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Artists' Submissions


"One on One" Artist Mentoring Session for independent artists:  The session with curator, art dealer and gallery owner Elaine Fleck thoroughly goes over where you are, and where you want to be, in the art industry. You receive a critique of your work and mentoring on how to improve your work and advice to help you move forward in the arts. Purchase $65.00



Fleck Fine Art Catalogue / Group Exhibition summer 2017
The Fleck Fine Art Catalogue and Group Show has been a successful marketing venue for Independent Artists since 2009.

Through the catalogue’s distribution and group shows plenty of art has been sold and several artists' careers have been launched.

The Elaine Fleck Gallery represents some of Canada’s highest selling contemporary artists. Many of these artists started with a submission to the Fleck Fine Art Catalogue.

Amy Shackleton is now one of the highest selling artists in Canada. Since submitting to the Fleck Fine Art Catalogue back in 2009, Amy has reached mid-career status! She has had a significant number of sell out solo exhibitions at the Elaine Fleck Gallery, which placed her work in an impressive number of private and corporate collections. Amy has received regional, national and international recognition through an array of art media. To celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary in 2017, Amy Shackleton has completed her most ambitious project to date. “THE GREAT CANADIAN LEED-SCAPE”, is a 53 foot long painting, (thirteen panels, one for every province and territory). It celebrates the best in sustainable urban planning, from sunrise to sunset, across this great land. Elaine Fleck has organized exhibitions of this masterpiece in several public galleries across Canada in 2017, including Ms. Shackleton’s first museum exhibition.

Lloyd Arbour applied and was accepted to the catalogue in 2013, Lloyd received the mentorship and support of Elaine Fleck. Lloyd is now represented and featured regularly at the gallery. Through the Elaine Fleck Gallery, Lloyd’s art has been featured on the TV show Suits and The Strain III and has been the featured artwork on trailers for both shows! His cutting edge, photography based, digital composites, have been placed in incredible collections.

Artist Harrison Taylor after participating in the catalogue has had several of his series exhibited at the Elaine Fleck Gallery. Elaine Fleck sold three of his large pieces to the permanent collection of NBC in New York!

Karen Colangelo submitted to the catalogue. Karen took seriously Elaine Fleck’s art talks and mentorship sessions. Karen has gone on to be one of the Elaine Fleck Gallery’s top selling artists with sell out shows, highly sought after commissions and an impressive list of clients.

We are always looking for wonderful talent to expose to art buyers.
Submit today! Here’s how:
The spring/summer catalogue will contain the work of artists represented by the Elaine Fleck Gallery and emerging artists selected from new work that has been submitted to the Elaine Fleck Gallery by the final submission deadline of Friday April 28th, 2017

Artists published receive a full colour 5.5 x 8.5 inch catalogue page displaying their artwork, curated by Elaine Fleck.

Each artist included in the catalogue will participate in a two-week group exhibition at The Elaine Fleck Gallery titled “Contemporary Artists You Should Know About, summer 2017”, occurring the first two weeks of July 2017.

The catalogues are distributed directly through our gallery location and sent to our patrons and collectors, some of who of course hold very significant art collections.
An online version is published and shared through our website and through numerous social media outlets.

Submission Guidelines:  Your submission can be on a disc, memory stick or emailed. Contact Gary Ray Rush to request the submission's email address.
It must include: 
  • Artist statement
  • Art media 
  • Up to ten images (If you have several styles or bodies of work, up to ten images from each), each digital image should be 10 inches (longest side) at 300 ppi (pixels per inch)
  • Title of each artwork
  • Dimensions of each artwork in inches
  • Education, training or experience
  • Exhibition history 
  • Contact information 
The SUBMISSION DEADLINE is Friday April 28th, 2017
You must also include a $25.00 administration fee, taxes included, cash or cheque made out to The Elaine Fleck Gallery or your submission will not be viewed.
If submitting by email, pay through our website here Pay Administration FeeOnline submissions pay a $30.00 administration fee.
Mailing and drop-off address: 
Fleck Fine Art Catalogue
1351 Queen Street West Toronto,
ON Canada M6K 1M1
If selected Elaine Fleck will personally contact you by phone. The total publishing and distribution cost to each artist selected is: $500.00 plus 13% HST. Payable by Visa, Master Card or cheque.
We look forward to receiving your submission. 



Independent and Emerging Artist
You have specialized training in your field (not necessarily gained in an academic institution). You have created a modest independent body of work. You have shown at local galleries and/or are participating in shows for independent artists. The term emerging artist is often used for young and recent graduates from an art college, but can also apply to someone who’s made a career change or is now prioritizing art as a career.


Mid-Career Artist
You have created an independent body of work over a number of years. You have had a significant number of solo exhibitions at significant galleries and/or museums, nationally or internationally. You have received regional, national or international recognition through a major museum publication or a publishing house. Your work is in an impressive number of private and corporate collections. It’s your accomplishments as a mid-career artist that determines your status not your age.


An Established Artist has reached a very advanced level of achievement in their career as an artist. They are recognized nationally or internationally for having made a significant contribution to the arts. Their work has been collected and exhibited in museums nationally and internationally. There are a number of publications dedicated to their work and they have earned national or international recognition and respect as an artist of the highest prestige. An established artist is considered “blue chip” in the market, established by years of consistent sales and their value has been confirmed at auction and in public records. 


The Elaine Fleck Gallery is currently accepting submissions from artists with an emphasis on painting, mixed media and photography.

Independent and emerging artists may submit through a portfolio review with gallery owner, curator and art dealer Elaine Fleck. Portfolio reviews are scheduled and generally last up to an hour. You are required to bring at least one piece suitable for an exhibition, the rest can be viewed in a portfolio or digitally or from a website. There is a $25.00 portfolio review fee payable at the time of your appointment. Aside from being considered for gallery representation, portfolio reviews are an excellent opportunity for emerging artists to benefit from the advise of an art industry leader. 

To set up an appointment for a portfolio review
call 416 469 8005 or email: Gary Ray Rush

Out of town Independent and emerging artist may submit online:

There is a $30.00 portfolio submission fee payable here before your submission will be reviewed. 

Email the following info to Gary Ray Rush
Artist statement
Contact information

And provide a website address containing 
Each body of work you are proposing to show
Title, media, dimensions and year of each artwork in inches

Once your submission and fee are received, Elaine Fleck will review your submission and provide you a written response within seven days.


Mid-career artists submissions 
Email: Gary Ray Rush the following info (or your website).

Artist statement 
Art media 
Up to ten images (from each body of work you are proposing to show.)
Digital images should be RGB, jpeg format, no greater than 1200 x 1200 pixels
Title of each artwork
Dimensions of each artwork in inches
Contact information


Established artist submissions                                

Email the following info to Gary Ray Rush

A one-page description of the proposed exhibition with your artist statement and images of the artwork you are proposing to show. Digital images should be RGB, jpeg format, no greater than 1200 x 1200 pixels. Include the title of each artwork, dimensions of each artwork in inches, contact information and your website.