Member Call: Dynamic Range

The Women’s Art Association of Canada (WAAC) invites members to submit their lens based work for consideration in our upcoming photo group exhibition, Dynamic Range. The exhibition will run from Thursday, May 23, to Saturday, June 15, 2024 in Dignam Gallery.

From the purest white to the deepest black, the term dynamic range describes the span from brightest to darkest seen in a photograph. “The best digital cameras capture only half as much range as the human eye” (Duchesneau & Jensen).

Through works which utilize a lens as a primary tool to making art, this group exhibition aims to explore the range of the human eye through modern analogue and digital extensions.

Some questions to think about when considering your submission and writing your statement:

1. How does your lens-based work explore the concept of dynamic range, both in terms of technical execution and conceptual interpretation
2. In what ways does your lens-based work engage with the limitations of digital cameras in capturing dynamic range, and how do you navigate these constraints creatively?
3. How does your lens-based work reflect or respond to the dynamic range of emotions experienced globally amidst current world events, such as the ongoing pandemic, social unrest, or environmental crises?
4. How does your artistic practice engage with the notion of dynamic range as a reflection of the diversity of voices, perspectives, and lived experiences shaping our interconnected world today?
5. How does your lens-based work explore the boundaries between truth and fiction, reality and illusion, particularly in an era of widespread misinformation and digital manipulation.


This call is exclusively open to all WAAC Members.


* Lens-based work only. This includes both still and moving images (video).
* Installation/artwork dimensions (including frame) are variable but cannot exceed 42” of horizontal wall or floor space.
* Artists may submit up to two works for consideration (it is possible one of the two proposed will be selected to ensure space for all artists and exhibition flow).
* Artists may submit a narrative series as one artwork (eg. diptych or triptych).
* Works must be original intellectual property by the submitting artist (no appropriation).
* Artwork must be exhibition ready, dry, and available for sale.
* You will be asked to include a brief artist bio and statement (maximum 250 words) outlining the conceptual framework and inspiration behind submitted lens-based work(s).
* Images of artwork(s) must be included in the submission, along with dimensions and medium specifications.

All artwork must be available for sale. A 20% commission applies on all sales, including work that is sold between the submission date and the installation date, plus up to two weeks after the show closes.

WAAC Member: $50.00
Upon submitting this form you will receive a link to pay your submission fee online.

* Please note, submissions with unpaid fee will not be considered.
* Submission fee is non-refundable.
* Participating artists will each receive one print catalogue.
* The artist is responsible for all costs related to the shipment of their artwork to and from the gallery.
* Artists may submit only one submission form.
* Artists of selected artworks will be notified by Tuesday May 7, 2024 and will be required to deliver their artwork ready for installation to the gallery by Tuesday May 21, 2024.
* Artists understand it is possible only one of their two proposed works will be selected to ensure space for all artists, exhibition flow and safety.

Sunday, May 5, 2024 — 11:30pm ET
SELECTION RESULTS: Tuesday, May 7, 2024
ARTWORK INTAKE: Tuesday May 21 , 2024 — 11 am to 4 pm
SHOW INSTALLATION: Wednesday, May 22, 2024
EXHIBITION RUN: Thursday, May 23, to Saturday June 15, 2024
RECEPTION: Thursday, May 23, 2024 — 5 to 8 pm
ARTWORK PICK-UP: Tuesday, June 17, 2024 10 am — 1 pm

Special Event – Doors Open: Saturday & Sunday, May 25-26, 2024 11 am — 5 pm

If you require clarification or support in completing your application, contact us at: