TTC and Pattison Outdoor Advertising are now accepting submissions for Sketching the Line 2018, a public exhibition showcasing the work of artists who capture transit commuter moments in the form of drawings.

To submit sketches for a chance to participate in the 2018 exhibition, all drawings must meet the following requirements:

  • Drawings must have been created while on TTC buses, subways or platforms between January 15, 2018 to March 31, 2018
  • Subject matter should include diversity of the city and TTC and/or interaction between riders and/or operators
  • Colour and/or black-and-white drawings are acceptable
  • Media may include graphite, pen, ink, pencil, pastel, charcoal, watercolour, pastel, acrylic, and oil. Excluded mediums include photography, digital photography and digital art.
  • Both horizontal and vertical orientations are acceptable as the winning submissions will be transformed into several interior bus, streetcar and subway media formats
  • All artist styles are welcome.
  • Submit up to five (5) sketches through a website or file sharing link. DO NOT include images of your work in the body of an email.
  • Include a short bio and the location(s) in which the drawings were created.
  • Deadline for submissions is March 31, 2018

Exhibition schedule (dates subject to change):

  • January 15, 2018 - Submissions Open
  • March 31, 2018 - Deadline for Submissions
  • April, 2018 - Exhibition will be juried by a panel of TTC and PATTISON employees
  • May, 2018 - Participating Artists Contacted
  • Spring, 2018 - Exhibition begins on TTC

Sketching the Line has been extremely popular and well received in the past, as it has brought a range of compelling artistic voices to transit commuters. PATTISON Outdoor and the TTC are excited to once again explore the creative process of artists as they capture moments with distinct artistic styles. To explore more about Sketching the Line and Art in Transit or to submit an entry, please visit this is an external site and will open in a new window..