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About Summer Pleasures 2022

Celebrate the return of summer with FCA Toronto with “Summer Pleasures”, our next live exhibition, June 28th until August 4th.

Our host will be the Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery  (website)
As with all of our shows, it will be accompanied by an online exhibition hosted by FCA Toronto on its website.

Our “Summer Pleasures” show will be a juried exhibition and sale of original artwork by FCA Toronto artists who are Active or Signature Status members of the national FCA. Artworks accepted into this exhibition will be eligible for FCA signature points.

The gallery is located here:  399 The West Mall, Etobicoke, ON M9C 2Y2

The key dates, terms, and conditions are listed below.

Key Dates

Exhibition Dates (in Gallery and Online): June 28 to August 4, 2022

Submission Start Date: April 28, 2022

Submission Deadline: May 19, 2022

Notification of Results by the FCA: June 2, 2022

Drop-Off Period:  Sunday June 26, 2022.  More details will be provided to selected artists.

Shipping Period: Shipping instructions will be sent to selected artists.

Exhibition Opening: June 28, 2022

Public Reception: Wednesday, June 28, 6 pm to 8 pm

Exhibition Closing: August 4, 2022

Take-Down Pickup Day: Friday August 5, 2022. More details will be provided to selected artists.

Exhibition Specs

Eligibility:  To be eligible to submit an entry, artists must be members in good standing of the national FCA with Active or Signature status and they must also be affiliated with the Toronto chapter.

Styles and Subject Matter: All styles and subject matter are acceptable.  As the “Summer Pleasures” title suggests, we are hoping to see artwork that evokes the colours and sights of summertime, in whatever way artists wish to interpret them.  This is important to give our exhibition some degree of cohesion. We will be asking the jury to take this theme into consideration when assessing submissions.

Size: Artworks may be no larger than 48″ tall or 48″ wide framed.

Acceptable Media: acrylic, encaustics, graphite, ink, mixed media, oil, pastel, pencil, water media and hand-pulled prints in runs of up to 200. We will ask artists to also indicate the support as well as the medium they are used, e.g., acrylic on canvas, oil on aluminum panel.

Excluded Media: Sculpture, photography, digital photography, digital prints, digital art, posters, pyrography, giclee, mechanical reproductions, and works that rely heavily on mechanical reproductions are not permitted.

Maximum Number of Artworks an Artist May Submit: 5

Maximum Number of Artworks per Artist the Jury May Accept: 4

Maximum Number of Artworks to be Accepted: 65

Entry Fee: $15 per image (non-refundable)

Awards: N/A.

Jury:  To be announced.

Image Requirements for Submission: 

  • JPEG format
  • At least 1500 pixels on the longest side of your digital image
  • Maximum file size of 24MB
  • There is no file naming convention. When you upload the image files on the FCA’s submission page, you do not need to worry about a naming convention for your files. FCA’s software generates a new file name based on your first name, last name and the title of your artwork.

Terms and Conditions

Presentation: All artwork must be delivered ready to hang. While framed artwork is preferred, unframed work on cradled wood panel or stretched canvas are permitted so long as the following conditions are met:

  • Edges of works on cradled wood panel must be completely void of paint, or completely covered in a complementary colour, or be a continuation of the artwork.
  • Edges of work on gallery-wrapped canvas can be either a complimentary colour or a continuation of the artwork. Raw canvas edges are not permitted. Staples must be on the back of gallery-wrapped canvases.

If the artwork delivered does not match the image submitted to the FCA, or if it is not presentable for any legitimate reason (e.g., it’s damaged or wet), then FCA Toronto reserves the right to choose not to hang the work.

Copyright: Submitted work must be original work by the artist, not copies or derivatives of the work of others or in any way an infringement of copyright. While using photos as a reference for painting is a long-held accepted practice, using stock imagery or photographs taken by professional photographers is not permissible at FCA Toronto, even with the photographer’s permission or with a paid license to reproduce the image. All artists accepted into FCA Toronto’s exhibition must confirm that their artwork is not a copy, derivative, or based on the work of others, or in any way an infringement of Canadian copyright law.

Pricing: All artworks must be available for sale and priced in Canadian dollars. If you charge HST, please include the HST in your price.

Sales: Artwork must be available for sale throughout the entire period of the exhibition. If a sale is made, artists will be informed by phone or email.  By submitting their artwork to this call, the artist agrees to allow FCA Toronto to negotiate a sale on their behalf including up to 10% off of the artist’s submitted sale price.

Commission: If the artwork in the exhibition is sold at the Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery (or through the exposure FCA Toronto has provided online on its website and social media platforms), FCA Toronto will collect a commission of 35%.  Payment to artists will be made by e-transfer within 30 days of receiving payment from the buyer.

Insurance: The gallery does not provide insurance for artwork. Artists are responsible for arranging their own insurance during transit and exhibition.

Every artwork submitted must comply with the Federation of Canadian Artists’ standard set of terms and conditions, which is stated on their submission page.

Submit Your Entry

The submission and jurying process for this exhibition is being managed by the Federation of Canadian Artists on the behalf of FCA Toronto.

The button below will take you to the submission page.

Please be prepared with the following:

  • Your national FCA account credentials (NOT your FCA Toronto account for your online profile — the two websites are totally separate).
  • The images you wish to submit and the details for each one: title, medium, size, price.
  • Important: In the artwork description, please be sure to add the framed dimensions of your artwork, if applicable. The gallery needs this information to plan the layout of the exhibition.
  • Your payment information (i.e., credit card).