Call to Artists 2023

Click here to see the full lineup of gallery shows for 2023!

Dark Into Light

Call to Artists:

Our theme Dark Into Light can evoke many different ideas or thoughts. Winter can be a dark time for some, for others the shadows on the snow are a delight, still others are longing for longer days and more sunshine. Perhaps you are simply reminded of differing colour values. However it speaks to you, we invite members to submit works that express your inner voice, be it a commentary, an experience/memory of overcoming darkness or just a delightful work that may speak to a viewer. (Not a member? Check out our membership info and join!)

  • Show Dates: Feb. 15 – March 19, 2023
  • Submission deadline: Midnight, Jan. 30, 2023
  • Artwork dropoff: Monday, Feb. 13, 9:30-11 am
  • Artwork pickup: Sunday, March 19, 5pm

Note that the guidelines have been revised, so please take the time to read them!

Read the 2023 Open Member Show Submission Guidelines

If you have read the guidelines and you are ready to submit to the show click here:  Submission Form

 

ReLaunch 2023

Call to Artists:

A new year provides a time for renewal, a chance to ‘turn over a new leaf’. We want to break free of our previous confines and move forward. 2023 promises to hold new beginnings. Headwaters Arts is looking for artwork that reflects the feeling of renewal and adventure for the year ahead..

We would like to encourage our newest members (2020-2023) and members who have not showcased for some time, to submit your artworks, be it in 2 or 3 dimensional format, to an exciting exhibition of creativity!

  • Show Dates: Jan. 11 – Feb. 12, 2023
  • Submission deadline: Midnight, Dec. 11, 2021
  • Artwork dropoff: Monday, Jan. 9, 9:30-11 am
  • Artwork pickup: Sunday, Feb. 12, 5p m

Note that the guidelines have been revised, so please take the time to read them!

Read the 2023 Open Member Show Submission Guidelines

If you have read the guidelines and you are ready to submit to the show click here:  Submission Form

 

2023 Proposal Shows: Call for Submission 

Each year Headwaters Arts makes the Headwaters Gallery located in the Alton Mill Arts Centre available to members up to four times per year for solo or group shows. This is a really great opportunity to showcase your work or the collective work of a group! 

Deadline to Apply: January 30, 2023

The time slots in 2023 are …

  • April 26 – May  28
  • July 5 – Aug. 7
  • Oct. 4 – Nov. 5

Please note these dates are approximate.

To be considered, please read the guidelines at the link below then click the link to submit an application via our Jotform online application form.

Headwaters Arts Proposal Show Guidelines (updated Nov. 15, 2022)

Apply here

2023 Millcroft Inn & Spa’s Headwaters Restaurant: Call for Submission

Deadline to Apply: December 18, 2022

Calling all Headwaters Arts members to submit an application for 20 pieces of two-dimensional art to be shown at the prestigious Millcroft Inn’s  Headwaters Restaurant for a 2-month period. This can be a solo or group show. The time slots available are:

February 6 – April 3, 2023

April 3 – June 5, 2023

June 5 – Aug. 8, 2023

August 8- October 2, 2023

October 2 – December  4, 2023

December 4 – February  5, 2024

By arrangement with Headwaters Arts, a body of 20 pieces of cohesive artwork, complimentary with the heritage nature of the Millcroft Inn, hangs in the main dining room for two months. The commission of 35% on sales to Headwaters Arts remains the same.

Contact Margi Taylor, Millcroft Inn coordinator, at margi@altonmill.ca with any questions.     The work is lightly juried keeping in mind the following; eleven (11) larger pieces and nine (9) smaller works, a minimum size of 16×20 inches, are needed; pure non-objective abstracts are not suitable; and the lighting is dimmer than in a gallery so brighter works show better. 

To be considered, please read the application guidelines at the link below.

Headwaters Arts Millcroft Application Guidelines (updated Nov. 2022)

When you are ready to apply, click the link below to take you to our online JOTFORM application process.

Apply Here

2022 Artful Giving Show and Sale

Show Dates: Nov. 9, 2022 – Jan. 8, 2023
DEADLINE to submit:  midnight, Sept. 30th, 2022
Artwork Drop off: Monday, Nov. 7,  9:30–11 AM
Artwork Pick-up: Sunday, Jan. 8, 5 pm

Headwaters Arts invites artists and artisans working in any medium, to apply to participate in our Artful Giving Gift Show and Sale, a juried show of original handmade gift items, including artwork.
We are looking for unique, well made, affordable items which can include (but not limited to):

Jewelry; Pottery; Glass; Wood –Bowls; Live Edge Boards; Fiber – Silk scarves, hats; Artisan Soaps; Leather; Cards; original hand-made ornaments; artwork.

All material must be made by the artist. Pieces that are a combination of handmade and mass-produced must be predominantly handmade. Prints and cards made from original artwork are acceptable.
If you are unsure if your material would qualify, please email info@headwatersarts.org with your questions or call the gallery on Wednesdays or Thursdays. We will NOT be accepting any food items.

Entries are juried.
• Selection will be made on the basis of quality, originality, price point, product packaging, technique, and product categories so that no one category is over-represented.
• Items catering to gift giving during the Holiday Season will be considered foremost.
• Headwater Arts Members will be given priority
• No submission charge applicable

** Note: Gallery Sitting will be required (Fridays-Sundays) and the number of shifts per artist will depend on the number of artists participating. Expect to sit 2-3 shifts. There are 2 “shifts” per day:

mornings – 10 am to 1:30 pm;

afternoons – 1:30 to 5 pm.

Headwaters Arts uses Jotform to manage the submission process. See Jotform Instructions.

closed.

The View From Here

What captures your attention, what do you see? Even when we look in the same direction we all view differently. This show will capture what artists see in their View From Here.

 

Members are invited to submit their artworks that reflect this theme, be it in 2 or 3 dimensional formats. The View From Here is open to all Headwaters Arts Members
 
  • Show dates: July 6 – Aug. 7
  • Submission deadline: Midnight, May 31st
  • Artwork Take in: July 4, 9:30-11 am
  • Artwork pickup: August 7, 5 pm

Note that new this year, we are using JOTFORM to accept submissions and images. This is an online service that collects the information we require and allows you to upload your images at the same time.

For instructions on how to submit, please click 2022 Show Submission Guidelines which include instructions pertaining to JOTFORM.

Note that the guidelines have been revised, so please take the time to read them!

Ensure your images are cropped, resized and correctly named.

Submissions closed.

Reflections

 In our process of unfolding we remember what we have known. Each of our diverse threads contributes to the tapestry that is Canada. HA is looking for artists’ reflections of their Canada.
Members are invited to submit their artworks that reflect this theme, be it in 2 or 3 dimensional formats. Reflections is open to all Headwaters Arts Members
 
  • Show dates: June 1 – July 3
  • Submission deadline: midnight, April 26
  • Artwork dropoff:  May 30 9:30-11 am
  • Artwork pickup: July 3, 5 pm

 

Note that new this year, we are using JOTFORM to accept submissions and images. This is an online service that collects the information we require and allows you to upload your images at the same time.

For instructions on how to submit, please click 2022 Show Submission Guidelines which include instructions pertaining to JOTFORM.

Note that the guidelines have been revised, so please take the time to read them!

Ensure your images are cropped, resized and correctly named.

Submissions closed

Symphony of Seasons

New movements in our life sonatas, bring with them a symphony of changes, joys and discovery.

Headwaters Arts is looking for artworks that represent your experiences and memories of life.

Members are invited to submit their artworks that reflect this theme, be it in 2 or 3 dimensional formats, to Symphony of Seasons!

  • Show Dates: Mar. 23 – Apr. 24, 2022
  • Submission deadline: Midnight, Feb. 22, 2022
  • Artwork drop-off: Monday, Mar. 21, 9:30-11 am
  • Artwork pickup: Sunday, Apr. 24, 5-6 pm

Note that new this year, we are using JOTFORM to accept submissions and images. This is an online service that collects the information we require and allows you to upload your images at the same time.

For instructions on how to submit, please click 2022 Show Submission Guidelines which include instructions pertaining to JOTFORM.

Note that the guidelines have been revised, so please take the time to read them!

Submissions closed.

Unearthing Beauty

Call to Artists:

What have you (re)discovered in your favourite creative subject matter?

Headwaters Arts is looking for a variety of artworks that give pleasure to the mind, spirit and senses.

Members are invited to submit their artworks that reflect these discoveries, be it in 2 or 3 dimensional format, to Unearthing Beauty!

  • Show Dates: Feb. 9 – Mar. 20, 2022
  • Submission deadline: Midnight, Jan. 2, 2022
  • Artwork drop-off: Monday, Feb. 7, 9:30-11 am
  • Artwork pickup: Sunday, Mar. 20, 5-6 pm

Note that new this year, we are using JOTFORM to accept submissions and images. This is an online service that collects the information we require and allows you to upload your images at the same time.

For instructions on how to submit, please click 2022 Show Submission Guidelines which include instructions pertaining to JOTFORM.

Note that the guidelines have been revised, and we highly recommend taking the time to read them prior to attempting to submit!

Submissions closed

Headwaters Arts gratefully acknowledges the support of our  Funders and many  Supporters

Town of Caledon
Central Counties Tourism
Dufferin Country
Bryans Fuel
James Dick Construction
The Co-operators

We acknowledge that the land on which we gather, and on which the Region of Peel operates, is part of the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. For thousands of years, Indigenous peoples inhabited and cared for this land. In particular we acknowledge the territory of the Ani-shinabek, Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee and Ojibway/Chippewa peoples; the land that is home to the Metis; and most recently, the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation who are direct descendants of the Mississaugas of the Credit.

We are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land, and by doing so, give our respect to its first inhabitants.