logo November 28 - December 24, 2014

CALL FOR ENTRIES for Artcite's 33nd Annual:
Gala Opening for artists, guests and patrons: Friday, November 28, 7:00 pm
DATES & TIMES: November 13 - Nov 22 from 1:00 - 6:00 pm.


The air is brisk, the leaves are turning colour which means one thing--
it's time to get your DOIN' THE LOUVRE art-making hats on!
Very little time remains before the DTL entry deadline on Saturday November 22, 2014!!!!

We therefore cordially invite YOU to participate in:

Artcite's 33rd annual DOIN' THE LOUVRE Holiday FUN(d)raising®™ exhibition
November 28 - December 24, 2014 Gala Reception Friday November 28, 7:00 pm
ENTRY DROP-OFF DATES & TIMES: November 13 - Nov 22 from 1:00 - 6:00 pm.

Download your own copy DTL 2014 call web.pdf

ENTRY DROP-OFF DATES & TIMES: Wed November 12 - Sat Nov 22 from 1:00 - 6:00 pm. Please note that we are NOT open Sundays, Mondays or mornings! Call the friendly Artcite staff if you cannot drop-off during these times.
ELIGIBILITY: Open to Windsor and Detroit/ South Eastern Michigan area artists (if you live outside of the area, but want to be part of DTL, please call--we would love to be able to include works by our out-of-town members and friends!)

FEES, PRICING AND COMISSIONS: DTL is open and free to all up-to-date Artcite members, so we know you will want to renew your memberships. If you really don't want to be a member, you can simply pay the $15 admin fee (per you, not per work), which helps cover our inventory control costs. But since the student/ unemployed/ retired membership rate is $20 and the regular membership is $25, why not splurge?!

All DTL art must be priced at $99.99 or LESS, and less sells better.
Sales commission or this special Artcite FUN(d)raiser ®™ is 70% artist, 30% Artcite.

Paintings, drawings, prints, photographs (or a combination of media), small scale 3-D works and artist-made gift items (books, toys, cards, "art-wear", t-shirts, pottery, accessories, xmas ornaments, etc.) will be exhibited. A maximum of 10 works per artist will be accepted ( incl. print ed’s., artists’s multiples).
Combined dimensions of each work should not exceed 24 "+ 24 " (or 48" running, two sides -eg: one side at 14", the other side at 34" works too.). If you really want larger, you must pre-clear your entry with us, and it may be mounted very high or low on the gallery walls.
3-D works must fit within a 24" cube.
PLEASE RESPECT the size restrictions!!!! With over 1000 items on display in recent years, hanging space can get tight.

MULTIPLES: 10 identical and identically priced works can count as ONE work.
This works best for very low-priced works, e.g. xmas cards, audio CD's, pins, magnets etc.
Be advised that only ONE of these might be displayed at a time.
However, a similar group of items, (eg t-shirts) with different designs and prices will count as separate items.
Looks different and/ or has a different price = separate item.
Looks the same, has the same price = multiple item, counts as one entry.

SMALL JEWELRY: Please affix small items of jewelry to a display panel where possible. Black velvet over foam board in a frame works well. Sew, pin or clip the works securely. Providing your own moderately sized display case is always appreciated. 2-D artworks do not have to be framed, but they MUST be ready for hanging.

Again, ALL DTL ENTRIES MUST BE SALE PRICED $99.99 OR LESS. (Hint: "less" usually equals more likely sales = MORE $$$ for you--and for Artcite!!) For this special fundraising event only, Artcite's commission is 30% for artworks sold.

All entries must be clearly identified with labeling on the back, where possible
* Artist's name, title, medium, date and sale price.
We have a handy DTL 2014 ID label.pdf, to print, fill out and affix to your work.


TO SAVE TIME when you drop-off your work, please download our submission form: DTL 14 entry form.pdf

Works accepted will be insured by Artcite during the exhibition ONLY. We regret that due to restrictions of storage space, Artcite cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage to unsold works not picked up by Tuesday, Jan 6, 2015.

Not-so Secret DTL Insider Tips! The following are all based on common sense and a bit of empathy: ‘Would you be happy to buy the work, give it as a gift, or receive it?’, is a good guide. (Beyond that, can it easily be hung with other works, and is it suitable for a holiday show and sale)?
What follows are warnings about things that have not been so well thought out from past years.

10 nice unframed prints in clear plastic sleeves or solid inexpensive frames for 24.99 each might do better than one of the same print in a $50 frame from Michael's, which you have to sell for $99 to get your $69 back.

Please ensure that works do not have "old" price tags on them, especially if the price is different than what you are listing it for in our DTL sale. Same with inventory numbers. Check your work!

Please ensure that your work and your framing is well made. This means if you're using used/ thrift store frames, make sure they will not fall apart when hung. Hot glue is NOT RELIABLE. Work that falls apart takes out other people's work on the way down. Most likely, we will refuse to accept it.

If you are using dollar store frames, please make sure that they are WIRED for hanging. This means hook eyes on each side of the back and wire between, that does NOT extend past the top of the frame when hung.
No fishing line and duct tape which will pull loose after a few hours/days. Small prints, etc can be displayed in a plastic sleeve or wrap, backed on card stock or not. We will use binder clips to hang them (we have plenty of binder clips).
Please **note** that we CANNOT easily hang dollar store portrait frames with a fold-out in back. (ie 'family photo' frames that you prop on your table, mantle piece, etc.) In many cases, we have to try to remove the cardboard 'props' from the back of these portrait frames and try to keep the metal/ plastic edges from falling apart.

Choose your frames carefully and test them. Glass/ Plexi clip frames with teeny tiny holes on one clip at the top are not easy to hang. Run wire between the side clips and test, please!

Lastly, poorly fixed chalk/ pastel and wet oil paint works will be rejected.

Please note that due to the large number of entries, Artcite staff and volunteers will be the final arbiters of the acceptance and placement of artworks. Please understand that we try to ensure that *everyone's* work looks great in this HUGE group show! As always, let common sense and empathy be your guide, and remember: our hanging crew LOVES easily hung art!

Questions? Please call or fax us at: (519) 977-6564 or e-mail us at: info@artcite.ca

Hey!! Artcite members and friends! Are YOU available to help w/ DTL hanging, Installation or w/ holiday decorating? (Afternoon and evening shifts available)? Have wacky, weirdo or vintage toys, books or Xmas decorations that you'd be willing to donate or lend (for a tax receipt) for our always-fabulous Xmas window displays? Give us a call!

We are also looking for additional select, high value ($500 - $5,000) donated art works for our annual RAFFLE WALL. We take these as donations and provide a tax receipt. Confirmed DTL Raffle artists include Bill Law, Adele Duck, Barbara Murawski, and …you? Please feel free to pass our DTL call on/ distribute to--any--and all--interested artists!

logoSummer 2013 through 2015

Curated and organized by Dan (D3N!@L) Bombardier (Windsor ON)

With the generous support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation


Read The Windsor Star's coverage of the project:

Read TheMetroPlex coverage: http://themediaplex.com/ward-3-coun-fulvio-valentinis-said-thats-not-graffiti-that-is-art/

Juxtapose: "FREE 4 ALL WALLS" PROJECT IN WINDSOR, CANADA" http://www.juxtapoz.com/street-art/free-4-all-walls-project-windsor-canada
and the earlier:

More coverage from the Street Art press: http://www.fecalface.com/SF/good-stuff/5803-qfree-for-all-wallsq-canada

dan wall pre web
The test wall for the street art project - looks impressive!

see also http://www.freeforallwalls.com/#about

F4AW (Free 4 All Walls) is a large-scale public mural project that will run from summer 2013 through 2015, in Windsor, Ontario.

Omen 514 / Denial - Free For All Walls Project. Also at: http://youtu.be/anjHdJuMf5o

Nychos paints! Also at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/98108432@N04/sets/72157634363809068

Artcite Inc., Windsor's artist-run center and gallery for the contemporary arts will host a project curated and organized by local entrepreneur/artist Daniel (D3N!@L) Bombardier to feature, fifteen street-art murals that will be created in Windsor’s downtown core (and surrounding areas).

Dynamic murals will replace dull walls that were subject to vandalism (or ‘tagging’), neglect or disrepair. Works will be completed in high traffic, high visibility areas to be experienced by the largest audience possible. Each work will be geographically dependent, reflecting the individual site and a specific community. These works created by internationally recognized street-art muralists will serve as positive gestures to the community, bringing long lasting character, energy and beauty to the city, and placing Windsor on the forefront of the international street-art movement.

F4AW Lead Artists so far:

NYCHOS - Austria - http://www.rabbiteyemovement.at/ Tentative paint date: June 22, 2013
BASK - Florida, USA - http://www.knownasbask.com/bask/ Tentative paint date: July 16, 2013 ( site: Alley North of Maiden Lane between Pelissier and Ouellette Ave.)
SIZEO & GLOBE - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ht9zbJcN4to Tentative paint date: July 11, 2013

Ben Frost - Australia - http://benfrostisdead.com/ Tentative paint date: August 1, 2013
XRAY - Montreal - https://www.facebook.com/misterxray?fref=ts Tentative paint date: July 15, 2013
ELICSER - Toronto - http://www.elicser.com/ Tentative paint date: August 15, 2013
DENIAL - Windsor/Detroit - http://www.enjoydenial.com
HIGH5 - Toronto - https://www.facebook.com/jasondearyart
ABOVE - USA - http://www.goabove.com/ Tentative paint date: October 15, 2013
OMEN - Montreal - http://omen514.com/ Tentative paint date: August 9, 2013
David Ross (PERSUE) & Nykolai Burke (NEKOES) - San Diego - http://cargocollective.com/nekoburke Tentative paint date: October 1, 2013
NOSEGO - Philadelphia, USA - http://www.nosego.com/
KWEST - Toronto ON - http://www.flickr.com/photos/torontostreetart/9060799500/
GAIA - Baltimore, MD/ Brooklyn, NY. USA - http://gaiastreetart.com/
CZRRZR - Stone Park Il, USA - http://czrprz.com/
SPUD - New York USA - https://www.facebook.com/SpudBomb
LABRONA - Montreal PQ - http://www.labrona.net/
EARTHCRUSHER - Montreal PQ - https://www.facebook.com/theearthcrusher

Newest roster of confirmed artists will always be posted HERE: http://www.freeforallwalls.com/#joinRoster

Call for participation - Yes, you can still be a part of F4AW!

Interested in being a part of this project? Great! Applications are open to everyone, but we’re specifically looking for artists with experience in alternative forms of public art. Applications are not limited to individuals, groups or collectives are encouraged.

Applicants will be required to demonstrate experience working on large scale, outdoor pieces.

VISIT: http://www.freeforallwalls.com/#join for more information!

Presented by ARTCITE INC.; D3N!@L; I Was Here and Twentieth Century Design Co. with generous project support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.


Artcite also acknowledges the generous support of

Canada Council


We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $157 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.

Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L'an dernier, le Conseil a investi 157 millions de dollars pour mettre de l'art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.


the Ontario Arts Council

The City of Windsor

. . . and members and volunteers like you!

logoOctober 24, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
“FAST WORDS: A READING – PERFORMANCE”, presented as part of BookFest Windsor 2014

Featuring performance poet Gary Barwin, Karl Jirgens, and Theatre Arachnid.
Free admission; co-sponsored by RAMPIKE Magazine
presented as part of BookFest Windsor 2014

Theatre Arachnid includes: Karl Jirgens; Hanan Hazime; Lydia Friesen; Shawna Partridge; Cindy Chen; Brittni Carey; Aaron Daigle and Nicholas Jirgens

logoOctober 31, 2014 Friday: Halloween 2014 Event at Artcite!

Watch this space for our special secret HALLOWEEN event !!!!

As mentioned at the top of this page...

logoNovember 13, 2013 7:00 pm (sharp!)
Artcite’s Fall 2013 Semi-Annual General Membership Meeting
@ Artcite Inc., 109 University Ave. W., Windsor, ON

Artcite’s Board of Directors is elected from the membership. This board relies on the Artcite membership—YOU—for
input in the areas of policy-making, planning, the formation of programming and administrative committees, etc.

Elections to the Board of Directors will take place (a number of positions need to be filled: the Artcite Board is comprised of between
9–14 members), and 2014–15 committees (programming, installation, Org Development, etc.) will be formed from
the membership (no need for alarm—you won’t be shanghaied into serving on a committee unless you’re interested!).

Voting members must be in good standing to register their vote. Non-voting (and prospective) members are welcome!
Please attend this important meeting and learn more about YOUR GALLERY’S past and future (did you know that
May 2015 marks Artcite’s 33rd year?!?).

C’mon out and reminisce about our illustrious past…c’mon out and help to plot our glorious future (how the heck ARE we celebrating our 35th?!?). This is also your opportunity to have a voice in determining Artcite’s goals for the next 3 decades!

Whaddya think? HOW can we serve YOU better? Give us your ideas. How can you can serve your gallery better?
C’mon out, and we’ll count the ways… (with profuse thanks in advance). Or—just c’mon out and meet your
fellow Artciteurs…

More info? Comments? Talk @ us @ (519) 977-6564 or e-us @ info@artcite.ca. Thanks, yous.

Remember: ‘You’ are the “Artist ” in “Artist -run”. Artcite is your galery . Participate .
We loo k forward to hearing from you real son. Visit us: 109 University Ave. W. Windsor

logoDecember 1, 2014
World AIDS Day & International DAY WITHOUT ART


This annual art vigil is honored by members of the arts and creative community.

Activities/ commemorations include: gallery closings; shroudings of public art; special art exhibitions; distribution of commemorative pins, handbills & posters; candlelight vigils; information campaigns; and charitable contributions.

Please contact Artcite Inc if you wish to join in the 2014 Windsor Day Without Art Collective!

logoNovember 29 through December 24,
33rd ANNUAL DOIN’ THE LOUVRE Holiday FUN(d)raising®™ Exhibition
Gala opening for artists, guests and patrons: Friday, November 28, 7:00 pm

Show & sale runs from Friday November 28 - Tuesday December 24, 2014

Special Christmas shopping hours: Tues - Sat, 12:00 noon - 6 pm -

dtl front
Last year's invite card art - We'll come up with something AMAZING for 2014 too!

Artcite's annual Christmas FUN(d)raising exhibition and sale which takes place every December! This annual event is not only important to Artcite as a fundraiser but is also an opportunity for many artists (some of whom have never previously shown their work) to exhibit and sell their works. It features an immense amount of artworks (!) by over many artists from the area, and-as always, many pieces are created specifically for this special exhibit by old and new Artcite members (and many non-members); as a rule, all work is priced under $99.99!

Last year's show profiled by Murad Erzinclioglu
Also at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOOZoxrLc8I

Artcite Inc., Windsor's non-profit, Artist-Run Centre for the Contemporary Arts, is pleased to present "Doin' the Louvre": Artcite's 32nd annual Christmas FUN(d)raising exhibition and sale.  Give the gift they will enjoy for years to come: give the gift of  ART! (Or-at our crazy prices--add to your OWN fine art collection!)

ORIGINAL ART--paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, mixed media, sculpture--and artist-made gift items (xmas ornaments, books, toys, cards, 'art wear', jewellery, etc.) created by established and emerging Windsor and Detroit area artists will all be exhibited "salon style" (floor to 18' ceiling, ala "The Louvre"), with all work priced for Christmas giving! BIG sale prices for these one-of-a-kind art pieces start at 99¢(!) -- and NOTHING is priced over $99.99! Shopping for unique X-mas items has never been so easy! Lat year's DTL featured more than 1000+ artworks (!) by over 85 Windsor & Detroit area artists, and, as always, many pieces were created specifically for this special fundraising exhibit by Artcite artist-members old and new... This year's show promises to be bigger and better than ever!

Time-lapse video of our 2013 DTL setup and opening reception. How does one hang a show with so much art?
With plenty of help from our members, friends and volunteers! Thanks and congratulations to everyone!
Also at: http://youtu.be/i8h4jTtdtUM

Can't decide from all of the choices? Want something really special and expensive for that special someone? As in past years, we will be offering our gallery visitors the chance to win original artworks by distinguished Windsor artists! A $2 ticket may win you an artwork valued over $500! As always, the DTL raffle wall will be located on the back East wall.

And, as in previous years, our DTL holiday window display was presented to brighten your downtown shopping stroll.

HOW TO DO THE LOUVRE: All the art on the walls and shelves has tiny control numbers affixed at the bottom right hand corners. We will have a good supply of "DTL Price Lists" by the door. Grab one, look up the number and see the artist, title and the price. Opening night might be too crowded to get a big work down from the walls, but a deposit will "red dot" it and reserve it for you to pick up soon after. See something you want that is already sold? Let us know and we'll call the artist to see if they have more, or similar.

But wait, there's more! As always we will be featuring our amazing vintage toy and assorted xmas doo-dads display in Artcite's gallery windows, to brighten up the downtown street scene! This year's decorators were Sasha Opeiko, Dennis Hunkler and Martin Stevens


Our past DTL archives can be seen in our history section by year:

Here is a spot from Tom Lucier's DWBIA blog reporting on our 2010 sale:

Youtube video courtesy of Tom Lucier/ DWBIA

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We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $157 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.

Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 157 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays

. . . and members and volunteers like you