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Windows Open 2020

Virtual Juried Show  |  August 22—September 25, 2020

During the past few months daily life seemed to come to a standstill, but the isolated homes and studios of artists remained vibrant places where creators turned inwards for inspiration. Now, the Markham Group of Artists asks those artists to open their windows and let the world see how this experience has affected their vision of the world.


The Markham Group of Artists invites artists from Toronto and surrounding areas to submit paintings to WINDOWS OPEN 2020. This juried online exhibition will open on August 22 and run until September 25. The show will be featured on the MGA website’s gallery and promoted on the Group’s Instagram and Facebook sites. MGA is honoured to have well-known artist and teacher Suzanne Metz serve as the juror and cash prizes will be awarded.


Artwork Eligibility:

1.     Submitted work must be original two-dimensional paintings in all traditional media that is entirely the work of the artist, created within the last two years and executed without the supervision of an instructor. Entries must not be copies, derivatives, or based in any way on other artists’ paintings, photographs, or other artistic work and not previously exhibited in an MGA juried show

Participant Guidelines

The exhibition is open to all artists living in Toronto and surrounding areas and are eligible to enter a maximum of two pieces of work in the show

  1. The entry fee is $15 for MGA members and $20 for non-members for the first painting. You may enter a second painting for an additional $5 (members and non-members). Entry fees are payable by credit card online during the submission process.
  2. All details on the registration form must be completed before work is submitted. Once the jury process is complete, no changes can be made to this information.
  3. Works may be submitted from 12 am on August 7 until 12 pm on August 14, EST. 

Conditions of Entry

1.    For this exhibition, artists may enter up to 2 images. Please ensure the images meet the following specifications:

a.     Must be in jpg format only

b.     Only the image of your artwork should show (no frames or extraneous backgrounds)

c.     Images must not be smaller than 1500px on its longest side

d.     Image files cannot exceed 2 MB

e.     Image files are to named using the following convention:

                                  FirstName.LastName_Title.Medium.Size.jpg (ie:Jane.Doe_title.acrylic.12x24)


    Questions? Please email


Entry Cost: CAN$15.00
First item included with Entry Cost
Item 2: CAN$5.00 per item
Add'l Non-Member Costs:
Note: As you are not a logged-in member of this organization, the following extra charges will apply:
+CAN$5.00 Extra Entry Cost
+CAN$5.00 Extra Per Item
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Submission Dates:
Accepting Submissions starting: Aug 7 2020 12:00 am PDT
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