And we have a show. Online, but that’s OK – we were pretty successful in 2020, as you can see by clicking here.
Here are the artists who will be in this year’s show, in no particular order. Congratulations all!
Anita Van Zeumeren
Xiao Wen Xu
Alexandra K Conrad
Karen L Bowen
We will stick with our original schedule of starting Sept 18, partly because we need a break and hope to get away for a bit. We will record an online Reception (BYOB) where we will announce the award winners. Once again we will be giving $950 in awards, all of which was donated by Newmarket’s art-loving citizens and businesses. As well, we hope to host a gallery in cyberspace in 3D on ArtGateVR.
Here are our Jurists for NJAS2021
Janet Read is a painter, musician, and poet, whose childhood was spent near the shores of Lake Simcoe. The artist has sought the water’s edge ever since. Her roots go back to the Ottawa Valley Irish, Belfast, and county Wexford in Ireland. Perhaps this explains a fondness for fiddle music, poetry and the sea.
Residencies in Newfoundland and Ireland, and travels in Norway, Iceland, and Scotland have allowed her access to the sea, leading to a lifetime’s investigation of water as a metaphor for strength and fragility. Recent travels in the high Arctic prompted an ongoing body of work, High Arctic Light exhibited at the Propeller Art Gallery and virtually at the Heliconian Club of Toronto.
Exhibitions include commercial and public galleries, including the Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, with a catalogue, the Art Gallery of Peterborough, and the Frederick Horsman Varley Gallery in Unionville. Paintings can be found in public and private collections and internationally in Australia, England and the US.
Janice LeBlanc is a Simcoe Region based artist, Art Therapist and educator. Janice holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) and Bachelor of Education from York University (1986), as well as a Masters Diploma in Art Therapy (2001). She is now a retired secondary school educator, having taught Visual Arts for over 30 years. Janice has been practicing Art Therapy in various organizations for over 20 years and is currently in private practice. Through many ongoing workshops and courses, Janice has explored a variety of art media including acrylic painting, mixed media, encaustic painting, pottery, jewellery making and printmaking. Art exhibitions include a solo show in Barrie and participation in group shows in Creemore Ontario. She continues to enjoy taking art workshops both locally and internationally and creates pieces that integrate many media and varied perspectives.