backhouse supports a Canadian Artists Program.
We see annual visitation of over 20,000 guests per year and support artists with worldwide sales and extensive online exposure.

Yellow Perch - Melanie MacDonald Artist
June 13, 2018

Melanie MacDonald

2018 Artist in Residence
Magnolia Detail #1 - Queenston - Adam Vollick Artist
January 25, 2017

Adam CK Vollick

2017 Artist in Residence
January 20, 2016

Lorette C. Luzajic

2016 Artist in Residence

Thank you to all the talented artists that submitted work for our 2018 solo show.


September 30th, 2017


Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2018

Canadian artists, aged 18 and older, are eligible to enter the 3rd Annual Peer Reviewed Solo Show at Backhouse. Only original artwork not shown previously in the Niagara region will be accepted.
  • All forms of media are eligible.
  • All work must be presented professionally.
  • Accepted work must be exhibition-ready to be included in the show.
  • 3D work must be properly mounted for hanging.
  • Framed pieces must be securely wired; glazed plexiglass is accepted.
  • Video installations accepted.
  • Content must not be overtly violent, graphic or offensive
  • Art opening exhibition sponsored by local wineries and breweries with hors d’oeuvres provided by backhouse
  • Listing on the backhouse website with artist image, statement and website
  • All submissions are free to submit
  • Commissioned sales, gallery setting
  • Artist Biography (250-word max)
  • Send 8 images of your work with measurements
  • Send your images & biography to:
  • Artist whose work is accepted for the show must follow the backhouse guidelines