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shopAGO Submission Guidelines for Artisan Products

Designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry, shopAGO features one-of-a-kind products handmade by Canadian artisans who design and create works in clay, fibre, wood, metal, glass, jewellery and mixed media. 

shopAGO accepts proposals all year round. Please use the following guidelines:

  • Up to 10 digital images of the work (72 dpi, jpg format,RBG colour). Please email your images to

  • Include an image list with corresponding numbers of each work or with your images numbered consecutively. Each item on the list should indicate:

    • type of product
    • medium
    • dimensions
    • date of work
  • Submit a 90 word artist’s statement or a description of your work, including concepts and/or techniques used in production

  • Send us your current CV. Include a list of shops, shows and galleries where you have sold your work in the last two years.

  • Please do not submit samples of your work. Note: seventy-five percent of the components of the work must be made by the artisan from concept to finish.

Review Process and Notification

After a submission has been reviewed and approved our buyer will contact the artisan.

We thank you for considering the Art Gallery of Ontario

Mailing address

Art Gallery of Ontario
317 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5T 1G4
Attention: Diane Smeding, Retail Buyer