“We believe that sponsoring the arts can enhance relationships and build positive connections, attitudes and values in the minds of your customers by linking your brand with artistic, innovative and creative thinking.”

Last Call: There are still a couple of sponsorship opportunities available before we close off the 2017 Call for Sponsors and move ahead with the Call for Artists on March 20, 2017. If you or your business/organization are interested in supporting this exciting regional event (in the Legacy Gallery at the Owen Sound Artists’ Co-op), please complete the Sponsor Registration form at www.aperture.mapleseedgallery.ca/sponsorship_registration or contact us at aperture@mapleseedgallery.ca (519-270-3146) for further details. Call for Sponsors’ registration ends March 15, 2017. Thanks!

Aperture Photography Show Sponsors

Hoping to make the Aperture Photography Show an annual event, we will be back in 2017 for our exciting second season. Mark your calendars… the show will run from November 1st to 30th, 2017.

2016 Aperture Photography Show (at Owen Sound Artists' Co-op)With strong support in 2016 from sponsors Foto Art Camera & Frame Shop, Trophies Two & Georgian Gallery, and Parsons Foto Source, the debut show represented 15 photographers and exhibited more than 100 images from professional, amateur and student photographers across the region.

2016 Aperture Photography Show (at Owen Sound Artists' Co-op)The 2016 show was highly visible and very well attended. In addition to a great turnout for the opening reception, the show received tremendous feedback during the month long exhibition and sale. With the main goal of highlighting different photographic styles and techniques, as well as promoting local photographers, the show was called vibrant, energetic and engaging.

2016 Aperture Photography Show (at Owen Sound Artists' Co-op)The Aperture 2017 Photography Show will once again be held in the Legacy Gallery at the Owen Sound Artists’ Co-op in downtown Owen Sound. The Artists’ Co-op, which is located in the historic McKay Building, was spacious and bright and showed off the work exceptionally well.

2016 Aperture Photography Show (at Owen Sound Artists' Co-op)The event was a wonderful success in 2016 and we are looking forward to another exciting show in 2017. In addition to exhibiting the works of eight to ten local professional and amateur photographers in 2017, we will be expanding our student showcase to include the works of multiple up and coming young photographers. Jurying will begin in early 2017.

2016 Aperture Photography Show (at Owen Sound Artists' Co-op)We would welcome your support as a sponsor. We believe that sponsoring the arts can enhance relationships and build positive connections, attitudes and values in the minds of your customers by linking your brand with artistic, innovative and creative thinking

2016 Aperture Photography Show (at Owen Sound Artists' Co-op)We know that sponsorship is a very sensitive topic. In today’s tough economic times we understand that there may not be as many funding opportunities as there once were. This makes our request even more important and we hope that you will be in a position to consider supporting this regional arts and culture event through one of our suggested sponsorship levels:

  • Level One Sponsorship $300: This $300 sponsorship is made of up $200 cash to help fund the operating costs of the show, and $100 cash or gift certificates to be used as artist awards. Level One Sponsors will receive primary logo placement on show banners, signs, posters, rack cards, website, social media interfaces, etc., and will have an additional sign acknowledging their award sponsorship placed in the Legacy Gallery and in the Legacy Gallery front window during the full month of the show. Level One Sponsors will also have the main prize/award named after their company (or surname) and will receive additional profiling during the opening reception and awards ceremony. Level One Sponsors will also receive a 20” x 36” promotional banner to display at their business. (A smaller 11” x 17” poster is also available if preferred.)
  • Level Two Sponsorship $200: This $200 sponsorship is made of up $200 cash to help fund the operating costs of the show. Level Two Sponsors will receive secondary logo placement on show banners, signs, posters, rack cards, website, social media interfaces, etc. Level Two Sponsors will be acknowledged during the opening reception and awards ceremony. Level Two Sponsors will also receive a 11” x 17” promotional poster to display at their business.
  • Level Three Sponsorship $100: This $100 sponsorship is made of up $100 cash to help fund the operating costs of the show. Level Three Sponsors will receive tertiary logo placement on show banners, signs, posters, rack cards, website, social media interfaces, etc. Level Three Sponsors will be acknowledged during the opening reception and awards ceremony. Level Three Sponsors will also receive a 11” x 17” promotional poster to display at their business.

2016 Aperture Photography Show (at Owen Sound Artists' Co-op)2016 Aperture Photography Show (at Owen Sound Artists' Co-op)Your generous support of this arts and culture event will help us to promote photography and showcase the technical and artistic work of regional professional, amateur and student photographers.

For more information, please see our Sponsor Registration form at www.aperture.mapleseedgallery.ca/sponsorship_registration or contact us at aperture@mapleseedgallery.ca. (… or contact us directly: Irwin Seidman irwin@mapleseedgallery.ca 519-270-3146 or Don Sankey donsankey@rogers.com 519-376-1348.)

Thank you!

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