Call for Applications: OCAD U Artist Alley

Friday, July 6, 2018 - 1:30pm to Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 11:45pm

This student-run event will be held in Butterfield Park on the first day of classes (Wednesday, September 5, 11 AM to 5 PM), as part of O-DAYS! 2018.

We would like to showcase talent from current OCAD U students and alumni across all programs so every art form is welcome!

Free to both apply and table! Deadline to apply is July 31.

If you want to volunteer or have questions about this student-run initiative, please email

Artist Applications: ✦

✦ FAQs ✦

Q: Who can apply? 
A: Any current OCAD U student or alumni. Please note we are not accepting applications from incoming first years. 

Q: How many artists are you accepting?
A: We currently have space for around 20 artists in Butterfield park. If there is a high volume of applicants, we will look to increasing the venue space. 

Q: What are we allowed to sell? 
A: Anything that you have made! This includes: prints, posters, stickers, paintings, merchandise, sculptures, jewelry, fashion, zines, and more! Fanart and original art both allowed. 

Q: I'm a Sculpture major, but I also make stamps and prints! Can I sell those? 
A: Yes! Please don't feel restricted by what your major is at all; we only ask for your program out of interest. 

Q: What if we have class or other commitments in the middle of the event?
A: Please try to find a friend to watch your table for you while you are away. If you are selected and need help finding someone, get in touch with us right away. Please note that you should be here prior to 11 for set-up and clean-up will start at 5. 

Q: How big are the tables?
They are 29 by 30 by 72 inches (H x W x L).

Q: Will there be food or refreshments?
A: We will have small snacks and water available but it would be a good idea to pack a lunch beforehand, or arrange to have lunch delivered. 

Q: Is this event happening rain or shine? 
A: The short answer is yes, but the event time may be shortened. While this is an outdoors event, the majority of the space is sheltered by the Sharp Center for Design. 

Q: Who is running this event?
A: This event is organized and run by students at OCAD, sponsored by OCAD U Campus Life, as part of O-DAYS! 2018. 

Please note you will be responsible for handling your own cash and transactions. OCAD U is not responsible for any lost or damaged property.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University Butterfield Park (Wednesday, September 5 / 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) 100 McCaul Street
OCAD Artist Alley

Flash Forward 10: Uncanny Worlds

Photograph of woman facing away from camera, holding her hand out flat
Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 10:00pm to Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 12:00am

An exhibition celebrating Flash Forward's 10th anniversary curated from OCAD University photography alumni who have been past winners of Flash Forward.

Sebastián Benitez
Kotama Bouabane
Danny Custodio
Nathan Cyprys
Adrian Fish
Jinyoung Kim
Alex Kisilevich
Sanaz Mazinani
Meryl McMaster
Geoffrey Pugen
Stacey Tyrell
Elise Victoria Louise Windsor

Curated by MaryAnn Camilleri and Lisa Deanne Smith

Opening Reception
Saturday October 25, 6 to 9 p.m.
Onsite [at] OCAD University
230 Richmond St. W.
Toronto, Ont.

Presented by Onsite [at] OCAD U and OCAD University Alumni Relations in partnership with TD Bank Group and The Magenta Foundation

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery: 230 Richmond St. W.
416-977-6000, Ext.456
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First Impressions

Blue and white abstract image
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 5:00am to Monday, February 24, 2014 - 5:00am

An exhibition of works by faculty and students in the First Year Art & Design programs

First Impressions is an exhibition that celebrates the work of faculty and students in the First Year Art & Design programs and attempts to find linkages between faculty’s professional practice and their teaching.

First Impressions reflects the importance that First Year faculty places on students to uncover their own talents and identities. Whatever the lessons learned, in all mediums, students are asked to arm themselves with tools, ideas and interests that fuel their future careers as artists and designers.

All are welcome!

Organized by Doug Panton
Coordinator of First Year Design
Student Success

Venue & Address: 
Great Hall 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario
Blue and white abstract image

Call for Submissions: Digital Visual Arts Show

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Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 4:00am to Friday, September 12, 2014 - 4:00am

Deadline for Submissions: September 12, 2014

Assistant Curator and OCAD U alumna, Bryn Ludlow

International Conference on Residency Education (ICRE) 23-25 October 2014, Toronto, ON

Advancing medical technology, from the stethoscope, to the x-ray, PET, and MRI, have introduced dramatic new ways of imaging, controlling, intervening in, and remaking bodies. These technologies have participated in a complete reshaping of the notion of the body in the cultural imaginary, and have transformed our experience of actual human bodies.

Technical Instructions for Online Submission of Artwork
The following pieces of information are required during the submission process. Please have all information ready prior to submitting as you will not have the opportunity to save your work in progress. Submissions may be in any visual form or genre.

• Artist information (may or may not be the same as the submitter): Full address and contact information is required for the main artist.
• Topic area: Select from the drop down menu.
• Title
• Artist description: Note that the limit is 250 words (including headings).
• File type: 1 high-resolution jpeg image

This digital art exhibition will be projected, in the Exhibit Hall as part of the ICRE. These images will also be available on-line.

Review and Selection
All submissions will be acknowledged upon receipt. Submissions will be peer reviewed and selected based quality and on overall fit with the theme of the exhibit.

At the end of September, an official acceptance will be sent to the submitter of the artwork.

You are not required to attend the conference if your work is accepted. All artists wishing to attend the conference in person are required to register for the conference and are responsible for their own expenses including hotel, travel, and registration fees.

Please note: By submitting their artwork, the submitter consents to their contact information being shared with the Dr. Lisa Richardson, Dr. Allison Crawford, and Ms. Bryn Ludlow for curation purposes only.

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