Call For Entry 53rd International Open

53rd International Open Juried Exhibition

The call for entry for our annual 53rd international open juried exhibition is now open! This exhibition will be held at the Papermill Art Gallery, Todmorden Mills, in Toronto, ON from July 26 to August 23, 2021.  We are looking forward to seeing an outstanding collection of art from around the world. 

All the call information is below. Please read the Entry Terms & Conditions carefully before proceeding with your submission. If you have any questions please contact our  Exhibition coordinator, Cher Pruys, at


We continue to live in uncertain times and currently there is no guarantee that the Papermill Gallery will be open on these dates.  We remain confident, but may have to modify this show to a virtual exhibition on our website. A final decision will be made on June 1, 2021 as to whether it will proceed at the gallery or go online. Prizes will be awarded as committed and the show will be on our site for 3 months. However, in this situation, works would only be available for sale through the artist.

By submitting your work here, you agree to these modifications, if necessary.

Call Information

Gallery: Papermill Art Gallery, Todmorden Mills Heritage Site, 67 Pottery Road, Toronto, ON. M4K 2B9.

Exhibition Dates: July 26 to August 23, 2021

Submission Deadline: June 25, 2021

Results Notification by Email: July 5, 2021

Shipped Work Delivery Date: To arrive at Gallery Express between July 19 and July 23, 2021 ***

Hand Delivery Dates: TBD

Official Opening & Reception: July 29, 2021

Exhibition Closes: August 23, 2021

Artwork Pickup*** & Return Shipping Begins: after August 25th by Gallery Express

Maximum number of entries: 2

Elected Member Entry Fee: $40 for members, $50 for non-members

*** Please Note: Accepted entries that are shipped to this exhibition must be shipped to Gallery Express at 60A Miller Street, Toronto, ON  M6N 2Z9.  All works shipped to Gallery Express will be subject to a shipping agent fee of $30. Additional shipping information will be provided to all accepted artists.


Antoinette Stevens’ Award for Best Painting: $1,000 and Medallion

Antoinette Stevens’ Award for Best Acrylic Painting: $500 and Medallion

Duggan Canadian Landscape Award: $1000

2 SCA Awards of Excellence: $1,000 and $500

2 Awards of Merit: $250 each

Our Jurors

Beverly Bunker

St. Albert, Alberta

Marc Poole

Art Instructor at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
and Marc Poole Studios, USA

Evalynne McDougall, SCA

SCA Juror
Coldstream, BC

EligibiliTy, Terms & Conditions of Entry

Open to all SCA members (Elected & Associates) and to all artists worldwide. 

Artwork Eligibility:

  1. Entries must not be copies, derivatives, or based in any any way on other artists’ paintings, photographs, copyrighted or not, or other artistic work.
  2. Any infraction of this rule will result in serious consequences, it will result in but will not be limited to expulsion from the SCA. Entry fees or award prizes will be forfeited.

Conditions of Entry

1.  The exhibition is open to all artists, whether or not SCA members, creating original artwork in all traditional media including painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture and photography. Art must be entirely the work of the entrant, executed without the supervision of an instructor, and within 3 years of the entry deadline. Work must not have been previously exhibited in an SCA exhibition.

2.    IMPORTANT: All works must be suitably framed or prepared with instructions for the installation of three-dimensional work. Two-dimensional work must have D-rings at the back to be hung on chains. Stretchers used for gallery canvases must be a minimum of 1.5 inches in depth with visible edges being finished, also with D-rings on the back.

3.   Artists are invited to submit works in any size up to and not exceeding 50” framed on the longest side or unframed if presented on gallery-wrap canvas.

4.   Shipped artwork must arrive at Gallery Express Shipping Agent via UPS, FedEx or Purolator only and must be suitably packaged for both shipment to and from this company. Artists are responsible for all shipping costs. A return waybill MUST be included.  A shipping agent fee of $30 will apply

5.  The artist by submission grants the gallery and the SCA the right to photograph accepted work for publicity, educational, references, and website purposes.

6.   All artwork must be for sale, priced in Canadian funds with the intent to sell. The SCA charges 30% commission on all sales. All prices must include this and GST if charged by the artist and not artificially inflated.

Image Specifications

For this exhibition, you may enter up to 2 images.  Please ensure the images meet the following specifications.

  1. Must be in jpg format only (jpg or jpeg)
  2. Only the image of your artwork should show (no frames or extraneous backgrounds)
  3. Images must not be smaller than 800px on its longest side *
  4. Image files cannot exceed 3.0 MB *

Image files are to be named using the following convention:
FirstName LastName, Title, Medium, Size**.jpg (ie: Jane Doe, My Painting Title, Acrylic, 18×24.jpg)

*Images that do not meet these specifications will fail to upload. Please make sure your files are sized properly before you begin the submission process.
**Size to be specified in INCHES in HxWXD with D-Depth only required for 3-D work. 

how to enter

The SCA will be using EntryThingy as its online submission provider for this exhibition. Since this is a new submission process, we are asking for your understanding if we hit a few bumps along the way.

You will need to either have an existing EntryThingy account, or create a new one, in order to submit to this exhibition. The following button will take you to our submission page where you can find How to guides to help you create your EntryThingy account and submit your entries. Please contact the open exhibition coordinator, Cher Pruys at if you have any questions.