For the 6th year we bring our annual SALON OF INCLUSIVENESS back to where it all started at 2186 DUNDAS STREET W.


The Black Cat Artspace's 6th annual, Salon of Inclusiveness

Exhibition runs from December 5th 2018 –December 31st 2019

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: November 24th, 2018


To celebrate the end of the year, we are using the fundamental idea of crowdsourcing to bring together a large and inclusive group show.

No medium or work will be rejected from this show,
the only requirements are as follows:

- Artwork must be able to be hung on our gallery walls
- Sized no more than 4 and a half feet in width or height, the submission fee is PER sq. Foot
- The submission fee is $45.00 per 12 inch x 12 inch square foot of wall space
- No more than 2 artworks by any one artist
- Artwork must be priced between $50 - $500 with nothing over
- The gallery will not take commission on any work sold

Photos from previous years:




As an alternative space, Black Cat Artspace doesn't have to answer to any particular set of aesthetics or rules, and as a result has held a wide variety of shows, in a number of mediums grace the walls over the past 6 and a half years.


The Salon of Inclusiveness is a playful and positive take on the Salon des Refusés. In 1863 two thirds of paintings submitted for the Paris Salon were refused by the conservative French Academy. Rejected work included that by artists such as Courbet, Édouard Manet, Camille Pissaro and Johan Jongkind, whose work didn’t align with traditional tastes. So many artists protested this vast rejection, that a new exhibition was organized – the ‘Salon des
Refusés’, held in another part of the Palais de Industrias. The attention from this event undermined the French Academy and served to legitimize the emerging forms of avant-garde art.

Due to the popularity of the show in previous years we will be hosting TWO Opening reception(s):
December 5th, 2019 - 7pm - 10:30pm
December 6th, 2019 - 7pm - 10:30pm

Near the beginning of each opening there will be time for a friendly and informal critique where anyone showing can explain their work and others will have a chance to offer a critique or ask questions.

Exhibition runs from December 6th 2019 – December 31st 2019

Gallery hours: Thursday - Sunday: 2-7pm
Monday-Wednesday: Closed

We've determined a safe estimate of the usable wall space of hanging a show salon style in the space, allowing for varying sizes and shapes and have determined a set hanging fee of $45.00 per 12 inch x 12 inch square, with a limit of maximum of 2 works per artist and no work can be over 4 and a half feet in width or height.

And, like many shows we host, the work can be for sale, commission free!





Stand With Hong Kong Journalists -
Press Photo Exhibition on Hong Kong Anti-Extradition Law Movement

31 October - 10 November, 2019

Black Cat Artspace
2186 Dundas Street West, Toronto

{SWHKJ - Toronto} event schedule:

Thur, Oct 31 -
11am exclusives press invitation
6-8 pm opening reception

Fri, Nov 1 -
6-8pm guest sharing with 2 HK journalists

Sat, Nov 2 -
2-4pm panel discussion

Sun, Nov 3 -
2-4pm screening


Since June 2019, the world has witnessed millions of Hong Kong (HK) citizens participating in the protests against a proposed controversial extradition law that would allow criminal suspects to be extradited to mainland China. Critics say this would undermine HK’s judicial independence and could put dissidents at risk, including activists and journalists.

Although the government announced on 2019.09.04 that it would withdraw this controversial bill, the situation in HK has not improved, and indeed has taken a turn toward the worse, with HK still facing more uncertainty and unrest, and amid growing indications that this uncertainty has affected China’s relationship with and standing in the international community.


In this critical time, we would like to present a press photo exhibition that highlights the current social and political condition of HK. Between peaceful demonstrations and people dodging tear gas or "less-lethal" police weapons or molotov cocktails, reporters on the frontline have been braving tremendous risk to cover all the protests and clashes. By sharing the power of photojournalism amid this chaos, we wish to stand in solidarity with all members of the press, as well as to initiate conversations among Hong Kong people and the international community about human rights, freedom of speech and freedom of press.




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