Image: Qirou Yang, How to Be Satiated in the Dark-2, 2021

BEING SCENE 2022

*NOTE* At this time we are planning for a hybrid exhibition that is both onsite and online. We will update this page should these plans change.

Workman Arts presents the 21st Annual Being Scene Exhibition taking place between March 31 to May 31 2022 — in multiple new locations and with a newly expanded program of free accompanying events.

Celebrating artists with lived experiences, the exhibition will be both in-person and online this year. Being Scene showcases a survey of juried artworks by a wide range of artists with varying disciplines. Alongside this, the curated component returns this year by inviting a new guest curator Oliviana Cinco, to curate a member group show alongside the juried show as part of the overall exhibition. With an accompanying event series including artist-led events/panels/tours and educational workshops/discussions both in-person and online, this year’s 2-month long programming will be an interactive and exciting experience demonstrating what these 56 artists have to offer.

Being Scene opens online on March 31 from 6-8 PM EDT, with a virtual reception.

Note: All digital/zoom events will be provided with ASL (American Sign Language) and live open captioning.

  • BEING SCENE
  • MARCH 31 - MAY 31, 2022
  • IN-PERSON AND ONLINE
  • GALLERY HOURS 2 - 8PM

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We are thrilled to recognize the “Ica Pas Artist Scholarship Award” alongside this year’s Juried Artists! The 2021 recipient this year is Workman Arts’ member Christopher Dowdell who will be exhibiting a work.
Being the first year we are celebrating the inclusion of the “Ica Pas Artist Scholarship Award”, there will be works by the late Ecaterina Pascaluta “Ica Pas” exhibiting at the Gallery at 2104 Dundas St W  through April 1 – 28, celebrating her life and the opportunity this scholarship offers to artists at Workman Arts.

The “Ica Pas Artist Scholarship Award” has been created by Barbara Pascaluta in partnership with Toronto Community Housing Revitalization Team and Workman Arts. The purpose of the scholarship is to celebrate artists who use art as a way to overcome challenges in their life. This scholarship provides artists facing systemic barriers with financial, training, and showcasing supports to further advance their artistic careers. This scholarship is inspired by the life and legacy of Ecaterina Pascaluta “Ica Pas” and prioritizes uplifting and honoring artists and the power of art to highlight and overcome injustice, challenges, and barriers.

Special thanks to the Toronto friends of the visual arts for supporting Being Scene.

PARTNER
CAMH Mental Health is Health
FUNDER
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Ontario Arts Council Logo
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Toronto Arts Council - Funded by the City of Toronto
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RECOMMENDED EVENTS AT THIS YEAR'S BEING SCENE:

Being Scene 2022 Opening Reception

MARCH 31, 2022

BEING SCENE 2022RECEPTION

Being Scene 2022 Curator Guided Tour

MAY 28, 2022

ARTIST TALKBEING SCENE 2022EXHIBITION

Diapause Artists Roundtable

MAY 19, 2022

ARTIST TALKBEING SCENE 2022LIVE PANEL/Q&A

Interested in sponsorship? Click here to download our sponsorship package or contact Kais Padamshi, Communications & Development Manager, for more information.