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Call for submissions | Saint-Lambert artists honoured at the multi-purpose centre

Tuesday 8 June 2021

Continuing its initiatives to cast the spotlight on local artists and their art, the City will once again be transforming the walls in the entrance hallway of the multi-purpose centre into an exhibition hall. 

“As a city of culture, Saint-Lambert holds art in all its forms in high esteem, particularly when it comes from local artists. Through their talents, these artists enhance the cultural wealth and vitality of our community and its reach beyond local boundaries. We are very proud to offer them this unique showcase!” explained Mayor Pierre Brodeur.

Artists representing all styles and disciplines of the visual arts will be able to present their works and make them available for sale, giving art fans and artisans the chance to rub shoulders in a space dedicated exclusively to art.

Call for submissions

The multi-purpose centre (81 Hooper Street) will host exhibitions of works by professional Lambertan artists in the entrance hallway and the performance hall. This call for submissions goes out to artists working in all styles and disciplines of the visual arts and is intended to reflect our local cultural vitality.

The City of Saint-Lambert will establish the annual exhibition calendar. The exhibitions periods, each lasting four weeks, will vary depending on the needs of the Arts and Culture Division. The City reserves the right to allocate this space according to the projects under way at the multi-purpose centre.

Services

Exhibition rails (56 inches long), hanging wires, hooks, easels, locked display cases and display stands will be provided on site.

Fees: There are no exhibition fees. The artworks will be deposited on consignment for direct sale from the artist. No commissions will be retained on the sales, and all sales will be transacted directly with the artist.

Responsibilities of the City and of the artists

The City of Saint-Lambert undertakes to promote the exhibition and to provide assistance with installation and dismantling and with the identification of the artworks by means of wall labels. The City will film a short interview with the artist to present the exhibition. This interview will be published on the Ville de Saint-Lambert's Facebook page.

Insurance

The multi-purpose centre is used for a variety of cultural events and private rental functions. The artists must insure their own artwork against breakage, damage, theft, or other incidents. Under no circumstances will the City of Saint-Lambert be liable for damage to the artworks. The artists themselves undertake to cover the costs of insurance, of transporting the artworks, and of installing and dismantling the exhibition. A vernissage may be held, also at the artist’s expense.

Make a submission

The submission must be sent by email to culture@saint-lambert.ca by no later than September 10, 2021.

Documents to provide

  • An up-to-date résumé (CV), including the artist’s complete contact information;
  • A text describing the artistic process (1 page maximum);
  • A text describing the proposed exhibition project (1 page maximum);
  • Six (6) images (in JPG format only, 300 DPI) representative of the proposed exhibition, with the title of the work, medium, year, and dimensions.

We also ask that you use a download site such as Dropbox or We Transfer, for big files. Only complete submissions will be examined. The works must be ready to be hung.

Selection criteria

Artists must be Saint-Lambert residents. The selection criteria are the quality of the submission, variety of artistic media and subjects, and the aim of the artworks (fit for a public space). In the event that the City refuses a submission, it undertakes to keep the reason for the refusal confidential.

Information

For information, contact the Arts and Culture Division at 450-466-3889, ext. 3303, or at culture@saint-lambert.ca.