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Arts 2018

Enjoy and support what local artists are making in this annual juried arts show!

ARTS is a longstanding collaboration between the Arts Council of Surrey and Surrey Art Gallery. This annual juried exhibition allows artists of all ages and backgrounds to share their creative labours with the world at large in a professionally hung show. Both first-time entrants and established artists receive an opportunity for public exposure and award commendation from a panel of professional jurors.

This year’s exhibition features an especially diverse selection showcasing the breadth of local creative production. In addition to many traditional paintings and sculptures, visitors will encounter everything from mixed media collages and textiles to urban photography and even video.

Each year, the jury is charged with nominating artworks to receive first, second, third, and honourable mention awards in the categories of Painting: Works on Canvas; Painting: Works on Paper; Drawing, 2-D Mixed Media & Printmaking; 3-D Works & Fibre Arts; and Photography & New Media. Works are selected for their technical skill, the demonstration of innovative artistic thinking, and the extent to which they address the theme. Visitors are also invited to vote for the People’s Choice Award, which will be announced at the end of the exhibition.

Image credits from top to bottom: Ying-Yueh Chuang, Plant Arrangement on Historical Chinese Classical Plate 2016, Chinese imperial porcelain. Photo courtesy of artist.

Mary Frances Batut, Twitter Sharks - Be Careful What you Tweet - It May Come Back to Bite You, 2018. Photo courtesy of artist.

Dolan Dione, Still Standing, 2017, painting. Photo courtesy of artist.