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6th Annual Juried Art Salon a resounding success!

Kingston Arts Council's 6th Annual Juried Art Salon was a resounding success!

90 artists entered in the 6th Annual Art Salon with just over 200 pieces of art. Artists from a greater Kingston area including Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal submitted digital or slide images for the first selection of a 2-stage adjudication process.


Gerry DeJong and Marilyn Birmingham at the "take-in" of artists' work at the Juried Arts Salon 2007

The Arts Salon was pleased to have two national and internationally renowned artists, Sylvat Aziz and Shayne Dark, to adjudicate this year. Paintings, photography, sculpture, ceramic, fabric art, and sculpture made up some of the mediums submitted. Thus this latest Annual Salon and Sale shows, as it should, an eclectic selection of works from just about every visual arts and crafts discipline. The final selection of the Juried Art Salon includes 67 pieces from all mediums mounted in two exhibition spaces. Both the Wilson Room at the Kingston Public Library and the Kingston Arts Council Gallery (upstairs in the Wellington St. Theatre) are housing this truly unique survey of excellence in the arts until May 30th.

The 6th Annual Juried Arts Salon is open to the public now until May 30th, 2007.
The Library is open-
Monday through Thursday from 9AM to 9 PM,
Friday & Saturday from 9 AM to 5 PM.
Closed on Sunday.

The Kingston Arts Council Gallery is open Monday to Friday 1-5pm.

This year’s winners include:

Grand Prize courtesy of Linda Morris Trust:
Julie Davidson Smith, Joyful Darkness

Second Prize, courtesy of Linda Morris Trust:
Suzy Lamont, Differences
Sharon Thompson, live.love.laugh and Beyond

Third Prize, courtesy of RealtySource, Homestead Landholdings and Hughes & Downey Architects:
Hanna Back, Invitation & The Blue Within

Fourth Prize, courtesy of Wallacks and Frameworks:
Martine Bresson, Posing, 3 Congoleses & Spilled Beans

Fifth Prize, courtesy of Wallacks and Frameworks:
Laurie Sponagle, Conversations with Time & Unititled (Pregnant #1)

Hilary Scanlon Prize for “Best Use of Colour”:
Carol Lee Riley, The Village & Some of the chosen not so few

“Most Creative Use of Materials” Award
Maggie Hogan, Buddies

Nan’s Legacy Award:
Liliana Rodriguez, Mr. Ching & Spirographics

and last, but never least,

"People's Choice" Award
Dennis Currie,
"Coastal Sculpture"