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June 21st - September 3rd, 2017

Exhibition Hall, Wellington County Museum & Archives

OPENING RECEPTION, WEDNESDAY JUNE 21ST 7-9PM

AWARDS CEREMONY 8PM

 
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Insights Juried Art Exhibition

The Insights Juried Arts Exhibition began as part of the Fergus Fall Fair, when works were shown in the Fergus Agricultural Building. In its founding year, 1985, the Elora Arts Council assumed the operation and funding of Insights.

Insights is held annually in the Exhibition Hall of the Wellington County Museum and is considered the largest and longest running art exhibit operated by a non-institutional group in Ontario. It is now one of the most important and highly regarded amongst all the annual juried art exhibitions in Ontario.  Insights depends entirely on the support of our artists, volunteers and local community.  

Insights is organized to encourage and honour excellence, high levels of accomplishment and innovative approaches to artistic expression in the work of local artists. To this end, jurors are drawn from the ranks of top art professionals, educators and curators.  Insights support and respect for our local artists is an important objective in all aspects of the work of this volunteer organization. The Insights committee takes pride in creating an exemplary juried arts exhibition.  

The collaboration with the Wellington County Museum has made it possible to present the show in beautiful surroundings and in a wonderful gallery.

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2017 JURORS

James Nye, Emerging Artist James was born in Kitchener and grew up in Ajax and Pickering. After graduating from high school, James found he lacked direction and had no insight into where life would take him. He moved to Vancouver Island where a slow and steady process of awakening took place. This is when he discovered painting. Within two years, James was studying art full time at the Victoria College of Art. He graduated in 2002 and moved back to Ontario, calling Kitchener home since 2004.

James Nye, Emerging Artist

James was born in Kitchener and grew up in Ajax and Pickering. After graduating from high school, James found he lacked direction and had no insight into where life would take him. He moved to Vancouver Island where a slow and steady process of awakening took place. This is when he discovered painting.

Within two years, James was studying art full time at the Victoria College of Art. He graduated in 2002 and moved back to Ontario, calling Kitchener home since 2004.

Dawn Owen, Curator of Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of Guelph Photographer Dawn Owen is an educator and artist in photo-based practices, and a writer, editor and publication manager in visual arts publishing. Dawn holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree, specializing in studio art, from the University of Guelph and a Master of Fine Art-Visual degree from York University (Toronto). She has worked in the public art gallery sector since 1998.

Dawn Owen, Curator of Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of Guelph Photographer

Dawn Owen is an educator and artist in photo-based practices, and a writer, editor and publication manager in visual arts publishing.

Dawn holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree, specializing in studio art, from the University of Guelph and a Master of Fine Art-Visual degree from York University (Toronto). She has worked in the public art gallery sector since 1998.

Bruce Taylor, Prof. Dept. of Fine Arts, U of Waterloo, Potter & Ceramic Sculptor Bruce Taylor was born in Montreal, Quebec. He received his MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and joined the Department of Fine Arts at the University of Waterloo. He has taught at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Emily Carr School of Art and the Rhode Island School of Design. Bruce received several national and international prizes and awards. His work is represented in public collections around the world, and can be found locally at The Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery (Waterloo, ON), Burlington Arts Centre, and University of Waterloo.

Bruce Taylor, Prof. Dept. of Fine Arts, U of Waterloo, Potter & Ceramic Sculptor

Bruce Taylor was born in Montreal, Quebec. He received his MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and joined the Department of Fine Arts at the University of Waterloo. He has taught at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Emily Carr School of Art and the Rhode Island School of Design.

Bruce received several national and international prizes and awards. His work is represented in public collections around the world, and can be found locally at The Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery (Waterloo, ON), Burlington Arts Centre, and University of Waterloo.

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Visitor Information

 

Show runs from
June 21 thru September 5, 2017

Monday-Friday ~ 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday ~ 1 pm to 5 pm
(closed holidays)

Entrance is by optional donation, except for 'Walk with Jurors' event below.


Wellington County Museum
and Archives

0536 Wellington Rd 18
Fergus ON N1M 2W3

 

Important Dates

OPENING RECEPTION

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
7 pm to 9 pm
Awards Ceremony: 8 pm (Music and Refreshments)

WALK WITH THE JURORS

Sunday, June 25, 2017
1:30 pm to 3 pm
Admission: $5

 

PURCHASing Art

Most works on display are also for sale. We accept cash or cheques at time of purchase. Purchased works may be picked up after September 5th (show closing), arrangements will be made at time of purchase.

 
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Supporters

AWARD SPONSORS

Insights Award

Ellen Langlands Award

Elora Arts Council Award

Painting and Mixed Media Award - TBD

Photography Award - TBD

Fibre and Material Arts Award - TBD

Works on Paper Award - TBD

3D Arts Award - TBD

Canada 150 People's Choice Award - TBD

 

Patrons

Pending for 2017.

If you wish to become a patron of Insights, please reach out to info@insightsart.ca. We welcome your support.

 

Insights 38 Organizing Committee

This year's exhibition is brought to you by a dedicated group of local volunteers, composed of artists and other professionals. You can read more about the volunteers and their works on the Committee page.

 


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