote and Scott Sweitzer of the Factory Outlet Flea Market who donated a booth for the project.

Submissions

Requirements

> Ten images (digital), video, or other appropriate documentation
> A description of the proposed show (one page or less)
> A statement about the work (one page or less)
> A resume and/or bio of the artist (three pages or less)
> Self-addressed-stamped-envelope for return of support material

Selection Criteria

Artistic merit
As determined by a panel of objective, professional NAC artists familiar with national standards and regional interests

Community relevance
As defined by the ability of the work to resonate within the regional community and inspire grassroots artistic development

Equitable representation
By regional artists, national artists, and cross-cultural artists

Qualities

> Original and innovative
> Engaging and compelling
> Challenging to the intellect
> Stimulating to the imagination
> Transcending the academic
> Lacking in pretensions and artifice
> Appropriate to the gallery space

Plate Glass Gallery

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The Plate Glass Gallery is a street level storefront exhibit space with a high public profile on St. Catharines’ main street. Submissions must take into account the physical characteristics of the window space. Selected proposals will be exhibited for a minimum of three months. Artists are paid above CARFAC recommended rates as well as art transportation costs.

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Submissions

  • Ten images (digital), video, or other appropriate documentation
  • A description of the proposed show (one page or less)
  • A statement about the work (one page or less)
  • A resume and/or bio of the artist (three pages or less)
  • Self-addressed-stamped-envelope for return of support material

Selection Criteria
Artistic merit
As determined by a panel of objective, professional NAC artists familiar with national standards and regional interests

Community relevance
As defined by the ability of the work to resonate within the regional community and inspire grassroots artistic development

Equitable representation
By regional artists, national artists, and cross-cultural artists

Qualities

  • Original and innovative
  • Engaging and compelling
  • Challenging to the intellect
  • Stimulating to the imagination
  • Transcending the academic
  • Lacking in pretensions and artifice
  • Appropriate to the gallery space
  • Multi-faceted in its ability to communicate

Show Room Gallery

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The Show Room Gallery programming season runs from March through December. During this time between 3 and 4 exhibitions and/or installations are shown. NAC presents a balanced programme of work by Niagara Peninsula-based artists, artists from across Canada, North America and the world. All artists that show at NAC are paid CAR/FAC recommended artist-fees as well as travel and transportation costs.

Submissions
Niagara Artists Centre is an artist-run centre dedicated to the presentation of contemporary art in all media. Priority is given to submissions that address the specific nature of the NAC space. Submissions from artists and curators for both visual and time based art and new media works are welcome. Artists for all programmed exhibitions and installations are paid above recommended CAR/FAC rates. NAC also pays artist travel and transportation of the work. NAC designs and produces all print material for exhibitions in the Show Room Gallery.

Submissions to NAC are considered by a Selections Committee comprised of members of the Board of Directors and NAC members. Deadline for submissions is on-going.

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Criteria

  • Artistic merit as determined by a panel of objective, professional NAC artists familiar with national standards and regional interests
  • Community relevance as defined by the ability of the work to resonate within the regional community and inspire grassroots artistic development
  • Equitable representation by regional artists, national artists, and cross-cultural artists
  • Qualities:
  • Original and innovative
  • Engaging and compelling
  • Challenging to the intellect
  • Stimulating to the imagination
  • Transcending the academic
  • Lacking in pretensions and artifice
  • Appropriate to the gallery space
  • Multi-faceted in its ability to communicate

Submission Requirements

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. A written proposal for the exhibition and/or an artist’s statement
  3. A self-addressed, stamped envelope for return of submission package
  4. 15-20 images (digital) with corresponding list

NAC does not accept responsibility for any loss or damages to the contents of your submission package. Please do not submit original slides, work or master tapes.