October 27 to December 10, 2020
Opening Celebration | October 27, 2020
This fall we celebrate our 42nd Juried Exhibition offering participating artists both exposure to the Northumberland County community, as well as an opportunity to meet fellow artists, encourage activity in the visual arts, and most importantly support artists.
Andrea Carson Barker is a writer and patron of contemporary art and design. Trained as an art critic, she founded View on Canadian Art, one of Canada’s first arts and culture blogs, which she published for ten years until 2015. She was founding curator of Artbomb, Canada’s first online art auction site and now oversees a social enterprise that supports artists within several industrial buildings in Markham Ontario. Since 2017 her projects include an artist-in-residence program and mentorship, financial support, and exhibition opportunities for artists. Andrea sits on the advisory board of OCAD University’s Onsite Gallery and is a member of the City of Toronto Public Art Commission.
Linda Jansma: With an interest in Canadian contemporary and historic art, Linda Jansma led the Curatorial department of The Robert McLaughlin Gallery (RMG) in Oshawa, Ontario making it a respected regional, provincial, and national institution. Under her guidance, the RMG organized collaborative partnerships with institutions across Canada of art of both historic and contemporary importance. She focused on mentoring emerging curatorial talent, as well as advising the City of Oshawa with its Culture and Art Policy plans. Having retired from full-time curatorial duties in 2018, Linda led the RMG for a six month period as Interim CEO until March 2020. She is now an independent curator and arts advocate and currently a board member of the Durham Region International Film Festival (DRIFF) and a member of the City of Oshawa’s Public Art Task Force.
Olexander Wlasenko: After completing his graduate studies at the University of Western Ontario in the fall of 2000, Wlasenko worked as Assistant Curator at The Robert McLaughlin Gallery (RMG) in Oshawa, Ontario. There he organized over twenty photography exhibitions featuring vintage prints that document the historical development of his hometown of Oshawa. Wlasenko has curated over 50 exhibitions, including Broken Promises: Soviet Photography in the Age of Stalin at the MacLaren Art Centre, Vera Jacyk: Chysto, Chysto, Chysto, Brendan Fernandes: Dada Afrika, Toni Latour: The Femme Project, Meryl McMaster: In Between Worlds and most recently Amanda Nedham: a dog is short a car is long. Olex has been the Curator at Whitby’s Station Gallery since mid-February 2008.