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Call For Submissions Arts 2011 Program
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Is it art? This painting done by Eastern Townships Amateur Artist David Milligan isn't the stuff you should see in a Museum...or is it?Ok you talented folk...time to come out the closet and show the world your creative side! Anyone who has visited a museum of modern art has probably said to themselves: "Heck I could do better than that!" well, now is your chance to prove it by releasing your inner Artist and showing your works at the pre-eminent gallery in Sutton, Quebec.

The painting at left is an acrylic on canvas entitled: "Beyond The Aztek Bubbles" by local amatuer artist Davil Mulligan. "The starburst twilight swirls through the peyote prayers of Twyla Arness and her co-pilot Glatia Von Wronn. Is this a daring escape or simply a reckless adventure that could lead to wealth, scarring and infamy? I chose bright twisting colors to challenge the mundane explanations that exist in a covertible with the top down and low cut dresses taking no prisoners! Indeed a metaphor for the rebels who abhor the sedentary population that would have them wait in traffic tie ups to commute to the office...Twyla and Glatia have chosen to live life like fingernails down a spinal blackboard!" Acrylic On Canvas 36 x 42 inches UN-FRAMED $1400 CAD

Well said Davil! You have potential to be a professionally funded artist with talk like that but the Sutton Gallery is looking for something a bit more substantial for their upcoming season!! The Sutton Gallery has a renowned reputation as one of the premier galleries in the area for new and established artists to show cutting edge art. They are now looking for artists for the new year of expositions and shows.

Well, actually you will need to be a professional artist to be considered (that counts you out Davil) so if you are not yet a professional artist you should think of visiting a few art galleries to get some pointers on what is hot in the art world...maybe listen to the CBC more often where you will likely learn alot from other professional artists including ways to get on board the Canada Council train of grants and bursaries and the best methods at making people believe that a mural of grey guache and greasy wax paper is a thing of subtle beauty and meaning!!


Arts Sutton is calling for artist submissions for the 2010 season!
They invite artists and curators to submit proposals!

Founded in 1980, Arts Sutton is an arts organization dedicated to the promotion and dissemination of contemporary visual art. To that end, Arts Sutton hosts a regular program of exhibitions and organizes educational and cultural mediation activities to help familiarize the community with contemporary art.

Arts Sutton shows work by professional artists who are actively engaged in their practice, no matter which techniques they work with. The artists are committed to a making art and defend aesthetic approaches that are both challenging and innovative. Projects are selected by an independent committee of five (5) people from the visual arts.


The submission must include:

1.A project description (max. 250 words)

2.An artist’s statement (max. 500 words)

3.A current résumé (max. 3 pages)

4.15 to 20 digital JPEG images in RGB colour mode on a CD and/or videos (DVD) and/or USB key representative of recent work. All documents must be clearly identified and accompanied by a descriptive list (title, medium, dimensions and creation date). Please only submit formats that are compatible with IBM PCs. Slides, other media or other media formats are not accepted.

5.Press kit, if any (max. 3 articles)

6.$20 administration fee*

7.If you wish your submission to be returned to you, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope with sufficient postage. Submissions that have not been selected or claimed will be destroyed at the end of June 2010.

Submissions that are incomplete or are received after the deadline will not be considered.

The Gallery does not accept submissions made by fax or email.

Note that pages over the specified number will be excluded from the submission. Arts Sutton will notify the artists selected of the committee’s decision by letter in June 2010.

Submissions should be sent to:

Arts Sutton Gallery
7 Academy
Sutton QC
J0E 2K0


Cry Me a Fucking River? My goodness...these modern artists are so full of anger and vinegar!Another Painting by Davil Mulligan. When it's over it's really got to be over! You can beg forgiveness and crawl on your hands and knees regretting every gruesome detail of the sham you call a life but when you bring this Green Eyed Girl into the equation you had better learn how to subtract...as in subtract your head from your shoulders! I wanted to emphasize the film noire essence of this scene by creating a yellowing orange psycho gyroscope effect as our tight pyjamad heroine says goodbye to the person who dared do her wrong!"

Acrylic On Canvas 40 x 46 inches

Davil Mulligan on the artistic process: "I'm not into painting because it provides me an outlet for the twisted blossom filled dreams dancing to the angelic harp music in my head...no way!...I dig painting cuz' it allows me sit in my third floor studio watching re-runs of The Twilight Zone while I load my nervous sytem with voodoo beverages and splash wild colors all over a canvas, the floor, and my clothes... and I have a valid excuse for not answering the phone!

Plus...I can stroll about with ripped, torn, stinky, filth-encrusted, paint stained clothing with complete immunity (even if I haven't touched a brush in months) because people assume that I'm one of those pretentious a**holes who like to walk about making sure everyone knows that they are painters! I don't actually like painting....my shrink makes me do it!"

Stay tuned for an upcoming interview and exposition of paintings by Townships Artist A Go-Go Davil Mulligan. Glad to see the arts community is thriving in the Eastern Townships!


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