Quest Art School + Gallery: Innovations ’19 – Call for Submission



Deadline: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 11:59 PM

January 11 – March 30, 2019

Opening Reception – Friday, January 11, 7 – 9 pm
Art Work Drop Off – Monday, January 7, Artwork Pick Up – Monday, April 1


Quest Art School + Gallery is pleased to announce a call for artisans, craftspeople and makers to submit for a juried exhibition of contemporary craft aiming to disseminate and raise awareness of the work of talented craftspeople across Canada. Works selected will acknowledge the artistic vision and innovation of their creator while reflecting the personal language and distinct hand of their maker. An material expansion of Quest Art’s bi-annual juried textile exhibition, this call now supports the skills and knowledge of artisans at the forefront of their fields in ceramics, metal, glass, wood, leather, fibres and other non-traditional media. We encourage submissions of works which reinterpret tradition to make it relevant now and demonstrate the continuing valuable contribution to the culture of our time. Register online here for an account.

Entry fee per submission: Members $30, Non- Members $35

Submission Instructions

1. Decide how many works you would would like to submit

Members: 1 work = $30, 2 works $60, 3 works $90 (Canadian Dollars)
Non-Members: 1 work = $35, 2 works $70, 3 works $105 (Canadian Dollars)

2. Fill out the necessary information requested below
3. Type in the total amount required for your number of submissions and enter your credit card information
4. Create your account

For more information or assistance contact Executive Director Virginia Eichhorn

Click Here to help you with the submission process and scroll below to read about our 2019 INNOVATIONS’ jurors

Dr. Denis Longchamps is the newly appointed Executive Director at the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, Ontario. From 2013 to 2018, he served as the Artistic Director and Chief Curator at the Art Gallery of Burlington. Receiving his PhD in art history in 2009 from Concordia University, it was here he was also the administrator of the Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art from 2006 to 2011. In addition, Longchamps has taught art and craft history at Concordia University, York University and at Dawson College and contributed essays, articles and reviews to magazines and journals such as Espace-Sculpture, Ceramics Monthly, and Ceramics Art and Perception. Recent projects include the touring exhibition Naked Craft (Canada & Scotland, 2015-2017) and the inaugural Canadian Craft Biennial (2017) with four exhibitions, two residencies, workshops and an international symposium. He was the publisher and managing editor of Cahiers métiers d’art: Craft Journal (2006-2016).​

Stuart Reid has over 25 years of experience as a leader in the not-for-profit sector. He joined Community Foundation Grey Bruce as Executive Director in 2016 after serving for over four years at Brock University in St. Catharines as Director/Curator of Rodman Hall Art Centre. He has also served as Executive Director of the Mackenzie Art Gallery in Regina, Saskatchewan, and was an Adjunct Professor at the University of Regina, from 2009 to 2012. From 2001 to 2009, he was Director/Curator of the Tom Thomson Art Gallery in Owen Sound. He has also held curatorial posts at Art Gallery of Mississauga (2002-2009) and the former Ontario Crafts Council Gallery (1999-2002). Reid is a graduate of York University in Toronto. He also completed the J. Paul Getty Trust’s Museum Leadership Institute training at the University of California at Berkeley in 2002. He is an elected member of IKT International Curators of Contemporary Art Network, Luxembourg. An award-winning writer, Reid is the author of over 60 exhibition catalogues and several books. An active community volunteer, he is a former president of the Ontario Association of Art Galleries and currently sits on the Board of Craft Ontario.

Sarah Quinton is Curatorial Director at Toronto’s Textile Museum of Canada. Her curatorial projects focus on studio art practices that explore contemporary textiles as they inform and intersect with sculpture, photography, video, design and site-specific installations. International speaking invitations have included the Hangzhou Triennial of Fiber Art, Hangzhou, China; Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City; the Institute of International Visual Arts (INIVA), London, UK; and Goldsmiths, London, UK. She is the recipient of several grants and awards in recognition of her curatorial writing and projects. In Canada, she frequently guides critiques in college, university and studio contexts across the country, as she mentors emerging artists and curators. Quinton holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia; a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax; and a diploma from Sheridan College, Mississauga.