The Kingston School of Art prepares for their 6th annual Juried Exhibition

August 26, 2023

The Kingston School of Art (KSOA) has put out a call to local artists from Kingston and the surrounding area for their 2023 Juried Exhibition.

This year marks the 6th edition of the KSOA Juried Exhibition, which goes towards supporting the non-profit arts centre. KSOA provides cost effective year round art classes for people of all ages, also offering studio-based hands-on instruction and practical artistic experiences.

Maddi Andrews, Executive Director at the Kingston School of Art, explains, “Through the creation of an inclusive and supportive environment, we encourage artistic individuality and innovation, as well as cultivate an appreciation for the arts within the greater community. So really all of the proceeds raised from the juried art exhibition go towards furthering our mission and ensuring that we can continue operating in this way.”

The show will include up to 65 artworks chosen by the Selection Committee. This year’s Committee includes professional artists Brian Hoad, Erika Olson, and Otis Tamasauskas. Over $1,500 in prizes will be awarded at the opening reception in various categories, some selected by the jurors and others by the public.

New to the exhibition this year, they will be hosting a ‘Members Preview’ on October 6th, the day before the official opening reception. This is a part of KSOA’s membership campaign which launched earlier in the summer, encouraging more people to support and donate to the school. At this preview, Members will get an early view of the fully installed show at the Window Gallery, and have the opportunity to hear from the jurors about the selection process.

With submissions open until September 10th, Andrews states, “...we're very open and excited to see how different people approach this submission process.”

The exhibition will open at the Kingston School of Art Window Gallery with a reception on Saturday the 7th of October, running until the 29th of October.

For more information on the 2023 Juried Exhibition and submitting artworks, you can visit the Kingston School of Art’s website.

Story by Christena Lawrie, CFRC News, for the Local Journalism Initiative