People’s Choice Awards for the 2021 Square Foot Show went to Ruby Van Nice (1st), Beth Reicker (2nd), and Mario Beaudoin (3rd)

The Square Foot Show

July 17 – 29, 2022

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. The images above illustrate work by three artists who responded to this challenge and received Visitor’s Choice Awards for their work in the 2021 Square Foot Show.

We invite you to be part of this year’s event. We will welcome a variety of artwork — paintings, drawings, photographs, fibre art, ceramics, wood, and mixed media pieces, and there is just one stipulation. A square foot measures 12 inches by 12 inches, and the outside dimensions of all submitted pieces (including any frame) must measure 12 inches by 12 inches.

This event is a major fund raiser for the Gallery, and all the artwork will be priced at $200. There will be an entry fee of $10 per piece, and up to four pieces may be submitted. The Gallery will charge a 25% commission on sales. Gallery visitors will be encouraged to 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.

Work must be ready to hang (preferably with a wire, not frame clips), and a label with your name, 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 to promote the Show. 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, but the Gallery will assume no risk for loss or damage. It is the responsibility of the artist to insure each work against risk in whatever amount is considered necessary.

Complete the Entry Form below and submit it to the Treasurer, Grand Manan Art Gallery, 10 Marathon Lane, Grand Manan, NB, E5G3A3 by July 8, and include the Entry Fee of $10 per submission, payable by e-transfer (, cash, or cheque made payable to the Gallery.

Artwork must reach the Gallery by July 15, 2021. Work that is mailed, or sent by courier, must be in a reusable shipping container with a return address. Unsold artwork that is not collected by August 5 will become the property of the Gallery.

For convenience of mainland artists, artwork may be taken to By The Sea, 122 Water Street, St. Andrews, NB from July 13 to 14.

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