Now in its 29th year, the Insights exhibit at the Wellington County Museum and Archives is the longest running jurored art exhibit in Ontario.
The Elora Arts Council has organized the competition from the beginning and continues to show its strong support for the works of emerging and established artists in Wellington County and the surrounding five counties.
Over 300 works are submitted each year, from all varieties of technique, composition, and approach.
Serious alongside whimsical, traditional in partnership with exploratory, three-dimensional juxtaposed with delicate line drawings and fine stitchery – the Insights competition provides opportunities to embrace the experience of local art at its best.
Approximately 70 pieces will be selected by the jurors, award-winning visual artists, Art Green, Aggie Beynon, and Susan Dobson .
Opening night is June 18 from 8 to 10pm, and features an awards presentation in nine categories, live music, refreshments and a chance to converse with the artists and the arts community.
The exhibit runs until Labour Day.
The Wellington County Museum and Archives is open weekdays 9:30am to 4:30pm; weekends and holidays noon to 4pm.
A new initiative is the one-day art show and sale also at the Wellington County Museum and Archives.
Over the years, the Insights committee regretted that the public did not have access to all the many art treasures submitted to the show.
This year people will be able to see them all and there will be an opportunity to purchase a piece for a collection. The sale will take place on June 14, 10am to 4pm.
Visit www.wcm.on.ca and www.artscouncil.elora.on.ca for more information.