Call for Submissions: SHOW.21
Cambridge Art Galleries | Idea Exchange Submission deadline: Monday, August 30, 2021 Submit online here Established in 2005, Cambridge...

Cambridge Art Galleries | Idea Exchange

Submission deadline: Monday, August 30, 2021
Submit online here

Established in 2005, Cambridge Art Galleries’ biannual exhibition SHOW presents the work of emerging Ontario artists. For SHOW.21, we invite submissions of artworks from artists based in Southwest Ontario who have been exhibiting professionally for less than five years, or who are currently enrolled in or have recently completed their BFA, MFA, or equivalent. Submissions in all media are welcomed.

SHOW.21 will be exhibited at Queen’s Square Gallery from November 22, 2021 to February 13, 2022. Artworks should be completed at time of submission and available for the period of November 1, 2021 through March 4, 2022. Artists presented in SHOW.21 will receive exhibition fees in accordance CARFAC guidelines. Cambridge Art Galleries will coordinate and cover costs of shipping.

Submission Guidelines:
Please submit online:

  • Images/media files of up to 3 artworks (maximum 10 images/media files total)
  • Title, date, medium, and dimensions of work(s)
  • Installation requirements (if any)
  • Biography and/or CV

Cambridge Art Galleries welcomes submissions from members of equity-seeking communities including women, Indigenous and racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions.

We regret that we are unable to accept submissions via email. For questions or assistance with the online submission portal, please contact Gallery Assistant Karly Boileau at or 519.621.0460 x160.

All artists will receive notification of results by September 30, 2021.

For more information about Cambridge Art Galleries, visit, call 519.621.0460, or follow us on Twitter or Facebook, or Instagram.

Cambridge Art Galleries | Idea Exchange presents contemporary art from two galleries in the City of Cambridge: Preston and Queen’s Square. We serve our regional and broader communities through the delivery of contemporary art programs that foster critical cultural dialogue. Our artistic activities engage, embrace, and empower people of all ages and abilities from diverse backgrounds.

Cambridge Art Galleries is situated on the traditional land of Indigenous peoples dating back countless generations. We recognize that it is part of the Haldimand Tract, the traditional land of the Six Nations of the Grand River and Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.

Media Contact:
Karly Boileau (she/her)
Gallery Assistant
Cambridge Art Galleries | Idea Exchange
519.621.0460 x160