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Invitation to exhibit Art and Culture at Oshawa City Hall

November 1st, 2011

A message from: The Art and History Committee, City of Oshawa

The City of Oshawa invites Durham Region artists and groups to submit proposals for temporary exhibitions to be displayed in Oshawa City Hall. 

The exhibition space consists of three locked display cases in the Council Wing hallway of City Hall. Each locked case measures approximately 8’ (height) x 6’-8’(width) x 2’(depth) 2.4m x 1.8 – 2.4m x 0.55m with ceiling hanging devices and glass shelves available for displays.

The display cases showcase community artwork, heritage displays or collections for approximately a six-month period. In 2012, the anticipated exhibition schedule is February – July and July – December.

All proposals should be post-marked no later than December 16, 2011 and should consist of a resume, artist statement or display proposal and up to 10 visuals (no original art works; CD ROM preferred). The submissions will be reviewed by the Art and History Committee comprised of City of Oshawa staff, representatives from the Oshawa Community Museum and The Robert McLaughlin Gallery.

Applicants will be notified of the Committee’s decision in January 2012. At that time, arrangements will be made to coordinate the installation, timelines and details. (All exhibits are to be in a condition suitable for display, e.g. matting, framing, etc…) The City, in conjunction with the Oshawa Community Museum and The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, will assist with the installation of the exhibition. 

NOTE: The City of Oshawa and its partners/agents will not be responsible for insurance coverage of the works of art while they are on display.

We look forward to your creative submission! Please forward proposals to:

The Art and History Committee
c/o Service Oshawa
City of Oshawa
50 Centre Street South
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 3Z7

For inquiries contact
Linda Jansma, Chair of the Oshawa Art and History Committee
905.576.3000 ext. 111 or


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