Manitoba Society of Artists : 87th annual Open Juried Competition and Exhibition, June 27 - September 14

The Manitoba Society of Artists (MSA) is holding its 87th annual Open Juried Competition and Exhibition this year in Winnipeg at the Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery, 600 Shaftesbury Blvd. This competition is open to all Manitoba adult artists. Janice Mason Steeves from Ontario and Melanie Rocan from Manitoba were the jurors and they selected 63 works of art from 232 submissions.

Awards are presented annually to a number of artists with outstanding work in the show. Below are the awards this year, with the home town of the artist included. Note that 3 artists are from rural Manitoba - St. Andrews, Lockport, and Vita, and 6 artists are from Winnipeg.

The show runs June 27 - September 14. The gallery is open Monday - Friday 8:30 - 4:30 and Saturday 12 - 5. All are welcome to attend and there is no entrance fee. The main floor of the gallery is wheelchair accessible; the mezzanine is not.

To see photos of the MSA exhibition and jurors' lecture, click on this link:

Here are the award winners:

Barbara Cook Endres Award for First Place

Cynthia Boehm St. Andrews

é-tatahamiskaman ki-kohkomináwak kayás oti isihcikéwinwáw
My Journey Home-Honouring our Grandmothers

Beadwork/Fibre $2,900

MSA Award for Second Place

Judith Panson Lockport

Self Portrait Fibre on Canvas $1,000

MSA Award for Third Place (shared)

Pat McCullough Winnipeg

Searching Oil on Cradle Board $700

Windswept Oil on Cradle Board $700

Lynn Sissons Watercolour Award

Anne Bednar Vita

In a Dream Watercolour on Rice Paper $250

W. Cliff Packer Memorial Award

Manny Schultz Winnipeg

Reflection on Dementia: The Man with the Hat

Acrylic on Wood Panel $4,000

Brian J. Hyslop Award for Pastel

Hildegard Sen Winnipeg

Across from St. Vital Park Pastel $900

William J. Birtles Award for Sculpture

Worth Hayden Winnipeg

Musk Oxen Circle White Marble $2,000

MSA Honourable Mention

Naomi Gerrard Winnipeg

Summer Energy Maturing Mixed Media $1,000

MSA Honourable Mention

Monique Fillion Winnipeg

Engaged Acrylic $690

If you have any questions or to arrange an interview, please do not hesitate to contact the OJCE 2019 Chair:

Bonnie Taylor

Phone: 204-832-3045