2023 Annual Juried Exhibition

2023 Annual Juried Exhibition

Monday, March 13 – Saturday, April 22, 2023

Latcham Art Centre – 2 Park Dr.

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.

Read the artist statements here.

A big thank you to our wonderful external jurors, Katie Lawson, Emmanuel Osahor, and Heather Riley, who took on the process with enthusiasm and generosity. Jurying these works was an incredibly challenging task; Katie, Emmanuel and Heather gave each piece careful and respectful consideration, and after several hours arrived at the final selection that will make up the 2023 exhibition.

Selected Artists

Elen Awad, Rashmi Baird, Kim Brett, Dianne Brown-Green, Jasmine Canaviri, Kristi Chen, Teri Donovan, D. Ahsén:nase Douglas, Emma Ducharme, Tanya Fenkell, Rebecca Fortin, Zara Gardner, Margaret Grandison, Katherine Hartel, David Hill, Shuming Hu, David Kempton, Mia Kitty, Christina Margaretha, Ray McNeice, C.J. Robertson, Manizhe Sabet Sarvestany, David Samila, Lisa Sanders, Stephen Severn, Sean Stone, Douglas Stratford, Susan Szenes, Ying Chi Tang, Steph Thompson, Bob Tunnoch, and Pamela Wright 

People’s Choice Award

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! The artist is pictured here alongside her work, entitled Giver’s of Life (2023).

Year after year this exhibition continues to be a reflection of the artistic talent found within the province, and this year was no exception. Close to 500 votes were submitted, and over 1500 guests took in the artwork throughout its six 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.

2023 Jurors

Emmanuel Osahor (he/him)

Emmanuel Osahor’s practice engages with beauty as a necessity for survival and a precursor to thriving. Through a rigorously playful inquiry into materials and image making processes, his works depict garden spaces as complicated sanctuaries within which manifestations of beauty and care are present. Born in Nigeria, Emmanuel Osahor lives and works in Toronto. He holds an MFA in Studio Art from the University of Guelph (2021) and a BFA in Art and Design from the University of Alberta (2015). His work has been presented in multiple solo and group exhibitions, and is held in multiple collections. He is an Assistant Professor of Studio Art at the University of Toronto Scarborough.

Heather Riley (they/them)

Heather Riley is an artist, zinester, and arts professional currently working as Project Coordinator, Digital Collections at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery. In both their art and research, Heather is interested in examining queer histories hidden within art collections, and the ways in which queer bodies exist throughout history. They have exhibited in group shows at Visual Arts Mississauga, The Red Head Gallery, and Art Museum at the University of Toronto, and have curated shows at the Maclaren Art Centre, and Robert McLaughlin Gallery (upcoming).

Katie Lawson (she/her)

Katie Lawson is a curator and writer based in Toronto. Most recently, she was a curator for the Toronto Biennial of Art, working with Candice Hopkins and Tairone Bastien on the inaugural 2019 and 2021 editions. She has guest curated exhibitions at the MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie; Y+ Contemporary, Scarborough; RYMD, Reykjavik; the Art Museum, Toronto; the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto and Images Festival, Toronto. Katie is a graduate of the Master of Visual Studies Curatorial program at the University of Toronto, where she previously completed her Master of Arts in Art History. She is currently working towards a PhD in Art and Visual Culture at Western University, with an interest in contemporary art and climate change.