Friday March 25 – Saturday, April 23, 2022
This exhibition offers artists working in all media the opportunity to have their work evaluated by three visual art professionals serving as jurors. The public can discover a variety of work exploring ideas and themes by contemporary artists from all over Ontario while the Curator has the chance to engage with hundreds of Ontario-based artists.
To read the artist statements, click here.
Meet the Jurors
Georgia Fullerton is a Jamaican Canadian practising visual artist, expressive arts therapist, arts educator, and public speaker. Earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Arts at York University in 1990, Georgia is a board director on the acquisitions committee of the largest contemporary art museum in Oshawa, Ontario – the Robert McLaughlin Gallery. As an arts professional working closely with communities, she also sits on the Program Advisory Committee for the School of Media Art and Design at Durham College (Oshawa, Ontario). Georgia has exhibited across Canada, the United States, and the Caribbean; with many of her works in private collections. Engaging all sides of her creative prowess, she deepens her understanding and practise of therapeutic arts as a Counsellor and Expressive Arts Therapist in her private practise. Georgia creates abstract expressionist artworks at her home studio in Ajax, Ontario.
Tyler Durbano (he/they) is a queer visual artist and cultural worker based in Treaty 16 territory/Barrie, Ontario. They received an MFA from the University of Western Ontario, a BA from Acadia University and a BFA from NSCAD University. As an artist, Tyler has exhibited throughout Ontario, Nova Scotia and abroad, including Eyelevel Gallery, Halifax, NS; Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS; Forest City Gallery, London, ON; Quest Art Gallery, Midland, ON; and The Cable Factory, Helsinki, FI. As a cultural worker, Tyler has held positions in education, communications and curatorial capacities at universities, art museums and galleries throughout Ontario and Nova Scotia. Most recently, he was Assistant Curator at the MacLaren Art Centre. Tyler is currently Guest Curator at the Latcham Art Centre.
Yasmin Nurming-Por is a curator based in Hamilton, Canada. She has held curatorial and research positions at Sheridan College, Images Festival, Art Gallery of Ontario and Walter Phillips Gallery amongst others. Recent independent projects include the National Museum of Women in the Arts (Washington, DC), Alberta Foundation for the Arts (Edmonton, AB), Art Gallery of Guelph (ON), Video Pool (Winnipeg, MB), grunt gallery (Vancouver, BC), aka artist run (Saskatoon, SK), and Trinity Square Video (Toronto, ON). She is a member of international research group Lower Frequencies which explores the roles of socially-engaged practices in the public sphere. Her current research centres on the roles of permanent collections as tied to nationalism in the settler-colonial and post-colonial societies of the former British Empire.
A sincere thank you to all 149 artists who submitted 277 works of art for our Annual Juried Exhibition this year.
With support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Government of Ontario, Latcham Art Centre transitioned the intake process in 2022 from an in-person to a digital format, allowing us to accommodate social distancing and navigate processing work of this magnitude during Covid.
A BIG thank you to our wonderful jurying team including Tyler Durbano, Georgia Fullerton and Yasmin Nurming-Por, who arrived with enthusiasm and commitment to the process. As you can imagine, jurying these works was an incredibly challenging task. Our jurors gave each piece careful and respectful consideration, and after several hours arrived at the final selection that will make up the 2022 exhibition.
Nancy R. Chalut
Ana Cristina Jorge
People’s Choice Award
As the 2022 Annual Juried Exhibition comes to a close, and after many weeks of voting, Latcham Art Centre is pleased to announce the results of the People’s Choice Award as decided by gallery visitors. Congratulations to Dianne Brown-Green! Pictured here is her work, entitled Artist’s Journey to Spiritual World (2022).
Year after year this exhibition continues to be a reflection of the artistic talent found within the province, and this year was no exception. Over 220 votes were submitted, and closer to 800 guests took in the artwork throughout its four week duration. Our sincere thanks to everyone who submitted artwork, our esteemed Jurors, those who voted and those who took time to visit the Gallery.
Latcham Art Centre would also like to extend sincere thanks to the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Government of Ontario, without whom we could not have transitioned the intake process from an in-person to a digital format. Doing this allowed us to accommodate social distancing, and accept work from artists who live farther afield in Ontario.