Welcome to the 2020 Newmarket Juried Art Show
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There were two receptions this year. The NJAS Awards were announced during our Online Opening Mini-Gala. which Premiered on YouTube at 7pm on October 15.
Click here to see it. There is additional original music by Sibernie here. There was also a live international reception hosted by ArtGateVR, Oct 22, 7 to 8 pm ET. Details for both receptions are here.
Pai | The artist's father.
Anita Niemeyer | Award
What Lies Beneath | Wearing a white t-shirt acting as protection from the hot, beaming sun, a young boy turns his attention towards a plastic sand pail visible beneath the reflective waters.
Unleashed | The fluid property of the glazes on this decorative hanging bowl produce its interesting textures, vibrancy and life. Parallels can be found in letting go of control in our own lives.
Agawa Bay Straw to Moon | Agawa Bay Straw to Moon reflects the transformation of starting and ending points from the north shore of Lake Superior (Neys Provincial Park) to the setting moon at the east shore in Agawa Bay (Lake Superior Provincial Park).
The Mask | Weathered stumps and roots create a startling primal image when reflected on the still water of a northern Quebec Lake. "The unique beauty of nature can be found in unexpected places when we take the time to look."
The Manipulated | Seeing all that 2020 has brought especially with the oncoming election and politics in the States has really got me thinking about just how easily people are manipulated by society. In some aspects we are the perfect puppets.
Jake Deeth | Award
Low tones | A piece created by the pure expression of color and lines
Nancy Jones | Award
Storm Brewing | Using loose, textured brushstrokes and strong colours I captured the energy of this brewing storm. I painted quickly and confidently as I worked to finish the painting before the storm broke.
Elayne Windsor | Award
Solar | I used sewing pattern paper in this piece. I loved the light airy feeling of the paper and worked to create a piece that spoke to this characteristic in the paper.
Pears on wallpaper | The bruised ones are sometimes the best.
Prize Horse | This piece was inspired by the three dimensional puzzles that I built with my daughters, when they were younger. I have always been drawn to the majestic essence of horses. It was a time consuming undertaking that was very much a labour of love.
Wide Awake | "Wide Awake" is a painting of a Barred Owl. As a keen birdwatcher, I have been eager to photograph an owl but without luck. Then, on a sunny New Year's Day 2017, my luck changed. While walking in a snow-covered field, I photographed this wise owl.
Sheep IV | I love sheep. The beautiful ewe was emerging from the shadows in her barn.
Natalia Shields | Award
Misty Conversation | During an October sunrise, a scraggly row of conifers on a narrow island, rises from the mists. Crooked and leaning towards each other, the old trees appear frozen in the midst of secret conversation, not meant for me, a mere mortal, to witness.
For the Moon Never Beams Without Bringing Me Dreams | First in a series of dreamscape paintings, built with strength of composition to enjoy from afar, and miniature treasures within; revealed as you explore closer. This work overflows with symbolism, pop culture, and things I love. This is my realm.
Marc Morais | Award
Focus | Fishing for order from chaos.
Apron in Want of Ironing | Accessing the garment from the Aurora Historical Society, wondering about the woman who wore the apron, who made the apron, and concerned that the apron has not been ironed.
Emergence | Control and organic energy collide. This abstract art piece goes beyond 2 dimensions. This new medium direction consists of acrylics painted panels with metal on a flat plane background, unlike my previous ceramic/metal art pieces.
Faire Des Emplettes | I love to do street photography. I find the background that I like and then I stand at the opposite side of the street and be still until I virtually disappear. Then I just wait for life to happen. This was a store front in Paris.
Kiss Me | People go about their business, totally oblivious to the encounter of two young lovers by the Arc de Triomphe. This painting contrasts the solitary lonely figures to the couple entwined in an embrace.
Sheila Romard | Award
Our Ontario | This original impressionistic landscape painting was inspired by the vivid blue sky against the rustic colours of fall. This farm is near Kleinburg. Framed with a plein air antique gold frame.
Holly Archer | Award
Canoe Confections | The sweet side of wild.
Hunter Waiting | The heron is fishing in a pond covered in cherry blossom petals. I loved the serenity of this scene when I saw it.
If These Rocks Could Speak | This painting is part of my Georgian Bay series showing the opening to Fraser Bay, which is located between McGregor Bay and Killarney. It can only be seen by boat. It is part of the Great Canadian Shield and is some of the oldest rock in the world!
Rural Peace (Sold) | Our hectic lives during this pandemic reach out to us for peace, quiet, and serenity. The need to make art that provided these qualities was my inspiration.
Harmonious Relations | When there is peace and contentment in a relation, there is harmony. Ups and downs, dark and lights are beautifully controlled as it is in this peaceful painting.
Monk at Rest | The soft sweep of saffron is juxtaposed against the hard lines of the walls behind. Cambodia
Eternal Flame | What a simple tulip conceals, natural light reveals. This pure, radiant beauty certainly caught my eye. Could a mystery or secret burn within?
Churning Fires | An abstract expressionist freestyle sculpture
Shards | These shards are fragments augmented by lead, taking the Japanese philosophy of 'Kintsugi', making that which is broken, more beautiful in the mending.
Walter Bauer | Award
Conversations | In the conception stage (my sketches), I wanted to depict a coming together or a gathering in a circle. That initial idea morphed slightly into an exchange of ideas or perhaps just a conversation amongst friends.