Perth Huron Exhibition

Perth Huron Exhibition

April 17 - June 5, 2011

2011 Juror: Robert Achtemichuk

The exhibition celebrates the talents of emerging and established artists working in all media. Juried by a different curator or gallery administrator each year, the exhibition is rich in content and techniques currently explored by regional artists. The exhibition is part of the Gallery’s mandate to support the production and presentation of area artists.  Visitors are encouraged to vote for the annual People’s Choice Award.

About the Juror: Robert Achtemichuk graduated from the University of Manitoba and continued his studies both self-directed and through an apprenticeship in France, and took courses for his MFA from the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City. He has exhibited his work at galleries across Canada and has led workshops at esteemed institutions including the Banff School of the Fine Arts and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. His teaching experiences in drawing and printmaking include the School of Art at the University of Manitoba, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the University of Toronto (Sheridan Campus), and Open Studio. He has extensive museum and gallery experience and his advocacy roles include various committees and associations at the local, provincial and national level. He has been the Executive Director at Open Studio, Waterloo Regional Art Council and the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery. Achtemichuk is returning to his studio practice, with shows of recent paintings planned of the Homer Watson Gallery, the Glenhyst Art Gallery and Agnes Jamieson Art Gallery.

Robert Achtemichuk acknowledges the support of the Ontario Arts Council and the Region of Waterloo Arts Fund.

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Image: Amparo Villalobos, "Untitled", detail, acrylic on canvas, 2011. Winner of the 2011 People's Choice Award.