Available for SOLO, DUO or GROUP SHOW of up to 4 photographers

Submissions accepted beginning July 16 2018

Submissions close November 30 2018
All CONTACT FESTIVAL fees and URBAN GALLERY Opening Reception included in exhibition rental.

call for artists

Urban Gallery is always looking for artists to exhibit their work at our downtown gallery in Toronto's historic CORKTOWN!

URBAN GALLERY does not take a commission on the sale of the artists works. Artists pay a fee for an exhibition at URBAN GALLERY. Details are available on request.


T: 647.460-1278
E: [email protected]
400 Queen Street East, Toronto
Calvin Hambrook, Gallery Manager
Allen Shugar​, Curator

Gallery hours
Monday to Friday NOON to 5 PM
Thursday NOON to 8 PM
Saturday 1 PM to 5 PM
Closed Sundays & Holidays


Urban Gallery presents
our December 2018 Exhibition
Solo Exhibition Of Paintings By VANESSA CUARTAS

By KJ Mullins
Vanessa Cuartas loves horses. "They were a big part of my childhood. For sixteen years I horseback rode." Vanessa isn't able to ride as often now but is putting her passion of horses on canvas.

Unlike most artwork featuring horses, Cuartas approaches her subjects with bold abstract strokes. Her choice of vibrant colour adds to the modern contemporary art style of her paintings.

At the artist reception at Urban Gallery this Saturday Cuartas said that she has always been attracted to the abstract medium. An artist for life Cuartas has been focused for the past two years with her paintings, painting every spare minute when she isn't at her day job as a graphic designer.

She studied at the University of Central Florida, with an emphasis in graphic design, and later received an Art Direction Diploma from Miami Ad School. She moved to Toronto from Miami just a few years ago.

The Urban Gallery show is her first solo exhibition after being part in several impressive group showings.

"Painting horses reminds me of the freedom and energy I feel when riding and by simply being around them. It allows me to have a piece of my heart in all of my paintings and gives me the chance to be close to my father, always.

I paint my horses in acrylics in a modern/contemporary style. I often paint with bold colours to convey energy and movement throughout the paintings.

As an artist, I just want to keep growing and learning. For me, it’s important to learn with every work I make and continue demonstrating the passion that I feel in every painting I make."   
About Urban Gallery
Founded by Calvin Hambrook and partner and artist/curator Allen Shugar, Urban Gallery has maintained its mandate to provide a non-commission space, showcasing emerging and mid-career artists, sculptors and photographers. Urban Gallery was established in 2012 in historic Corktown on Queen Street East.
Monday to Friday NOON to 5 PM
Thursday NOON to 8 PM
Saturday 1 PM to 5 PM
Closed Sundays & Holidays
On Exhibition Reception days, URBAN GALLERY will open at the Reception start time
Thursday Receptions -open at 5 PM
Saturday Receptions -open at 2 PM

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