Call for Artists


Artists’ Kitchen Table: An Anthology of Illustrated Recipes Celebrating the Harvest


Grey Gallery is offering a unique opportunity for artists to exhibit in a group show and to have their work published! Emerging and established artists are invited to apply to a juried exhibition with a culinary theme. Grey Gallery is collaborating with Owen Sound publisher Ginger Press to produce both an art exhibition and an illustrated cookbook. Artists are invited to submit original work in the medium of their choice consisting of an illustrated recipe with a harvest theme. The text of the recipe should be legible, and be accompanied by related imagery or decorative elements. Examples include old family favourites, recipes taken from vintage cookbooks, local or regional specialties, or your go-to recipe during the COVID shutdown, as long as they are not taken verbatim from copyrighted works. The exhibition will be held at Grey Gallery in Owen Sound (COVID permitting) from Thanksgiving to  December 2020. Additionally, a selection of the winning entries will be included in a full colour book published by Ginger Press.

Grey Gallery and Ginger Press: A Win/Win for Artists

We cannot see ahead to the fall, and it is possible that COVID restrictions will be in place, and Grey Gallery will not be open. Even if that is the case, artists will still be able to have an audience through the cookbook to be published by Ginger Press. 

Key Dates

Submission deadline: 20 July 

Acceptance for exhibition: 31 July

Acceptance for publication: 31 July

Delivery of artwork: 1 October

Exhibition Opening: 7 October

Book Publication: 7 October

Download the Call for Artists

This file contains all the information you will need, including submission criteria and the application detals.

Artists' Kitchen Table submission guidelines (pdf)