Latcham Art Centre – 2 Park Dr.
2023 Annual Juried Exhibition
Open: Monday, March 13 – Saturday, April 22, 2023
Opening Reception: Monday, March 13
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.
2023 Selected Artists
A sincere thank you to all 171 artists who submitted 300 works of art for our Annual Juried Exhibition this year!
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.
D. Ahsén:nase Douglas
Manizhe Sabet Sarvestany
Ying Chi Tang
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.
Town Office Gallery – 111 Sandiford Dr.
Open: February 1 – April 30, 2023
Leslie Bertin is a Newmarket-based artist who uses alcohol inks to create layered, abstract compositions. Embracing the fluidity of the medium, she allows the ink to wander unpredictably on her canvases, creating forms with a strong sense of movement.
The Town Office Gallery is programmed by Latcham Art Centre in collaboration with the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville.
Image: Installation view of Leslie Bertin. Photo: Stevie Minacs.
Latcham Art Centre – 2 Park Dr.
Open: Wednesday, April 26 at 4 PM – Saturday, May 20, 2023
Opening Event: Wednesday, April 26 | 4 – 8 PM
As a part of National Youth Week, this annual exhibition of art by local children celebrates the creativity, energy, and ideas of students from Whitchurch-Stouffville elementary schools as well as Stouffville District Secondary School.
Latcham Art Centre is committed to planning a balanced exhibition program and highlights work that stimulates the community in Whitchurch-Stouffville, as well as reaching a larger art community in Ontario.
We welcome exhibition proposals for Latcham Art Centre and the Whitchurch-Stouffville Town Office Gallery throughout the year. Artists from across Ontario (and nationally when possible) working in all media are encouraged to submit exhibition proposals for Latcham’s main gallery space at 2 Park Drive. The Town Office Gallery at 111 Sandiford Drive is currently dedicated to promoting artists who live and work within York Region only.
Click on the appropriate link below for submission guidelines and other information about the application process. Separate exhibition proposal packages are required for each exhibition space. Programming is often scheduled one to two years in advance. Receipt of proposals will be acknowledged by email. We look forward to reviewing your proposals!
Annual Juried Exhibition
Each year, Latcham Art Centre hosts the Annual Juried Exhibition and invites artists from all over Ontario to submit their work. Three distinguished jurors from a variety of art backgrounds are given the task of choosing the works for this highly anticipated annual exhibition.
A maximum of two recent original artworks may be submitted by each artist along with the entry form and fee. A total of $1000 in juror’s awards is presented each year at the opening reception event where visitors can meet many of the exhibiting artists.
2023 submissions are closed.