Minto Juried Art Show 2023 


Minto Juried Art Show 2023 is an annual event in the Town of Minto. Presenting an incredibly diverse mix of mediums, styles and subjects, with featured artists from across Ontario. This year promises to be no different. 

We would like you to join us at the Minto Arts Gallery in Harriston on May 4th, 2024 for the awards reception, from 6:30 till 8 p.m. The winners will be announced at 7:00 p.m.

After 3 years of Covid-19 disruptions The MINTO ARTS COUNCIL is very pleased to announce for the SIXTH time the Juried Art Show Minto. On the night of the Awards Reception the winners will be announced. The event will take place at the Minto Arts Gallery.

Apart from the money prizes, participation is the biggest award of joining the Minto Juried Art Show, that is gaining more national recognition each year.

The awards reception will be held on May 4th, from 6:30-8:00 pm.
The winners will be announced at 7 p.m., at the Minto Arts Gallery – 88 Mill St., Harriston.
Located upstairs in the Harriston Public Library

2023 Juried Art Show Awards

Sponsored by Minto Arts Council
1st Place  – $200
2nd Place – $150
3rd Place – $100
Viewer’s Choice Award – $50

Privately Sponsored
Von Westerholt Prize for best Watercolor – $200.00
West Meadow Press and printmaking prize – $100.00
For an edition of 10 or more in etching, engraving, mezzo-tint, relief print, woodcut, wood engraving, or silkscreen. Digital or analog photography prints accepted.

Deadline for entry is April 3, 2023.

See the 2020 Juried Art Show reference

See the 2019 Juried Art Show Award Recipients

Entry Fee
$30 (up to 3 works accepted)

Deadline for Entry
April 3, 2023


Faith Hieblinger

Faith Hieblinger is an award winner for excellence in heritage arts and two-time nominee for the Kitchener Waterloo Arts Award. 

Hieblinger studied Business at Wilfred Laurier University and has an honours fine art studio degree from University of Waterloo. Actively participating in exhibitions as curator, juror and artist throughout Southwestern Ontario and beyond.

She spent close to three decades as Executive Director/Curator of the nationally recognized Homer Watson House and Gallery. She has also curated shows with the Etobicoke Art Gallery and Art Gallery of Mississauga and is affiliated with City of Kitchener as guest curator in the Berlin Tower ARTSPACE. 

Hieblinger has enjoyed working with Studio Art Quilt Associates international or SAQA, curating an exhibit that is currently touring across Canada.

Her own artwork is exhibited with the Art District Gallery of Waterloo Region. 

Scott McNichol

Scott McNichol is a successful working artist for the past 32 years in a variety of mediums such drawing, painting, photography, and sculpture. He has exhibited his works in solo and group shows from Toronto to Montreal and Buffalo, NY, with many works in both private and public collections. As a graduate of Fine Arts and Philosophy from the University of Guelph and Print Journalism from Conestoga College, McNichol has been actively curating, jurying and above all teaching visual arts. He has designed and taught children’s and adult art programs through Kitchener-Waterloo and Cambridge Art Galleries, as well as galleries in Stratford, Guelph, Niagara-on-the-Lake and Toronto.

For 28 years, McNichol was Associate Artist at Homer Watson House and Gallery and taught workshops and programs through Waterloo and Wellington school boards. In 2017, Scott received the Canada 150 Award of Excellence for youth arts engagement from the Government of Canada.

Currently, Scott is head of the Art Department at Scholars’ Hall Private School, which is also home to the McNichol School of Art.


Conditions of Entry
1. This call for entry is open to all artists living in Ontario.
2. All works submitted must have been completed within the last five years and must be original works. Visual arts submissions can include either 2 or 3 dimensional art in multiple disciplines and mediums.
3. Due to limited available space in the gallery, the following dimensions are suggested:
• For two dimensional pieces, the longest dimension should be no greater than 24 inches;
• For sculptures dimensions should be no greater than 36” Hx20”Wx20”D
4. Some consideration may be given to slightly larger pieces, however, this will be at the discretion of the Minto Arts Gallery and will depend on available space.
5. Please submit your entries as follows: Do not submit original work to jury. Only JPEG’s on USB will be considered. No slides or photographs, please. A maximum of 3 works of art may be submitted per entry.
6. Image files must be named with a number at the beginning of the file name (eg:1artworkname.jpg). Please include for each piece the artist’s name, title, date, size of work and whether the piece is for sale and the price.
The Jurors will review the digital submissions received in order to short list the entries to be
included in the show. This means that not every item submitted will be included in the show.
7. A non-refundable fee of $30 for artwork entered (for a maximum of three works) must accompany the entry form. This will also cover your membership at the Minto Arts Council. Please make cheques payable to the:
Minto Arts Council
Box 760, Harriston, ON N0G 1Z0
Minto Arts Council

JPEG files with a completed and signed entry form and entry fee must be sent to:
For entry forms visit our website at
8. All entries must be received no later than 5:00 pm, April 3, 2023.
9. The Jury’s decision is final. No entry may be withdrawn once it has been accepted. Successful artists will be notified of the Jury’s decision by April 15, 2023.
10. The USBs will only be returned if accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope with sufficient postage.
11. All successful entries must be delivered, to the Minto Arts Gallery on:
Fri. Apr. 21 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sat. Apr. 22 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
12. Entries that are shipped are entirely the responsibility of the artist. Please package artwork properly and securely to ensure safe delivery. No collect shipments will be accepted.
13. All works must be ready for display. They must be framed complete with wire and hooks.
14. Works must be picked up on: May 27/23 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
15. The Minto Arts Council will only assume responsibility for loss or damage due to theft, fire, flood or vandalism while the work is at the Minto Arts Gallery. Minto Arts Council will: provide basic Liability Insurance, and does not provide insurance for works of art or other property belonging to the Artist(s) or Exhibitor(s). If the Artist(s) or Exhibitor(s) require insurance, they must contact their own insurer and arrange an appropriate rider to their own Insurance Polic

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