Call for Proposals: A Handmade Assembly
Deadline May 15, 2017 - 5:00pm

A Handmade Assembly is a four-day event held from October 18 to 21, 2017 organized by the Owens Art Gallery and Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre that brings together artists, curators and others to share in a common thread, the handmade. We are looking for participants to lead artist talks and discussions, facilitate workshops and initiate projects and performances during this year’s event.If you are interested in being a part of A Handmade Assembly, please send us:
  1. A brief bio and description of your art practice or area of research (500 words)
  2. An idea of what you might like to contribute to the Assembly (talk, workshop, project, etc)
  3. Your Curriculum Vitae
  4. A link to your website or up to 10 images of your work

Please send proposals to

Artist fees, travel, per diem and accommodation will be paid by the hosting organizations.


Beth Frey
April 30, 2017 - June 3, 2017

Beth Frey is a Montreal-based artist working in drawing, sculpture, installation and performance. Using humour and pathos, Frey examines the boundaries and ruptures of the body as sites of growth and creativity vis-a-vis the boundaries and ruptures intrinsic to the art objects she creates.

Marco D’Andrea
July 2, 2017 - August 5, 2017

Born in Ontario, Canada, D’Andrea grew up in the small town of Sharon. In this semi-rural community the legacy of the 1970s – long hair, big cars, loud stereo systems and hard rock on vinyl – still had influence. Sound had weight and dimension; D’Andrea has strong memories of lying on the floor listening to Deep Purple records, feeling the bass in his body and imagining different worlds.


Life of a Craphead
August 20, 2017 - September 23, 2017

Life of a Craphead is the collaboration of Amy Lam and Jon McCurley since 2006. Their work spans performance art, film, and curation. Projects include The Life of a Craphead Fifty Year Retrospective, 2006-2056 (Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, 2013), an fake career retrospective of all the work they will ever make; Double Double Land Land (Gallery TPW, Toronto, 2009), a play interrupted by a staged wedding; and Free Lunch (2007), a public, anonymously-advertised free lunch serving everything on the menu of a restaurant.


Marc Bell
September 24, 2017 - October 28, 2017

Marc Bell has befuddled and bemused his readers for over twenty years. He is the author of Stroppy, Hot Potatoe [sic], Pure Pajamas, and Shrimpy and Paul and Friends and is a co-founder of The All-Star Schnauzer Band. His comics have appeared in many Canadian weeklies, Vice, and LA Weekly. He has also shown his artwork in galleries all over the world. He appeared in Sackville, NB during the Spring of 2015 to distribute some jam (for FREE) but there were not many takers (if any). He sometimes updates his old blog He has an instagram account but doesn’t use it.