The John B. Aird Gallery is pleased to present its 14th annual juried drawing exhibition. Running from January 8 until February 1, DRAWING 2013 presents 35 original works by emerging and established artists that demonstrate the skill and creativity of the discipline at its best.
This year, 82 artists from across Ontario submitted more than 161 drawings in a variety of styles, media and techniques for consideration. The submissions reflected a full spectrum of ideas about and approaches to drawing.
Two jurors selected the 35 works in the exhibition and awarded prizes. The jurors were Stuart Reid and Dale Barrett. Barrett has served as Director of the John B. Aird Gallery since 1998.
Every iteration of this annual juried exhibition has a different tenor or tone. While no single theme or trait is ever dominant throughout, this year's exhibition, once again, offers an overview of the strength and diversity of contemporary drawing in our region.
The following artists’ works have been selected for the exhibition: Arash Akhgari, Aleks Bartosik, Susan Avishai, Mel Coleman, Lilian Crum, Susan Farquhar, Dylan Farrell, Erin Finley, Agnieszka Foltyn, Janny Fraser, Kendra Gadzala, James Gardner, Toni Hamel, Hladik Lumir, Marlene Kates, Bogdan Luca, Nancy Oakes, Liane Odze-Silver, Leena Raudvee, Lauren Satok, Lois Schklar, Tai Selbach, Cornelius Spek, Sarah Walterhouse. I'm pleased to announce that I received The Japanese Paper Place Award for integration of materials.
For further information, please contact: Dale Barrett, Director email@example.com www.airdgallery.org
My thanks goes out to Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, Mississauga Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts, and the Ontario Arts Council for their support and encouragement in my artistic career.
Thank you also to Julie and Richard of Headbones Gallery for all their support, encouragement and all the opportunities that they have given me to evolve within the artistic community.
All staff at Vermont Studio Center and the amazing artists I met during my stay, with a special mention to John Ross who established galleryELL (NY) and features my art work in 2009-2011.
A big shout-out goes to the former Project 165 Crew; Ryan, Karol and Alex, for all the continuous opportunities of collaboration and experimentation. Keep on!
Winston and Jeff of Film Fort and all the talented artists and film makers that I had the pleasure to meet, work and screen with.
Nico Thiboutot for his beautiful design for my web-site. As well as, a big thank you goes out to Guy Bérubé, the director of La Petite Mort Gallery in Ottawa. (and my gallery Representation) And of course, a *Special* thank you to my loving family for always standing by me and providing me with the life tools necessary to grow as a human being and artist. Thank you to my partner, my best friends and my loved ones for loving me and accepting me exactly as I am.