From February 24 to March 31, the Kawartha Art Gallery is hosting their annual Juried Exhibit for local secondary school students.
The exhibit, which has been taking place for the past 20 years, invites talented student artists to create and submit pieces, featuring a variety of different media, such as drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, digital painting, and mixed media.
Local Trillium Lakelands District School Board schools currently have pieces from Grade 9 to 12 students being featured in the exhibit, including 43 pieces by 34 students from Lindsay Collegiate and Vocational Institute (LCVI), and 16 pieces by 14 students from I.E. Weldon Secondary School (IEWSS).
On March 4, the gallery held an Awards Presentation Reception at the Pie Eyed Monk in Lindsay. At the reception, local donors presented awards to students recognized by the juror, Lesley Drummond, for their artistic achievements.
LCVI award recipients included:
- Bay Flett received the Senior Juror’s Choice Award
- Brooklyn McGarry received the Junior Juror’s Choice Award
- Rhylan Mailey received the Junior Technical Skill and Use of Colour Award
- Jessica Collis received the Senior Interpretation of Personal Vision Award
- Deynah Ryan received the Junior Interpretation of Personal Vision Award and a Mayor’s Choice Award
- Natasha McCarthy received the Junior Creative Sense of Balance and Composition Award
- Laura Fairbairn received a Honourable Mention
- Amy Lamb received a Honourable Mention
- Ella Wilson received a Mayor’s Choice Award
- Brooke Waller received a Barbara Traux Kawartha Lakes Public Library Award
- Kacy Cumming received a Honourable Mention and the Pinnguaq Association Purchase Award
IEWSS award recipients included:
- Haylee Moorhouse received the Brenda Milner Bursary Award
- Arthur McLeod received the Helene Baker Memorial Bursary Award
- Ella Knox received the Senior Creative Sense of Balance and Composition Award
- Alba Jurado Barraza received the Senior Technical Skill and Use of Colour Award
- Lucian Belanger received a Honourable Mention
- Poppy Michael received a Mayor’s Choice Award
The award for People’s Choice Award is still open. The community is invited to visit the gallery to cast a ballot for their favourite art piece. The winner will be announced at the end of the exhibit on Friday, March 31.
“The Kawartha Art Gallery has always been an incredible partner to work with. They give our students an important opportunity to showcase their work in the community and the students who were recognized by the juror were proud to share the moment with friends and family,” said IEWSS visual arts teacher, Paul Marshall. “What always stands out to me is the wide variety of work in the exhibit, it really showcases how each of our students has a unique combination of skills, interests, and creative ideas.”
To learn more, visit the Kawartha Art Gallery website.