I have had a wonderful few days in Sudbury jurying the Northern Ontario Art Association's 58th annual exhibition. It was a tough task with so many beautiful works of art entered. The photo below shows only half of the entries which were placed around the room on jury day. From around 130 entries my fellow Juror and I were asked to choose between 35-40 which will tour many of the communities in Northen Ontario for the next year and from these to select 12 award winners.
The selected works were then displayed along with the rest of the paintings for the official opening of the exhibition so that the community could enjoy all 130 paintings and hear the announcement of the award winners.
Many local business sponsored awards. Its always so good to see a local
community supporting the arts in this way. Joe Miller from Cheap Joes Art supplies also donated an award. Thank you for your generosity Joe.
Fellow Juror Joanne and I were made to feel very welcome and enjoyed speaking to many of the artists.
I would like to thank the local art community not only for making me feel so welcome but also for giving me the beautiful hand made gifts, souveniers of Sudbury and flowers. They are lovely momentoes of the occasion.