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Annual Juried Art Show is Coming (Posted On: Tuesday, January 09, 2007)

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The Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts is presenting its 27th Annual Juried Art Show at Collingwood Library, 100 Second St. from Thursday April 5th to April 29th, 2007.

Artists and Artisans living in Ontario are invited to enter one or two recent works in any media. Works will be received at the Library on Saturday, March 31st from 10.00am till 5.00pm. Adults entry fee is $12 per item for members of the Foundation and $15 for others. Student’s works will be open to high school students only and will be juried separately. Student entry fee is $8 per item. All work must be dry and ready for hanging (maximum size 9 sq ft/1 sq metre) and submitted in person.

Jurying will take place Sunday April 1st, and the Reception and Awards will be on Thursday April 5th from 5.00 – 7.00pm.

Our Jurors this year are Joan Folinsbee, Marion Redrupp Anderson and Don Stuart

JOAN FOLINSBEE (acrylic/oils) was born in Toronto, graduated from the Ontario College of Art, did post-grad studies at the Arts Students’ League, NYC, worked briefly as a fashion artist and is a graduate of the York University Fine Art Studio Programme. She exhibited in a Yorkville gallery for a decade, and now has a studio in Thornbury, Ontario. She has conducted many workshops throughout Ontario and juried several group shows.

MARION REDRUPP ANDERSON has a studio in New Dundee, Ontario. She earned her Bachelor of Arts at the University of Windsor, Master of Education at Western University, and her Visual Arts Honours Specialist at Toronto University. She teaches Art for the Waterloo Region District School Board, at the Southampton Art School and Homer Watson House and Gallery in Doon and Conestoga College. She is an active member of the Central Art Association. She exhibits in Double T Gallery (Waterloo), Davis Canadian Arts (Stratford) and the Mad and Noisy Gallery (Duntroon).

DON STUART, born in Toronto, is one of Canada’s leading gold/silversmiths. Over 35 years, Don has received over 30 significant awards. He has participated in over 100 national and international exhibitions and been the subject of 14 one-man shows. He graduated from the Ontario College of Art in 1967, and in 1981 he received a Masters of Fine Arts from the School for American Crafts, Rochester, NY. In 1969, he initiated a unique weaving project for Inuit women at Pangnirtung, on Baffin Island, Nunavut which is thriving today. In 1972, he joined the Design Arts Faculty at the Barrie Campus of Georgian College where he launched a Jewellery and Metals Programme which produced many exceptional students. His dedication to excellence resulted in Don being made the college’s first Professor Emeritus.

For more information, please contact the Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts at 705.445.3430.

Click here to download contest entry form and rules.


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