Minto Juried Art Exhibition attracts record number of entries

The Minto Arts Council announced the winners of its third Juried Art Exhibition at an awards ceremony on May 17.

About 50 pieces were selected for the show at the Minto Arts Gallery from 71 submissions from artists across the province.

Minto Arts Council president Juliane Von Westerholt noted this year’s show set a record for submissions, “and not just from Harriston and the Town of Minto area, or even Wellington County.”

Von Westerholt said entries came from further afield, including Priceville, St. Marys, Kitchener, Milton and Brampton.

“So keep showing interest in art. This is fantastic for our town,” she said.

Winner of the $200 first prize, as well as the People’s Choice Award, was Debbie Shupe of Mount Forest.

Placing second was former Minto resident Tanya Zaryski of Clarksburg.

Placing third was Diane Wallace of Thornbury.

Show judges included Wesley Bates of Clifford, Dot Currie Cork of Mount Forest and Karen Cheeseman of Dromore.

The show will be on display at the Harriston library until June 2.