The Dignam Gallery in the prestigious Yorkville neighbourhood requests submissions of art for its upcoming exhibition Uptown Pride II. Historically, the Dignam Gallery has sought broader representation for all artists and Uptown Pride II seeks to create a space for artists from the 2SLGBTQI+ community.

The work should demonstrate the artist’s skill in creating unique work with whatever media are used, digitally or traditionally, of the following: painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, digital art, collage, and photography.

First prize: a cash award of $300 and a one-year membership to the Women’s Art Association of Canada (WAAC) (value of up to $325)

Second prize, People’s Choice: a one-year membership to WAAC

• Submissions must be made by members from the 2SLGBTQI+ community and are limited to three works. Submission fee $50. 30% commission will be charged on exhibition sales to defray costs of gallery rental.

Closing date for submissions is Sunday, June 11th

Selected artists will notified be announced on June 15th through WAAC’s website at

• Opening party cash bar wine and beer Thursday, June 22.


• Original work not to exceed 36” x 48”

• Suitable for hanging with D-Rings on the back

• Submission of 1 high resolution jpeg for 2-D work and 2 jpegs if a 3-D work

• Each image should be accompanied by a Submission Form which can be downloaded from

• Please submit to

Click here to download submission form