The registration form for our 2022 tour is now ready. The dates of the 2022 tour are April 30 and May 1 from 10 am – 5pm. This form is for returning artists from the 2020 and 2021 tour to complete so that we have up-to-date images and stories. This form is for registration and payment only. The deadline for entry is 5 pm, Friday December 10, 2021. Please do not register unless you were on the 2020 or 2021 tour.

If you are not currently on the tour and wish to apply to be on the tour we ask that you email us at eventsscugogarts@gmail.com and arrange an appointment to bring in samples of your work, a prepared CV and price list. 

Please view the form and read all instructions to have your files prepared before starting to complete your form. 

The mission of the Lake Scugog Studio Tour (LSST) is to provide discerning, curious, original-art lovers with an engaging art experience and an opportunity to purchase original, high-quality artwork.
For 2022, only artists who were registered for the 2021 or 2020 tour will be accepted. This allows us to regroup under the current health situation. Returning artists must still complete our electronic registration form to provide us with new images and payment for the 2022 tour.

Benefits of Joining the Lake Scugog Studio Tour

  • Promotion of your work and exhibition site in a full colour tour booklet that patrons can use year-round.
  • Representation on the LSST website, social media sites and e-newsletters.
  • Meeting, networking and working with a welcoming and supportive group of experienced artists.
  • Feedback about your art from visitors.
  • Bank fees aside, the pool of application fees goes entirely to marketing the tour with a wide variety of media including our website, paid ads on social media, radio, arts & culture publications, signs, banners, posters, postcards and our tour book. We promote artists of the tour all year long. Each artist gets their own web page and numerous social media posts.
  • Lake Scugog Studio Tour is a committee of the charitable organization, Scugog Council for the Arts. As such we are members of the Port Perry BIA and Scugog Chamber of Commerce, and benefit from those supporting relationships. We also benefit by being part of the creative hub of the Scugog Arts Space on Queen Street in Port Perry. As a charity we are eligible for support by granting organizations.
  • A well-organized tour with 20 years of experience.

Terms of Joining the Lake Scugog Studio Tour.

  • For 2022 Artists must have paid for and been part of our 2021 Tour. This is just for this coming year.
  • Site Artists must have a studio or reside in the proximity of Lake Scugog, with Port Perry being the hub of the tour.
  • Ideally (but not necessarily), Site Artists are able to host one Guest Artist and have a working studio.
  • Site Artists may recommend a Guest Artist for their own site. Final assignment will be at the discretion of the Jury sub-Committee. In a typical year, if you are a new site artist to our tour, please do not assume that you can invite another artist to be your guest. This is a juried tour and every artist new to the tour MUST be juried.
  • Guest Artists from any location may apply by emailing eventsscugogarts@gmail.com  and arranging an appointment to bring in samples of your work, a prepared CV and price list.
  • All artists, site artists and guest artists, must be in attendance and available to visitors for all hours of the tour. The exception will be the Friday pre tour event, where a guest artist may not wish to participate and therefore not be in attendance.
  • Set up must be done prior to tour opening on the Friday at 10 am for pre tour sites, Saturday at 10 am for all other sites, and all art must remain up until the end of the tour Sunday at 5 pm.
  • Since this is an artist-run tour, artists must be willing to assist with committee tasks in preparation for the tour.
  • Work submitted in the registration form must be consistent with the finished work that will be shown in the tour.
  • Application form to be submitted electronically by December 3, 2021.
  • Site and Guest Artists pay $250 admission fee.
  • Fee payable at time of application. We accept on-line credit card payment, e-transfer and cheques sent by snail mail. With a preference for E-transfers that can be sent to are to treasurer@scugogarts.ca. Cheques are payable to Scugog Council for the Arts, P.O. Box 233, Port Perry, ON, L9L 1A3.
  • There are no refunds for any artist who backs out of the tour for any reason whatsoever.

Getting Prepared to Fill Out Our On-Line Form

  • Write a 25-word artist statement in 1st person singular (written as you talking about yourself) for use on your page on our website and in our tour booklet.
  • Provide a 300-word story written in 1st person, also for use on your webpage and for use in social media. Tell people about your work, your inspirations, your history and your process. Tell us what effect COVID had on your work. The story is not required, however we highly recommend that you go to this effort! Search engines love long stories with great content. And we can work magic on social media with these. Please think up a short phrase that you think an art lover might use when doing an on-line search for work like yours.
  • Take great photos of your work! We are using them in our promotion of the tour. High-resolution jpegs and HEIC are the only format we accept. Take clear well-focused and lit photos.
  • We highly recommend that you do not include images that include advertising copy, price tickets, digital framing or effects, date stamps or anything that will take away from the work itself. Avoid cluttered backgrounds. Although an image or two photographed in an interesting setting may look good on your website and on ours, they look terrible in our tour book or as the main image for your work on our website. Make sure that the image you supply for the tour book is clean, simple, well-lit and in focus.
  • Plan to upload 4-6 images.
  • Have ready information about each image; the title, medium, size, selling price.
  • Prepare your images in high-resolution jpeg format and title them before you upload them with the following format; ArtistFirstName, ArtistLastName, #1-#7 for use on website and social.  If you do not know how to save specific images with specific titles as required please use Google for directions. If you do not know how to check the resolution and size of your images (we need 300dpi, 650×1000 pixels minimum, 5MB maximum) please use Google for directions. ALLOW TIME FOR IMAGES TO UPLOAD BEFORE HITTING SEND.
  • ***Please Note*** if paying by EMT or Cheque the quantity beside price MUST be set to 0 or your registration will not go through. If paying with a credit card set the quantity to 1. 
  • You can save your entry as you go and come back to it at any time. The save button is at the very bottom of the form, so slide down there to save if you are mid-way through your form and need to exit. Hit SEND only once. BE PATIENT WHEN YOU HIT SAVE OR SEND – ALLOW YOUR SERVER TIME TO UPLOAD BEFORE CLOSING THE PROGRAM OR EXITING YOU INTERNET PLATFORM. You will get a confirmation email of your entry. Wait a day. Check your spam folder. If you don’t get a confirmation email then you did not hit send or you did not fill in required fields or you closed the program before the images were uploaded! Be patient.

Accepted Artists be Prepared to:

  • We will provide current health protocols and signs for your doors prior to tour weekend.
  • Demonstrate and/or discuss your work during the tour.
  • Display and merchandise your work.
  • We are not likely to be able to serve refreshments in 2022.
  • Provide a display sample of artwork for promotional purposes in Queen Street storefronts in April and over the tour weekend, if this is possible with the health guidelines in place in April.

Approximate boundaries for the LSST Site Artists

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