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Crafting Ontario Exhibition Call for Entry

Craft Ontario is thrilled to partner with the Colborne Street Gallery to present an exhibition of member work from across the province! 

Deadline: Friday, June 30, 2023, by 4:00 pm EST 

Crafting Ontario: A Showcase of Contemporary Work from Across the Province will take place at Colborne Street Gallery, 36 Colborne Street, Fenelon Falls, August 17 – October 29, 2023.

All Craft Ontario members are invited to apply!


Important Dates

  • Deadline for Applications: Friday, June 30, 2023, 4:00 pm EST
  • Notification: Friday, July 14, 2023
  • Delivery of Work: Tuesday, August 10, 2023
  • Exhibition open to the public: August 17 – October 29, 2023
  • Opening Reception: Saturday, September 9, 2023
  • Pick-up of unsold Work: Wednesday, November 1, 2023



  • All submissions must use the online application form. Hard copy or in-person submissions will not be accepted.
  • All work must be original, handmade work, created by the artist.
  • Applications can include up to ten (10) works for consideration.
  • Final exhibition work will be chosen by a jury consisting of Chris Van Lierop, Co-owner of Colborne Street Gallery, Darcie Kennedy, Managing Director of Colborne Street Gallery, and Scott Coish, Sales & Marketing Associate at Craft Ontario.
  • Successful applicants must hold a Craft Ontario Maker Membership. For membership inquiries, please contact Elycia SFA, Member Relations & Programs Manager, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Non-members can apply by paying a $10 Admin Fee. If a non-member has work accepted into the exhibition, they will be required to purchase a Maker Membership prior to being included in the exhibition. If this fee is a financial barrier, or if you have any questions, please get in touch at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Submitted works must be for sale, and can include both production and one-of-a-kind pieces.
  • Colborne Street Gallery takes a commission split of 50% on all sales. A consignment agreement will be sent to all successful applicants, and a signed copy is required prior to the exhibition.
  • Artists are responsible for the shipping, delivery, and pick up of their work, both to and from the Gallery.
  • All work must arrive at the Gallery wrapped and protected. Unwrapped work is at risk of damage and is not the responsibility of the Gallery.
  • All work must arrive at the Gallery ready for display. If work is not ready for display, the Gallery cannot guarantee the work will be shown. Works that are to be hung on the wall must have a wire, hooks, and/or D-rings on the reverse. The hanging system at the Gallery is a picture rail system where unframed works do not hang well. Please note the hooks for hanging are 5/8” (15.875 mm) wide, so the D-ring must be wide enough for the hook to fit through. If the work is freestanding sculpture, it must be able to safely stand on its own, and multiple-piece installation work must have instructions.
  • Once work has been received and inspected at the Gallery, it is insured under the Gallery policy.
  • The Gallery is responsible for the installation of the exhibition.




About Colborne Street Gallery

Established in 2018, Colborne Street Gallery is dedicated to the exhibition of contemporary art, including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, fibre, and mixed media arts. The gallery also features a selection of Inuit Art from Kinngait Studios, Nunavut including print, drawing and sculpture. Located in downtown Fenelon Falls, the gallery hosts artist talks, workshops, and other special events that engage and support the local community.


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Who We Are

Formerly the Ontario Crafts Council, Craft Ontario is a not-for-profit service organization that works to have craft recognized as a valuable part of life. We promote and celebrate professional craft through providing member opportunities, and advocate for craft practice by educating and empowering diverse audiences.