Expressions 44

Waterloo Region schools are invited to submit original student artwork for Expressions 44


Expressions 44: Creative Communities
27 April-2 June, 2019


Waterloo Region Public, Catholic and Independent Schools are invited to submit original student artworks for Expressions 44, the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery's annual exhibition of student artwork from across Waterloo Region.

Fruit Bowl, a collaborative collage by Grades 1-2 students featuring cut-out shapes of painted fruit assembled together on a white background

Students are asked to respond to the theme Creative Communities, inspired by the collaborative artwork Fruit Bowl by Grade 1 and 2 students from Vista Hills Public School. Students are encouraged to explore their communities, whether it is the classroom, their family, or their neighbourhood, and respond in a creative manner to their findings. Schools are encouraged to submit 3-6 artworks.

Schools and teachers are advised to familiarize themselves with the Submission Requirements and Key Dates below. 

Download our Call for Entries Document

Submission Requirements

1. Artwork label information submitted no later than 15 March 2019. A separate submission is required for each artwork. A paper copy of the label must be affixed to the back of the artwork in order to identify it upon delivery.

Click here to view and download the Artwork Label Information Form for Expressions 44

2. Parental release forms must be originals (with signatures) and must be submitted with the artwork between 4-12 April 2019

Click here to view and download the Parental Release Form for Expressions 44

3. All two-dimensional work must be framed and wired, ready to hang. Artwork that is not ready to hang will not be accepted. Three-dimensional work should be accompanied by a diagram indicating how it is to be displayed. 

4. A brief Artist Statement completed by the student describing how the artwork responds to the theme Creative Communities. 

Note: Printed invitation cards will be available when you drop off work at the Gallery.

Key Dates:

15 March 2019: Deadline for submission of label information. A separate submission is required for each artwork.

Please ensure that a valid email address is provided on your label information form. KWAG will be in the process of completing a substantial lobby renovation and should we be required to change our delivery dates for artwork, we will use the contact information provided on this form to notify teachers.

4-12 April 2019: Delivery of artwork to Gallery. Each work must have a label with completed artist statement and parental permission form. Unfortunately we are not able to accept late submissions. Please check our website for Gallery opening hours.

28 April 2019: Opening Reception for Expressions 44, 2pm-5pm. Opening Remarks at 2:30pm.

4-21 June 2019: Pick-up of artwork at the Gallery.

September 27th, 2018 12:00 AM   through   June 21st, 2019 11:59 PM

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