Union Gallery calls for Submissions

The Union Gallery is looking for emerging artists who are in transition between post secondary education and professional practice to participate in a project entitled ART SHIFT. Art Shift is an intergenerational project for creative exchange and professional development between local established and emerging visual artists. The goal of the project is to foster excellence in all aspects of professional art practice by providing a framework in which young artists work with established artists, in a mentoring relationship, to develop both practical and critical aspects of their art practice. The project will consist of three components; a mentoring program, a public presentation in the form of an exhibition at the Union Gallery and a publication. Mentors will be drawn from the existing pool of experienced (mid and late career) artists in the Kingston region and matched with emerging artists. ART SHIFT will begin in March/April 2009 (contingent on funding)

Who is eligible?
Artists living and working in the Kingston region who have a contemporary practice in visual media and who have completed post secondary education or training for 4-6 months and up to 4 years.

What you need to apply:
*A letter of interest outlining what you would like to achieve in this project if chosen to participate, the media you work in and a general idea of what you would be looking for in a mentor. Also indicate how long it has been since you completed post-secondary education or if self-taught, how long you have been doing your work.
* A curriculum vitae, 10-15 digital images/audio or video works labeled in chronological order to match your image list and with an image list.

Deadline for Submissions:
November 1st, 2008, send submissions to 1st Floor, Stauffer Library, Queen’s University Kingston ON K7L 5C4

For More Information:
Jocelyn Purdie, Union Gallery Director
(613) 533-3171