Public invited to vote for their favourites at Juried Art Show at Clarington’s Visual Arts Centre

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Published October 11, 2022 at 10:27 am

Summer on the Hill by Mire Albornoz

Thirty-five talented artists have their creations on display at the Visual Arts Centre of Clarington this month for a Juried Art Show Exhibition, the first public juried exhibit since 2019.

Following an open call in August, the Visual Arts Centre received more than 180 submissions from artists across Durham and the GTA. Selections were narrowed down from there to the final 35 artists showcasing varied subject matter and media from painting, photography, drawing, sculpture, and video artworks created over the past four years.

Emerging creators under the age of 18 join the exhibition for the first time in the show’s forty-one year history as selections are divided between two categories—Youth and Adult. Eight cash prizes are awarded between these groups, including six juried Excellence Prizes and two People’s Choice Awards selected by the visiting public.

The public is invited to visit the exhibition this week and cast their ballot, with the Awards Reception scheduled for Saturday, October 15. The winners will be announced that evening.

Price money for the Adult Awards is $600 for Best in Show; with two $200 Excellence Awards selected as well as a $100 People’s Choice Award.

For the Youth Awards there are three Excellence Awards – each worth $200 – and a $100 People’s Choice Award.

The artists on display are:

  • Miré Albornoz
  • Austin Andru
  • Mei Chan-Long
  • Charles Choi
  • Tyler Durbano
  • Lisa Graziotto
  • David Greaves
  • Madeline Harloff-Leech
  • Shaheer Hoda
  • Maranda Jones
  • Clara Kim
  • Norb Lisinski
  • Sandra MacKenzie
  • Jogi Makhani, Sandra McQuade
  • Justin Mezzapelli
  • Natalie Miller
  • Jihee Min
  • Karma Potter
  • Paige Rayne
  • Sharon Recalla
  • Cooper Robinson
  • Amber Rose
  • Valentina Salaices
  • Brigitte Sampogna
  • Harry Sumi
  • Lucy Sumi
  • Irina Teske
  • Caitlin Therrien
  • Claire Timmins
  • Julija Valdmanis
  • Nancy Watt
  • Laura Wichman
  • Janine Wheeler
  • Kyle Yip

For more than 45 years the Visual Arts Centre of Clarington has produced a diverse range of exhibitions and public programmes to connect people of all ages and backgrounds through contemporary art.

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