Public Art and Exhibitions

Oakville Galleries
Oakville Museum
QEPCCC Cultural Group members

Public Art

The Town of Oakville is developing a Public Art program to integrate artists and artwork into the development of applicable public projects. Acquired through a public process with the specific intention of being sited in the public realm, public art is to be accessible and frequented by the general public

Public art may be temporary or permanent artworks and may include but is not limited to sculptures, mosaics, banners, earthworks, or street furniture. The town’s Public Art Procedure recommends and defines the overall roles and responsibilities within the Public Art program.

Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre galleries

Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (QEPCCC) presents artwork by local, national and international contemporary artists in three spaces: the corridors, Main Gallery and display area. The centre also hosts a satellite exhibition space featuring pieces from the Oakville Museum collection.

Click on the headings that follow for more information.

Current exhibitions at QEPCCC

Gallery hours

Monday-Friday, noon-7 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, noon-5 p.m.

Oakville Art Society: My Canada Art Exhibition

April 8 to May 7

Join us for the Reward Reception on Sunday, May 7, from 3 to 5 p.m. Free and open to the public!

This exhibition is a celebration of Canada’s 150th year featuring the artistic creations of the Oakville Art Society Members’ Juried Show and Community Outreach Art Program.

The Community Outreach Art Program showcases the art of OAS partners: Hub for Community Inclusion and the retirement communities of Amica at Oakville, Revera Kensington and Revera Churchill. We hope you come and experience this unique art exhibit and join us for our Reward Reception.

Corridor Galleries

Artists

Edwin Sarmis – X, Y, Z

Olivia Tripp Morrow – Stretch

Rehtaeh Parsons Memory Stone – For Her We Speak

Dick Sanders – Scenes of Nature

Virender Paul Madan – Woman

Lawrence Halycz – A Work in Progress

Organizations

ArtWorks Oakville – Artists’ Choice

Oakville Art Society – Members Showcase

Oakville Quilters’ Guild – Landscapes in Fabric

Oakville Camera Club – Capture Oakville 2016

QEP Fine Art Members – Expressions
Amira Ayad, Kathleen Chiovitti, Lynda Klaassen, Nikita Nicholas, Suzanne Patrick, Anne Reid

White Oaks Secondary School – Art, Actually: IB Visual Arts at WOSS

Oakville Museum Display Space

HOME and Native Land: Being Canadian

February 17, 2017-January 2018

Artifacts, photographs and interviews of 150 current Oakville residents representing different cultures and traditions from around the world, woven together to showcase Oakville’s vibrant community and its Canadian identity.

QEPCCC exhibition calls for submission and application forms

QEPCCC welcomes proposals from professional, local artists and curators in the areas of fine art, craft, performance art and digital arts for both its Main Gallery and Corridor Galleries. The QEPCCC Exhibitions Committee reviews proposals twice a year. Application due dates are March 1 and October 1.

Four kilometres of Corridor Galleries showcase work that reflects the range of activities in the building including individual and group members of QEPCCC, as well as professional and emerging artists, instructors and students in the community at large. The preferred duration of group and solo shows in the QEPCCC Corridor Galleries is three to four months. Exhibiting in the Corridor Galleries is free. Open the QEPCCC Corridor Galleries map (PDF, 1.9 MB).

The Main Gallery presents professional artwork by local artists. Content ranges from historical to contemporary themes. Exhibitions may also include works by national and international artists and exhibitions proposed by curators or collectives. Rental rates range from $275 to $325 weekly for a minimum of three weeks. Open the Main Gallery floor plan (PDF, 180 kB).

QEPCCC also welcomes proposals for workshops by exhibiting artists who wish to share their techniques or expertise with the public.

The exhibition schedule for the Main Gallery and Corridor Galleries combines gallery rentals and exhibitions organized by town staff, including partnerships with QEPCCC Cultural Group members.

Application forms and submission requirements

Please open the Galleries Purpose and Procedures (PDF, 170 kB) for more information. Applications must include:

  • Exhibition Application Form (PDF, 110 kB).
  • Written proposal with details regarding the issues or ideas explored, as well as the type of medium and format of the works to be exhibited, in three paragraphs or less.
  • Five to ten images of your work on CD and/or DVD. Images must be PC compatible in JPEG format, and a maximum of 1 MB file size (maximum resolution of 1024x768 pixels at 72dpi). Do not submit PowerPoint presentations, PDFs or large TIFF files. Do not send original artwork!
  • A corresponding image list. Label all materials and list the works numerically, indicating each title, year of production, materials used and overall dimensions.
  • Provide a current curriculum vitae (resume) listing your training/education, exhibitions, grants/awards and other professional art experience (three pages maximum).

Mail or deliver applications to:

Gallery Submissions
Cultural Coordinator
Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre
Town of Oakville
2302 Bridge Road
Oakville, ON  L6L 2G6
dianne.pearce@oakville.ca

For more information contact the Queen Elizabeth Community and Cultural Centre at 905-815-5979.