Arts on the Trail Information & Artist Application

Please read through the following information on application to Arts on the Trail 2024. Links for the application are provided at the bottom of the page.

Artists Guidelines

Show Standards

  1. All artwork must be recent, original, quality, handcrafted work that is designed and executed by the accepted artist, follows traditional patterns, or is a skillful adaptation of a published pattern.
  2. Work made from purchased kits is not eligible for acceptance.
  3. No resale items or discounted items will be permitted.
  4. Artists may only show work in categories approved by the Selection Committee. Selection of an artist’s work within one category shall not be deemed to authorize exhibition by the same artist in any other category.
  5. Artists must be present with their work for the entire duration of the event.
  6. Abusive or disrespectful behaviour toward Arts on the Trail patrons, volunteers, or fellow artists, by artists or their representatives, will result in immediate dismissal from the event with no refund forthcoming and disqualification from the Arts on the Trail tour in the future.
  7. You are only allowed to exhibit the type of work that has been listed on this application and approved by the selection committee.
  8. Groups of artists or artisans of the same media (ex. wood, fibre) may register together but each
    member must submit individual works for the selection process. The maximum number of individuals
    per group is three (3). Please note that group exhibitors will collectively have no more space than an
    individual artist and that any advertising will only include the group name.
  9. The work of artists selected for the tour will be published in this year’s brochure and on the website, and social media.

Selection Process

Applicants must submit 3 – 5 separate pieces of work per media category (2 media categories maximum) as high-quality digital images. Images should be of sufficiently high quality (800 x 600 pixels min.) that will allow the Selection Committee to soundly assess and review the work. The work submitted for jurying must have been produced in the last year, and should best represent the work to be exhibited.  The selection committee reserves the right to request more photos from any individual artist if necessary.

Applicants may submit up to two (2) images of each piece submitted. We recommend multiple views be submitted for 3-dimensional work (i.e. sculpture, pottery, etc.).

Each entry must be clearly identified as belonging to a specific media category listed below:

  1. Ceramics/Stone/Sculpture
  2. Digital Art
  3. Drawing/Pastel
  4. Fabric/Fibre
  5. Food Art
  6. Glass
  7. Jewellery
  8. Metal
  9. Mixed Media
  10. Painting
  11. Photography
  12. Print Making
  13. Wood
  14. Other (please specify on the application form)

Note: To provide the best experience for visitors to the Tour, the Arts on the Trail Committee will assign exhibitors to locations so that a variety of media is on display.  Hall capacity may also determine the number of artists at each location. Exhibitors cannot request a specific location.

Application Fee

An Application Fee of $125 per solo artist plus $75 for each additional artist (to a maximum group of 3 artists, in the same media category) must be included with the application.

Timelines

  1. Application, digital images, and payment must be submitted by Monday, April 1, 2024 to pay the $125.00 fee. Applications have been extended to May 4, 2024, however, there will be a $10.00 late fee.
  2. All artists will be notified of their selection status by email or phone by April 22, 2024.
  3. Artists not selected for the tour will be issued a full refund to the account used for the original payment (either credit card, e-transfer or cheque).
  4. Should a selected artist cancel before June 1, 2024, a refund of $75 will be issued.
  5. No refunds will be issued after June 1, 2024.
Elliot Lake Arts on the Trail - Call for Entry Extended
Applications have been extended to May 4, 2024, however, there will be a $10.00 late fee after midnight on April 1, 2024.

Accommodations for Artists

For visiting artists we have compiled a list of places in Elliot Lake to stay.

Hampton Inn by Hilton – 279 ON-108 (in town) – 705 848-4004, ask about AOTT artists discount

Blackberry B&B – 41 Bouck Road (in town)

Dunlop Lake Lodge – 74 Dunlop Lake Road (about 15-20 minutes drive north of town) – 705 848-8090, 2 doubles per room, $159/night

Laurentian Lodge –  30 minutes north of Elliot Lake – 705 848-0423, 2 queen beds per room, $138 – $154/night

Lake Lauzon Resort: 705 849-0007, $119 & up/night, #1479b Hwy 17, 30 mins south of town

Paris Plaza: 705 578-3003, 2 night min, $145 – $160/night

There are also AirBNB’s located in or around Elliot Lake. Check on the website or app.

Camping: Westview Park, edge of town, 705 848-2278 #2300, 30 sites, tent $30/day, camper/trailer with hookup $45/day

Mississagi Prov.Park, 20 min. north of town, contact ontarioparks.ca/mississagi, or 705 862-1203 May-Sept, 705 865-2023 Oct-May

Serpent River Campground, 25 min. south of town, #4696 Hwy 17, they also have a few small cabins. Contact 705 849-2210

This year we have also made arrangements for billeting artists. Limited billeting is available for $50 per room, per night. No breakfast or dinner, just clean sheets, pillow, use of washroom and a clean towel.

How to Apply

This year we are offering a few ways to pay the registration fee: credit card, e-transfer, cheque or cash.

For those wishing to pay by credit card or e-transfer, please click on the appropriate link below. Once you have completed the online application, you will be redirected to a page with payment information.

For those who wish to apply by cheque or cash, please download the appropriate PDF below:

AOTT Application Form 2024 – Solo Applicant- Extended Deadline

AOTT Application Form 2024 – Group Applicants-Extended Deadline

Do you have questions about applying for Arts on the Trail that are not answered here? Please send us a quick note using the form below.