2017 Exhibition Theme
This exhibition showcases the creative visions of the high school students of the Peel District School Board, and how they use the intersection of science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics – STEAM – to define and redefine the possibilities of our future.
In a world that is constantly changing, we are all trying to understand the ebb and flow of the events and experiences that define our lives. The world, at one time, unfolded in a steady and constant pace. The world in which we now live is changing at an unparalleled rate, requiring us to be ever mindful of the intellectual tools that are required to define and explain what is happening all around us.
How we come to this understanding of the complex interactions that exist right in front of us differs for each person. No two people will perceive and understand the world in the same way. Some will look at the world with a scientific eye, looking to understand the fundamental nature and structure of the world from the microcosmic to the macrocosmic. Others may venture into the worlds of technology, looking at the inefficiencies of our physical and social lives. At the same time, there are individuals that see our world as a place to leave a footprint, designing and creating the tools and structures that define the time and place of a culture. And other still will see the world through complex patterns and relationships. All these people require an essential element to see the world anew; to be creative.
Eligibility for Participation
To participate in Walk the Art, you must be a high school student registered with a Peel District School Board secondary school. Your work must be endorsed by a visual art or media art teacher at your school, and demonstrate an your thinking around the notions of Place, as described above. You will need to complete a full submission package, including a photograph of your artwork (see Photographing Your Artwork), a polished artist statement (see How to Write an Artist Statement) and a completed online submission (see WTA Submissions). Only works that are “exhibition ready” will be displayed as part of the show (see Creating Exhibition Ready Artworks).
Artforms for Exhibition
PAMA is able to accommodate a wide range of traditional, non-traditional and emerging media. In order to accommodate as many artworks as possible, it is requested that each school only submit 3 artworks, as the gallery space can accommodate approximately 65 to 70 artworks (size depending). As a guideline, it is requested that flat artworks (i.e. paintings, drawings, prints, etc.) are no larger than 75 cm (30 inches) x 90 cm (36 inches). Three dimensional work should occupy no more than a 60 cm (24 inches) x 60 cm (24 inches) footprint. If you have a work that deviates from these size requirements, please contact the Walk the Art organizers to see if the work can be accommodated.
Any specialized equipment or technologies necessary for the artwork are to be provided by the artist or school.
The following dates are important to remember for your participation in the exhibition:
- Monday, September 19, 2016 – Secondary School teachers should receive and post 2017 Walk the Art call for submissions poster.
- Friday, October 21, 2016 – Secondary Visual Art Teachers are required to confirm their school’s participation in this year’s exhibition.
- Friday, November 4, 2016 – Schools will be notified about the number of artworks that each school can submit to the exhibition.
- Friday, May 19, 2017 – Schools have selected their artists to represent their schools. Polished artist statements and online submissions are complete.
- Monday, May 29, 2017 – Schools receive their opening posters and invitations for students and school administration.
- Monday, June 5, 2017 – Teachers and students are required to drop off their work at PAMA (see map) between 2:30 pm and 5:30 pm. All work must be ready to hang!
- Sunday, June 10, 2017 – The exhibition opens to the public.
- Sunday, September 17, 2017 – The exhibition closes.
- Monday, September 18 OR Tuesday, September 19, 2017 – Teachers / students are to pick up works from PAMA