88th Open Juried Competition and Exhibition: 'Manitoba Muse' Art Show, September 30 - December 31

"Manitoba Muse" Art Show - OJCE2020virtual

Press Release for "Manitoba Muse" Art Show - OJCE2020virtual -

88th Open Juried Competition and Exhibition

To view the art show, click on www.msaojce.com

For a calendar of events and media enquiries see below.

For competition information see www.manitobaartists.com

Media enquiries vicepresident@manitobaartists.com

88th Open Juried Competition and Exhibition

September 30 to December 31, 2020


Total Entrants:

62 Artists

145 Works of Art

This year's entirely online OJCE, the exhibit has expanded to include all submitted entries available until October 30th.

From all entries, the independent jury of 3 Manitoba artists and educators will select a minimum of 80 works that will represent the finalists whose selected works will extend the exhibit to December 30th.

From them, 7 awards of excellence are recognized. This year, special events and the juror lecture will also be online.

This year has held particular challenges for all of us, and it will be fascinating to add this exhibit as a witness to the resilient creativity of visual arts in Manitoba.

The OJCE committee wishes to thank our Web Designer ZenFri, and especially our financial donors CANADA Life (community volunteer grant) and the Hilton Lee Foundation for Kindness. Without their funding, this online version of OJCE 2020 would not have been possible.


September 24th — Website is live and showcases the longlist of works – ALL entry submissions.

September 24th—October 30th — Everyone can visit the website and see the wonderful works submitted to the show!

October 30th — Jurors will have made a selection of winning and shortlisted works. The website will be updated to contain only those chosen which includes a selection of 80+ shortlisted works and 7 awards (Barbara Endres Award for First Place, Second Place, Third Place, W. Cliff Packer Memorial Award, Lynn Sissons Watercolour Award, Brian Hyslop Award for Pastel, and William J Birtles Award for Sculpture)

October 30th—December 31st — Website is curated down to the shortlist of selected and awarded works.

November 2nd-6th — Promotions Week! Join us in a socially-distanced setting as we live-stream the online show, discuss the works with the Jurors and showcase the awards!

December 31st — Final Day of the online OJCE show.

Patrons and Art Lovers can contact the MSA about this year's OJCE artists and works by emailing


or by filling out a contact form on the website.

ALL inquiries will be forwarded directly to the artist

Sale of artwork(s) will be the responsibility of the artist

Find Out More

Show / Media Inquiries

Bonnie Taylor


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