2023 Juried Art Show
2023 Juried Art Show is an annual event in 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, 2023 for the awards reception, from 6:30 till 8 p.m. The winners will be announced at 7:00 p.m.
2023 Juried Art Show is an annual event in Town of Minto. That runs from May 2nd till May 26th, 2023. With featured artists from across Ontario, presenting an incredibly diverse mix of mediums, styles and subjects.
2023 Juried Art Show Awards Reception
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
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.
$30 (up to 3 works accepted)
Deadline for Entry
April 1, 2023
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 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
- This call for entry is open to all artists living in Ontario.
- AlI 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.
- 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″ H x 20″ W x 20″ D
- Some consideration may be given to slightly larger pieces, however this will be at the discretion of the Minto Arts Gallery in consultation with the jurors and will depend on available space.
- Please submit your entries as follows: Do not submit original work to jury. Only JPEG’s on CD or USB will be considered. No slides or photographs, please. JPEG images should be no larger than 3mb in file size. A maximum of 3 works of art may be submitted. Up to 3 views of three-dimensional works may be submitted.
- Image files must be named with a number at the beginning of the file name (eg: 1artworkname.jpg). A corresponding printed list of files should accompany the CD/USB and include for each piece the artist’s name, title, date, size of work and whether the piece is for sale and 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.
- 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: Minto Arts Council, Box 760, Harriston, ON, NOG 1ZO. JPEG files must be accompanied with a completed and signed entry form and entry fee. For entry forms visit our website www.mintoartscouncil.ca
- All entries must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 3rd, 2023.
- 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.
- USBs will only be returned if accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope with sufficient postage.
- All successful entries must be delivered, pre-paid, to the Minto Arts Gallery on: April 21, 2023 (1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.) and/or April 22, 2023 (11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.).
- 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.
- All works must be ready for display. Providing technical equipment for new media works is the responsibility of the artist.
- Works must be picked up on: May 27th 2023, between 11:00 and 1:00 p.m.
- 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 Policy.
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