Exhibition: April 7 - May 20, 2018

The Franklin Carmichael Gallery

The Orillia Museum of Art & History is seeking submissions from artists whose work engages “the Body.”

Life & Limb is a juried exhibition open to Canadian artists. Not limited to depictions of the figure or figurative approaches to art–making, the exhibition is focussed on the body as a theme, an agent, or an issue to be explored in ways ranging from life drawing to abstraction to interactive media and performance art.

All media and all approaches are most welcome.

Jurors: TBA

$30 for submissions

Please download Submission Guidelines and Form below:

Microsoft Office document icon Life-and-Limb-Guidlines2018.doc

Microsoft Office document icon LifeLimbSubmissionForm2018.doc

Please contact Ninette Gyorody at 705-326-2159 ext. 101 or by e-mail for more information. 




The Orillia Museum of Art and History reviews submissions by artists on an ongoing basis. Proposals may be for solo, group shows or curatorial projects.

The Museum has two exhibition spaces. In most cases, exhibitions will take place in the Mulcahy Family Gallery Download the OMAH Floor Plan »

Exhibition programming is determined by a jury process. The museum’s mandate focusses on the development of discourse around innovative, challenging, and accomplished work that addresses issues relevant to the region. Research–led, interdisciplinary and media–based artistic practices are welcome.


Submissions are through the form below or email only.
If by email, the size must be no larger than 10 MB total.
Image files must not be compressed (e.g. .zip) or in any type of presentation (e.g. PowerPoint)
Text files must be combined into one document saved as either a Word(.doc) or PDF file.

Please Include:

  1. C.V. (2 pages max.)
  2. Proposal/exhibition description including technical requirements (1 page max.)
  3. Summary of artistic practice/biography (1 page max.)
  4. 15 images:
    • emailed as jpegs (no URLs) not exceeding 1024 (w) x 768 (h) pixels, set at 72 ppi, preferably in RGB mode
    • named with a two digit number, followed by your initials, year and title of work (e.g.: 01JS2013SUMMERLAKE.jpg)
    • animated gifs ARE acceptable
    • hyperlinks to audio/video files not exceeding 5 minutes in length ARE acceptable
  5. Corresponding slide list including filename, title, year, dimensions, and media (1 page max.)
  6. Additional support material such as essays, reviews, etc. (3 pages max.)

Complete the form below or email to with the title,  “YOUR NAME: Exhibition Proposal”
Please allow up to six months before receiving a response. Please do not contact OMAH to see if your submission has been reviewed. Due to the volume of submissions it receives, the museum will not offer feedback or criticism of proposals.


35.00 CAD
Submission Forms

Files must be less than 30 MB.
Allowed file types: doc docx pdf.


Files must be less than 30 MB.
Allowed file types: png gif jpg jpeg.


Files must be less than 30 MB.
Allowed file types: mp3 wav mp4 mpeg mov.