This exhibition will showcase the work of local Calgarian artists on display during the winter months in the downtown core. This call is to both traditional paint medium artists and animation artists or an artist that does both. Artists will be working together to transform a city window into a multi-media visual installation. The use of Augmented Reality will allow the animation to be overlaid on top of the window painting. The two mediums will be superimposed to create the interactive piece.


  1. Complete the two pages of forms
  2. Include examples of past work OR sketch idea for the exhibition
    • Artwork: Attach to the email 1-3 examples of previous work
    • Animation: Please provide web link to video hosting website (You Tube, Vimeo, etc)
  3. Submit to Katie Pearce at


All selected participating artists will receive a free workshop on Saturday November 02, 2019. At the workshop artists will receive lessons on painting on glass, learn about Augmented Reality and might be paired with their window partner. Please note attendance at the workshop will determine if you are selected to participate. The workshop will give you time to learn and develop the theme of Northern Reflections, Gather ‘round.


Windows will be painted November 9th to 16th. Please check your schedule to make sure you can make yourself available for 1-2 days to paint on these dates.

Call Close:

Submission closes at 11:59 pm on October 19, 2019. Artists passing the first round of selection will be invited to attend the workshop. Your participation is not guaranteed if you attend the workshop, however if you attend the workshop you will be trained on window painting and may be selected for other projects with Buds Collective.


  • Animation artist fee $500
  • Paint artist fee $450 (must provide your own supplies and cover the costs of your own parking)


All participating artists are entered to win prize money; $4,000 in prize money will be awarded.

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