Call for submissions for Open Doors exhibition

Inspired by the annual Doors Open event in Toronto, Christopher Hume – Urban Affairs Writer for The Toronto Star – is curating an exhibition that will take place at Gallery 1313 from May 26 to June 9, 2010.   


The enormous success of Doors Open was a reminder of the great curiosity Torontonians feel for their city and its architecture. But architecture is about more than the design of buildings; each project, whether intended or not, is an argument for a world view, a way of life. This is where the artist comes into the picture. His or her task is to make the obvious apparent, if not visible.


This exhibition gives artists a unique opportunity to explore the influences of local architecture in their artistic practice. The exhibition pays homage to the event and allows the public an opportunity to make a further connection with city architecture by viewing the creative process that has inspired these artists. Artists can use any medium they choose to produce the work that is inspired by local Toronto architecture.  


Artists are asked to submit: a recent CV, 5-8 digital images, an artist’s statement, and all contact information. Please enclose a non-refundable administrative fee of $40 payable to PVAC Inc. or Gallery 1313. All forms of media are accepted.


Please submit to:


Gallery 1313

1313 Queen Street West

Toronto, Ontario

M6K 1L8

Attn: Phil Anderson, Director


The deadline for submissions is May 13, 2010.


The exhibition will run from May 26 to June 6, 2010 at Gallery 1313. Gallery hours are Wednesday to Sunday from 1:00pm to 6:00pm. For more information, please visit or call 416.536.6778.