2019 Carmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibition Award Winners!
Tuesday November 12, 2019 at 11:24am
This is OMAH’s 18th year hosting this juried exhibition that honours the legacy of Group of Seven member, Franklin Carmichael, who was born in Orillia in 1890. Jurors John Hartman, painter and printmaker, and Virginia Eichhorn, Curator an Executive Director at Quest Art School & Gallery selected 41 representations of landscape created by 38 artists. Tradition Transformed marks the ever-changing landscape in the artist’s mind, fulfilling the Group of Seven’s aim to create a uniquely Canadian identity.
The Paul Quarrington Multidisciplinary Arts Award:
The award has been graciously funded by the Quarrington Arts Society in recognition of the contributions Paul Quarrington made to Canada’s artistic community. Paul was a novelist, playwright, screenwriter, filmmaker, musician and educator. The Paul Quarrington Multidisciplinary Arts Award was given to Natalie Baker for her work “Beneath My Feet”.
The Kevin J. Batchelor Emerging Artist Award:
This award has been graciously funded by the Batchelor family upon the passing of arts advocate, Kevin J. Batchelor, in 2015. Batchelor was a local music teacher and artist. The Kevin J. Batchelor Emerging Artist Award was given to an emerging artist working in either one of the 2-D mediums such as painting or drawing and was selected by the juror’s. The Kevin J. Batchelor Emerging Artist Award was given to Midori Fullerton for her work “NFLD”.
The Jurors’ Prize:
Jurors’ Prize is awarded to the artist who best exemplifies the qualities that Franklin Carmichael found ideal, incorporating diversity in their work, using an expressionistic style, and remaining sophisticated in their depictions of the various landscapes in our geography. The recipient of this award should be visibly embracing, challenging or addressing existing approaches to Canadian landscapes. The recipient of the Juror’s prize this year was Margit Koivisto for her work “A Room With A View”.
Congratulations to this year's award winners, as well as everyone who was accepted to this year's Carmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibition.