Artist Applications:



Applications for the 2014 tour must be postmarked before April 1, 2014.
Selection takes place April 12. Please note below that the hall used for selection is different this year.

We welcome your entry to the Sylvan Circle, a tour for artists and artisans, to be held Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The objective of the tour is to provide residents from Algoma, the North Shore, Sault Ste. Marie and Upper Michigan the opportunity to take a scenic drive in the country and enjoy the artistic creations of local artists and artisans.     

Starting in Echo Bay, the tour extends through beautiful country around Highway 638, through Leeburn and Rydal Bank to Bruce Mines and back along Highway 17, a distance of about 100 kilometres.

Work will be exhibited in community halls and studios.  There will be a mixture of media at each location.

The application form for the Sylvan Circle Tour 2014 can be obtained from Please feel free to contact Sarah Buckley at 705 246-2819 for additional information, or send an e-mail to

1.   All pieces must be recent work of the exhibitor.
2.   Neither work made from purchased kits, nor the use of decals, will be permitted.
3.   No resale items or discounted items are allowed.
4.   Work must be an original design of the exhibitor, or follow traditional patterns, or be a skillful adaptation of a published pattern. The Committee will screen out work which does not meet standards of originality.
5.   No food items may be sold by the exhibitor.
6.   You are only allowed to exhibit work that has been listed on this application and approved by the selection committee. You must provide 3 examples of your work for each medium to be sold (2 media maximum).
7.  Artists must be present to interact with the public during the show.
8.  Artists wishing to display in their own studios may request this on the application form.  Written proof of liability insurance must be provided with the application or the request will not be considered.
9.  Work of artists selected for the tour will be photographed and published in this year's brochure.

For the purposes of selection, entrants must submit three (3) pieces of each media that will best represent their work to be exhibited (2 media maximum).  Submissions should be actual pieces; if photographs or CD’s are provided, the images must be of professional quality.

All samples of artwork must be delivered to the Laird Hall, 3 Pumpkin Point Road West, Echo Bay, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon on Saturday, April 12, 2014.  Note that this is a new location for the Selection process.  Contact any of the Sylvan Circle Committee members prior to this date to make alternate delivery arrangements.

All submitted pieces must be picked up from the Laird Hall on Sunday, April 13, 2014 between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Unless alternate arrangements are made, any items not picked up on this date will be returned at the artist’s expense.



A non-refundable selection fee of ten dollars ($10.00) must also be submitted at the time of registration.  A separate cheque, payable to the Sylvan Circle Tour, is required.

Applications must be postmarked or e-mailed prior to Tuesday, April 1, 2014
A one hundred dollar ($100.00) entry fee cheque, must be post-dated prior to April 01, 2014; made payable to the Sylvan Circle Tour and also postmarked prior to Tuesday, April 01, 2014.   

Cheques post-dated after April 1, 2014 will not be accepted

Acceptance letters will be mailed out to applicants in late April.  If an applicant is selected for the tour, their entry fee cheque will be cashed at that time, otherwise it will be returned.

Cancellations prior to June 20, 2014 will result in a $75.00 refund.  No refunds will be provided after this date.  

An NSF cheque will result in a fifty dollar ($50.00) administrative fee as well as disqualification from this event.   

If possible, each entrant will be allocated a minimum space of 10' x 10' including a table and 1 chair.  Please advise if electrical outlets are required.  Participants are responsible for any additional lighting.  All exhibits must be set up by 8:30 a.m. and may not be dismantled until after 5:00 p.m. on September 20, 2014.  Most show locations will be available for set up the day prior to the show. Hall monitors will contact you to schedule set up times.

Display tables must be covered with clean, ironed, solid coloured fabric to within one inch of the floor.  Stored items such as boxes and extra inventory must be placed under the tables and thus out of sight. 

On the day of the tour, artists will be asked by hall monitors to remove any artwork that does not comply with Tour criteria. 

Non-compliance to these terms and conditions will result in being excluded from future shows.

Errol Caldwell Sarah Buckley Rhonda Ferris Jan Miller
Helene Caldwell Lucy Boston Stephanie Mitchell Skip Bailey
Jack Dunning Russ Mason David Solomon Rose Sundaram
                     Michele Forrester 


We have received a number of requests for early submission by artists who expect to be away around the time of selection. Unfortunately, we are unable to take responsibility for storing your work over an extended period of time. We suggest that you arrange with a friend or family member to hold three pieces for selection and either bring them as required on the selection day or leave them with a member of the Committee a week or so before the selection day. Then you can obtain the application form from this web page in January, and submit it by mail.


Application Form 2014 (pdf)
Application Form 2014 Word (.doc) format

Call for Entry 2014
(Print Friendly Version of This Page)

If you are applying as an emerging artist please use the following forms:

Emerging Artist Application Form 2014

Emerging Artist Call for Entry 2014

NOTE: Forms will open in new browser windows.

If you have further questions that are not answered here, please send e-mail to

NOTE:  The application form is a pdf document, designed to faclitate printing from your own printer.  In order to read and print it, you must have Adobe's free Acrobat Reader installed.  Most current operating systems include it automatically.  If yours does not, you can download a free copy from
















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