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Call for Art: 24/25 MWS Learning Commons Annual Exhibition

Attention MIW Students!

The MWS Learning Commons invites you to share your creative expressions!

This unique opportunity is a call to all students at the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts to showcase your talent and artwork, and to be part of a special rotating annual exhibition that will be on display in the Learning Commons, located within the Marilyn I. Walker, School of Fine and Performing Arts.


For this exhibition, we are seeking artwork that is vibrant, exciting, and engaging.
We hope to illuminate and represent the creative spirit of our students here at the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts through a dynamic display of material exploration, experimentation, impact, surprise, analysis, and innovation.

Submission Guidelines:

Artwork Format: Accepted mediums include painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, 3D printing, mixed media, 2D Digital art.

Size and Dimensions:

Sculpture/3D works: up to 6×4 feet; include approximate weight and any installation requirements.

Micro-sculpture: up to 6×4 inches

2D works: up to 4×4 feet

The Learning Commons is not a formal gallery space, and as such, space is limited particularly for large scale works. Submissions will be juried.

Please consider the practical aspects of transporting and displaying your work, as well as preparedness; all work must be complete (not in-progress) and install-ready, which means hardware or fixtures, framing, or special instruction.

Submission Deadline and Timelines: All entries must be submitted electronically by April 3, 2024 Late submissions will not be considered.

Selected work will be exhibited from May 1, 2024 to April 11, 2025
Students are responsible for delivery and pick-up of all submitted work.

Each student can submit up to two artworks.

Please include label information: full name, artwork title, year, medium, size (in inches or feet), course (if applicable), brief description.

Include 1 – 2 photographs of each submitted work. Submit image files as high-resolution JPEGs.
Label image files as: FULL NAME, ARTWORK TITLE

Submission Process: Please email submission materials to

In the subject line, please write: LEARNING COMMONS – EXHIBITION SUBMISSION

Important Dates:

Call for Art Opens: March 14, 2024

Submission Deadline: April 3, 2024

Notification of Acceptance: Selected students will be notified on/by April 8, 2024

Exhibition Dates: May 1, 2024 to April 11, 2025

Drop-off date(s): April 15 – 19, 2024
If your work is selected, please drop off your work during this window to the MWS Learning Commons space.

Pick-up artwork between: April 14 – 17, 2025

About the Space:

The Learning Commons is located on the second floor of the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts and is a study space that welcomes students from all departments. The communal spot is equipped with an array of seating and table space, a professional photo scanner especially useful for transparent media, iMac workstations focused on image capture/digital editing and music composition/editing, a photocopier, a vinyl cutter, a light-table and 3D printers are also available for student use. An adjacent silent room offers seating for 20 people, and a flat-screen display with an associated computer for groups. This room can be booked for private group study or for presentations. Flooded with natural light, the Learning Commons is a calm and habitual study space that students gravitate toward year-round. [1]

We encourage you to share this call for art across the MIW student community and we look forward to receiving your submissions and celebrating your creative expressions!

For questions and further information, please contact the Visual Arts Gallery at

Looking ahead…
The next call for this annual exhibition will be shared in March 2025!

[1] The Learning Commons at the MIWSFPA. Brock University. (n.d.).


John Mann Gallery at 13th Street Winery – Expression 2024 exhibition

Thank you for your interest in applying to our Expression 2024 exhibition at John Mann Gallery,  1776 Fourth Avenue, St. Catharines located on 13th Street Winery.

We are excited to offer artists an opportunity to participate in this group show if they are: 

1. graduating from Brock University Visual Arts program in 2024 

2. alumni or faculty of Brock University 

3. alumni or faculty of OCADU (Ontario College of Art and Design) 

4. recipients of the 13th Street Winery Expression Award. 

Deadline for application: March 11, 2024
Email submissions to: