Guest Juror, Kris Knight, the acclaimed Toronto painter with roots in Chatham-Kent, has selected a total of 61 artworks from the 158 submissions received by the Thames Art Gallery for the 2018 Eye for Art exhibition and fundraiser.
Three of these accepted works will be honoured with the Juror’s Award of Excellence: Lydia Burggraaf, Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale; Becky Fixter, Rapids; and Gerald Stone, Composition with B and Yellow.
Each artist will receive his or her award on the evening of the Eye for Art reception on Friday.
The People’s Choice Award will also be chosen by the public the night of the Eye for Art reception. Visit the Thames Art Gallery, 75 William St. N. in Chatham to vote for your favourite work. Doors open at 6 p.m. and voting proceeds until 7 p.m. The Awards Ceremony will begin at 7:30 p.m.
This year’s event will also feature the “Brush Off,” a painting competition where 15 artists will have the opportunity to paint a canvas from live model and still life for a prize. Enter for your chance to participate by purchasing ballots available the night of the event. Eye for Art exhibitors will receive a free ballot.
All the works created will be auctioned at the grand finale of the evening.
Enjoy gourmet appetizers courtesy of William Street Café, live musical entertainment with Tino Pop Violin, a cash bar with a specialty holiday cocktail, wrapped up in a festive and fun family-friendly evening.
All proceeds from Eye for Art will be donated to ARTspace. ARTspace is a not-for-profit gallery dedicated to the promotion and development of Chatham-Kent artists.