NON-JURIED MEMBER & COMMUNITY PROGRAMMING
Outside the Box
The Art Gallery of Regina is proud to offer two Outside The Box exhibition venues for members: The Hallway Gallery and Glass Display Case.
The Outside the Box exhibition series is a non-curated/non-juried program aimed at creating additional opportunities for AGR members to display and sell their artwork. The AGR does not pay fees to participants in these non-curated member opportunities. Additionally, no fees will be paid for the reproduction of any artwork in print or electronically for promotional, educational, archival, or publicity purposes.
The artists must understand and accept that the environmental conditions of Outside the Box display areas do not meet museum/gallery standards.
Your work must be ready to hang in the hallway from our chain and rail system. This means work should be framed or on stretched canvas or cradle board equipped with D-rings on each side.
Artists are responsible for transporting their work to and from the gallery and for independently installing their artwork. For this reason, Outside the Box exhibitions are only recommended to artists who live locally. Outside the Box is not designed to host work by artists residing outside of Saskatchewan or Canada.
These non-juried shows complement our main gallery programming. Outside the Box shows are an ideal opportunity for emerging, amateur, recreational and commercially-focused artists!
Outside the Box exhibitions are excellent professional development opportunities. The AGR's curator assists artists, as desired, to craft their artist's statements and bios for their exhibitions. The curator is also pleased to consult with artists on arranging, displaying and pricing their work. The AGR promotes Outside the Box exhibitions on its website, social media accounts and through posters.
The AGR facilitates sales of work on behalf of Outside the Box artists for a 30% commission, for which the artist receives a taxable donation receipt.
We have two options for display:
Outside the Box Hallway Gallery in November 2021 with work by Prairie Artists' Guild
The hallway gallery features 30 running feet of wall display space directly outside the main gallery and can accommodate 8 -10 pieces of two-dimensional work, dependent upon size.
Glass Display Case
The glass display case is a locked display cabinet measuring 52"h x 45"w x 21"d suitable for small scale two and three-dimensional artwork, including jewellery, ceramics, small sculpture and small scale, framed paintings and drawings. The AGR supply of pedestals and risers for the display case is limited; we recommend that artists provide their own shelves or risers for this display.
Outside the Box Display Case in November 2021 with work by The Jewellery Artists' Guild of Regina
Outside The Box exhibitions are for Art Gallery of Regina members. Visit our become a member page to purchase or renew your membership.
Interested members should submit a brief exhibition proposal via email to email@example.com describing the work they wish to show (including subject matter, media, size, and number of pieces available) and attach a maximum of three digital images. Exhibitions are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please note: We are now accepting submissions from AGR members for select Outside the Box exhibition dates in 2024.
Send submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org Please specify which space you are applying for in your subject line: Application for Outside the Box Hallway or Application for Outside the Box Display Case. Outside the Box submissions are reviewed monthly.
The Art Gallery of Regina is an independent, non-profit contemporary art gallery. Always free, our exhibitions address experiences and issues relevant to Saskatchewan and its residents. We are excited by artists and projects that provide opportunities for audiences to have meaningful experiences, discover new perspectives or tell their stories.
The Art Gallery of Regina mounts four Main Gallery exhibitions per year, programmed by the Curator of Exhibitions and Programming. The AGR is a category I gallery; fees for main gallery exhibitions are informed by the CARFAC minimum fee schedule.
The AGR does not program from submissions. However, we appreciate the opportunity to learn about artists in our province through proposals and other communications. The curator may respond to an exhibition proposal with a request for a studio visit; such a request is not confirmation of an exhibition, but is essential research for the curator to develop exhibitions. Generally, exhibitions at the Art Gallery of Regina are programmed three years in advance.
Installation view of A Pea Can Be Chopped Up and Reassembled Into The Sun featuring work by Phomohobes, Rhayne Vermette, Paul Robles and Gerry Ruecker. Curated by Sandee Moore. Exhibited in the AGR's main gallery May 28 - July 31, 2021. (Photo: Don Hall)
Installation view of We Are All Electric Beings featuring work by Rachel Broussard, Alyssa Ellis, Heather Shillinglaw and Laurel Terlesky. (Movable walls visible in photo documentation.) Exhibited in the AGR's main gallery October 13 - January 8, 2023. (Photo: Don Hall)
The Art Gallery of Regina (AGR) presents the work of professional artists, primarily mid-career artists, in its engaging, inclusive, and relevant programming that reflects the diversity of contemporary art practices and the community in which we live. Priority is given to artists living in Saskatchewan. We enrich our programming by occasionally including innovative approaches, critical voices, and relevant dialogues by artists from outside Saskatchewan, often drawing upon contiguous lands encompassed by Treaties 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, and 10.
The objectives for the AGR's four annual curated exhibitions are:
to contribute new knowledge, a unique perspective or innovative technique to the artistic discipline;
to engage with issues in our local context;
and to facilitate communication between artists and audiences.
The AGR's curator invites contact from artists whose work intersects with her research interests and thematic exhibition topics, which include:
technology (video games, virtual reality, augmented reality, interactive electronics)
(re)creating what is lost or never existed
land and identity
mining, oil & gas industry and natural resource exploitation
stitching and needle-based practices
performance art & the body
relationships to non-human entities (i.e. animals, non-living things, spirits)
fairy tales and folk tales
pandemics (beyond COVID-19)
semiotics of leisure
You may contact Sandee Moore, Curator of Exhibitions and Programming at the Art Gallery of Regina at email@example.com