Call for Members
James North Studio
Call for New Membership
James North Studio is currently accepting applications for new members.
We continue to accept applications until we have a full roster of artists.
Over the past six years James Street North in Hamilton, Ontario has become a magnet for artists, restaurateurs, film makers, designers and musicians with over 20 galleries and numerous restaurants, bars and coffee houses. Every second Friday of the month James St north is host to the James North Art Crawl that attracts hundreds of visitors and patrons from all over Ontario. In September, the street is shut down for Super Crawl, which attracted over 90,000 visitors to this free music event last summer. Recently CBC opened a studio on the street and the Art Gallery of Hamilton opened the Design Annex.
The James North Studio is made up of visual artists and crafts people working in many disciplines: drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, jewelry, mixed media, photography and sculpture.
What are the benefits to members?
You Always Have a Place to Show:
As a James North Studio member, you will receive one two-person exhibition in a 12 month term. Members will also be part of 3 group shows in the 12-month period. There is also the Kitchen Gallery, which will be available to all members year round to display smaller pieces. The Lower Gallery is available for the members to show there work on one or two walls for a a total of 3 months each year.
There are no exclusivity clauses at James North Studio. You may exhibit at any other galleries as you choose.
We’ll Help Spread the Word and Promote Your Show:
The Gallery Coordinator will be on hand to help you with your promotional materials for your show. Through both social media and traditional print we will work together to let everyone know about your show.
There is no commission on works sold at the gallery.
Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the Monthly Membership Fee?
The monthly membership fee for the upcoming schedule is $62.00 + HST per month. For new members there will be an additional one-time fee of $25.
Are Out of Town Artists Eligible?
Members of James North Art Collective do not have to be from Hamilton. We welcome artists from across Ontario and Canada.
How Would I Fulfill the Volunteer Hour Component of Membership?
This will be determined upon joining the collective. There are a number of possibilities including hanging monthly shows, preparing for the monthly Art Crawls, monitoring social media sites and many more.
Will I have to Monitor the Gallery?
Members will be asked to contribute one shift a month. .
During your own exhibits you must monitor your own exhibits on either the Saturday or Sunday of your exhibition. Exhibitions usually run for 4 weekends so there would be 4 days that are divided up between the two exhibiting members.
Interested artists should prepare the following
• A letter of intent stating why you wish to join and how you hope to participate in our collective.
• An artist’s bio and/or Curriculum Vitae, outlining group and solo exhibitions, publications, reviews, and related experience.
• Five images which demonstrate your artistic practice or define the direction your artwork is currently following. We also encourage artists to submit websites, online shops, and blogs. Images should be at least 1000 pixels on the long side.
• If you do not have access to a computer please send hard copies to the address below.
Please address all email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org It is important to title the email James North Studio Submission
Please address all snail mail submission packages to:
James North Studio c/o Gallery Coordinator
62 Beulah Ave
Hamilton, Ontario Canada