• Travel: A Juried Exhibition at Toronto Pearson

    Toronto Pearson is the starting point for millions of journeys each year, taking people within the province, across the country or to the other side of the globe. For the 2013 juried exhibition, artists are invited to reflect upon their travels. Images may be inspired by an actual place or by the experience of travel.

    November 20, 2013 – April 13, 2014

    Airspace Gallery, Terminal 1

    Purchase Award

    One work will be purchased for the Greater Toronto Airports Authority’s Corporate Collection. Toronto Pearson International Airport is operated by the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA).


    Maura Broadhurst is an independent curator and arts manager. Maura holds a BA in Art History with a specialization in Arts Administration (University of Waterloo) and a MA in Art History (Concordia University). From 1999 to 2011 Maura was the Curator at the Latcham Gallery. Maura has taught courses in museum studies and contemporary curatorial practices at the University of Western Ontario in London. Since 2011 Maura has been the Arts Investment Officer at the Ontario Arts Council.]

    Nicole Collins is a Toronto-based artist whose practice focuses on the effect of time, accumulation, force and heat on visceral materials, primarily through painting but also with installations, interventions, video, sound and multiples. She received a BA in Fine Arts (University of Guelph) and MA in Visual Studies (University of Toronto).She recently had a solo exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario. She teaches at OCADU.

    Morris Lum is a Mississauga-based photographer/artist whose work explores the hybrid nature of the Chinese-Canadian communities in the Greater Toronto Area. He holds a BA in Visual Studies (University of Toronto) and in 2009, received a MFA in Documentary Media (Ryerson University). Morris’ photographs have been shown in solo and group exhibitions in Toronto and Mississauga. His short films have been screened in Canada, the United States and Australia.


    • Open to all artists residing in the following Ontario area codes: 416, 647, 905 and 289. Artists employed by the GTAA or at Toronto Pearson International Airport are eligible to apply, provided that all other entry criteria are met.
    • All two-dimensional media, including paintings, original prints, photographs, mixed media and textiles, are accepted. This exhibition space cannot accommodate sculpture.
    • Works must be no larger than 72 inches (183 cm) high or 48 inches (122 cm) wide, including frame.

    Submission Guidelines and Process

    Images, entry form, and statement must be received by Monday, November 4 at 11:59 p.m.

    • Entry is by online submission only. CDs, slide or email submissions are not accepted.
    • Entry by .jpg image, 300 dpi resolution, maximum file size 4MB.
    • Image files must be labeled as [Artist surname]_[Title of work].jpg
      (i.e. Jones_ViewOfToronto.jpg)
    • Each artist can submit up to two works.
    • Each work must be accompanied by a short statement (maximum 200 words) about the work.
    • Work must be original and must have been completed within three years of the entry deadline.

    Begin the online submission process.

    If your submission is successful, you will receive a confirmation email within two business days.

    Selection of Work

    • Works will be selected by the blind jury method.
    • All artists will be notified of acceptance/non-acceptance by telephone or email in the week of November 11.

    Accepted Work

    • The jurors’ decisions are final. No work may be withdrawn once it has been accepted.
    • A work may be disqualified from the exhibition if it was misrepresented by the images used in the jurying process.
    • A fee of $100 will be paid to each exhibiting artist.
    • Work must be framed for exhibition (including hardware). Works on stretched canvas do not need to be framed, however edges must be cleanly finished.
    • The GTAA reserves the right to adjust, or apply if necessary, hanging devices for safety or security.
    • The GTAA has permission to photograph the selected works and use the images of the selected works for the GTAA’s publicity, educational and reference purposes.
    • Accepted work must be delivered to the airport by November 19. Delivery details will be provided to artists whose work is selected.
    • The display location for each work selected will be at the discretion of the GTAA.

    Transportation and Insurance

    • The GTAA will insure accepted works while on the premises until the specified pick up date.
    • Shipping/transportation of accepted work to the GTAA is the responsibility of the artist.