Call for Submissions: Dying Matters

Dying Matters: Exhibition and Fundraiser

The Orillia Museum of Art & History (OMAH) in partnership with Hospice Orillia is hosting a community based exhibition April to July 2022. 

Hospice Orillia is a local support program that offers practical, emotional, and spiritual support to those in our community coping with advanced illness, death, and bereavement.  One of its goals is to normalize death in a death-phobic society.   

The Orillia Museum of Art & History is requesting submissions of artwork that address death, but also the broader theme of grief, loss, growth and renewal.  Artwork to be auctioned off at the end of this exhibition with proceeds to be shared by Hospice Orillia and OMAH.

What can I submit?
  • Artwork must address the theme of death, loss, grief, or growth and renewal after such traumas.  
  • Artwork must be no larger than 12”x12”x12” and be ready for installation.
  • We are accepting submissions in all mediums for 2-D and 3-D artwork.  
  • We welcome video submissions, but please note that they might be shown virtually, not in the gallery. 
How do I submit?
  • This show will be curated by OMAH’s Arts Programming Coordinator Tanya Cunnington and a representative from Hospice Orillia.  
  • 2-D submissions such as drawing, painting, printmaking or photography, please send 1 high-resolution .jpeg of your image not exceeding 1024 (w) x
    768 (h) pixels.
  • 3-D submissions such as sculpture/installation, please send UP TO 3 high-resolution .jpegs for one submission, each not exceeding 1024 (w) x 768 (h)
    pixels. 
  • • Video submissions: We ask the total length of your short video be 10 minutes or less. Please submit the whole length for consideration. Video files must be accessible by QuickTime, Flash or Windows Media Player. Video files are acceptable, as is hyperlinking to a specific video file. Files must not be compressed (e.g. .zip) or in any type of presentation (e.g. PowerPoint)
  • Include a less than 50 word statement about your submission and how it relates to this exhibition, along with the title, size, and medium of your piece.
  • Send submissions to Tanya Cunnington, Arts Programming Coordinator artscoordinator@orilliamuseum.org using the subject line Dying Matters Submission. 
When?
  • Submissions will be accepted June 1 2021 – December 1 2021.
  • The Selection Committee will then review submissions. Artists whose work has been selected will be notified by the end of January 2022.

 

 

The Orillia Museum of Art & History (OMAH) is an incorporated, not-for-profit organization that operates at arms–length from the City of Orillia. It is a vital part of the community, showcasing local art & history, and is Orillia’s cultural hub. OMAH acts as the steward of the community’s art, history and culture by being actively engaged in the community and responsive to its needs. The museum designs and creates exhibitions and programs that will inspire the community to explore, experience and engage with art, local history and culture, as well support Orillia’s growing arts community by providing facilities for workshops, education, professional development in addition to providing grants, scholarships, bursaries and prizes to assist study and recognize merit in the arts and history.

Hospice Orillia is a local support program that offers practical, emotional, and spiritual support to those in our community coping with advanced illness, death, and bereavement. One of its goals is to normalize death in a death-phobic society.