VAM43 AWARD WINNERS
Congratulations to this year's Award Winners!
VAM's 43rd Annual Juried Show of Fine Arts Awards are generously sponsored by Visual Arts Mississauga and DeSerres.
FIRST PLACE AWARD
"Being awarded 1st place means the absolute world to me and my work, it means I’m able to continue working on portraying how I understand and perceive people/emotions and it signifies a growth in my current work. Thank you very much to the judges for this honour."
SECOND PLACE AWARD
"I am honoured to have my work included and recognized in this exhibition. Organizations like Visual Arts Mississauga are essential to the promotion of arts appreciation and the support of arts and artists in our communities. Thank you VAM for keeping culture vibrant in these challenging times!"
THIRD PLACE AWARD
"I am truly thrilled and honoured by this award which is a significant milestone on my artistic journey. It is humbling to be included in a group of such accomplished and distinguished artists. I thank the judges for appreciating and validating my work."
HONOURABLE MENTION AWARD
"I am honoured that Fogfrown has been selected as Honorable Mention amongst so many other exceptional artworks. My hope for this season is that we all are able to fight through the fog."
CURATOR'S CHOICE AWARD
"It is an honour to have my painting selected for this year’s Curator’s Choice Award. This past year, I wanted to examine the various connections we have with the objects in our lives and how they interact and define our individuality.
“Haven” is a painting of my father, exploring the association and union we have with our belongings and how they reflect our identity. I thank you for the opportunity to show my work along with all the amazing and talented artists in this years VAM43 show."
A LETTER FROM VAM'S EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
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