Call for Submission




There are two sides to an artist: the cloistered creator and the exhibitionist. We build our stories behind the glass, but true art needs an audience — needs those windows blown wide open. We are asking our artists this year to be bold, fearless and unapologetically unique. We are asking them to proudly elevate the world with their glorious creations. 


The Markham Group of Artists invites all artists from Toronto and surrounding areas  to submit paintings to WINDOWS OPEN 2022. This juried online exhibition is open to Markham Group of Artists members and non-member artists. The virtual show will open on September 23rd and run until October 30th on the MGA website gallery and will be promoted on the group’s social media sites. MGA is honoured to have award-winning artist, Ernestine Tahedl,serve as our juror. Awards include cash prizes and a one year MGA membership.



ENTRY FEES:      MGA members: $20 for 2 paintings, $5 for third painting

                              Non-members; $30 for 2 paintings, $5 for third painting

JUROR:                Ernestine Tahedl

JURYING:             September 19 - 21; accepted artists will be notified by email by September 22

SHOW DATES:     Sept. 23 – Oct. 30,  2022



Best in Show $275

Members Award $100 plus 1 year membership 

Juror’s Choice $125

5 Honourable Mentions 





Artwork Eligibility:

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

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

2.     Entry fees are payable by credit card online during the submission process.

3.    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.


Conditions of Entry

1.     For this exhibition, artists may enter up to 3 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 1500 pxl on its longest side

d.     Image files cannot exceed 20 MB

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

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


Information needed for social media postings: add to painting description space

     1. Please include your preferred contact information for those wishing to contact you to purchase your painting

     2. Include your website and any social media platforms you use

     3. Please include a short sentence about each painting, it will be used on the MGA social media sites and in the MGA gallery   


Cost to Submit:
Entry Cost: CAN$20.00
Items 1-2: Included with Entry Cost
Item 3: CAN$5.00 per item
Maximum Items:
Submission Dates:
Submission deadline has passed! (Sep 18 2022 11:59 pm PDT)
You cannot currently make an online submission.