July 14th – August 2nd, 2024

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 show is an important fund raiser for the Gallery. Artists may submit up to four pieces and all submissions will be priced at $200. The entry fee is $10 per submission, and the Gallery will charge a 25% commission on sales.

If you wish to participate in the Square Foot Show, complete the Entry Form and submit it to the Gallery office by July 7. The Entry Fee of $10 per submission, is payable by e-transfer (gmag2121@gmail.com), 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 July 12, 2024.

For the convenience of mainland artists, artwork may be taken to By The Sea Framing, 122 Water Street, St. Andrews, NB on July 10 or 11. Artists are advised to call Rebecca at (506) 529-8700 to arrange a time for delivering their work.

The work must be ready to hang (preferably with a wire, not frame clips), and a label with the name of the artist, medium and title of the piece must be attached to the back of the artwork. Artists are advised that an image of the artwork may be used for publicity purposes to promote the Show. The Gallery respects community standards and reserves the right not to hang any work that is deemed inappropriate.

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 (6:00 PM) on August 2 , or no later than noon on August 3.

Gallery visitors will vote for their favourite pieces, and People’s Choice Awards of $100, $150 and $200 will be given for the three most popular works in the show.

Click here for Square Foot Show Entry Form