2018 Exhibition

39th Annual Insights Juried Exhibition of Fine Arts.

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Jurors

  John Kissick   Known primarily as a painter and writer, John’s exhibition record includes over 30 solo shows in Canada, USA and Germany. His work has been included in a number of important survey exhibitions on contemporary painting and held in numerous public collections. A mid-career survey entitled John Kassick: A Nervous Decade, toured Canada from 2010 to 2012 and was accompanied by a major publication. An upcoming survey exhibition, curated byCarl Lavoy, will tour from 2015-2017.  John is also the author of Art: Context and Criticism (1992-96), was editor of the Penn State Journal of Contemporary Criticism from 1990 to 1995 and was a regular contributor to the New Art Examiner from 1990-2000. As a critic and essayist, he has written numerous catalogue essays and articles for periodicals.  As a curator, he was the recipient of the 2014 Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG) Award for curatorial writing for his essay on artist Ron Shuebrook. Two recent essays: “Elephants in the Room” for Canadian Art Magazine and “Disco and the Death Switch: Tales from Contemporary Abstraction” for Border Crossings were recently nominated for National Magazine Awards.  John has held numerous academic posts including, Head of Critical Studies at Penn State University’s School of Visual Arts, Dean of the Faculty of Art at the Ontario College of Art & Design from 2000-2003, and from 2003-2014 was director of the School of Fine Art and Music at the University of Guelph. John was elected into the Royal Canadian Academy for the Arts in 2005.   johnkissick.ca

John Kissick

Known primarily as a painter and writer, John’s exhibition record includes over 30 solo shows in Canada, USA and Germany. His work has been included in a number of important survey exhibitions on contemporary painting and held in numerous public collections. A mid-career survey entitled John Kassick: A Nervous Decade, toured Canada from 2010 to 2012 and was accompanied by a major publication. An upcoming survey exhibition, curated byCarl Lavoy, will tour from 2015-2017.

John is also the author of Art: Context and Criticism (1992-96), was editor of the Penn State Journal of Contemporary Criticism from 1990 to 1995 and was a regular contributor to the New Art Examiner from 1990-2000. As a critic and essayist, he has written numerous catalogue essays and articles for periodicals.

As a curator, he was the recipient of the 2014 Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG) Award for curatorial writing for his essay on artist Ron Shuebrook. Two recent essays: “Elephants in the Room” for Canadian Art Magazine and “Disco and the Death Switch: Tales from Contemporary Abstraction” for Border Crossings were recently nominated for National Magazine Awards.

John has held numerous academic posts including, Head of Critical Studies at Penn State University’s School of Visual Arts, Dean of the Faculty of Art at the Ontario College of Art & Design from 2000-2003, and from 2003-2014 was director of the School of Fine Art and Music at the University of Guelph. John was elected into the Royal Canadian Academy for the Arts in 2005.

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  Janice Mason Steeves   Born in Saskatchewan, Janice Mason Steeves graduated with an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Manitoba. She held School Psychology positions before leaving the field to focus on painting. Further studies were completed at the Ontario College of Art and Design.  She is represented by galleries in Canada and the U.S. and has work in many public and private collections both in Canada and internationally, including The Government of Ontario Art Collection, Gallery Stratford, The Schulich School of Business (York University), CIBC World Markets (London), First Gulf, Intrawest Corporation, the Senvest Collection (Montreal) and Cenovus Energy (Calgary).  Mason Steeves' home and studio is in the country outside of Rockwood, Ontario. She teaches cold wax painting workshops in Canada, the US and Sweden, and has an active Art Mentoring Program.  Mason Steeves' love of travel has taken her on pilgrimages to India, Turkey, Spain and Scotland. She has been awarded artist residencies in Spain, Ireland, Sweden, and Iceland.   janicemasonsteeves.com

Janice Mason Steeves

Born in Saskatchewan, Janice Mason Steeves graduated with an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Manitoba. She held School Psychology positions before leaving the field to focus on painting. Further studies were completed at the Ontario College of Art and Design.

She is represented by galleries in Canada and the U.S. and has work in many public and private collections both in Canada and internationally, including The Government of Ontario Art Collection, Gallery Stratford, The Schulich School of Business (York University), CIBC World Markets (London), First Gulf, Intrawest Corporation, the Senvest Collection (Montreal) and Cenovus Energy (Calgary).

Mason Steeves' home and studio is in the country outside of Rockwood, Ontario. She teaches cold wax painting workshops in Canada, the US and Sweden, and has an active Art Mentoring Program.

Mason Steeves' love of travel has taken her on pilgrimages to India, Turkey, Spain and Scotland. She has been awarded artist residencies in Spain, Ireland, Sweden, and Iceland.

janicemasonsteeves.com

  Tammy Ratcliff   Tammy Ratcliff was born in Toronto. She studied printmaking at BealArt in London, ON and has been print making since her first class there in 1990. Tammy and her husband artist Chris Ahlers live in Guelph where she maintains a studio and her printmaking practice.  Tammy’s work has been shown extensively in group and solo shows including: SHIFT-Environmentally Responsible Print Practice, an exhibition at the McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, ON; Print City, Detroit; Art Toronto with Open Studio; The World Washi Summit, and Printopolis, Toronto; and most recently Memento, an exhibit of works from a month long residency in the Norwegian Arctic at Renann Isaacs Contemporary Art, Guelph, ON.  Since Tammy first started exhibiting in 1993 she has received numerous provincial grants and awards for her work, and is represented in numerous private, public and corporate collections. Tammy is planning a trip to Japan in the near future to research papermaking.   tammyratcliff.com

Tammy Ratcliff

Tammy Ratcliff was born in Toronto. She studied printmaking at BealArt in London, ON and has been print making since her first class there in 1990. Tammy and her husband artist Chris Ahlers live in Guelph where she maintains a studio and her printmaking practice.

Tammy’s work has been shown extensively in group and solo shows including: SHIFT-Environmentally Responsible Print Practice, an exhibition at the McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, ON; Print City, Detroit; Art Toronto with Open Studio; The World Washi Summit, and Printopolis, Toronto; and most recently Memento, an exhibit of works from a month long residency in the Norwegian Arctic at Renann Isaacs Contemporary Art, Guelph, ON.

Since Tammy first started exhibiting in 1993 she has received numerous provincial grants and awards for her work, and is represented in numerous private, public and corporate collections. Tammy is planning a trip to Japan in the near future to research papermaking.

tammyratcliff.com

 

Participating Artists

Taras Lachowsky

Monika Lassner

Kris Lewis

Clive Lewis

Jane Longman

Dick Marvin

Diane Mccrimmon

Heather Mcdonald

Laurie Mcgaw

John Mcgill

Audrey Milward

Brenda Mitchell

Bonnie Norris

Janet Ollers

Grayce Perry

Jim Reed

John David Roberts

Birgit Ruff

Ricky Schaede

Lois Scott

Ken Simpson

Laurie Skantzos

Uta Strelive

Silvia Taylor

Kathryn Thomson

Maggie Vanderweit

Sharon Wadsworth-Smith

Suzanne Wakefield

Heather Wood

Alice Vellema

Oxanna Adams

Grazyna Adamska

John Ashbourne

Meredith Blackmore

Norman Busse

Marilyn Clarke

Carolyn Crozier

Elske Degroot

Sara Desaulnier

Amélie Desaulnier

Mandy Deskur-Murray

Tom Dietrich

Alana Farrell

Judy French

Sylvia Galbraith

Wendy Gottmers

Anita Granger

Stephen Haigh

Helen Hoy

Helen Hughes

Phil Irish

Sonia Jalyk-Bukata

Brian Johnston

Kim Johnston

Thomas King

 

Award RECIPIENTS


Insights Award - Sonia Jacyk-Bukata, 'A Shroud for Vera'

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Ellen Langlands Award - Jane Longman, 'Numbers 1- 4'

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Elora Arts Council Award - Maggie Vanderweit, 'All of Us and Aliens Too'

Painting & Mixed Media - Judy French, 'Late Morning, Elora Gorge'

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Photography - John Ashbourne, 'Stairwell with a View'

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Fibre & Material Arts - Marilyn Clarke, 'New Year's Day'

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Richard Pilon Works on Paper Award - Clive Lewis, 'Snug’

3-Dimensional Arts - Mandy Deskur-Murray, 'Hydrangea'

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Water Media - Norman Busse, 'The Bride'

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People's Choice - Dick Marvin, 'December Corn '18, Low-High'

 

Patrons

Award Sponsors

Chris Alhers, Wyndham Art Supplies

Tom Blonde, Collins Barrow

Benny DiZitti

Jean Innes

Resa Lent, Desert Rose Cafe

Maureen & Max MacIntyre

Judy McMullan

Steven Wright, Wrighthaven Homes

Wellington County Museum

 

Donors

Susan Brown

William Dubuc

Anne & D'arcy Luxton

Toni Ellis

Janice Ferri

Liza & Ken MacLennan

Peter Peloso

Peter & Nancy Scott

Edward Thomas

Bronwyn Tolmie, Pharmasave (Elora)

Jeff White, Charleston Homes