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Become an Exhibitor

Join us this October 21 & 22  at the Horticulture Building 

The Call for Artists is now closed.

Process for Becoming an Exhibitor

Eligibility Criteria

In order to apply to become an exhibitor, please consider the following first to ensure you are eligible:

  1. You are an established/professional artist, who has been creating visual art for at least two years;

  2. You understand and agree that all of your pieces at the exhibition must be outfitted with appropriate hanging hardware (i.e. D-rings and wire);

  3. Your artwork is priced (or will be priced at the show) at a minimum of at least $0.80 to $1.25 per square inch or higher;

  4. You create original artwork, and will only be selling your own original pieces that are all part of one cohesive collection or clearly connected body of work;

  5. You understand that print sales of your own original artwork are permitted, and you agree to only sell limited edition prints (which will be priced at a minimum of $0.45 cents per sq. inch).

Exhibition Space and Fees

There will be approximately 55 spaces, complete with grids, available for artists to choose from within the Exhibition Floor Plan (please note that the floor plan is TBA and will be posted to this page once it is available). Some premium spaces will be available as well. All artists will be able to select their space well in advance of the event, and space selection order will be first-come-first-served based on the order of registration. It is highly advised that artists apply early in order to secure priority selection for exhibition space. 

  • Fees:

    • Standard Space $365 (early registration) / $395 (late registration)​

    • Premium Space $425 (early registration) / $455 (late registration)

  • Measurements:

    • 10' ft wide x 8' ft high x 5' ft deep (total of 15 linear feet, as grid set-up will be L-shaped)

  • Includes:​

    • Grids and black backdrop for all exhibition spaces​

    • Two exhibition days

    • Vernissage, with canapés and cocktail hour, and live music by Rebecca Noelle

Call for Artists

Open from: April 20th to July 10th

Once accepted, artists will be able to register and secure their preferred exhibition space. Artists accepted after we have reached capacity (approximately 55 exhibitors) will be added to a waitlist. For this reason, artists are highly encouraged to apply early, and register as soon as possible upon being accepted.

Selection Process

Applications will be reviewed by a Selection Committee, and assessed (on an on-going basis, as they are submitted), based on the following considerations:

  • Professionalism in the application. This includes the representation of the artwork/collection (clear, quality images), as well as the Artist Statement (articulate, grammatical, etc.).

  • Professionalism of the work. This includes demonstrating (one of the submission images can be used for this) that edges are finished/painted, and/or that pieces are framed, as well as have appropriate hanging hardware.

  • Professionalism of Online Presence. This includes having some method of online representation of your artwork, wherein clients can contact you, view your portfolio or currently available pieces. Active social media presence is a strong asset.

  • Previous Experience. This includes previous Wall Candy events, but ideally will also include other art shows or art exhibits. Having participated in other art events is helpful to your application because it allows us to see your level of engagement/investment in your art, as well as your ability to prepare for a show.

Registration Process

Once you have been accepted as an Exhibitor, you will need to pay for your registration in order to be officially in the event, and to be able to select your preferred exhibition space (please remember that this is first-come-first-served, and therefore artists who register early will have more to select from). To officially register you will need to:

  1. Reply to the acceptance email, confirming that you have received it, and that you will register within 72 hours (or let us know if you need more time so we can temporarily hold your spot).

  2. Register using the Eventbrite link provided to you in the acceptance email, and select your preferred space (based on what's available). You must complete payment in order to be officially registered.

Please note that Early Registration is between July 20th to August 10th. Registrations completed after this window will be considered Late Registration and therefore subject to the late registration fees.


Silent Auction

We understand the value of our health care system more now than ever. This is why we have partnered with the  Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation and will be hosting a Silent Auction for their "Building Space Between the Walls" fundraising campaign which will help add 15 more beds to the hospital!  You can help us with this meaningful fundraiser by donating a piece of your art to the Silent Auction. Art pieces (and their artist) that are part of the Silent Auction will be promoted numerously through social media and website platforms.


Apply Now

Have your carefully read all of the above? If you're ready to apply, please click the button below to submit your application. Please note that you should have your images and artist statement ready.

Donate Art for the Silent Auction

We have partnered with the Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation to help support them in their "Building Space Between the Walls" campaign, which will create space for 15 more beds at the hospital. Your donated art can help.