WAG New Impressions 2021 Virtual Exhibition

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New Impressions: High School Juried Exhibition Virtual Exhibition

This new young adult initiative offers high school students in Oxford County the opportunity to take part in a professional juried art show experience. Young artists are guided through every step of the process including artwork submission, professional documentation of work, the jurying procedure and formal critique from local arts professionals, with awards for Best in Show and Jurors Choice.

Now, more than ever, the Woodstock Art Gallery acknowledges our responsibility to provide meaningful, accessible and inclusive programming for young adults. Arts education is especially valuable as it supports students in developing higher learning skills such as critical thinking, problem solving and communication, while encouraging creativity and self-expression which are much-needed during times of crisis and change.

In response to the need for these resources, the WAG Education Department is proud to partner with lead sponsor DJ Design HVAC Inc., and media sponsor Heart FM to launch the very first New Impressions: High School Juried Exhibition.

A juried exhibition is a process where artists submit their work to be judged before a panel of experts who blindly evaluate the artwork using a set of specific criteria. Once the jurors examine the works and make their selections, the works are displayed for the pubic to view and celebrate.

New, emerging and established artists use juried exhibitions to test new concepts, explore new media, connect with like-minded individuals, and receive valuable feedback from arts professionals. A juried exhibition is a great opportunity for artists to build skills but, most importantly, it is meant to be a fun and creative learning experience.

Congratulations to all who participated and to those who were selected!

WAG is excited for the opportunity to continue working together to build a stronger, healthier, and more connected community of young artists and innovators.

Exhibition Gallery

Click on the images below to explore each section of the exhibition.

Exhibition Credits

Coordinators: Stephanie Porter, Head of Education and Deanna Logan, Education Coordinator

Jurors: Mercedes Schuster and Marla Botterill

Designer: Kristina Nordstrom

Award Winners

Best in Show: Savrup, Burred Paint Strokes

Juror's Choice — Mercedes Schuster: Chloe, Imposter Syndrome

Juror's Choice — Marla Botterill: Henny, Greenhouse, March 1

Virtual Juror's Talk & Awards Ceremony


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