ANYTHING’S POSSIBLE:  2018 Amateur Photo Contest

Enter your best 8”X10” sized prints ONLY (no frame or mat) in the categories of: Parts and Pieces, Insects and Animals, Rain or Shine.

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. With three prizes in each category, plus a People’s Choice Award, its certain to delight and prove that Anything IS Possible! Generously sponsored by: Speedprint & Framing by Anna.

Deadline to Enter: Sat Dec 9, 5pm

Entry Form: 2018 Anthings Possible Amateur Photo Contest Entry Form


KEEP CALM & COLOUR ON: group exhibit

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: Sat Dec 23, 5pm

Entry Form: Keep Calm and Colour On Entry Form 2018


Zip Code is an exhibit of selected works from the region by guest curator Douglas Bedard (DKN Blues.) The exhibit’s focus is to bring togther a collection of efficacious works in a variety of mediums and subject matter throughout artist’s careers

Deadline to Enter: Sat Jan 13, 5pm

Entry Form: Zip Code Entry Form 2018

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 Jan 27, 4pm

Entry Form: BUILD Entry Form 2018

WFCU CREDIT UNION:  painting competition + exhibit

The WFCU Credit Union Painting Competition + Exhibit is an incredible opportunity for emerging, mid-career and established artists to present their most accomplished works at the LAC for a chance to win cash prizes. The exhibit’s focus is highlight and celebrate the arts in our region and to offer financial support and an audience for artists.

Deadline to Enter: Sat Feb 10, 5pm

Entry Form: WFCU Credit Union Painting Competition + Exhibit Entry Form 2018

BREAKING BARRIERS: group exhibit

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.  Sponsored by: Art Indeed & Aleksander Estate Winery.

Deadline to Enter: Sat Feb 24, 5pm

Entry Form: Breaking Barriers Entry Form 2018


The LAC presents the 20th 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 Mar 31, 5pm

POINT PELEE 100 STUDENT ART SHOW: Point Pelee National Park

In celebration of Point Pelee National Park’s 100th anniversary in 2018, Point Pelee Citizen Advisory Commitee invites students to participate in the Point Pelee 100 Student Art Show. Join the park as it celebrates the rich natural and cultural heritage that makes it so unique and looks to shaping the spirit of community and conservation in the future.
All artwork MUST be in the following categories and themes:
Grades 1-4: Conservation
Grades 5-8: Community
Grades: 9-12: Looking to the Future
This exhibition is open to ALL Elementary and Secondary students in Essex & Kent County. ONLY DRAWING media (coloured pencil, wax crayon, graphite, charcoal, pen & ink, pastel, etc) will be accepted and they MUST be on 11×17” paper. A maximum of 6 entries per school will be accepted. ALL artwork MUST be in the exhibit themes listed below according to the grade level.
Entry Form:


Artists, this is your chance to clear out that packed studio to make room for new work! Do you have old artwork that has been around for years, work that your are tired of shuffling around to make space in your studio? Don’t hold on to it any longer… the spring studio clear out exhibit has low entry fees so you can enter a lot work and get back that studio space you need!

Entry Form: Spring Studio Clear Out Entry Form 2018

TBD: Leamington Flock Fest

Description coming soon…

Entry Form:

U18: 2018 SEAA/LAC Members Show & Sale


The 2018 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.
The exhibition creates a platform for artists to network with peers to develop their skills and experiences.
Deadline to Enter: Sat May 26, 5pm

Entry Form:

FAR OUT SHOW: group show

his exhibition’s focus is to highlight and showcase those offbeat, avant-guard, radical and/or extreme works of art that make us all think outside the box and push the limits of expressionism in contemporary art.
Deadline to Enter: Sat Oct 27, 5pm
Entry Form:


 LAC presents its annual indoor Christmas Arts & Crafts show. Featuring artists and artisans in a variety of mediums; photography, painting, jewelry, literary arts, crafts and more… This beautiful month long “gift shop” style exhibition has many great deals so come enjoy the works in a warm Christmas setting.

Deadline to Enter: Sat Nov 17, 4pm

Entry Form: A Signature Christmas Artist Market Entry Form 2018

Solo Exhibition Submissions

The LAC is a 9,000 sqaure foot state of the art facility. Our 3 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 downtown Leamington at 72 Talbot Street West offers three floors of galleries, meeting rooms, workshop and studio space, plus, its 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: