Friday, 25 May 2012


The MacDonald Island Community Art Gallery presented by Kirschner Family Corporation will be hosting a group exhibit for the month of August 2012 with the theme WATER: exploring possibilities.

This group exhibit will feature two dimensional artworks that explore the theme of water in any form (liquid, solid, vapour), location (rivers, lakes, rain, glaciers, snow, tears) and in various interpretations or conceptual connections.

There is no entry fee for the Water Exhibit. All two dimensional mediums, sizes and styles are welcomed. Artists living in the regional municipality of Wood Buffalo will be given first preference for a spot in this group show. There will be a limitation of one work of art per artist. Artwork to be dropped off and picked up by the artist at designated times.

The MacDonald Island Community Art Gallery is committed to being all inclusive, to respecting the experience, creativity and talent of all visual artists, to challenging artists to grow and develop, to developing the public’s appreciation for visual art and to recognizing and encouraging both emerging, experienced and professional artists.


Applications must be received electronically by July 10 , 2012

Deadline for receipt of entries by emailing the following requirements to

  1. Applicants must make a self-declaration as either “student”, “emerging artist”, or “established or professional artist”. 
  2. All pieces must be original, not copies or prints are allow 
  3. All artwork must be dry and ready to hang. 
  4. All pieces must be framed and signed (stretched canvas on a frame is acceptable if it have finished edges). 
  5. High Resolution digital copy/picture of your submission 
  6. Your name as you would like it to appear in the catalogue 
  7. Your biography (max 100 words) 
  8. The title of your work 
  9. The medium of your work (oil, watercolour, collage, acrylic, mixed media, printmaking, photography, etc.) 
  10. The dimensions of your work 
July 16, 2012 - Artists will be notified by e-mail of selection to exhibit and told when to drop their work off at the gallery.

Artwork will be chosen by a volunteer committee with various levels of curatorial training.
It is the artists’ choice to list a piece of artwork for sale, or not. The price and all arrangements for the sale must be managed by the artist.
Artists are responsible for making arrangements to drop-off and pick-up their artwork at the designated times and place. Because the gallery has no storage space, artwork cannot be stored. 

Any artwork not claimed by the artist by the designated time, or alternate time arranged in advance with the MacDonald Island Community Art Gallery, will be deemed donated to our annual charity sale – with all proceeds going to a designated charity or non-profit organization.

Basis security measures are in place (periodic patrols by guards, security cameras, safety hooks), but exhibits will NOT be supervised at all times. The gallery is located in a public facility and is a designated fire escape route. The gallery is equipped with sprinklers. All possible care will be taken to keep artwork in the same condition as it was when delivered to the gallery, but neither MacDonald Island Park nor MacDonald Island Community Art Gallery can guarantee this and cannot accept liability for loss or damage to artwork. Each artist will be required to sign a waiver in order to exhibit their work in the gallery. Each artist is responsible for securing INSURANCE for their artwork.


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