Slate Asset Management: Call for Artists
In spring 2021, OCAD University’s RBC Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers was excited to announce a call for artists in partnership with Slate Asset Management. Slate Asset Management was seeking proposals for a rotating public art exhibit that would animate the lobby of 2 St. Clair West in the Yonge St. + St. Clair Avenue West community. Slate welcomed artists, working in all mediums to submit proposals. Slate was seeking medium to large-scale pieces to be displayed on two walls in the lobby. Slate’s rotating art program will occur two times a year.
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Congratulations to Drawing and Painting 21’ grad Charlotte Healey and Kathryn Greenwood on receiving the inaugural Slate Asset Management Career Launcher. Earlier in 2021, Slate invited artists to submit medium to large scale pieces to be displayed in their 2 St. Clair West location.
Charlotte Healey (Canadian b. 1989) is an emerging contemporary painter and printmaker living in Toronto. Although her artistic focus is always in flux, an undercurrent of emotional urgency, representational ambiguity, and tongue-in-cheek run through her practice. For the time being, she continues to attempt works that teeter between humorous and tragic. Accepted into the MFA program at the New York Studio School, Charlotte will begin the next chapter in her creative career starting this September.
Charlotte’s work will remain on display at 2 St. Clair West until the end of January 2022.
Kathryn is a multidisciplinary artist based in Lekwungen Territory/Victoria, BC. Her work reflects a reverence for the natural environment, and her paintings are abstract, visual responses to experiences with and within nature. Often referencing places and species she encounters around coastal BC, her work is inspired by natural forms on the micro and macro scale. Her recent work explores the experience of nature through a cognitive lens and attempts to illuminate attentional biases we may apply to plant life. Kathryn recently completed her BFA in Drawing and Painting at OCAD University (2021), and her work has been exhibited in Toronto and Victoria. She has also been featured in publications by CBC Arts and The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Kathryn is represented by Sweetpea Gallery.
Kathryn’s work will remain on display at 2 St. Clair West until the end of July 2022.
OCAD University’s RBC Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers is excited to announce a call for artists in partnership with Slate Asset Management. Slate Asset Management is seeking proposals for a rotating public art exhibit that will animate the lobby of 2 St. Clair West in the Yonge St. + St. Clair Avenue West community. Slate welcomes artists, working in all mediums to submit proposals. Slate is seeking medium to large-scale pieces to be displayed on two walls in the lobby. Slate’s rotating art program will occur two times a year.
PROGRAMMING: Slate will select one artist to exhibit their works on temporary loan in the lobby of 2 St. Clair West from June 2021 – December 2021 (6-month period).
A minimum of 2 proposed pieces are expected, and the option exists for the presentation of multiple small pieces. The submission of existing finished works is encouraged.
FEE: The selected artist will receive a $3,000 rental fee for the 6-month display of their works. A brief artist bio will be displayed alongside the works.
OCAD U RBC CEAD and Slate Asset Management are committed to promoting access to this opportunity for equity-seeking groups that are under-represented as creative entrepreneurs. We encourage applications from individuals of equity-seeking communities including racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, women and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/ expressions. Applicants are invited to voluntarily self-identify with any of these communities in their application.
- Proposed pieces must fill both walls appropriately
- Pieces can be exhibited with option for sale at the end of the term
- When appropriate, pieces must be framed (i.e. works on paper etc)
- Large scale pieces are encouraged
- The artist is responsible for any ancillary costs, including installation and de-installation.
SITE AND AUDIENCE
Applicants can visit the location to see the space, if they wish; Monday - Friday, 8am - 6pm. Selected artworks will be on display to tenants of the building and visiting members of the public.
- April 25, 2021 – Proposals Due
- The week of May 10, 2021 – Artist is selected
- Early June 2021 – Pieces installation
- December 2021 – Exhibit ends
Selected work will be shown at 2 St. Clair West, Toronto (St. Clair West Avenue at Yonge St.)
Applicants who need assistance with their submissions are invited to connect with the RBC CEAD for Advising support from Zviko Mhakayakora at email@example.com.
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Open to OCAD U Drawing & Painting students graduating in 2021
- Current creative CV including full contact information (name, phone and email). Include prior relevant education, work experience, exhibition history and awards.
- Statement of Interest. Include an artist bio (100-word max) and short written proposal (250 words max)
- Proposal. Include renderings/sketches of the pieces which you are proposing for display. If the pieces are already produced, dimensions and high-resolution photos of the work are required. Images of the available display spaces can be found here: http://bit.ly/slatedisplayspaces
All uploaded files must be named as follows to be considered: LastName_First Name_[item]_SlateAssetManagement, for example, Doe_Dakota_Resume_SlateAssetManagement
Submit via Typeform here:
April 25, 2021 at 11:59 PM