Selection Process

Applicants must submit 3-5 separate pieces of work as digital images. Images should be sufficiently high quality (800 X 600 pixels minimum) that will allow the Selection Committee to soundly assess and review the work. All work must have been produced in the last 3 years.

Applicants may submit up to five (5) images of each entry. We recommend multiple views be submitted for 3-dimensional work.

Each entry must be clearly identified as belonging to a specific media category as follows:

1. Pottery/Ceramics/Sculpture

2. Fibres (includes baskets, weaving, clothing, quilts, dolls, batik, etc.)

3. Glass

4. Jewellery

5. Leather/Fur

6. Photography

7. Painting / Drawing

8. Wood

9. Other (please specify on application form)

The selection process is blind and applicants are anonymous. No identification may be present on any piece of work for entry. Failure of this will render an application ineligible for the selection process.

Entries will be evaluated by a Selection Committee which will be composed of 2 artists, 2 arts professionals and 1 member of the community. Selection Committee members will review work independently and submit confidential results to the Organizing Committee.

For the sake of privacy, confidentiality and to eliminate and real or perceived occurrences of bias or influence, selection committee names will not be released.

Selection committee will score work on a scale of 1 - 10 for each of the following criteria:

1. Technical ability

2. Creativity

3. "Je ne sais quoi"

Selection committee members will be encouraged to include constructive criticism of the entries in order to enhance the growth of each artist.

Scores from each selection committee will be tallied for each artist by members of the Organizing Committee. Applicants with the highest aggregate scores, to a maximum of 40 exhibitors, will be invited to participate in the show. Work must meet a show standard of 65% to be included in the show. Decisions of the Organizing Committee are final and cannot be contested.

Decisions and Selection Committee comments on their work will be sent to each artist.

Get in touch with us

Arts on the Trail Festival
September 30th, 2017, 9AM-5PM
In and Around Elliot Lake, Ontario
For More Information
(705) 848-2287 ext 2400

About Arts on the Trail

On the last weekend in September, arts, colour and entertainment come to life like nowhere else.
Set amongst the flora and fauna of the beautiful Algoma District, Arts on the Trail is a scenic, self-guided art tour in and around the City of Elliot Lake.

Support Us

Arts on the Trail is a not-for-profit event made to help support the Arts and Culture community. As such we are always looking for volunteers and donations to help keep the event going.