September 10th – 24th, 2023

The Square Foot Show is popular with both artists and visitors to the Gallery. The objective is to pack as much punch as possible into one square foot of space. We welcome a variety of artwork — paintings, drawings, photographs, fiber art, ceramics, wood, and mixed media pieces, but there is one stipulation. The outside dimensions of the artwork (including any frame) must measure 12 inches by 12 inches.

This event is a major fund raiser for the gallery. Up to four pieces may be submitted, and all the artwork will be priced at $200. There will be an entry fee of $10 per piece, and a modest 25% commission on sales. Gallery visitors will be encouraged to vote for their favourite pieces, and People’s Choice Awards of $200, $150 and $100 will be given for the three most popular works in the show.

The work must be ready to hang (preferably with a wire, not frame clips). A label with the name of the artist, medium and title of the piece must be attached to the back of the artwork.

The Gallery may use an image of your artwork for publicity purposes. The Gallery respects community standards and reserves the right not to hang any work that is deemed inappropriate.

We will take normal precautions to care for all submitted artwork; however, the Gallery will assume no risk for loss or damage to any artwork whether from manmade or natural causes. It is the sole responsibility of the artist to insure each work against risk in whatever amount is considered necessary.

If you wish to participate in the Square Foot Show, complete the Entry Form below and submit it to the Gallery office by September 4. The Entry Fee of $10 per submission is payable by e-transfer (, or cheque made payable to the Gallery and mailed to the Treasurer, Grand Manan Art Gallery, 10 Marathon Lane, Grand Manan, NB, E5G3A3.

Artwork must reach the Gallery by September 8. Work that is mailed, or sent by courier, must be in a reusable shipping container with a return address. Unsold art may be collected at closing (5:00 PM) on September 28, or no later than noon on September 25.

For the convenience of mainland artists, artwork may be taken to By The Sea Framing, 122 Water Street, St. Andrews, NB on September6 or 7. By-The-Sea is currently open by appointment as their building is under construction, and artists are advised to call Rebecca at (506) 529-8700 to arrange a time for delivering their work.

Click here for Entry Form