Visual Arts Mississauga 40th Annual Juried Show of Fine Arts  Opening Reception and Awards

Thursday, January 11, 6 – 8 PM

Exhibition on view: January 11 – February 10, 2018

The Art Gallery of Mississauga is thrilled to present VAM40, Visual Arts Mississauga’s 40th Annual Juried Show of Fine Arts, featuring works by 40 emerging and established artists living and working in Ontario. Join us for the opening reception and awards presentation!

VAM40 ARTISTS

Grazyna Adamska-Jarecka, Shahrzad Amin, Thelma Amos, Norman Barney, Pankaj Brijlani, Quratulain Butt, Mike Callaghan, Susan Dain, Leo Dias, Maria Drazilov, Courtney Fairweather, Jacob Freeman, Adam Gagnon, Phyllis Gordon, Anita Granger, Anran Guo, Diana Hillman, W.W. Hung, Lisa Irvine, Simon Jenson, Zbigniew Jurkiewicz, Inge Kjeldgaard Tajik, Lynne Mack, David McDougall, Guiseppe Morano, Margaret Pardy, Sherry Park, Maureen Paxton, Sasa Rajsic, Lori Ryerson, Sophie Sabet, Simone Sicard, Irene Sirko, Steve Spears, Joanna Strong, Linh Thai, Victor Torok, Steve Volpe, Cristine Yunyk, and Shaheer Zazai

Since 1978, Visual Arts Mississauga (VAM) at Riverwood, Mississauga’s premier centre for visual arts creation, has given regional emerging and established artists the opportunity to submit their finest work to an annual show. After careful consideration by a panel of recognized arts professionals, the selected works are displayed for the public to admire and celebrate. For the past 31 years, the Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM) has been VAM’s key collaborator in this venture, continuing a strong and vibrant partnership.

The exhibition has evolved over time in significant ways: submissions are received digitally and the variety of accepted mediums has grown to include photography, video and new media. What remains the same is the selection criteria; jurors are charged to select works deemed to be the most interesting, unique and compelling in content, while also exemplifying a high degree of technical skill and competency. Each artwork is judged on the merit of the submission.

The AGM and VAM are most grateful to the 2018 jury: John Armstrong, Jayne Wilkinsonand Faisal Anwar who reviewed all of the 160 submissions and selected the final 40 works. The variety of selected works showcase a wide range of creative expression.

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