Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Art Gallery Accepting Submissions for Juried Exhibition Celebrating the Neurodivergent Community

The Tom Thomson Art Gallery, in partnership with the Reach Centre Grey Bruce and Georgian Bay School of the Arts, have announced the launch of a juried art exhibition called Creative Pathways: Celebrating the Neurodivergent Community.

This is a public call for art inviting local artists who self-identify as neurodivergent to submit up to five artworks that will be showcased in a juried art exhibition at The TOM from September 21 to January 4, 2025. The theme of this group show is ‘community’ and artwork should offer individual interpretation of this topic.

This project aims to unite artists, break down barriers, challenge stereotypes, and highlight the immense talent and creative energy of neurodivergent artists in our region.

There will be a panel of six jurors for this exhibition including:

Aidan Ware, Director and Chief Curator, Tom Thomson Art Gallery
Jennifer Miller, Executive Director, Reach Centre Grey Bruce
Morag Budgeon, Executive Director, Georgian Bay School of the Arts
Marc Matei, Art Facilitator, Reach Centre Grey Bruce
Shannon Bingeman, Assistant Curator, Tom Thomson Art Gallery
Heather McLeese, Curator of Public Projects & Education, Tom Thomson Art Gallery

We are thrilled to partner with both the Reach Centre Grey Bruce and Georgian Bay School of the Arts on this meaningful juried art exhibition promoting diversity and creating a culture of inclusion,” said Heather McLeese, Curator of Public Projects and Education at The TOM.

On Saturday, August 10, the Georgian Bay School of the Arts invites the public to come and add their mark to a collaborative art piece using mediums that explore different sensory stimulation. The single, large, finished artwork will be featured in the Creative Pathways exhibition.

Creative Pathways deadline for submission is July 15 at 5 p.m. Please review all submission requirements and guidelines on the Gallery’s website, and if you have any questions or need assistance in the submission process, please contact Heather McLeese, Curator of Public Projects & Education at The TOM by phone 519-376-1932 ext. 5006 or email hmcleese@tomthomson.org.

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