Call To Artists Open For New Orillia Recreation Centre Gallery Exhibit ‘Momentum’


The Art in Public Places Committee is launching a new Call to Artists for the Orillia Recreation Centre’s art gallery, The Stack.

The Call invites artists to interpret the theme ‘Momentum’, either through new or existing original works of art. The deadline for submissions is March 20, 2023. The Call is open to everyone; however, preference will be given to local/regional artists.

“Orillia is home to many talented artists and The Stack Gallery at the Orillia Recreation Centre is one way their works can be seen and experienced by everyone in the community,” said Mayor Don McIsaac. “The new Call to Artists for the ‘Momentum’ exhibit is an excellent opportunity to bring together art and active living for all ages and is sure to be inspiring. I encourage everyone to think about submitting.”

The exhibit is being organized in partnership with Age-Friendly Orillia and will open in June.

“Age-Friendly Orillia is a local organization that advocates and supports policies and initiatives that enable people to live an active, independent and meaningful life throughout the ages,” said Catherine Phillips, Chair of the Art in Public Places Committee. “This new exhibit, ‘Momentum’, challenges artists and visitors to think critically and creatively about the benefits of an active lifestyle to aging and one’s overall quality of life.”

Artists of varying disciplines are invited to submit an original work of art provided it can be hung, does not extend more than two inches from the wall, and does not require external power. Works are also not restricted by size. Full submission requirements are available at or by contacting Jacqueline Surette, Manager of Culture, at 705-325-4530 or

The Stack Gallery is located within the lobby of the Orillia Recreation Centre next to the reception desk. It is managed by the Orillia Museum of Art & History, under the guidance of the Art in Public Places Committee, on behalf of the City of Orillia. The existing exhibit entitled ‘Renewal’ will be on display until May 16, 2023. For more information on The Stack Gallery, visit


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