Julia Vanderpolder wins first prize at the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery
May 01, 2013
Saturday, May 18- Sunday, September 8, 2013.
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 18th 2-4pm.
"The JNAAG Juried Art Show includes 26 works by 22 artists who reside in southwestern Ontario. From 200 entries, the three person independent jury spent two full days debating and selecting the work to be included. "It was quite an intensive and rigorous process," says Lisa Daniels, JNAAG Curator. "Of the twenty two artists selected, six are from Lambton County. That means that overone quarter of the first JNAAG Juried Art Show is made up of artists from Lambton County — that's pretty impressive."
Artists working in all mediums are eligible to submit to the show which makes for a diverse and somewhat eclectic exhibition. This year the exhibition has almost every medium represented including video, painting, sculpture, collage, drawing, photography and an installation.
The three jurors selected for the inaugural show included: Ivan Jurakic, Director / Curator, University of Waterloo Art Gallery; John Kissick, Artist and Director, School of Fine Art and Music, College of Arts, University of Guelph; and Dolleen Manning, Artist and PhD Candidate, Centre for Theory and Criticism, University of Western Ontario.
In addition to the first, second and third place cash awards which the jury selects, and the People's Choice award that the community selects, this year a new feature was added. Once the jury made its final selection for the exhibition, the JNAAG curatorial team selected one of those artists to Spotlight. Steve deBruyn of London was selected and in addition to having two pieces in the juried show, he was invited to install a mural and sculptural piece throughout the second floor of the gallery, the administration area and the Gurd meeting room. These installations will be developing over the coming month.
A full colour exhibition catalogue will be produced for the exhibition with each accepted artist receiving a maximum of two reproductions, an artist statement, and web address. The exhibition will also be promoted through Akimbo, news releases, e-blasts, posters, and e-vites on the gallery's website and other social media platforms.
For more about the Juried Art Show, visit www.JNAAG.ca"