Carleton University Art Gallery CUAG

Gordon J. Wood Print Purchase Prize

Call to regional artists to submit recent prints by 19 March 2017

Through the generosity of the Gordon J. Wood Endowment, Carleton University Art Gallery will annually purchase for its collection contemporary prints produced by regional artists that depict the Ottawa Valley and Outaouais areas. A professional jury will review the entries and recommend up to three (3) prints to be purchased using the endowment's annual provision of $1,000. See below for eligibility.

The recipients of the prize in 2016 are Mary Baranowski-Lowden, for her monotype "River Reflection II" (2016), and Rolande Nadeau, for her intaglio print "Sous-bois" (2014).

Entry deadline:

19 March 2017, 5:00 p.m.


The competition is open to artists who currently reside in the Ottawa Valley or Outaouais areas and can demonstrate a record of exhibition, study, practice, mentorship or recognition by peers in the visual arts field.


Each artist may submit up to three (3) entries – any original, two dimensional print (no photographs or giclée reproductions) created within the last three (3) years. Prints must depict the Ottawa Valley or Outaouais areas in some way, including (but not limited to) the landscape. It is preferable that submitted works are not framed.

Jury members:

Carol Payne, Associate Professor, Art History, Carleton University, Adam Welch, Associate Curator, Canadian Art, National Gallery of Canada, Heather Anderson, Curator, Carleton University Art Gallery

Submission process:

Artists should deliver their works to CUAG between 6 and 19 March 2017. Submissions must be accompanied by the entry form and a brief (maximum two pages) curriculum vitae. The jury will meet by 31 March. Artists will be informed of the jury's results by email by 1 April. Prints not selected must be picked up between 1 and 9 April.

Copyright and publicity:

Artists acknowledge that the artwork they submit to CUAG is their own original work. Copyright of purchased artworks remains the property of the artist. Artists agree to allow CUAG to use images of the work for publicity purposes.


CUAG will pay the winning artist(s) in April 2017.

For more information:

Please fill in the following form either electronically or by hand and submit it with your artworks.

Entry Form