Visual Arts Mississauga (VAM) at Riverwood welcomes artists from across the province to apply to its 41st Annual Juried Show of Fine Arts. This prestigious art exhibition will kick-off the 2019 season of Mississauga’s cultural events.

VAM41 will showcase an eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary visual arts works and selected works will be on display at the Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM) from January 10 – March 15, 2019. The AGM is located at 300 City Centre Dr. in Mississauga. Awards will be generously sponsored by DeSerres and VAM.

Open to emerging and established artists living and working in Ontario, the entry deadline is midnight on Sunday, November 11, 2018. For submission information, click here or go to under the Exhibitions tab.

“This will be VAM’s 41st year celebrating the creative energy of established and emerging artists from around Ontario,” says VAM Executive Director Annis Karpenko. “And this year also marks the 31st year that the Art Gallery of Mississauga has hosted this show. Our partnership with the AGM is indicative of the collaborative energy that flows between Mississauga’s arts, culture and heritage organizations. We thank the AGM team for showcasing this highly anticipated show with us.”

VAM is pleased to announce our distinguished panel of jurors for VAM41:

Charmaine Lurch is an award winning arts researcher and interdisciplinary artist. Her contribution to Canadian art has been influenced by a wealth of cultural experiences, academic studies and formal art education. Charmaine’s present research involves an examination of how anti-black racism creates a climate of invisibility and erasure of the experiences and agency of racially marked subjects in society.

Cole Swanson is an artist, educator, and curator based in Toronto. He holds a BA in Studio Art from the University of Guelph and an MA in Art History from the University of Toronto. Swanson has exhibited his works in solo and group exhibitions in international venues including those in the USA, Brazil, Italy, China, Taiwan, and India. He is a two-time national fellowship winner through the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (2007, 2014) for his research on miniature paintings and Jaipur school fresco techniques in Rajasthan.

Denis Longchamps is the recently appointed Executive Director at the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery in Waterloo. From 2013 – 2018, Longchamps was the Director and Chief Curator of the Art Gallery Burlington, and from 2012 to 2013, he was the Exhibition and Publication Manager at The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, in St. John’s, Newfoundland. He received his PhD in art history in 2009 from Concordia University and was a research fellow at the Yale Centre for British Art in 2010.

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