Curated Contemporary Art Since 2005
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March 2020

A selection of talented emerging / independent artists will be curated into a group exhibition titled FLECK FINE ART "BEST OF NEW SUBMISSIONS".


The Exhibition will be held at the Elaine Fleck Gallery from March 1st to March 15th, 2020 with an opening night reception on Thursday, March 5th from 7 - 9 pm.

Each artist selected will have approximately 60 x 40 inches of wall space for the duration of the exhibition.

Each artist selected will be promoted on our website and to our mailing list of over 4,000 art patrons. The promotion will include each artist's name, a curated artwork with media, dimensions and year, along with a brief artist statement.

The Exhibition will also be promoted through the Elaine Fleck Gallery's Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin and Twitter feeds.

The Elaine Fleck Gallery represents some of Canada’s highest selling artists, Many of these artists started with a submission to a "BEST OF NEW SUBMISSIONS" exhibition...

Lloyd Arbour applied and was accepted to the "Best Of New Submissions" exhibition 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.

Melissa Tseng after participating in the "Best Of New Submissions" exhibition has had several of her series exhibited at the Elaine Fleck Gallery. Elaine Fleck curated Melissa's artwork onto the hugely popular TV series The Hand Maid's Tale. And this year Elaine Fleck sold an incredible six panel, 9 x 6 foot commissioned artwork by Melissa. 

Brandon Steen took seriously Elaine Fleck’s advice and mentorship. Brandon submitted to the "Best Of New Submissions" exhibition and has gone on to be one of the Gallery’s top-selling artists with sell-out shows, highly sought after commissions and an impressive list of clients. In April 2019 the Gallery exhibit Steen's 3rd SOLO Show titled "Waking Up", and in September and October 2019 the Elaine Fleck Gallery presented Steen's 4th SOLO Exhibition "Toronto Saints" at the Evergreen Brick Works.

Mary Ann Slater was a curator's choice winner in the fall 2017 edition of Fleck Fine Art " Best Of New Submissions". The gallery received a lot of interest in her work, sales were strong and Mary Ann Slater is now added to the Elaine Fleck Gallery roster of artists. In June 2019 the Elaine Fleck Gallery exhibit Slater's first SOLO exhibition "Seeing Colour" and this November 17th to December 3rd Mary Ann Slater is feature in "Colour" at the Elaine Fleck Gallery.

Bill Hornbostel submitted to the winter 2016 "Best Of New Submissions", and became a member artist at the Elaine Fleck Gallery in 2017. Bill's production and sales are strong and since September 2017 has been represented by the Elaine Fleck Gallery and has had in the following two years had his latest three photography series exhibited at the Gallery.

Alina Holodov Submitted to the"Best of New Submissions" in 2018, she was accepted and exhibited and went on to attended mentor sessions with both gallerist Elaine Fleck and photographer Gary Ray Rush. Alina's successful SOLO exhibition "I Am Cuba" exhibited at the Elaine Fleck Gallery for the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival in May 2019.

We are always on the lookout for outstanding fine art to promote to our patrons! 

How to submit: 

In Person: Independent and emerging artists may submit through a portfolio review with the 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 the "BEST OF NEW SUBMISSIONS" Exhibition, portfolio reviews are an excellent opportunity for emerging / independent artists to benefit from the advice of an art industry leader. 

By Email: Email the following information (or your website if it contains all of the following info) to the Director, Gary Ray Rush at
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) at 300 ppi 10 inches longest side.
  • Title of each artwork
  • Dimensions of each artwork in inches
  • Education, training or experience
  • Exhibition history 
  • Contact information 
If submitting by email, you must also include a $30.00 administration fee or your submission will not be viewed. Pay through our website here Pay Administration Fee.
The total marketing and exhibition cost to each artist selected is $575.00 plus 13% HST.


Each artist submission will be acknowledged and the artists selected for the FLECK FINE ART BEST OF NEW SUBMISSIONS EXHIBITION will be notified.

We look forward to receiving your submission. 
Gary Ray Rush,
Elaine Fleck Gallery