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Call for Submissions: 45th Juried Exhibition

November 10, 2023

The AGN hosts a vibrant juried exhibition showcasing a wide variety of artists and art works from across the region and beyond. This winter we celebrate our 45th Juried Exhibition offering participating artists both exposure to the Northumberland County community, as well as an opportunity to meet fellow artists, encourage activity in the visual arts and most importantly support artists. Jurors to be announced.

Click here to download the submission form.



  • The exhibition is open to all artists living in Ontario.
  • All media are eligible, we encourage 3-dimensional works.
  • Participants may submit a maximum of two (2) original works produced within the last 2 years and have not previously been exhibited at the AGN. Work from kits or patterns are not acceptable.
  • Two-dimensional works must not exceed 60” in width including the frame. Works should not exceed 40 lbs. and must fit through a standard door.
  • All works must be in condition suitable for exhibition.
  • In submitting their entry forms, the artist grants the AGN the right to photograph their works for publicity, education, reference and social media purposes.
  • Jury decision is final. Acceptance of work is not guaranteed.
  • All work accepted will be insured by the AGN for the duration of the exhibition.
  • Artwork must be delivered to the AGN on Tuesday, January 9 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Works not accepted must be picked up on Friday, January 12 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Non-refundable entry fee $25 for Members (maximum 2 works); $35 for Non-Members (maximum 2 works). Payment by cash, debit, cheque, Visa or MasterCard is required upon delivery.
  • AGN commission on any sales of art is 35% during the exhibition. Please Note: in the event of a sale, shipping to the customer is the Artist’s responsibility.
  • Work included in the exhibition must be picked up on Tuesday, February 27 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Opening Celebration Saturday, January 13 at 1:00 p.m.

Click here to download the submission form.



Meet The Jurors

Celeste Scopelites
Celeste Scopelites is currently Director of the Art Gallery of Peterborough. She has brought her experience working with diverse artists and audiences to the AGP. Being committed to issues of equity, diversity and inclusion, she encourages this discourse and works towards institutional change. Previously, while Director/Curator at the Art Gallery of Sudbury, she had the opportunity to work with Bonnie Devine who curated the exhibition Daphne Odjig: A Retrospective Exhibition, resulting in a partnership with the National Gallery of Canada which included a national tour and catalogue, available in English, French and Anishnaabemowin. While Manager, Residency Program and Curator at the Living Arts Centre, Mississauga, she assisted emerging artists in establishing their practice and teaching careers. Earlier experience includes Gallery Manager at the Detroit Artist Market, a non-profit gallery committed to contemporary art, connecting artists, collectors and communities.  She holds an MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan, AOCA, Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto and a BA from the University of Guelph. She is a member of CAMDO and a graduate of the Getty Leadership program. She has sat on the Board of Galleries Ontario and is currently on the Craft Ontario Board of Directors.

Sarena Seifer
Sarena’s professional interest focus on equitable partnerships between communities and academic institutions around learning, knowledge production and community/economic development. She spent 17 years advancing such partnerships as founding executive director of Community-Campus Partnerships for Health and continues to do so as a consultant. Sarena also curates urban excursions focused on food, history, art and culture, including street art tours, gallery hops, food crawls, architectural visits and performances in unusual venues. She holds an undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis, and a masters and medical degrees from Georgetown University.

Graeme Steel
Graeme Steel is not an artist! He doesn’t sculpt, paint or make prints nor does he own pastels, palette knives or a sewing machine. He does, however, own Ganaraska Art & Framing where he has immersed himself in art for the past four years. As a framer, Graeme sees some of the best art from some of the most impressive collections in Ontario. He’s also framed a healthy number of dog photos. As a curator, he works with some of the most brilliant and talented people in Northumberland Country and beyond. So many, in fact, that he’s had to raise his art game. Through both pursuits, Graeme has learned about art care, art theory, art history and the various – sometimes manic – creative processes artists use to explore ideas. As a gallerist, he’s been exposed to all kinds of reactions, interpretations and conversations about the art he shows. Balancing beauty with more challenging concepts is a skill that he is constantly revisiting and refining. You could say he sees his business and the opportunities it provides like an artist sees a canvas. So maybe he is an artist… but he still can’t paint.

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