2017 Exhibition

38th Annual Insights Juried Exhibition of Fine Arts.

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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.

 

Participating Artists

Oxanna Adams

Grazyna Adamska-Jarecka

Val Ashbourne

Patrice Baker

Norman Busse

Linda Caston

Marilyn Clarke

Ross Davidson-Pilon

Elske deGroot

Tom Dietrich

Fraser Forsythe

Susan Foster

Judy French

Sylvia Galbraith

Anita Granger

Peter Grimaldi

Stephen Haigh

Urszula Hajdyla

Andrzej Jarecki

Barbara Jean Shaw

Don Johnson

Brian Johnston

Kim Johnston

Thomas King

Mary Kroetsch

Rachel Lauzon

 

Award RECIPIENTS


Insights Award - Steven Volpe, 'Vigil'

Ellen Langlands Award - Stephen Haigh, 'Flight'

Elora Arts Council Award - Patrice Baker, Triptych - 'Mica Treasure Box Wasp Nest and  Snake Skin', 'Mica Treasure Box Fossilized Shark Vertebrae','Mica Treasure Box Silk Cocoon'

Painting & Mixed Media - Karin Silverstone, 'W8171'

Photography - Thomas King, 'Friends'

Fibre & Material Arts - Val Ashbourne, 'October'

Works on Paper - Richard Pilon, Triptych - 'Sans Titre'

3-Dimensional Arts - Anita Granger, 'Nest'

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Canada 150 People's Choice - Judy French, 'Painted Rocks'

 

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

 
 

2016 Exhibition

37th Annual Juried Exhibition of Fine Arts

 
 

Juror Panel

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Susan DobsoN

Susan Dobson exhibits photographs in solo and group exhibitions across Canada, the United States, United Kingdom, Belgium, China, Germany, Spain, and Mexico. She exhibits in major photography festivals at home and abroad, and her art is in museums and corporate collections such as Centennial Gallery, the Art Gallery of Windsor, the Portland Museum, and the National Gallery of Canada.

Dobson is the recipient of two Gold National Magazine awards, and is Associate Professor, Photography Department Head, and MFA Program Coordinator at the University of Guelph.

 

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Paul Morin

For 35 years, Paul has worked for major advertising agencies and publishers across North America. His artwork has been exhibited in museums across Canada including The Museum of Civilization.

Since the release of his first book, The Orphan Boy (1990), he has achieved international recognition and his books are sold worldwide. His work has appeared in Newsweek, Maclean's and in the Society of Illustrators annuals. His bookwork has won more than 25 national and international awards including Canada's prestigious Governor General's Award.

The Paul Morin Gallery in Alton Mills has been the hub of his activities for ten years.

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Renann Isaacs

Renann Isaacs Contemporary Art Gallery is a beautiful space in the heart of downtown Guelph that has rapidly become a destination for individuals and groups who appreciate and collect fine art.

Renann specializes in a variety of media including paintings, works on paper, jewelry, metal sculpture and glass by some of Canada's finest nationally and internationally recognized artists.

Renann has worked in the field of Inuit Art for 12 years, published an art & gallery guide dedicated to different types of art, and worked as a fundraiser for several arts events and organizations.

 

Award Winners

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Insights Award

Award Amount $700

LOIS SCOTT "EVERY 5 DAYS"

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Painting and Mixed Media Award

BRIAN JOHNSTON "THE ANATOMY OF A PEAR"

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People's Choice Award

KARIN SILVERSTONE "N43'3217.1458"

3 - Dimensional Arts Award

HEATHER WOOD "CLOUDSCAPES"

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Ellen Langlands Memorial Award

Award Amount $500

ART LUCS "SHORELINE"

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Photography Award

JOHN MCGILL "GROWING OLDER"

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Works on Paper Award

RICHARD PILON "A COLLECTION OF SORTS"

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Elora Arts Council Award

Award Amount $300

VALERIE ASHBOURNE "CAMELOT"

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Fiber and Material Arts Award

MAGGIE VANDERWEIT "ISIS WHISPERS"

 

Participating Artists

Jane Longman

Art Lucs

Pat Martin

Dick Marvin

Diane McCrimmon

Laurie McGaw

John McGill

Melissa Moffat

Eric Allen Montgomery

Diane Morgan

Heather Nagel

Janet Ollers

Sarah Peacock

Grayce Perry

Richard Pilon

Lois Scott

Karin Silverstone

Laurie Southhall

Drew Steadman

Noella Upitus

Maggie Vanderweit

Steven Volpe

Robert Wehcamp

Heather Wood

Robert Zantinge

Tanya Zaryski

Grazyna Adamska

Valerie Ashbourne

Jane Baran

Valerie Becking

Jakob Bouwman

Norman Busse

Marilyn Clarke

David Cross

Carolyn Crozier

Elske deGroot

Mandy Deskur

Deborah Dryden

Peter Dusek

Fraser Forsythe

Judy French

Sylvia Galbraith

Hubert Haisoch

KC Hornsby

Helen Hoy

Beverly Jackson

Brian Johnston

Jack Kessleman

Stuart Kirkpatrick

Juanita Landon-Johnston

Rachel Lauzon

Michelle Lawrence

Kris Lewis