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PAPERBACK NOBODIES NO MORE is a benefit exhibition and silent auction of art works made from old paperbacks. The concept of the show is to fight against the transient quality of books by elevating the status and value of these neglected novels into those of art.

Each artist can receive either a full paperback or select pages from the book. You are expected to create something using it by decorating, embellishing, painting on, painting in, adding to, subtracting from, or by any means you see fit.

Interested in participating? These are the dates to remember:

November 1: Registration is open and books are available to pick up
November 30: Drop off your finished books or pages ready to hang
December 10: Opening Reception! Silent auction goes on from 1 pm – 2 am.
December 11: Remaining works are exhibited, books are available for sale on the spot at a fixed price for as long as quantities last.

Register by e-mailing


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Call for Proposals – Screen-print Exhibition in August

Mallory Hazlett, The Whisperer, 7'x5' screen-print and projection, 2009

Do you make art with ink, a squeegee, and some woven mesh? SWEET. Show us your handmade prints!

Beginning August 13th 2010, Freedom CC will be exhibiting screen-prints by local, emerging artists for the duration of one month. We are currently accepting submissions for this show!

The date is approaching fast – please submit by FRIDAY AUGUST 6 th .

Submission Guidelines:

– you must be an emerging artist from/residing in Toronto or surrounding area
– works must be screen-prints or primarily created with screen-printing techniques – works on all kinds of surface material will be considered, such as: paper, fabric, wood, etc.
– send jpegs of the work(s) you intend to exhibit with a corresponding list of title, medium (screen-print or mixed media), dimensions, and price (if applicable)
– include a brief artist statement that highlights your process and the context of your art practice

Please send your submission package to with “SCREEN-PRINT SUBMISSION – ARTIST’S NAME” in the subject line. Please include your name in the file names of all attached documents.

No submission fee is applicable, but artists selected for the show will be subject to a $30 artist exhibition fee (which allows us to hold opening receptions, advertise, install the artwork, and repair the walls).

Please feel free to direct any inquiries to

– Freedom CC arts team

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Recently, the retail space next door to us that had been uninhabited for months was rented out. We were quite surprised to meet our new neighbours, especially because during those unoccupied months we often daydreamed about having an organic florist, a yarn store or a fair trade independent coffee shop to call neighbour. We didn’t really know what to think, we still don’t, but we, in true FCCcrew spirit, listened when various members of the community came into Freedom to voice their disbelief, sympathy, and objection.

We realized that most of the outrage actually stems from the colour and word choice of their window display and its lack of subtlety. So, we came up with a genius idea! We are putting a positive pro-active spin on the situation and see that this could provide a fantastic opportunity for artists to create a site-specific work to be used as this store’s new window display! We approached the owners of the store with this pitch and our reasoning, and they have agreed to view some proposals.

DID YOU HEAR THAT, ARTISTS???? You may very possibly be able to have your work as a permanent site specific installation that doubles as an adult video store’s window display, viewable at all times by the Bloor West traffic. This also means that when some art-enthusiast asks you, “Where could have I seen your works before?” You can say, “Well, have you ever frequented that adult video store on Bloor and Ossington?”

Submit some sketches and a written proposal (just a quickie, no more than a page) to It has to be flat and it must cover the entire window space. Nothing graphic, please – the idea is to minimize negative reaction while at the same time providing an aesthetically pleasing substitute for the in-your-face gear the store currently sports.

Measurements are two joined panels of 68″ x 115″ and 53″ x 115″.

Good luck, and have fun!! We’re super excited to see what you come up with!

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We are currently accepting proposals for mixed-media, site-specific installations to be displayed in our window.


The main purpose of this project is to provide installation artists an additional opportunity to display their works to our customer and clientele base as well as the general public. Each installation will be visible around the clock for a period of at least two weeks, with the artist’s name and contact information.

This project serves as an exciting challenge for artists in that their proposal has to reflect Freedom CC as a non-profit green cooperative that operates exclusively on a volunteer basis to support and strive for a more sustainable arts community.

Having said so, we do not encourage artists to place their set of aesthetics secondary to our ideology. Rather, we hope for an organic collaboration between the two.


– A proposal in less than 500 words, accompanied with sketches

– A list of materials to be used and methods of obtaining them

– Please note that all materials have to be environmentally friendly and that we strongly encourage the practice of re-appropriating used materials.

Please send in your submission package to with “WINDOW SUBMISSION – ARTIST’S NAME” in the subject line. Please include your name in the file names of all attached documents.

No submission fee is applicable.


Our window space measurements:

Height: 115”  Back Length: 88”  Front Length: 68”  Straight Width: 38”  Angled Width: 53”

Please feel free to direct any inquiries to

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