Another grand group show

A total of 82 works by 30 artists are being submitted to the Collectif’s first juried show. {I’m submitting three works with fingers crossed!} Next week, two jurors will appraise them and award 1 x Best in Show and 2 x Juror’s Choice certificates. The works will be judged out of 10:   3 points for Technical mastery; 3 points for Composition; 4 points for Creativity/Originality.

Winners will be announced at the vernissage, 13 May between 11:00 and 13:00. But YOU can vote too! One People’s Choice Certificate will be awarded at the end of the run.

Our judges are:

Emily MacLeod, Visual Arts Coordinator I City of Cornwall   Emily brings over 20 years of arts programming experience to her current role as Visual Arts Coordinator for the City of Cornwall.

She holds a BFA & BEd. from Queen’s University. Emily was employed as a Secondary Visual Arts teacher for the Upper Canada District School Board (13 years) & has been actively painting & exhibiting art in the region for 25 years.

As a former small business owner (10 years) she has also been an art instructor, studio programming director, gallery curator, events director, sales manager, marketing manager & volunteer coordinator for OBO Studios with her business partner Tracy Lynn Chisholm.

Sean George- BFA (Hons) Emily Carr University  Sean Georgeis an artist, art educator & cultural worker. He was born in Brooklyn, NY, & has lived in Trinidad & Tobago, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Toronto & Barrie. He presently lives in Cornwall, Ontario.

From 1995  to 2010, Sean worked at the Vancouver Art Gallery in the Public Programs & Education Department. During this period, he created & guided tours for school-aged children & families. In particular he developed outreach programs for seniors in assisted living & at-risk youth.

He is the recipient of five Ontario Arts Council grants: three of these were to collaborate with Canadian Mental Health Association, LGBTQ Youth Connections of Simcoe County.

George is a multi-disciplinary artist. He uses photography, writing, installation, drawing & performance. George’s work challenges the status quo, whilst aligning with the elements of art & design. In May 2023, George will be exhibiting his solo exhibit entitled – Coming Together, Coming Apart – Images & Ideas at the Cline House Gallery in Cornwall, Ontario.

NOT a command performance, merely sharing the artsy happenings in Glengarry!

Yvonne Callaway

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