Timeline | Additional Information

Redeemer University is celebrating its 40th anniversary, and we are inviting alumni to share their work in a group exhibition opening this fall. The exhibition will open on September 6, 2022, and include a gala reception during Redeemer’s anniversary celebration on October 1. The exhibition will end on November 4. This special art display will showcase the rich legacy of Redeemer’s art alumni. Our goal is to curate a tapestry of excellent work that celebrates the diverse artistic visions of Redeemer alumni.

If your work is selected for the exhibition, you will have the option of selling your artwork or having it returned to you.


May 31: Deadline to submit proposal
July 1: Artists will be notified of selection results
August 15 – 27: Hand delivery of artworks with label information
August 26: Deadline for receipt of shipped works with label information
September 1 and 2: Installation days
September 6: Exhibition opens
October 1:  Exhibition Premiere at Redeemer University Art Gallery, 3:30 p.m.
November 4: Exhibition closes
November 5, 7-12: Artwork can be picked up at Redeemer
November 14: Artwork shipped to the artist, prepaid with packaging supplied by artist

Additional Information

Eligibility: The exhibition is open to all Redeemer alumni (not just Art majors and minors).

Media Limitations: Work may be 2-dimensional wall-mounted, 3-dimensional wall-mounted or free-standing, executed in any medium. Exhibition space is limited in its ability to accommodate work involving sound, light or movement. Only original works of art are eligible for exhibition. Original digital artwork and photography are welcome, but reproductions are not eligible. While work of any size is eligible, consider including some work under 36”x36” within your submission.

Presentation: All work that requires hanging should be prepared with a professional hanging system, and be ready to hang. D-rings or hanging wire are prefered. While framing is often recommended, we want to present your best work as you choose. If your work involves elaborate set-up (such as installation or assemblage), you may be asked to attend an installation day. 

Invitational Process: All submissions will be reviewed by the gallery curator, Professor Phil Irish. The delivered work must correspond to the work selected in the curatorial process.

Sales: Work may be offered for sale by the artist.

Entry Process:  Each artist may submit a maximum of 5 artworks. The online submission process will require quality documentation of your work in jpg format, an artist statement, and a biography. You can indicate whether your work is for sale, and the price. There is also the opportunity to propose an idea that falls outside of the general submission format. 

Labeling: Artworks must be clearly labeled with the artist’s first and last names. 

Documentation Rights: Redeemer University reserves the right to photograph the exhibit and individual works in it and will retain them as part of its promotional materials and exhibition records.

Delivery of Artwork: Artworks may be shipped or hand-delivered to Redeemer University Art Department, Attention Phil Irish. All works must be received no later than August 26, 2022. The artist is responsible for all shipping costs and in-transit insurance to and from Redeemer University. Shipped artwork must be sent prepaid in substantial, reusable containers. Instructions for return shipping and a self-addressed shipping label must accompany the delivered artwork(s). Some funds are available to assist with return shipping – this will be reserved for out-of-province artists, and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Hand-delivered artwork may be brought directly to Redeemer University to the attention of the Art Department between August 15 and August 27 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.  

Responsibility: Every care will be exercised in the handling of all works submitted. Redeemer University insured the artwork while on the premises.Any loss or damage to the artwork that occurs during transit is the responsibility of the artist.You may consider appropriate shipping insurance.

Please contact Phil Irish at pirish@redeemer.ca with any questions.