Annual Art Exhibition - Call for Submissions

Each year the literary and music festival Writers at Woody Point mounts an exhibition of artwork by Newfoundland based artists and craftspeople. This year’s exhibition, titled Change, asks artists to consider the change in the world around them.

2019 poster artist Anne Pinsent writes:

At the 2018 Writers at Woody Point Festival in August, there was a lot of talk about January and the havoc caused by the flood. Park trails were damaged. The road to Woody Point was closed. The town was cut off from the rest of the province. Scars from landslides and washouts marked the landscape. Stories were told of houses nearly washing into the bay. New streams and rivulets were formed. Anglers didn’t recognize their favourite fishing holes. Things had changed. We are all trying to keep up with our rapidly changing world. Change creates art.

The exhibition committee welcomes proposals of artwork in all media* on the theme. Each accepted artist will have the opportunity to display one piece, or small series of pieces in this year’s show, on view from August 13-18, 2019 at the Heritage Theatre in Woody Point, Newfoundland and Labrador.

To apply, please email the following to by June 15, 2019:

  • Current CV

  • Detailed project description, including any technical requirements

  • Any relevant support material (i.e. sketches, images)

Artists will be notified regarding the success of their proposal by July 6, 2019.

All pieces, along with any necessary mounting materials and appropriate packaging materials for return shipment, must be received in Woody Point by August 1, 2019. The show will be curated by the Exhibition Committee. All works must be available for purchase, and a 30 percent commission will be taken from each sale. Sales of artists’ work will be handled by the non-profit organization Friends of Writers at Woody Point.

Writers at Woody Point is an annual festival of writing and music that plays to packed houses of festivalgoers from around the province and the country.

*Due to limited space, we cannot accommodate large film installations.

Posted on May 5, 2019 .