Landscape Square 1

© Randy Eckard, Watercolor

© Diane Babcock, Woodcut

© DeAnn Prosia, Etching

Your Place Squared: Community Art Project

March 9, 2019 - June 2, 2019

The Bruce Museum invites you to submit a depiction of “your place” as part of a new community project of small artworks created entirely by the public for the public. Based on the popular 2012 Bruce Museum exhibition of self-portraits, Your Face Squared, the Bruce Museum now asks participants to turn to the landscape for creative inspiration.

The subjects of Your Place Squared can be a favorite landscape, your home, a room, or any space that you treasure as your own. The artworks can be created in any medium, including writing, drawing, painting, photography and collage. The criteria for display include art that: must be original and anonymous, must be 6 inches by 6 inches in size and no thicker than 3 inches, cannot be toxic or harmful. A signed consent/waiver form must accompany each piece, and there is a limit of 10 submissions per individual.

The Museum will accept artworks from January 2 through March 1, 2019, with submitted artwork on view in the Museum’s Bantle Lecture Gallery from March 9 through June 2, 2019. During the exhibition visitors can also create additional pieces in the gallery, which will be added to the show.

This community-based exhibition was originally inspired by a 2006 project spearheaded by the Art Gallery of Ontario in Canada as a way of experimenting with visitor engagement. The variety of artworks featured in Your Face Squared was remarkable. There were portraits created with traditional media such as drawing, painting, and photography, clever collages incorporating everything from jewelry to sunglasses, and three dimensional works in clay, beads, and cardboard. There were submissions by families with three generations represented, entire art classes from area schools, and groups of friends who gathered together to create their squared portraits.

“As a community-based institution highlighting art, science, and natural history, an exhibition featuring art about the places that mean the most to our members and visitors is a wonderful project for the Bruce to support,” says Anne von Stuelpnagel, Director of Exhibitions. “We look forward to displaying all kinds of imaginative works.”

More details and consent forms are available below or at the Visitor Services desk of the Bruce. 

Please read the Your Place Squared Submission Rules prior to submitting your artwork(s) - Rules Click Here

Your Place Squared Submission Form - Click Here

See Your Place Squared at the Bruce this spring!