September 6, 2017

Call to Artists here at Yonge + St. Clair


Zebra Public Art Mgmt. is pleased to invite Ontario artists to submit works of art, for a juried themed group exhibition.

The exhibit will take place in a very busy, publicly accessible lobby area of a business tower in the heart of midtown Toronto, and will run between October 17, 2017 to December 5, 2017.

The space encounters hundreds of occupants and visitors on a daily basis, this exhibition is a wonderful opportunity for great exposure and all artworks will be offered for sale.

There is no application fee to submit.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 4:00 pm


“You have to take the Stairs” is the theme of this exhibition. The title is taken from the expression ‘There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs’.

The Exhibition area is physically located near the elevators of the tower. Building occupants vigorously use these elevators throughout the day, Monday to Friday. Many people use the elevators together as a means of travel through space, as part of the daily journey to the office, however their personal journeys always differ. Symbolically we can say that some have taken the stairs and climbed, others are still climbing, while some will continue to take the elevator indefinitely.

Artists are requested to respond to the theme and submit their own interpretation.
For example, works can relate to subjects such as perseverance, failures, movement, travelling, energy. etc.

• Works can be literal or abstract, representational or implicit.
• We encourage and invite artists from all career levels and welcome proposals by individual artists and groups.
• This call accepts all mediums. 3D works are welcomed as long as it can be secured to a wall.
• All 2D artworks should be framed and ready to hang/install.

We encourage all sizes, from miniatures up to 3 feet wide (no limit on height).

A maximum of three (3) works may be submitted by each artist.

• Artist CV (2 pages maximum, PDF format).
• Artist short Bio
• Images of the piece (up to three (3) pieces, separate images- JPEG files- not to exceed 5MB in total)
*In a separate PDF, or on image itself- provide information to support the image: title, date completed, medium, size, and valued price
• Artist Statement – short text on how does the submitted art relate to exhibition’s theme

Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 4:00pm.
Digital Entries Only. Please submit your application to

Chosen artists and their respective chosen artworks need to be available the week of September 25, 2017 to meet with consultants at Zebra Public Art Mgmt.

Fay Ringel & Alex Correia
Zebra Public Art Mgmt.
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ZEBRA PUBLIC ART MGMT believes that public art plays a key role in shaping and defining places within our cities, our communities. Art has the power to make any place more memorable, attractive, and to connect us.
We engage processes that bring the worlds of creativity and commerce to enhance the experience of place through art.