Visual Arts Mississauga (VAM) at Riverwood – Where Mississauga Creates! 

Visual Arts Mississauga extends a warm invitation to all. Come and be a part of the healing and co-operative arts community. We have a diverse and interesting group of people who have discovered their hidden talents and enjoyment through art. We know that art has an important role in helping people through particularly difficult times. Founded in 1977 and incorporated in 1978, Visual Arts Mississauga (VAM) at Riverwood is a not-for-profit charitable arts organization. As one of Mississauga’s six pillar arts and culture organizations and its premier visual art centre, VAM concentrates its efforts on three areas of excellence:
Art Education, Art Exhibition and Community Engagement.

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Welcome to Virtual VAM 43

This is a big shift in our annual juried exhibition of fine arts which is normally held at the Art Gallery of Mississauga but many things remained the same.

First, we had a wonderfully, eclectic panel of jurors this year who navigated the challenges of choosing works from the 158 applications. Thanks to elle alconcel, Matthew Varey and Gordon Shadrach. Each panel of jurors look for technical excellence, imagination, and creativity in individual submissions but then they consider how their choices would go into making an interesting exhibition.

I am sorry we can’t see this year’s exhibit in a physical space because it would be spectacular but the virtual exhibit and the details on each artist and their work is greater on the website. The website will be up for a year and during that time our Cultural Development Manager, Eldiana Begovic, will be posting additional content, videos of artist conversations and a juror’s look at this year’s exhibit.

We thank you for your continued support of the arts and of Visual Arts Mississauga.

Stay Safe and Stay Creative


Annis Karpenko, Executive Director