Annual Juried Exhibition

March 7, 2020

Submission Deadline: Monday, March 2, 2020 from 11am – 8pm

This year's Annual Juried Exhibition runs from March 7 through to April 25, 2020.

Are you a practicing artist looking to exhibit your work in a public gallery? Latcham Art Centre invites you to submit your recent artwork (a maximum of two) to our much-anticipated Annual Juried Exhibition! Drop off your submissions at the Art Centre on Monday, March 2 between 11am – 8pm. Submissions will be assessed and selected by an esteemed panel of three art professionals: Martin Pearce, Artist + Director of the School of Fine Art & Music, University of Guelph; Noor Alé, Assistant Curator/Registrar, MacLaren Art Centre; and Carolyn Hickey, Head of Collections, Woodstock Art Gallery. The selected artworks will be presented in a group exhibition on display at the gallery from March 7 to April 25, 2020. The juried process is a fantastic opportunity for artists to have their work exhibited in a public gallery setting alongside a variety of different media. It’s also a great chance to network with other artists, art supporters, and to be involved in a professional exhibition at a contemporary art gallery. Click the link below to download the entry form and see complete details.

There will be $1,000 in Juror’s Awards presented at the opening reception on Saturday, March 7 from 1-3 pm. Remarks and awards will be delivered at 1:30 pm.

Noor Alé is the Assistant Curator/Registrar at the MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie. Prior to joining the MacLaren, she served as Curatorial Research Assistant for the exhibition Frontera: Views of the US-Mexico Border at the Canadian Photography Institute, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. In addition, she has contributed to curatorial and public programs at the Abu Dhabi Project, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY; Art Dubai; and the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. She holds an MA in Art History from The Courtauld Institute of Art, London and a BA in Art History from the University of Guelph. Together with Claudia Mattos, Alé co-founded AXIS, an independent curatorial lab devoted to socially-engaged projects that examine global contemporary art. In late 2019, they participated in the Shanghai Curators Lab. Their recent exhibitions include LAW & (DIS)ORDER at Vtape and EXTRACOLONIAL: Reflections for Action at Sur Gallery.

Martin Pearce has been making paintings and drawings for over thirty years. His work can be seen at Birch Contemporary in Toronto and at the Paul Kuhn Gallery in Calgary. Pearce is a regular reviewer for Border Crossings magazine and is the Director of the School of Fine Art and Music at the University of Guelph.

Carolyn Hickey is the Head of Collections/Registrar at Woodstock Art Gallery where she is responsible for managing and developing the permanent collection through: new acquisitions, conservation, curating, collections storage, research, and project funding. Carolyn holds an MA in Art History and Visual Culture from the University of Guelph and has worked at Art Gallery of Guelph, MacLaren Art Centre, Bachinski/Chu Print Study Collection, Guelph Civic Museum, and Stephen Bulger Gallery. Her research interests include the practices of reframing historical Canadian painting collections, audience reception, and arts education in artistic identity.