Quest Art's 2020 TD Thor Wealth Management Juried Exhibition is now accepting submissions!

To acknowledge how a vibrant arts and culture community leads to personal and economic growth for all,  TD Wealth - Thor Wealth Management Group is working with Quest Art to sponsor three prestigious art prizes for our 2020 annual juried exhibition, with a focus on the environment. 

 

Artists will be asked to create submissions that reflect the material and ecological consequences of what the role of the artist is, and can be, in this new age of the “Anthropocene”, a recently proposed term indicating that we have entered a new geologic era in which human impact on the planet measures at the scale of the geologic. We will be challenging artists as to how they can respond to this unprecedented moment of ecological crisis.  

A national open call to Canadian artists, this investment in the arts helps to ensure rural or remote communities have access to high quality programming through exposure to some of Canada’s best works of art. 

 

The exhibition will be presented online. 

All media/approaches are welcome.

Not Even The Poets

- Upper Gallery

until January 3rd 2021

Michele Karch-Ackerman, Jeanette Luchese & 

Tina Poplawski

The title of the exhibition is from a quote by Zelda Fitzgerald, an accomplished author, dancer and artist who has been relegated to history as the tragic, mentally unstable muse of F. Scott. In full it is "No one, not even the poets, know how much a heart can hold." The artists in this exhibition have encountered experiences as caregivers for loved ones, with the work being created in response to those experiences including the challenges and the moments of grace and love that transcend illnesses. This exhibition will offer opportunities for educational activities, community participatory activities, panel discussions and workshops responding to the theme to take place during the exhibition.

 

We've Got The Silver

- Atrium Gallery

 

Quest Art  turns 25 and as we all know, that is a silver anniversary. Artists are asked to create works that incorporate silver - as a colour, material or reference - into their artwork.

Need some inspiration? Take a few minutes and enjoy "You Got the Silver" by the Rolling Stones: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VKp58eHWdU

The Night's Breath Responds

to the Sea

 - The Project Gallery

until January 3rd 2021

Clare Langan, Kasia Latos &

Alondra Ruiz-Hernandez

Inspired by the surrealist French poet, Joe Bousquet, the works in this exhibition deal metaphorically with ideas around loss, of looking to the past, and of using personal experiences as a means of connecting to the universal through symbolic and archetypal imagery.

Available Space Art Project (ASAP)

Quest Art is thrilled to announce that with support from the Town of Midland that we will be launching the ASAP Public Art Project!

ASAP will see community art projects taking place throughout Midland.  Oppportunities for participation will be open for groups and individuals. Submissions from youth are encouraged.

More details to follow.

Kicking off this year's art mentorship programme!

As part of the RBC Arts Incubator Project, Quest Art is offering residency and mentorship opportunities.  

Aaron White, will be mentored by two artists: Ross Skoggard (Midland) and Joel Richardson (Toronto)  - Aaron and Ross shown in photo below.

At their first meeting, they discussed - amongst other things - the work of Zdzislaw Beksinski and the Zorn Palette.

Please see links below for more information on those artists:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zdzis%C5%82aw_Beksi%C5%84ski

https://drawpaintacademy.com/zorn-palette/#:~:text=The%20Zorn%20palette%20refers%20to,vermilion%20by%20modern%20day%20artists.

Stay tuned for more updates!

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