With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we invite you participate in this special exhibit to play cupid and spread love, whether it is romantic love, familial love, or simply caring for others instinctively. Do you have any moment or story you want to share to express love? How do you feel differently on Valentine’s Day? How can we make everyday feel like Valentine’s Day? Let’s fill up people’s hearts with affection and warmth and make every day Valentine’s Day.

C9 ART Gallery invites new, emerging, and established artists to submit artworks in response to the theme “Every Day is Valentine's Day”, an exhibition of contemporary art on display in C9 ART Gallery from 2019 February 9 – February 23, with opening reception from 19:00-21:00 on Friday, 2019 February 8.

Submission Deadline: 2019, January 15

Terms of Entry:

  • All works must be original and created by the artists.

  • Artists may enter up to 6 works including painting, drawing, mixed media, photography, or installation.

Notification of Acceptance: Artists will be notified of the selection committee’s decision by e-mail or telephone by 2019, January 24.


Fee: Submission is free. However, artists with selected work(s) will pay an administration fee of $50 per entry (in case of sale, this fee is reimbursed to the artist).


Delivery of Artwork: Artist is responsible of delivery. Selected artwork(s) should be delivered to C9 ART Gallery at 7 Sultan Street, Toronto, before 2019 January 30. Artworks should be ready to display and labeled on the back. Two-dimensional work should be readily wired for hanging.


Exhibition and Sale: Artist is to set selling price(s). C9 ART Gallery may suggest price(s). C9 ART gallery is commissioned at 25% from each sold artwork.

Pickup of Artwork: Artist is responsible to pick up unsold artwork(s) from C9 ART Gallery during 2019 February 25 and 26.

​Submission Format:

  • Artists must submit digital images in jpg or png files not exceeding 1MB each by email to info@c9art.com with subject line “Response to Call for Submission”.

  • Your submission email should also include:

    • CV and artist statement

    • Artwork title, medium, dimensions, year, and price for each work

C9 ART is a contemporary art gallery located in the heart of Toronto's most celebrated Bloor-Yorkville neighborhood. Devoted to nurturing inquisitive and inclusive viewpoints when challenging art, our focus is to bringing artists and audiences together for themed shows that spark not only curiosity but conversation as well.

For more information or questions about submissions, please contact: info@c9art.com or (416) 5159898

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