Our Application is now closed.  Applications for our 2020 tour will be posted around November 2019. Follow us on Facebook and join our mailing list to be informed when the application is live.

​2020 Deadline : February 1, 2020 - 11:59 PM EST

2019 Fee:  Non-refundable application fee of $25 paid by e-transfer due when applying.  $200 artist fee due immediately upon acceptance.

To apply you will need:

  •  7 - 10 images including a photo of you (preferably working on your art or in your studio) - 1 MB each 300 dpi
  • Description of your work
  • Artist statement of no more than 250 words
  • 25 work  bio/blurb  for use in tour promo materials

Participation Requirements:

  • Artists must reside in West Hamilton or be an approved guest artist from Hamilton or within Ontario.
  • All artists, including guest artists, will complete an application form and have their work juried. Selection and location of guest artists is at the discretion of the Organizing Committee.
  • All work for sale must be original work by the artist, designed and handcrafted by the artist.
  • Items made from commercial kits, plans or patterns are not allowed. Ready-made components are acceptable only where their importance is subordinate to the skill and design contributed by the maker and where their use is clearly appropriate to the nature and design of the work. Articles made from molds are acceptable only where the mold is the design and product of the artist or where the mold is evidently subordinate to the maker's creativity. Copyright laws must be adhered to in all work.
  • Artists may only show and sell a cohesive collection of work that is directly related to what was presented for jurying.
  • By agreeing to participate in the Tour, you agree to be open and present for the advertised tour hours.
  • By agreeing to participate in the tour, you agree that your images may be used for promotional purposes including social media.
  • By agreeing to participate, you hold harmless the West Hamilton Artists Tourand its organizers for any damage, theft or any other type of loss of property. Insurance, including liability coverage for visitors to your studio, and any legislated requirements are the sole responsibility of the participating artist.
  • By agreeing to participate, you agree to assist with volunteer activities associated with the tour.
  • If you are applying as a guest, you agree to assist the host studio with set up and mutually agreed upon expenses for refreshments.

If you have any questions about applying for the tour, please contact us at info@westhamiltonartiststour.com.

West Hamilton Artists Tour
c/o Gordon Leverton
114 Stanley Avenue
Hamilton, ON  L8P 2L4
Phone:  905-973-9874

Alternate:  905-529-4607 (Siobhan Lynch)