Monday, March 3, 2008

Call to Artists

It’s very fitting that spring is almost upon us, because there are several great opportunities arising in the next 6 weeks or so in the Port Perry area to break free of winter’s shackles and strut your stuff, creatively speaking. If you are a writer, artist or craftsperson, this is your chance to shine!

March 31 is the deadline for entries for the 4th annual Showcase of the Arts exhibition and sale, which will be held in the Scugog Community Recreation Centre on the first weekend in November. The jury is looking for 30 to 40 exhibitors of fine craft and visual art, working in any medium. Applicants must be members of Scugog Council for the Arts and may join SCA at time of application. Full details and entry forms are available online at and at downtown galleries in Port Perry.

Submissions are now being accepted at the Scugog Memorial Public Library for exhibitions in the Kent Farndale Gallery during the first six months of 2009. Interested artists should submit their applications by 5 p.m. on March 31. Full details are available online at or by phoning the Library at 905-985-7686.

This spring, Scugog Council for the Arts is holding its first literary contest. The event will feature two categories: short fiction and poetry. Prizes will include $100 for top spot in each category plus various other cash and non-cash awards. Everyone is encouraged to enter; there is no age limit and applicants are not required to be SCA members. The cost is just $10 per entry, with a maximum of one entry in each category. Deadline for submissions is April 15 and the winners will be announced on April 22 at the annual general meeting of the SCA.
Visit for further information.

Last but not least, Meta4 Contemporary Craft Gallery in Port Perry will be presenting ‘Making Waves’, a juried exhibition of fine craft and visual art this spring. They welcome submissions that explore the theme of water, from professional artists in all media, until the April 23 deadline. The show will run May 15 to June 22 at the Queen St. gallery. For exhibition details and a Call for Entry form, visit or phone 905-985-1534.

Best of luck with your entries!



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