Credit: Left to right: Eileen Fong, Arbutus Trees on Rocky Cliff, 2022, acrylic on canvas (detail); Robert Drew, Clouds Over Howe Sound, 2021, digital photographic print (detail); Chito Maravilla, Skytrain Girl, 2021, acrylic on canvas (detail)
See what local artists are creating in this annual juried exhibition.
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Now in its 38th year, this annual juried exhibition organized by the Arts Council of Surrey and Surrey Art Gallery presents works by over fifty artists from Surrey and the surrounding region.
From traditional landscape paintings to sculptures and stop-motion animation, there is something for everyone. With a broad range of styles and themes, this exhibition remains popular with locals and visitors alike, who are invited to vote for the People’s Choice Award that will be announced at the end of the exhibition.
Following the shift to a digital version of the exhibition in 2020, this year’s edition of ARTS will be exhibited both on the Arts Council of Surrey website and throughout the Surrey Arts Centre. Both emerging and established artists submitted work in an open competition.
This year’s jury included local textile artist Diane Roy, Surrey School District art teacher Jane Silversides, and Surrey Art Gallery’s Volunteer Coordinator Chris Dawson-Murphy. The jury nominates artworks to receive prizes across several categories: 1) painting; 2) drawing, mixed media and printmaking on paper; 3) sculpture and fibre art; 4) photography; and 5) digital, performative, and new media art. Selected works show technical skill, innovative artistic thinking, and strength in addressing their theme.
Celebrate this exhibit at our summer opening on June 19 where the award recipients will be acknowledged. Registration is required for this event.