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April 2020 to March 2021 Call for Submissions Now Open

DEADLINE: March 31, 2020

Earl Selkirk Gallery | Earl Selkirk Window Vitrine

The Earl Selkirk Gallery focuses on exhibiting contemporary, conceptual, and process-driven work from emerging and mid-career Toronto artists. We welcome experimental and innovative artists working in any media to apply. Proposals for solo, group and curatorial projects are all accepted.  Exhibitions usually run for 4-6 weeks.

Submissions will be reviewed by a selected jury on an ongoing basis. Successful applicants will be notified. 25% commission applies on all works sold in the gallery.

Submission Guidelines

Please provide the following

Artist Statement (500 words max) – Discussing overall practice as well as how it relates to the project proposal

A Project Description/Project Proposal (500 words max) Please specify Earl Selkirk Gallery or Window Vitrine in your proposal

Curriculum Vitae (3 pages max)

Visual Support Material 8 to 10 JPG file images or video/audio files between 3 to 5 minutes.  Images should be 1024 x 768 pixels and 1 MB each 

  • Files should be named in the following format: number, initials, title, year, EXAMPLE: 01initialstitleyear.jpg
  • File names should correspond with Image List
  • Visual Support Material List/Image List in the following format- title, medium, dimensions, year

Technical description. Please provide information on the equipment and materials needed for installation. (250 words max)

Please submit your application to [email protected] with the subject Earl Selkirk Gallery Submission: Your Name

2020 FEES

Earl Selkirk Gallery  $595 + HST

Earl Selkirk Window Vitrine  $425 + HST

Combination Interior Gallery + Window Vitrine $950 + HST


Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance

Toronto Arts Council Visual Artists Grants

This Includes:

  • 4 to 6 week exhibition. Our space is staffed and open 7 days a week, excluding holidays and planned closures.
  • Marketing of your exhibition on our website, social media and gallery vinyl signage
  • An email invitation to the exhibition and reception to our subscribers  (over 800 people)       
  • 100 printed and designed postcard invitations    
  • Support as needed during installation and takedown    
  • The processing of all sales and collection of payment
  • A non-refundable deposit (50% of the hanging fee + HST) is due upon confirmation of the exhibition date, with the signing of the artist contract, and the remainder of the fee due 4 weeks before the exhibition opening date
  • 25% commission applies on all works sold

Promotional Services & Events 

(Additional fees required)                                                 

  • Paid listings such as Akimbit                                  
  • 2hr staffed reception with refreshments



Take a look at our Gallery Archive here

Past Exhibitions


Amanda McCavour Neon Glow


Jocelyn Williams & Takashi Hilferink EVERYTHING IS FINE HERE

ARTiculations community 2012 Sketchbook Challenge Exhibition

Samantha Allen The Craigslist Project***

Micah Adams Plaidwork: Voids & Masses

Uncarved Block HELLO WORLD*

Anne Devitt & John McCartney Finding things at the same time

Catherine Toth DAUNTLESS: a Catherine Toth retrospective


Brothers Dressler ASH OUT OF QUARANTINE Tumbling Ash…New Growth**

Roch Smith play – replay

ARTiculations community 2013 Sketchbook Challenge Exhibition

Ainsley Boyd FOSSILS***

ARTiculations Youth Collective At the Junction

Laura Moore one man’s junk

MASON Rise of the Mid*

Kendra Yee Tri


Christine Kim Accumulations**

Mary McKenzie Unreliable Narrator

ARTiculations community 2014 Sketchbook Challenge Exhibition

Renee Munn Convergence***

Heather Leung + Michael Connor Utility for Power*


ARTiculations community 2014 CURIO Shadow Box Show


Layne Hinton Mesh Projections**

Jon Todd Ghost Walker

ARTiculations community 2015 Sketchbook Challenge Exhibition

Nicola Woods Arbor Vitae (Tree of Life)***

Pam Lobb Merging

Larry Eisenstein The Vegetable Sermon

ARTiculations community 2015 CURIO Shadow Box Show


Yam Lau what if…a space… (is not occupied but inaugurated)**

Pamela Dodds Dreaming in Colour – Montserrat Vistas, Atlantic Views

ARTiculations community 2016 Sketchbook Challenge Exhibition

Jennifer Byrnes Negative Forty

Milena Roglic RENEGADE

Joanna Gresik Urban Translation

ARTiculations community 2016 CURIO Shadow Box Show

*Part of the Junction Design Crawl

**Part of TO DO (Toronto Design Offsite Festival)

***Part of CONTACT Photography