Annual Juried Exhibition

Button Factory Arts is now welcoming submissions for the 2022 Annual Juried Exhibition!
Artists working in any medium are welcome to apply.


Work Intake Day: Saturday, September 10, 10am - 3pm
Works Pickup (not selected): Sept 15, 10am - 5pm & Sept 17, 10am - 3pm
Final Work Pickup: October 29, 10am - 3pm

In-Person Opening Reception (masks required): Thursday, September 22, 5-7pm
Exhibition Runs: September 22 - October 27, 2022
Gallery Hours: Tues/Thurs, 10am - 5pm & Saturdays, 10am - 3pm

submission details

  • All work must be original in concept and content.

  • Each piece must be properly and safely equipped to suit BFA’s hanging system.

  • Paintings and other media must be dry, wired and ready to hang. 

  • Entrants are encouraged to use simple framing. Display of larger work is up to the discretion of the selection team.

  • Photography, printmaking, collage, mixed media, drawing, painting and 3-D works will be accepted. (space permitting)

  • The artist must firmly attach ONE separate label to the BACK of their work indicating name, title, medium, price, and an arrow indicating orientation. Do not label the front side for jurying purposes. 

  • Work that does not meet the criteria will not be accepted for entry. 

  • All work left 60 days beyond pick-up date become the property of Button Factory Arts.

  • Submission forms will be available on work intake day at Button Factory Arts


1 piece of artwork - $20

2 pieces of artwork - $25

3 pieces of artwork - $30

Awards will be given out at the opening reception in various categories selected by this year's juror. Please note, BFA is acting as an agent for the artist. 30% commission will be deducted from the sale price of each work sold during the show. Taxes are the responsibility of the artist.

Juror: Sandra L. Bethell 

Sandra was born in Cambridge in 1964. She completed a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Guelph specializing in painting, drawing, sculpture, and art history with a minor in psychology. She obtained her Bachelor of Education from the University of Western. For the past 34 years she has worked for the Waterloo Region District School Board as a visual art teacher at Eastwood C.I. where she has been instrumental in the development of the rigorous WRDSB Integrated Arts Program. Her experience includes working on sets, props, and costumes for over 20 musicals and dramatic productions, helping to design numerous murals, running countless exhibitions, juried art shows, and specialized art travel for students.


Having just retired from public education, Sandra is excited to have the time and space for her personal creative work to manifest, allowing her love of nature and connection to spirit, to guide her. Having been an art educator means that she has extensive experience in many mediums and enjoys the unique qualities of each. Sandra is continuing her work in the uncommon wax and pigment encaustic technique whereby the process of layering, scraping, and fusing allow for a direct and tactile experience with the surface.


Featured artwork: Sandra Bethel, Drynan Pond

Sandra’s biggest passion in life, besides watching the adventures of her two brave and nature-loving boys, is recording the world around her especially when it involves travel or her garden. As an educator her greatest joy is instilling a love of art and art history in her students, helping them learn to ‘read’ visual imagery, and confidently find their artistic voice.