1080 Keewatin St,
Thunder Bay, ON, P7B 6T7


Deadline for Entry: Monday, October 31st, 2022, by 5 PM

The Thunder Bay Art Gallery is thrilled to announce the call for submissions to NWO, NOW our 2023 Northern Ontario Juried Exhibition.

The exhibition will be held from January 6 – March 20, 2023.

The exhibition is open to all artists living across all of Northern Ontario.

All media will be accepted, and works must be original and completed within the years 2020-2022. Artwork that challenges, expands, and innovates is encouraged. Artists at all stages of their careers are welcomed (no student work). A maximum of three works per artist will be accepted for submission.

The Thunder Bay Art Gallery recognizes that barriers to access exist for many artists interested in applying. We encourage submissions by artists from historically underrepresented groups including BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour), LGBTQIA2S+ identifying individuals, Deaf persons, and persons with disabilities.

Deadline for Entry: Monday, October 31st, 2022, by 5 PM.


Submission must include

  • Completed Entry Form (download PDF and fillable entry form below)
  • Artist Resume (maximum 2 pages) and/or a short description of your artist experience and training including mentorship, learning from family members, and skills-based learning and exhibition or presentation history
  • 100–300-word artist statement (what type of art do you make and why do you make it?)
  • Up to 3 images of each submitted work (JPEGs, maximum of 1 MB per image). Please title your image files as follows:
    • Example: 01_Lastname_Firstname_Title of work.jpeg
  • $5.00 non-refundable entry fee per artwork, a maximum of 3 artworks. See payment options below.


Still not sure how to submit?

Check out this video for a detailed look at the submission process and start your application today!
Our Community Engagement Coordinator, Cynthia Nault will guide you though step-by-step.


Video Tutorial for Submissions


Submission Guidelines and Schedule

  • Artworks previously exhibited are ineligible.
  • Artworks must have been completed within the years 2020-2022.
  • All selected works must be ready for display.
  • All shipping arrangements and costs are the responsibility of the artist. The Thunder Bay Art Gallery will not accept collect shipments.
  • The artist, by submission of entry, grants the Thunder Bay Art Gallery the right to photograph accepted work for publicity, educational and reference purposes.
  • No entry may be withdrawn once it has been accepted or removed from the exhibition until after the closing date.
  • Deadline for entry is Monday, October 31st, 2022, by 5 PM.
  • Notification for selected artwork will be sent by Friday, November 15, 2022.

ENTRY FEE: $5 per artwork, a maximum of 3 artworks (non-refundable)

Visa, MasterCard, Debit, or Cash (must be paid in person at Thunder Bay art Gallery)
EMT (available upon request contact submissions@theag.ca)

Send completed submissions by email to: submissions@theag.ca

Accessibility: If you are a person with special circumstances, accommodation needs, or internet service barriers please be in touch with us about alternatives to your digital submission.
If you cannot pay your entry fee with a credit card contact submissions@theag.ca to make alternative payment arrangements.
Questions? Contact staff at submissions@theag.ca or (807) 577-6427.
Artist fees paid to selected artists. Notification by email by Friday, November 15th, 2022.