Enter your best 8”X10” sized photos ONLY (no frame or mat) in the categories of: Historical, Colourful, Black & White. There is NO limit on the number of entries. As part of your entry fee your photo will be professionally matted. All photos entered will be displayed in the show in January.

Deadline to Enter: Fri December 23, 4pm SHARP!

Entry Form: 2017-anthings-possible-amateur-photo-contest-entry-form




Colouring isn’t just for kids! Recent trends and research show that colouring can help to alleviate stress, promote wellness, calmness and focus while stimulating brain areas related to motor skills, senses and creativity. So put down your pen and highlighter, leave work aside and pick up a crayon or marker; enter your fav coloured page or entire colouring book! This is an all ages show!

Deadline to Enter: Fri. Dec 23, 4pm

Entry Form:  keep-calm-and-colour-on-entry-form-2017




BUILD: an exhibition built by you

This is an exhibition where creativity comes together, literally! We all grew up playing with toy building blocks and model sets and today they are bigger than ever. from kids to adults everyone still enjoys building. Enter your favorite BUILD today! Lego, Magformers, Mega Bloks, K’Nex, Constructs, Lincoln Logs, Lite Brix, Meccano, Erector Sets, Scale Models, Popsicle Sticks…

Deadline to Enter: Sat January 28, 4pm

Entry Form: build-entry-form-2017




The Breaking Barriers exhibition’s focus is to create an understanding of lived experiences. The exhibition seeks to highlight resilience and resourcefulness in coping with barriers. A barrier can be anything that one must overcome to reach a goal, even if the goal is simply to survive. Breaking Barriers is an exhibition for creative expression that empowers, builds awareness, and facilitates partnerships and collaborations.

Deadline to Enter: Sat February 25, 4pm

Entry Form: Breaking Barriers Entry Form


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The LAC presents the 19th Annual Juried Student Art Show featuring works by Secondary Students from across Essex County. Categories include: Acrylic Painting, Oil Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Photography, Digital Media and Film.

$1200 IN CASH PRIZES will be awarded in EACH Category with a People’s Choice Award at the end of the month. Also, as a part of this event, a $100 “Future Artist” Award will be granted to the graduating student who showcases the most artistic potential.

Sponsored by: Rotary Club of Leamington & the Kiwanis Club 

Deadline to Enter: Sat April 1, 4pm

Entry Form: Juried Student Art Show Entry Form


Craft Fair in the gallery



The LAC presents its new spring craft show in the gallery featuring a variety of local and handmade jewelry, pottery, candles, metal crafts, furniture, home décor, glassware, mixed media, needlework, paper crafts, scrapbooking, leatherwork & more!

Deadline to Enter: Sat April 29, 4pm

Entry Form: Craft Fair in the Gallery Entry Form 2017



REACH FOR THE SKY: Leamington Flock Fest

The sky is an endless symbol for the longing to break free, to achieve heights, to connect with others and ourselves. The bird is always reaching for the sky, to fly at new heights; it is an inspiration for our earthbound body and our soul’s eternal desire for limitless being. The group exhibition “Reach for the Sky” is hosted by 3rd Annual Leamington Flock Fest and will showcase artists flying their highest, overcoming limitations and showcasing inspirational works of art. Join us!Deadline to Enter: Sat April 29, 4pm

Entry Form: REACH for the sky-submission entry form MF1jk




U17: 2017 LAC/SEAA members show & sale

The 2017 annual members show and sale celebrates the strength, vitality, creativity and wealth of talent found within the Leamington Arts Centre (LAC)/ South Essex Arts Association (SEAA). Each year, the diverse and outstanding works by our members creates an exciting and engaging exhibition whereby artists are able to showcase, share and sell their work.

Deadline to Enter: Sat May 27, 4pm

Entry Form: U17 Members Show and Sale Entry Form


CANADA 150 & BEYOND: group exhibit

Opening Reception: Fri Aug 4, 7-9pm

Canada 150 & Beyond is an exhibit that proudly celebrates Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation – our heritage and history to our future and goals. What does it meant to you to be Canadian? What do you celebrate about Canada? Topics of interest may include diversity and inclusion, reconciliation from nation to nation with Indigenous people, the environment and youth. This is a non-juried exhibition open to everyone, youth and adults in any medium. All artwork will be displayed and featured for the month of August with free gallery admission to all visitors.

Entry Form: Canada150exhbition 




This exhibition is open to all amateur and professional visual artists. All mediums accepted in 2D and 3D (painting, photography, sculpture, textile, installations, etc…) No limit to the number of pieces entered per artist. All artwork MUST be in the theme of “Far Out”. This exhibition’s focus is to highlight and showcase those offbeat, avant-garde, radical and/or extreme works of art that push the limits of expressionism in contemporary art. 

Deadline to Enter: Sat October 28, 5pm SHARP!

Entry Form: Far Out Show Entry Form 2017


A SIGNATURE CHRISTMAS: indoor artist market

LAC presents its annual indoor Christmas Arts & Crafts show. Open to all artists and artisans in any medium; photography, painting, jewelry, literary arts, crafts and more… Exhibit and sell your work directly inside our beautiful galleries during this month long “gift shop” style exhibition with a warm Christmas setting.

Artists will be offered an approximate 10 feet of floor space and above wall space in the LAC galleries to set up, display and sell their works in a large “gift shop” style month long exhibition. Artists displays may include, but are not limited to: Original works, 2D and 3D works, art card racks, matted prints in folders, jewelry displays, mannequins, shelving, easels, signs, etc. that are necessary to adequately create a sales display. Bring everything you need to create your space, dress it up to your style, brand and atmosphere.

Deadline to Enter: Sat November 18, 5pm SHARP!

Entry Form: A Signature Christmas Artist Market Entry Form 2017

Exhibition Submissions

The LAC is a 9,000 square foot state of the art facility. Our three large galleries offer 250 linear feet of continuous wall space and 2000 sq/ft of floor space for a perfect setting for exhibitions and many other community based events and receptions. Our building situated in the heart of down town Leamington at 72 Talbot Street West offers three floors of galleries, meeting rooms and workshop and studio space, plus, it’s fully accessible!

LAC Forms:

Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance
Program for: Individuals
Purpose: The program provides grants of $500 to $1,500 to assist individual artists with costs related to presenting their work in an exhibition.
Grant decisions are made through third-party recommenders (public art galleries, artist-run centres and arts service organizations) throughout the province. Artists must apply directly to a recommender located in the zone in which they live. Approved applications are forwarded to OAC by the recommender once the decision to award a grant has been made.
Eligibility: This program is open to Ontario-based professional visual artists, craft artists and media artists who have a confirmed, upcoming public exhibition. Exhibitions in Ontario, in other Canadian provinces and in international locations are all eligible.
Deadline: Recommenders establish their own application deadlines for Exhibition Assistance, or may decide to accept applications on an ongoing basis. Please refer to Recommender Deadlines and Contacts (below) for further information.
More information, Application Forms and Guidelines:

Special Occasions Permit
An SOP is required if you are planning to sell or serve alcohol at special occasions, such as weddings, charity fundraisers and receptions. An SOP is needed any time alcohol is offered for sale or served anywhere other than in a licensed establishment or a private place.
Permit applications must be submitted to an LCBO SOP service store at least 30 days before the event takes place, except for Private Events which require a minimum of 10 days notice.
Special Occasions Permit Guidelines and Application: