Eptek Group Exhibition 2021 (CLOSED)

Call for Submissions Deadline: August 15, 2021

this town is small (TTIS) and Eptek Art & Culture Centre are partnering to present a group exhibition this Fall 2021 and are seeking submissions from professional artists based in PEI. 

Artists are invited to submit recent artworks that are original, forward-thinking, and incite conversation, with preference given to works that have not yet been exhibited in the region. Artworks can be made in any medium, including but not limited to drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, media-art, and installation. Selected artists may also have the opportunity to speak about their work and/or artistic practice publicly. Applicants may submit a series or multiple artworks, but we encourage artists to be selective in choosing their most suitable works.

Professional artists that are currently residing in Prince Edward Island are eligible to apply. We consider a professional artist to meet a combination of the following criteria (as defined by the Canada Council of the Arts): have specialized training in their artistic field (not necessarily in academic institutions); be recognized as a professional by their peers (artists working in the same artistic tradition); be committed to devoting more time to artistic activity, if possible financially; and have a history of public presentation or publication.

Submissions will be reviewed by a jury of professional artists and community representatives and scored based on the following criteria: artistic merit, achievability/feasibility, and impact, before the final selections are made. 

TTIS and Eptek are committed to equal opportunities and we encourage applicants who identify as women, Indigenous, members of visible minorities, LGBTQ2SIA+, and persons with disabilities to apply.

About the Partners:

this town is small is Prince Edward Island’s artist-run centre, established in 2010. TTIS supports contemporary art practice on PEI by presenting exhibitions, residencies, workshops, artist talks, and more, across Prince Edward Island. As a spaceless organization, TTIS has developed diverse and supportive partnerships, providing professional opportunities for artists and making connections with the public.  

Eptek Art & Culture Centre is an exhibition facility and community hub that features temporary exhibitions of art, fine craft, history, science, and culture. Also on site is a gift shop featuring Island art, fine craft and books on Island themes, as well as a permanent exhibition on the history of Summerside. Eptek Centre is a site of the PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation. Website

Submissions Deadline is August 15, 2021
Artist fees that follow CARFAC standard guidelines will be paid for this exhibition.
Submissions accepted via email ONLY.

Submissions must be sent via email to: thistownissmall@gmail.com
with “Eptek Submission” in the subject line.

Submissions must include:

**Text files are to be sent as a single PDF                                                   
**Large images must be shared via a dropbox link or Google drive

– current CV (maximum three pages)
– artist statement
– a short project description of the proposed artwork(s) or series *please note that this is a group exhibition*
–  a maximum of 10 images (.JPEGs) or audio/visual samples related to the proposed exhibition (e.g. artworks being submitted, work-in-progress being submitted, mock-up drawings, similar past works/presentations, etc.)
– a detailed list of the images, including title, year, medium, size, and a short description                                          

For more information, please email Lisa Theriault at thistownissmall@gmail.com

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