Call for Submissions: 2020 Annual Juried Exhibition at Latcham Art Centre

Artwork submission drop-off date: March 2 from 11am – 8pm


Opening reception of the 2019 Annual Juried Exhibition at Latcham Art Centre.

This year’s Annual Juried Exhibition runs from March 7 through to April 25, 2020.

Latcham Art Centre invites artists to submit up to two recent works in any medium or subject matter to our much-anticipated Annual Juried Exhibition!

Applications are only accepted in person at the Art Centre on Monday, March 2 between 11am – 8pm. Submissions will be assessed and selected by an esteemed panel of three art professionals: Martin Pearce, Director of the School of Fine Art & Music, University of Guelph; Noor Alé, Assistant Curator/Registrar, MacLaren Art Centre; and Carolyn Hickey, Head of Collections, Woodstock Art Gallery.

The selected artworks will be presented in a group exhibition on display at the gallery from March 7 to April 25, 2020. The Juried Exhibition is a fantastic opportunity for artists to have their work exhibited in a public gallery setting alongside a variety of different media.

There will be $1,000 in Juror’s Awards presented at the opening reception on Saturday, March 7 from 1 – 3pm.

Drop-off date for entry is Monday, March 2 between 11am – 8pm. Entry form available at:


Noor Alé is the Assistant Curator/Registrar at the MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie. Prior to joining the MacLaren, she served as Curatorial Research Assistant for the exhibition Frontera: Views of the US-Mexico Border at the Canadian Photography Institute, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. In addition, she has contributed to curatorial and public programs at the Abu Dhabi Project, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY; Art Dubai; and the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. She holds an MA in Art History from The Courtauld Institute of Art, London and a BA in Art History from the University of Guelph. Together with Claudia Mattos, Alé co-founded AXIS, an independent curatorial lab devoted to socially-engaged projects that examine global contemporary art. In late 2019, they participated in the Shanghai Curators Lab. Their recent exhibitions include LAW & (DIS)ORDER at Vtape and EXTRACOLONIAL: Reflections for Action at Sur Gallery.

Martin Pearce has been making paintings and drawings for over thirty years. His work can be seen at Birch Contemporary in Toronto and at the Paul Kuhn Gallery in Calgary. Pearce is a regular reviewer for Border Crossings magazine and is the Director of the School of Fine Art and Music at the University of Guelph.

Carolyn Hickey is the Head of Collections/Registrar at Woodstock Art Gallery where she is responsible for managing and developing the permanent collection through: new acquisitions, conservation, curating, collections storage, research, and project funding. Carolyn holds an MA in Art History and Visual Culture from the University of Guelph and has worked at Art Gallery of Guelph, MacLaren Art Centre, Bachinski/Chu Print Study Collection, Guelph Civic Museum, and Stephen Bulger Gallery. Her research interests include the practices of reframing historical Canadian painting collections, audience reception, and arts education in artistic identity.

Save the date: Juror’s talk with Noor Alé

Want to learn more about the jury process and look more closely at the selected artworks in the juried exhibition? Join us on Saturday, March 28 at 1pm where Juror Noor Alé, Assistant Curator/Registrar at the MacLaren Art Centre will share her insights and experiences from her role on this year’s jury panel. Exhibiting artists in attendance will be invited to say a few words about their work on display and there will be an opportunity to ask questions and join the conversation. Refreshments will be served and a $5 donation is suggested.

Latcham Art Centre is a public art gallery that inspires the community to engage with arts and culture through exhibitions of contemporary art that reflect a range of artistic media and the cultural diversity of our province. Latcham Art Centre offers vibrant education programs that cultivate creativity and experimentation through classes, workshops, artist talks, and tours. The Art Centre is located in Stouffville, Ontario, 45 minutes northeast of Toronto with free parking and is accessible via GO Transit.

Latcham Art Centre is wheelchair accessible.

For more information please contact Alexandra Hartstone, Curator at


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