Perth-Huron Exhibition

Perth-Huron Exhibition
July 8 - October 7, 2012
Opening: Sunday July 8, 1-3 pm

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Read the Juror's Statement

The exhibition presents the talent of emerging and established artists working in all media. Juried by a different curator, gallery administrator or artist each year, the project is a wonderful opportunity for the regional and visiting audience to view current art created in the two counties. The exhibition has been part of the Gallery's programming for over 30 years, and is part of the organization's mandate to support the production and presentation of works by area artists.

2012 Juror: Doug Kirton
Doug Kirton is an Associate Professor of studio art in the Department of Fine Arts at the University of Waterloo.  In 2010 he received the University’s Distinguished Teacher Award, and the Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance.  Doug received his BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design in 1978 and his MFA from the University of Guelph in 1994. A painter, Doug’s work has been exhibited extensively across Canada, and he has participated in two-person and group exhibitions in the United States, Switzerland and China. His work is represented in numerous important public art collections including the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Vancouver Art Gallery,and the Shanghai Art Museum. In 2002, Doug was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. He is represented by the Michael Gibson Gallery in London, Ontario. Doug serves as the education representative on the Public Art Advisory Committee for the Regional Municipality of Waterloo, and as Chair of the Collections Committee on the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery Board of Directors.

The Winner of the People’s Choice Award: Wendy O'Brien for her felted wool piece, Coral Reef.