But My Roots Are On Both Sides Of The Sea

17 Jan

an art exhibition in toronto

By ILartTO |


Submission Deadline – February 28 ,2011
Grand opening and Jurors Choice Award presentation – April 4th, 2011
Address – Holy Blossom Temple, 1950 Bathurst Street , Toronto ON
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A juried art exhibition presenting 30 Jewish artists from all over the world, dealing with the questions: Who am I? Israeli?  Jewish? Where do I belong?

The artists will deal with how they see themselves and their Israeli and/or Jewish identity.


This is ILartTO’s first organized art exhibition, open to all Jewish artists around the world.

As part of this exhibition, ILartTO will provide a beautiful catalog of all participating artists and their artwork, advertisement through flyers and local media, and guest artist talks throughout the exhibition.


Steven Schwartz,  owner and curator of ENGINE GALLERY at the Historic Distillery District, Toronto ON.

Mr. Schwartz studied at the Ontario Collage of Art, and started his career as a commercial artist. In 2003  he founded ENGINE GALLERY, one of the premier galleries to develop the Queen West Art District in Toronto and has now found a permanent home in the Historic Distillery District, and where he represents artists from all around the world. Mr. Schwartz has been participating on the jury panels for shows by  the Toronto Society of Artists, the Riverdale Art Walk, and SNAP Auction.


Jurors’ Choice Award will be presented during the Grand Opening.

The winner of the Jurors Choice Award will receive a solo show at the ENGINE GALLERY (subject to the gallery’s schedule and availability).


Holy Blossom Temple , Toronto, ON – The exhibition will take place at the social hall of Holy Blossom Temple,  a 150 years congregation, nested in the beautiful  neighbourhood of Forest Hill.

Address: 1950 Bathurst Street , Toronto ON (maps and directions)

Gallery Hours

Grand opening – April 4th, 7-10pm
April 7, 11, 12,13,14 , 7-10pm
April 10, 1-5pm
At all other times, the gallery can be viewed by appointment (call 416.789.3291)

Artist Talks

During the exhibition, ILartTO will engage artists to discuss  their work with the community.


Submission Deadline:

February 28 ,2011 at 5 p.m. (no exceptions)

Artists Notified Of Jurors’ Selection:

March 7, 2011 via email

Artists Drop Off Accepted Works:

March 31, 2011. Shipping address will be provided to all accepted artists.

Exhibition Dates:

April 4-14, 2011

Grand Opening:

April 4, 2011, 7-10 PM

Artists Pick Up Works:

For local artists, April 15, 2011, 1-4PM at Holy Blossom Temple.

All other artwork will be shipped back to the artists on artists’ expense. Arrangements must be made in advance.


This exhibition is open to artists 18 years and older who are Jewish. Original 2 -dimensional works including drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, ceramics, wood, paper, textile, fiber, enamels, glass, metalsmithing, collage, and mixed media, completed since January 2009. Crafts, video, kit work, and reproductions are not accepted.


Artwork maximum width can be up to 70cm (if artwork is framed, frame included).

ENTRY FEE (for up to 3 works):

First piece: $25.00

Any additional piece: $10

Only one piece will be selected, for 30 artists.


Artists juried for the exhibition will pay $85 in addition to entry fees.


Provide images of artwork via email. Images must be PC compatible, JPEG format. Guidelines for image: 300dpi, max: 7“ X 9“. Each file must be identified by artist’s name and work’s title.


All selected works must be ready for presentation. Two-dimensional work must be ready to hang with appropriate hardware and wiring installed. If necessary, any special installation instructions must accompany the accepted works.


ILartTO and The Holy Blossom Temple will not assume liability for loss or damage of artwork during transit or while at the exhibition.  Artists may secure their own insurance.


Artist is responsible for transit of accepted artwork to the Holy Blossom Temple. Accepted work(s) must be shipped in reusable cartons, (no loose packing peanuts). Use screws only in wooden crates.


ILartTO retains a 15% commission on all sales. Works are not required to be for sale.


By entering the jurying process the artist agrees to have their work available April 3 – April 15 2011 for the duration of the exhibition. The artist grants the organizers permission to photograph works for  publicity, educational and reference purposes.


Entries will be judged on technical merit, aesthetic quality, creativity and how well the subject interprets the concept. All decisions made by the jury panel are final. The jurors reserves the right to disqualify any artwork misrepresented by digital files or work that is not supported by adequate installation mounting and hardware. Fees will not be refunded for all accepted artists, including  those whose art is found unsuitable to be used due to the above reasons, or any other reason.


All works not sold will be returned at the artists’ expense. Artists can pick up their artwork at Holy Blossom Temple, on April 15, 2011, between 1-4PM.  Artists who wish their works shipped to them will be sent a quotation for transport from Toronto. Payment must be received prior to the dispatch of the works to the artist. If an artist does not want the work returning it can be donated to ILartTO which can make use of the works in whatever way it deems most suitable. Works will be stored for 15 days after the closure of the exhibition. If no confirmation for the return of the work is received within this time the works will be acquired by ILartTO.

MAIL ENTRY FORM & CHECKS TO (regular mail only, no certified mail please):

ShaKed Kaplan
31 Aikenhead Ave
Richmond Hill, ON L4S 0A8 Canada


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