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Month: January 2017 (page 2 of 2)

Save the Date: Photo Town Hall


Call for artwork by OCAD U and Ryerson students and alumni



 Exhibition Summary:

This 1-week group exhibition in OCAD University’s Ada Slaight Student Gallery is part of an ongoing series of research and networking events focusing on gender and photography between Napier (Edinburgh), Ryerson and OCAD University.  This exhibition seeks to bring together a diverse selection of feminist-minded artists who have created artworks exploring themes of gender through/inspired by photography.  Curators Jenn Long and Clare Samuel are interested in showcasing multiple perspectives and artworks that promote critical reflection, gender equality and social change.  Although it is anticipated that the exhibition will focus on photographic and video works, the curators are open to reviewing any artworks which are inspired/critiquing gender and popular culture.

The exhibit will run from March 5-11, 2017, with an opening reception on March 8th, International Women’s Day.  Please note, this is an unsupervised OCAD U gallery located on the second floor of 100 McCaul Street.


  1. Any student (full-time/part-time) currently attending Ryerson or OCAD University.
  2. Alumni who have graduated within the last two years.  (Note: preference will be given to students currently attending school).
  3. Artworks must be completed and ready for installation by Friday, March 3rd.  All applicants will be notified of the results by February 18th, 2017.

Submission Guidelines:

Please submit the following items by email to jlong@faculty.ocadu.ca (images as jpegs and documents as PDFs). In the subject line, note: your name & proposal (example: Jenn Long Proposal).

  1. Up to 8 images representing one or two bodies of work or a specific project. Image files should be no more than 1024 pixels wide. Caption your images as follows:  File number, Artist Name, jpg – example: 01JennLong.jpg.  Website and Dropbox links will also be accepted.  If showcasing your work online, please clearly direct the curators to the imagery you would like considered.
  2. Links for up to 2 videos and include any installation requirements.
  3. An image list indicating:
    1. artist name, email address, school attending/alumni and program area
    2. file number, title of each work, dimensions in inches, medium, and year.
    3. if necessary, include any special installation requirements or equipment needed.
  1. A brief (1 paragraph) artist’s statement or written description that explains your work’s connection to the exhibition theme.

Questions: If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Jenn Long at jlong@faculty.ocadu.ca

Need Help? Meet with Jenn!


Call for OCAD U student artwork

instagram-normalMONDAY, JANUARY 30TH, MIDNIGHT  is the deadline to submit your work for posting on the Photography Program’s Instagram account!  The concept for this account is to showcase the works of our students and department in an on-line portfolio.  It will act as a tool to help promote our students outside the university while also representing the strength of our program.

Call for submission:  Open to all students enrolled in the Photography Department regardless of year or stream.  Please submit works!!!  (Note: at least one image from every submission will be selected.)

What We Need:

-send us 5 images to select from

-file size 10 by 10 inches at 100 dpi

-file type .jpg

-please caption your images as follows:

Artist Name, Title of work, Year of work, Year of study, @insta username #ocadu_photo
example: Shey Brown, Untitled, 2016, 2nd year photo, @sheybrown #ocadu_photo

-if your images are landscape or portrait format please adjust the canvas size & include a white border.

-Images should be colour corrected and sized appropriately.  We will not make any aesthetic decisions on your behalf.

When Do We Need It? As soon as you can send it!
(or else by midnight on Jan 30th)

Please send submissions to:  photoposts@ocadu.ca
Note: we do not send confirmation emails.

Calls for Submission

It seems that January is overflowing with fantastic opportunities!  Here are a few calls for submission to consider:

Xpace: Deadline Jan 7

Rude Collective: Deadline Jan 16

TIMERAISER 150: Deadline Jan 31

Flash Forward 2017: Deadline Jan 12


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