Calls to Artists

Where the Wild Things Are

Call to Member Artists:

Headwaters Arts invites members to submit work be it in 2 or 3 dimensional format, to an exhibition with the theme “Where the Wild Things Are”!

Discover the untamed side of your imagination! Explore with fantasy, real world images or even combine both. Delve into any dreams, ambitions or fears that you may hold. Feel the freedom to unleash your wild side!

  • Show Dates:  May 29 – July 1, 2024
  • Submission deadline: Midnight, April 7, 2024
  • Artwork drop-off: Monday, May 27, 9:30-11 am
  • Artwork pickup: MONDAY, July 1, 5-6 pm

Please take the time to read the submission guidelines to avoid possible disappointment. The guidelines contain the rules for submission as well as gallery expectations for accepted work.

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: Apply Here 

Not a member? Join now!

 

Rejuvenation

Call to Member Artists:

Brush away winter and embrace the fresh new possibilities that Spring promises. Enjoy the opportunity for change and allow your creative spirit to guide you.

Headwaters Arts invites members to submit work that reflects your feelings about Spring, be it in 2 or 3 dimensional format, to an exhibition with the theme “Rejuvenation”!

  • Show Dates:  Mar. 20 – April 21, 2024
  • Submission deadline: Midnight, Feb. 4, 2024
  • Artwork drop-off: Monday, Mar. 18, 9:30-11 am
  • Artwork pickup: Sunday, April 21, 5-6 pm

Please take the time to read the submission guidelines to avoid possible disappointment. The guidelines contain the rules for submission as well as gallery expectations for accepted work.

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: Apply Here (Submissions Closed)

Not a member? Join now!

 

From the Heart

Call to Member Artists:

Gaze deeply into your psyche to determine what heartfelt means to you the artist. What does a deeply felt past or present experience bring to your creative process?

Headwaters Arts invites members to submit work that reflects your answers to these questions, be it in 2 or 3 dimensional format, to an exhibition that is “From the Heart”!

  • Show Dates:  Feb. 14 – March  17, 2024
  • Submission deadline: Midnight, Jan. . 07, 2024
  • Artwork dropoff: Monday, Feb. 12, 9:30-11 am
  • Artwork pickup: Sunday, March 17, 5-6 pm

Please take the time to read the submission guidelines to avoid possible disappointment. The guidelines contain the rules for submission as well as gallery expectations for accepted work.

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: Apply Here (submissions closed)

Not a member? Join now!

 

ReLaunch 2024

Call to Member Artists:

A new year holds the promise of new beginnings, resolutions, and fresh starts. Headwaters Arts invites members to submit artwork that reflects the feeling of hope, renewal and optimism for the year ahead..

We would like to encourage our newest members (2021-2024) 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. 10 – Feb. 11, 2024
  • Submission deadline: Midnight, Dec. 03, 2023
  • Artwork dropoff: Monday, Jan. 8, 9:30-11 am
  • Artwork pickup: Sunday, Feb. 11, 5p m

Please take the time to read the submission guidelines to avoid possible disappointment. The guidelines contain the rules for submission as well as gallery expectations for accepted work.

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:  Submissions Closed

Not a member? Join now!

 

2024 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: November 26, 2023

The time slots in 2024 are …

  • Apr 24 – May 26
  • July 3 – August 5
  • Oct 9 – Nov 10

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 Sept, 2023)

Submissions closed.

2024 Millcroft Inn & Spa’s Headwaters Restaurant: Call for Submission

Deadline to Apply: November 21, 2023

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 5 – April 1, 2023

April 1 – June 3, 2023

June 3 – Aug. 6, 2023

August 6- October 7, 2023

October 7 – December  2, 2023

December 2 – February  3, 2025

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 Sept.)

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

Submissions Closed

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Artful Giving

Open Call to All Artists and Artisans:

2023 ARTFUL GIVING SHOW & SALE
Nov. 8, 2023 – Jan. 7, 2024

DEADLINE: September 17th, 2023 @ midnight
Artwork Drop off: November 6, 9:30 – 11AM
Artwork Pick-up: January 7, 5-6 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: Jewelry; Pottery; Glass; Wood –Bowls; Live Edge Boards; Fiber – Silk scarves, hats; Artisan Soaps; Leather; Cards; original hand-made ornaments. 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 but must be suitably packaged in cellophane sleeves .
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

Headwaters Arts retains a 35% commission on all sales.

** 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: morning – 10 am to
1:30 pm; afternoon – 1:30 to 5 pm.

PLEASE share this Call with other artists or artisans that you think may be interested.

To submit please click HERE

 

Read the 2023 Open Member Show Submission Guidelines 

(not all of these guidelines apply to Artful Giving, however if you will be submitting paintings, then you will find them helpful)

 

 

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

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.