Museum hosting Insights juried exhibition of fine arts

Call for entries is on; opening reception March 30

ABOYNE, ON – The Insights Juried Exhibition of Fine Arts returns to the Wellington County Museum and Archives (WCMA) from March 30 to June 11. 

Organized and sponsored by the Insights committee of the Elora Fergus Arts Council, Insights is one of the longest running juried art exhibitions in Ontario. 

 “Insights encourages and honours excellence, high levels of accomplishment, and innovative approaches to artistic expression in the work of local artists,” said committee chair Natalie Burek.  

 “We’re very excited to welcome Insights back for its 42nd year,” said WCMA curator Hailey Johnston. 

“It’s a privilege to host so many talented artists from Wellington County and our neighbouring communities in this annual show.” 

Submissions will be accepted from artists residing in the counties of Wellington, Dufferin, Grey, Huron, and Perth, and the City of Guelph. 

Artist submissions can be delivered to the museum on March 17 between 9:30am and 4pm and March 18 between 1:30 and 4 pm in the Nicholas Keith room, accessed via the courtyard or rear entrances. 

To read the full rules of entry, please visit 

The exhibit’s opening reception happens on March 30, from 7 to 9pm; the awards presentation begins at 8pm. 

All are welcome to enjoy music, refreshments, a cash bar, and cast a vote for the People’s Choice Award. Admission to the opening reception is by donation. 

The Insights committee has also organized a Walk with the Jurors event on April 2 from 1:30 to 3:00pm. 

Jurors Colette Laliberté, David Scott Armstrong, and Richard Smolinski will discuss their decision-making process and the influences on this year’s show. 

Admission for this event is $5.