Public Art and Exhibitions

Oakville Galleries
Oakville Museum
QEPCCC Cultural Group members

You're invited to a FREE sneak peek rehearsal!

Circle of Harmony, an award-winning four-part a cappella chorus of women,
will be rehearsing at QEPCCC on March 29, from 7 to 7:30 p.m. for an upcoming regional competition in New York.

Join us for a FREE performance of a selection of Canadian songs with the new Oakville Museum exhibition "Our Home and Native Land: Being Canadian" as their backdrop!


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.

Main Gallery

ArtWorks Oakville 18th Annual Juried Show

February 28 to March 26

Join us for the Opening Reception on Thursday, March 2 at 7 p.m. Free and open to the public!

ArtWorks is dedicated to promoting and showcasing visual artists at public spaces throughout Oakville and the surrounding area. The variety of art styles and changing exhibitions enrich participating public and private spaces. At each site, patrons and employees can enjoy unique creations. Each year, ArtWorks coordinates a juried exhibition hosted in the Main Gallery of QEPCCC.

Corridor Galleries

Artists

Edwin Sarmis – X, Y, Z

Kim Correia – Cottonwood Cards

Olivia Tripp Morrow – Stretch

Rehtaeh Parsons Memory Stone – For Her We Speak

Soyeon Kim – Illustration and Fine Art

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 – Out of this World

Oakville Camera Club – Capture Oakville 2016

QEP Fine Art Members – 6 from Studio 3
Amira Ayad, Kathleen Chiovitti, Lynda Klaassen, Nikita Nicholas, Suzanne Patrick, Anne Reid

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

QEP Digital Discoveries – Children’s Photography and Photoshop Class

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.