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Art in Motion: Call to Artists

Currently on Display at the McMurray Experience:

A Celebration of Indigenous Artwork

Thank you to all who submitted pieces to our current exhibition, and to those who volunteered for the selection panel.

Join the celebration of indigenous artwork in McMurray Experience! This exhibit is on display now through Oct. 28, 2016.

Currently accepting applications for:

My Hero

The winter exhibition of Art in Motion is now open for submissions!

What comes to mind when you hear the words “My Hero”? Is there a specific person? Someone famous? Someone you see every day?

Heroes come in different shapes, sizes and ages. Many heroes are every-day people who do something extraordinary – sometimes big, sometimes small. Heroic actions can be as simple and beautiful as someone that opens a door for you or as colossal as someone that saves a whole country.

“My Hero” artwork can come in many forms ranging from sculptures, paintings, artifacts, carvings, memorabilia, etc. The exhibit space allows for both 2D and 3D art and has space for 12 pieces.

Let us know what comes to your heart and mind when you hear the words “My Hero” and submit your artwork for the winter Art in Motion exhibit at McMurray Experience. This exhibit will be displayed from Nov. 2, 2016 to Jan. 27, 2017.

The deadline to submit artwork for "My Hero" is Oct. 21, 2016.

Artist Opportunity

A new group exhibit space has been created within McMurray Experience called Art in Motion. This is a unique opportunity for local artists to display and showcase their work. The gallery space is kinetic. This dynamic, moving space is automated and rotates artwork in a ferris wheel-style motion. Information about the artists whose work is exhibited within the display case is shown on a touch-screen panel as their work rotates through the feature spot.

Community members will have an opportunity to:

  • Exhibit their artwork in a dedicated space for a three month period
  • Establish a profile within the community
  • Gain valuable exposure to tourists, visitors and local residents

This opportunity is open but not limited to both emerging and established artists, community groups and schools.

Enhancement to the Community

This new exhibit space creates an added element within the McMurray Experience for citizens and visitors alike to interact socially around a work that sparks conversation. It allows for people to share work and be inspired by our thriving Arts and Culture community.


Exhibits will rotate quarterly and themes will be announced as they become open for submissions.

Selected participants/groups will produce or submit work that expresses their interpretation of the theme.

Criteria to Submit

Each submission (2D and 3D) must follow these guidelines:

  • Applicant must be a resident of Wood Buffalo
  • Must be the original work of the applicant, or they have all rights to the work
  • Complete the artist application form for "My Hero"
  • Weigh a maximum of 32 kilograms (70 pounds)
  • Dimensions maximum: 3D 18"W x 20"H x 18"L; 2D 20"H x 18"
  • Does not include any substances listed on the art exclusions list below
  • Each work must be labeled on the back with title, medium and artist’s name.
  • While there is no limit to how many pieces you can submit, only two pieces per artist will be selected per theme.

Art Exclusions List

We cannot accept works that require or contain:

  • Liquids (example: water)
  • Living items (example: plants)
  • Electricity or batteries
  • Combustible material

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