Writer’s Digest Writing Competitions

Are you a Hamilton writer? If so, check out the Writer’s Digest Writing Competitions! Writer’s Digest hosts fiction writing contests, poetry writing contests, short story contests, screenwriting competitions, self-publishing competitions, and more. Contests include several genres, including romance, young adult, and sci-fi. You could win up to $3,000, as well as the opportunity to see your name in Writer’s Digest Magazine, opportunities to meet with editors and agents, and more! Prizes vary between writing competitions.

The first deadline is November 1, 2011.

Go to to see all the upcoming contests.

Spark Box Studio

Spark Box Studio is offering FREE RESIDENCIES to fine art students and emerging artists. This residency opportunity is a unique way for young and emerging artists to cultivate new ideas, access a rich library of arts resources, learn about career-building opportunities, and develop an understanding of the art world from a business perspective.

Six emerging artists will receive a one-week residency at our Open Studio in Prince Edward County. The selected applicants will be given a private studio space and given access to the Spark Box Studio equipment and resources, as well, winners will be provided with living accommodations for their weeklong stay. They will also have access to career guidance from owners Chrissy Poitras and Kyle Topping, along with, local community members.

Applying for the Residency Award gives artists the opportunity to practice an essential business skill in the art world: the application process.

For application details, visit

Industrial Re-Evolution

Hamilton and area artists are invited to participate in the Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology (HMST) 2011 – 2012 exhibit, Industrial Re-evolution.

This exhibit is focused on artists whose work is inspired by local industry current or past. Artworks may include Film, Photography, Textiles, Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture and will be displayed at the museum from October 2011 to September 2012. Exhibit space is free but limited therefore we request that any interested participants contact the museum as soon as possible.

Artists may have their works for sale. If a sale occurs, the art may not leave the museum until the completion of the exhibit.

Where: The Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology
When: End of October 2011 to September 2012

Contact: Cathy Masterson
900 Woodward Ave
Hamilton, ON L8H 7N2
Phone 905.546.4797
Cell: 905.973.0613


Dare to Dine: Wine and African Food Sampling Event

A request from Theresa Randles of Grandmothers of Steel for silent art and craft auction donations for their 3rd annual event. All proceeds go to the Grandmother to Grandmother Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation.

“We want the event to be top-notch. I would like to ask you whether there might be interest in art donations from your end (or possibly from artists at the gallery). We will be able to give artists income tax receipts for the amount their art sells for. And we would encourage artists to advertise their work as well….”


  • There are no criteria about the art donated – any medium and size will be gratefully accepted.
  • The artist can suggest the opening bid amount and can specify if any money goes to them (e.g. for framing costs).
  • The artist will be issued an income tax receipt from the Stephen Lewis Foundation for the money raised by the item.
  • Works can be donated up to 2 days before the date of the event, and I [Theresa] will arrange to pick up of the work ( and return of unsold pieces).
  • We would love to have a brief bio of the artist to mount with the work.


Anyone interested in donating can email Theresa
or phone 905-765-5487.

Date: Saturday, October 22, 2011
Time: 7 – 10 pm
Location: Awareness Center Lobby,
Mohawk College, STARRT Institute,
481 Barton St. E. (east of Millen),
Stoney Creek

Final Call for Submissions!!!

2011 ArcelorMittal Dofasco
Hamilton Music Awards, Festival & Conference
November 17-20, 2011
Mohawk College – Various Venues

HAMILTON, CANADA : September Seventh Entertainment Limited announced a final call for festival submissions as well as Music Award and Industry Award nominations for the 2011 ArcelorMittal Dofasco Hamilton Music Awards, Festival and Conference. Festival applications, submission procedures and nomination forms are available at

The deadline for festival and award submissions is
5PM EST September 30, 2011
(the deadline for the 2011 Rising Star Search is
5PM on Friday October 28, 2011).

For more information visit

Life Drawing Model Available

Disabled Person & Unique Physicality

Physically fit Male (5’8”, 180 lbs) available to serve as a life model in a variety of mediums including painting, sketching, and drawing. Past experience working as a model. Excellent professional and interpersonal skills. Canada Council Scholarship Winner! Providing a unique and lasting impression to the work of visual artists

For more information contact: Lawrence Shapiro