NJAS Winter Mini Show

This was the application for the Winter Mini Show. For the main Show in October, click here.

Peggy and Dave send out a huge Thank You to the Artists who sent us “Something New to break the Covid-19 doldrums”!

The Newmarket Juried Art Show’s Online Winter Mini Show is their chance to show the world their Covid Winter. Has the pandemic affected their art practice, pushed them in new directions? Has it made them grind to a halt for weeks?

How did they re-start? Has their Art been a solace and companion?

They want to show you!

Jury Announcement Date: We’re hoping for March 21, when Spring is fully here (but maybe the 22nd, since we got **so many more** entries than anticipated!
Fee: None – it was free (Oooh – what a bargain!)
Time frame for work: We asked for Covid-Winter work. So work started and completed after the onset of the pandemic here, so say March 2020, and completed during that winter; or started and completed during winter 2020-2021
Jury: Brendon McNaughton kindly agreed to be our jury (we’ll help πŸ™‚

Work did not have to be for sale, but much is. Please support our artists by purchasing. NJAS does not take any commission, so it all goes to the artist. And really – what has got us through the long days of semi-lockdown more that the arts?

We’ll display and publicize the show on our website, Instagram and Facebook until the start of Summer (June 20, 2021). On our website, artists will have an individual page. A link to the Winter Mini Show will be here ASAP. In the meantime, you can see what we did for our 2020 Online Gallery by clicking through any image. (PS – most of that is probably still for sale, too.)

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11 Replies to “NJAS Winter Mini Show”

  1. Thank you for this opportunity to show these sketches in clay. I had left them for the last 10 months…so much has happened and nothing has happened. It was good to go back and reconsider this work.

  2. Thank you for the opportunity to enter this show. The past several months have been very trying and I have had lots of time to dream and develop new ideas and new product ideas. My friend Lis Simpson suggested I check out this show and I appreciate the chance to display here. The two activities I most enjoy are teaching and woodworking. While I have had an abundance of woodworking time, my teaching time has shrunk significantly and I feel a little “out of balance”.
    Thanks for the opportunity to be part of your show.

  3. Thank you so much for this opportunity! Making art has helped me get through a lot of things in life, and this covid time has allowed me to really experiment and build on my own style. So exited to be able to be a part of this!

  4. How creativity emerges and takes a turn in this stressful Covid and drastic winter adding to it.. it made me try Impressionism in my paintings and enough time to focus on painting skills. Hopefully this time Juror will take time to look at watercolours which was neglected previously.

    1. Thanks, Rani. I can assure you that our jurists have no bias toward or away from any medium. They are very professional, and take the time to look at every image. Our jury session takes hours, and even before that the jurists look the images over on their own time. The simple fact is that we got very few watercolours in 2019 and 2020.

  5. I always find it challenging and exciting to work in a new medium. This time of “staying at home” gave me the space to “play” and explore acrylic pour painting, the results of which were totally different from my comfort zone of working with glass. So many lessons of what works and what doesn’t . Then my muse spoke and invited me to find ways to add glass! Creativity emerges anew during a potentially stressful time, for sure!

    1. Thanks, Lis. I often think of art as exploring ways to get out of little boxes, or to have fun in them. The pandemic has certainly kept us in the little boxes that are our homes, so it’s nice to hear that this is resulting in new explorations and growth!

  6. Thank you for organizing the show! Great fun and great idea to help with the covid blues! πŸ’šπŸ’š

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