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Current Exhibitions

Both Sides Now: Paintings by Gary Evans and Frances Thomas

Open: Friday, May 20 – Saturday, July 2, 2022
Reception: Friday, May 27, 2022 | 7 – 9 PM

In Both Sides Now, Gary Evans & Frances Thomas exhibit two strikingly distinct approaches to abstract painting, and pathways that are embedded with an undeniable je ne sais quoi that tethers their organic language. The title of this exhibition is inspired by Joni Mitchell’s song of the same name and provides a lyrical entry point into the connection between the work of these artists; the two modes in which they paint, the way they address their subject and surface, and the hard to define connection between Evans’ use of density and Thomas’ tendency towards space.

Painting for Evans begins with a view to the outside world, which he internalizes and articulates subjectively creating hybrid realities with otherworldly connotations. Thomas works from within, responding materially to the experiential and mystical. No starting point or conclusion are the same. The working methods of both artists include observations of the world and intuition drives their investigations with paint.

Ultimately Evans’ and Thomas’ abstractions lead them to a common middle ground, located between the real and the imaginative. When viewed in concert, within this rich visual dialogue, their work offers us both sides of a similar journey. As with all good art, we aren’t given all the answers, we “really don’t know clouds at all”.

Guest Curated by CarolAnn Ryan.

Frances Thomas would like to acknowledge the generous support of the Ontario Arts Council (OAC).

Frances Thomas. Orange Portal, Acrylic on Wood, 2020. Image courtesy of the artist.

Gary Evans. Open Field, Oil on Canvas, 2021. Image courtesy of the artist.


Upcoming Exhibition

an intimate index

Open: Friday, July 8 – Saturday, August 27, 2022
Reception: Friday, July 8, 2022 | 7 – 9 PM

Drawn from an open call, artists 30 and under will be included in a small juried group exhibition. Holding the subject of memory at its core, this show will centre stories and perspectives of the new generation as they forge their way in these turbulent times. Featuring work by Audrey Hansen, Ramolen Laruan and Paula McLean.

Ramolen Laruan, that could dream about a thought, 2020, bleached salvaged denim, 10 x 18 feet


Exhibition Submissions

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 out to a larger art community in Ontario.

We welcome proposals throughout the year from artists across Ontario (and nationally when possible) working in all media.

Click on the link below for submission guidelines and other information about the application process.  Exhibition programming is often scheduled one to two years in advance.  Receipt of proposals will be acknowledged by email.


Emerging Artists Under 30 Exhibition

Latcham Art Centre is welcoming submissions from emerging artists aged 30 and under for a 2022 group exhibition. This call includes a variety of media including painting, drawing, mixed media, photography and video. LAC has 105 running feet and a space of approximately 1,100 square feet.

Submissions are now closed.


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.

2022 submissions are now closed.