Storefront Art Gallery Submissions

Applications are now open for the Juvenis Festival Storefront Art Gallery 2020! The Juvenis Festival is an inclusive space where individuals between the ages of 13-30 can engage with the arts through various events, one of which is the Storefront Art Gallery. The Storefront Art Gallery is a chance for young people in Kingston to exhibit their artwork to the local community. Due to COVID-19, the Storefront Art Gallery will be exclusively online. This means that we can accommodate works of any size and medium including paintings, sculptures, photography, video, and audio (music, spoken word poetry, etc.).

The theme for artwork this year is solidarity. This is a broad term that encompasses many different forms of solidarity– we leave it to you to choose which aspect of it you’d like to use for your art piece[s]. Your work can evoke solidarity in any context such as the current pandemic, climate change, or mental health. Solidarity can also be expressed on any scale from within oneself to a family or group of friends to on a national or global scale. We invite you to consider one or many of these themes in your work.

We understand that we are releasing this call for submissions later than usual. To allow more artists to submit their work, we are extending the gallery’s opening to the entire month of May. This extension also means that we accept submissions on a rolling basis. If you submit your art by April 26th your work will be featured during the week of the Juvenis Festival, May 1-9th. However, work submitted between April 27th and May 20th will still be added to the online gallery. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email.

Thank you very much for submitting with the Juvenis Festival and we wish everyone well in these difficult times.

Application Deadline:

Now – April 26th – work will be featured during the Juvenis Festival (May 1-9)

April 27th – May 20th – work will be added to the gallery page

How to submit your work

There are 2 steps to our submission process for the Storefront Art Gallery. Both parts are very important to ensure that we have all the necessary information, so please be sure to complete both steps!

Step 1:

Please fill out the online submission form below

Step 2: 

For this exhibition, please submit up to a maximum of 5 works you would like to have considered by the selection team. Please send the following information to and Cc with the subject “Storefront Art Application, your name” if your photographs are too large for one email, please send in multiple emails but be sure to write your name in the subject line of each email. 

  1. Descriptions for each piece:
    Please list the title, medium (ex. paintings, sculptures, video), date created, and dimensions for each artwork you are submitting. As well, please include a short description of each work including how the work fits into the exhibition theme.
  2. Artist Statement (one paragraph)- please tell us a bit about yourself and your art style
  3. Photos or Documentation:
    Please attach documentation for each work you would like to submit. This can be submitted as a photograph, video, or audio file. Please submit high quality files, as these will be a very important aspect of your application and it will be the first time we see your work. The work you submit should be attached to the email as separate files according to the specifications below: 
    Photographs should be submitted as .jpeg files, videos should be submitted as .mp4 files and audio tracks should be submitted as .mp3 files. Label each work submitted with the work's title. 

 **Label all documents chronologically with your name (ex. JohnSnow_1, JohnSnow_2 and so on). For the descriptions and Artist Statement, please submit them as one PDF file, if possible.***

Storefront Art Gallery Submissions

Your Age Range (for festival statistics)

After the month of May, we are considering leaving the 2020 Storefront Art Gallery exhibition on the Juvenis website however we can also take your work off the website at the end of May. Please let us know your preference.