The Manitoba Society of Artists: Annual Province-wide Juried Competition & Exhibit (OJCE 2020) 

Annual Province-wide Juried Competition & Exhibit (OJCE 2020) will be Online and Virtual; September 30 to December 31 2020.

Publicity Release: please post this call for submissions on the ebillboard, and keep it posted until September 18th. After that date, a publicity notice and link for the online exhibit will be submitted as a new posting in the events section. :

The Manitoba Society of Artists executive board has approved a motion to hold the OJCE 2020 competition as an online and virtual exhibit, September 30 to December 31, 2020. There will not be a physical location show in 2020.

This has necessitated moving our show's timelines and a change of competition rules.
• The finalized rules and registration process will be posted on by June 28th. At that time, online registration for the competition will begin, and continue until September 18th, 2020.
• All entries images will be displayed online September 30 to October 30th.
• Selected works and awards will be displayed November 2nd until December 31, 2020.
• Lecture (live or recorded) and promotion of the awards November 6th.
Summary: All events are virtual i.e. entirety of the show online including online submission of the artwork, long-distance / e-jurying, Jurors lecture via Live on Youtube and/or Facebook, Q&A session on Zoom, and the curated show only online. The show will run September 30 to December 31, 2020.

We are extremely grateful for the opportunity to provide this show online, this would not be possible without the financial support to hire a web developer for the show. We are grateful for the sponsorship of our gracious sponsors: One of our MSA long time volunteers has applied for a grant for OJCE from his employer, CanadaLife, through their community volunteer grant program. Our other sponsor is the Hilton Lee Foundation. Without these two sponsors, MSA would not have the wherewithal to provide the 88th annual Manitoba OJCE this year. Three cheers for these Manitoba arts supporters!

To All Manitoba Artists, keep working on your submissions, OJCE will continue to communicate updates via email, social media and our website.

God bless you all in this very unusual and challenging time. Be safe, be well,

Enquiries are welcome:

Bonnie Taylor
OJCE2020 Chair