126th Annual WASM Exhibit, Sale and Juried Art Competition
DATES PUSHED DUE TO COVID - NEW DATES: March 30 2021 - April 5th 2021
Le Livart Gallery - 3980 st-Denis
Please note that since the show date has changed, so has some of the information below. Please consult this page first, and if you have any additional questions, please contact Deanne Hall-Habeeb at
Schedule of Events:
March 30th, Tuesday:
10:00 – Noon: Artists are to bring their works to Le Livart Gallery
13:00 - 18:00: Hanging committee.
March 31st, Wednesday:
10:00 - 1:00pm: Closed: Judging.
1:00 pm : Exhibit Opens
Virtual Vernissage : 5pm-6pm - VIA Zoom (link details to follow soon)
April 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th: Friday, Saturday, Sunday:
10:00-18:00: Public viewing
April 5th, Monday:
Time TBD: Artists take home their works
Please be advised, anyone can come in during the gallery’s opening hours, however, for the sake of efficiency and fair judging, we ask that unless you are on the hanging committee, you or any of your guests come only as of 13:00 on Wednesday, with the exception of dropping off your work on Tuesday morning.
No packaging will be kept at the gallery, you must take it off when it is dropped off then bring it back when you come to pick up your works. DUE to COVID, NO EXCEPTIONS CAN BE MADE
No hanging fees will be accepted on site.They must be paid electronically before dropping off your work.
If you are submitting work for the exhibition or volunteering, please read the following thoroughly and attentively.
Submission deadline is now closed. If you have not yet paid your hanging fee, you may do so by clicking the link below.
You can pay through our website, by clicking here for the 40 $ hanging fee:
You must also have paid your 2019-2020 membership of 65$ to be eligible.
Hanging fees are not included in the membership fee.
The link for membership fees are on our membership page.
You may also pay with credit, cash and cheque at a lecture, or mail in a cheque along with your submission form to our PO box (P.O. Box 23028 5308 Sherbrooke St. W. Montreal, H4A 1S7).
To have your work included in the digital catalogue you must submit photos with your forms and fees (submitted images gives WASM the right to publish them on our social medias and in promotional advertisements). See below for instructions on how and where to send your forms.
Wednesday October 21st - Sunday October 25th (delivery tuesday October 20th -pickup Monday October 26th)
Le Livart - 3980 St-Denis
Any member whose membership dues are paid in full before the submission deadline may submit TWO works. At least ONE work is guaranteed to be exhibited, provided that it conforms with the requirement guidelines. These are:
Submitting all completed information on the submission form (attached) by the deadline along with the hanging fee and current membership status.
-2-dimensional works must be a MAXIMUM of 4 (feet) x 5 (feet) excluding frame (48 x 60 inches)
-3-dimensional works must be a MAXIMUM of 24 inches W x 48 inches H x 24 inches
There is no restriction on content with the exception of: works that promote hate, hate speech, or intolerance, or incite others to violence. The WASM reserves the right to make a determining judgement on the acceptability of the content.
4. Paintings must be ready for hanging:
- A label stating the name of the artist, title of work, size, and price must be adhered to the back of each work.
- Each painting must be appropriately wired so that it can hang from a hook (any other hanging system cannot be accommodated).
- Each work must be either in a frame or have finished edges.
5. Please sign your art on the back for anonymity during judging, otherwise WASM will place a cover over the part of the painting that shows the artist's name. This will not damage the work.
If more than one work is submitted, limitations will be based on space, not on a value judgement. If you are submitting more than one work, please indicate on your submission form which is your preferred artwork to exhibit in the event that we have to reduce the number of entries. WASM will make best efforts to honor that choice.
Juried Competition and prizes:
All members will be guaranteed a chance to exhibit at least one work. For details on the criteria see below.
Prizes will be distributed as follows:
Juried show top places, based on total score:
Best representation of Theme (this year: Kaleidoscope)
One prize, determined by the judges
One prize determined by votes that other exhibiting artists will submit.
One prize determined by anyone who has visited the exhibit and has submitted a vote.
10 Merit of Distinctions, for the ten works that scored well but did not receive any prizes. There will be no value prizes for these Merits, but a certificate will be issued, and it will be mentioned on our website and publicity.
The prizes mentioned above are in order of prize value. No single artist may win more than one of the top 3 prizes. All other works will be judged individually.
Details of the actual prizes are still being negotiated but will be announced as soon as possible.
As every year, three judges are chosen from the art community. The actual identity of the judges will not be made public until the judging is complete, but we have chosen them based on recommendations from our membership for their outstanding achievements, contributions and expertise in the arts.
The criteria they will use is as follows:
Competent Use of the Elements of Art /5 points
Mastery of scale, perspective, volumes, or other visual factors pertinent to the medium.
Balance of elements in relation to each other
Overall compositional balance
Craftsmanship / Skill in Media /5 points
Treatment and texture appropriate to the medium
Use of color, depth or shading in a way appropriate to the medium
Overall skill shown in relation to other professional level works
Presentation / Effectiveness of the work /5 points
The work has impact. It evokes an emotional response in the viewer
The work conveys the message it is trying to bring across clearly
Originality / Creativity /5 points
The work shows an interesting and effective interpretation of subject
Original approach compared to other well-known works of its kind
The judges will each score independently, and the totals will be added to determine the winners. In the event of a tie, the judges will have the opportunity to debate and choose a winner by mutual agreement. If they are unable to come to an agreement, two prizes will be given in that category as “co-winners”.
Subject to interest we may be offering a delivery service. This is a one way only delivery service, to pick up at your designated location and deliver it to the gallery. Artists must pick up any unsold works at the end of the show.
Please communicate on your application if you are interested. This service will only be offered if enough interest is shown.
How to submit your work (additional materials)
All materials should be sent to email@example.com
2. Please pay your 40.00$ submission fee. (see the button above) - In the event of WASM cancelling the event due to COVID-19 this fee will be refunded.
3. Optionally, if you would like to be included in a digital slideshow at the exhibit, as well as in the online catalogue and for all other publicity, please include a photo of your work(s) when you submit your forms. Please label your images clearly , with your name and the title of the work.
Your photo(s) must be in .jpeg format when submitted and must be named as follows:
Artist first name_Artist last name_title of work. Jpeg – for example:
(the .jpeg is added automatically by the computer if the picture is in the correct format)
A note on photo taking: The photo of your work should be taken in a well-lit place, and as straight on as possible, omitting frame or extra items around the room.
Artist's statements or descriptions:
You will note on your submission forms that this year we will be adding descriptions to the works. This is in an effort to put potential buyers in the headspace of the artists. Filling out this section is purely optional, but it should be a short descrition of either the work or yourself as an artist that you think would make the public understand or connect with your work better.
For the hanging comittee: please note that these descriptions will be included on the name cards, and therefore will require more space. Specific sizes will be given once all the submissions have been recieved.
Additional saleable items:
If you are an artist in the upcoming show, you still have until August 31st to enter 2 small pieces of under 150$, or other art related works to the “small items room”
Send the following info to :
If you are bringing small paintings or sculptures, you are allowed two. Please send your name, title and price of each work. Each work must be ready to hang.
If you are bringing greeting cards, each card must have the artist’s name and price. They must be ready to display.
If you are bringing any prints, craft works, merchandise, etc. each piece must have the artist’s name and price. They must be ready to display.
Please note: due to COVID concerns, this is not yet guaranteed. If you are interested, please let Deanne know as soon as possible so that we can run it by the gallery. We will confirm this as soon as possible.
As stated above a submission fee of 40.00$ is applicable whether you submit one or two works. Refunds will be given for cancellation of the event or concerns over COVID-19.
Any other reason for cancellation will be dealt with individually. We understand this is a time of uncertainty, and WASM will do its best to ensure a smooth and comfortable event for all.
Please be advised that as always, WASM will retain a 20% fee on any sold works. This will be administered by the staff on site. This does not include the small items, however any sale administered by the gallery will have 20% deducted.
Please note: the Gallery will not store any packaging. The artist may elect to take their packaging with them, but any wrapping left at the site will be disposed of. Please note that due to COVID concerns, no exceptions will be made this year.
Accessibility of the Gallery:
Please note that the gallery does not have its own parking lot. Parking is paid street parking only, or there is a public parking lot on rue Roy, nearby.
It is, however, located between two metro stations, Sherbrooke and Mount Royal, at about a 7-minute walk from each, so is easily accessible by public transit.
Other Rules of the Gallery:
No alcohol in an open container is permitted on St-Denis street, or in the alley-way next to the gallery. Any violations of this are subject to a fine from the city and shall be the sole responsibility of the individual.
For any additional questions, please contact