Seniors Art Competition and Exhibition: Victory

 
 

Seniors, you’re invited to submit your work to the annual Seniors Art Competition and Exhibition.

Your submission should be a creative interpretation of this year’s theme: Victory. Show us what victory means to you in 2022!

 
Competition Categories:

Novice (one winner, one honourable mention)
This category is open to any new artists who have been making artwork for three years or less. If you have entered this competition or another in the past, you are not eligible for this award.

Hobby (one winner, one honourable mention)
This category is open to any artists who do not sell or show their work commercially. If you have an exhibition history in galleries, festivals, or juried shows (excluding the Seniors Art Competition and Exhibition) or teach art professionally, you are not eligible for this category.

Open (one winner, one honourable mention)
This category is open to any artists who may have had showings of their work in galleries, festivals, or juried shows or who may teach art professionally.

Winners for each award category will be selected according to the following criteria:
  • Originality and response to the theme
  • Overall composition and effective use of the elements of art
  • Mastery of techniques and materials
Important Dates:

Seniors Art Competition Information Session

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery
Wednesday /  June 1 / 1-2 pm

Learn about the contest entry guidelines and gain insight into the jurying process with help from RMG staff. We will review the competition’s judging criteria, the competition categories, and answer all of your questions. 

Register now for the info session or call 905-579-6111.

Submission Drop-off:

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery
Thursday / Aug 4 / 10 am-4 pm

Please bring your artwork ready to hang (e.g. in a frame, or with hanging hardware) with your completed submission form.

Exhibition: August 10 to September 25, 2022
Opening and Awards Reception:

Gallery A, the Robert McLaughlin Gallery
Wednesday / Aug 17 / 2:30 pm

Refreshments will be provided.

Submission Pick-up:

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery
Tuesday / Sep 27 / 10 am-4 pm

Please make arrangements to pick up your artwork from the gallery.

Eligibility Requirements:
  • We invite artists to submit 1 original artwork relating to the theme of victory.
  • Only artworks created in 2021 and 2022 are eligible.
  • 2D and 3D entries of any medium will be accepted (up to 4’x4’x4’).
  • Participants must be 55+ and hold a current membership at Oshawa Public Libraries, the Oshawa Senior Community Centres, or The Robert McLaughlin Gallery.
  • Staff members of Oshawa Public Libraries, the Oshawa Senior Community Centres, or The Robert McLaughlin Gallery are not eligible.
  • The RMG is responsible for demonstrating the utmost discretion regarding the presence of culturally appropriated content or potentially offensive subjects. We do not wish to censor your creative process. If you are concerned about your work’s eligibility, please email Hannah Keating at hkeating@rmg.on.ca.

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