CUAG Print Purchase Prize Call for submissions by 14 March 2016


Through the generosity of the Gordon J. Wood Endowment, Carleton University Art Gallery will annually purchase for its collection contemporary prints produced by regional artists that depict the Ottawa Valley and Outaouais areas.

A professional jury will review the entries and recommend up to three (3) prints to be purchased using the endowment’s annual provision of $1,000.

The competition is open to artists who currently reside in the Ottawa Valley or Outaouais areas and can demonstrate a record of exhibition, study, practice, mentorship or recognition by peers in the visual arts field.

Each artist may submit up to three (3) entries – any original, two-dimensional print (no photographs or giclée reproductions) created within the last three (3) years. Prints must depict the Ottawa Valley or Outaouais areas in some way, including (but not limited to) the landscape. It is preferable that works are unframed.

The jurors are Sonia Del Re, Associate Curator, European, American and Asian Prints and Drawings, National Gallery of Canada; Mitchell Frank, Associate Professor of Art History, Carleton University; and Heather Anderson, CUAG’s curator.

For full details on the print purchase prize, please see:

(The photo above features the 2015 prize-winning prints by Mary Baranowski-Lowden, Natural Elements I and Natural Elements II, both made in 2014)