This Fall, the online world will have the opportunity to take in the best contemporary visual art from across Manitoba. The Manitoba Rural Northern Juried Art Show (MRNJAS) features 56 artists from the Central, Eastman, Interlake, Northern, Parkland and Westman Regions. See the work at: artgallery.manitobaartsnetwork.ca.
Two local artists can be viewed in the Westman section of the show. Erica Wolf from Harding quotes “Animal Speak” in the description of her Cathartes Aura (golden purifier), an acrylic work which features turkey vultures.
Winter Bison, also an acrylic piece, is by Marilyn Carruthers of Virden. She describes it as living prairie history.
MRNJAS stems from the desire to bring artists and their art together. It highlights the work of artists across Manitoba. We have broken the MRNJAS exhibit into six regions highlighting artists residing in them. Communities across Manitoba and beyond have an opportunity to browse, vote and purchase art from artists. Artwork cover a diverse range of media, including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, ceramics, mixed media and textiles.
From Sept. 3 through to Oct. 20 the public will be invited to vote for artworks in the exhibition. The Zoom launch party will be held on Oct. 22nd. The voter’s choice awards based on public voting through the site and will be announced.
The MRNJAS exhibit runs until January 4, 2021. After, the online gallery will continue to host, highlight and promote rural Manitoban Artists.
The MRNJAS on October 22 zoom launch party replaces the opening reception to Manitoba Showcase 2020. Manitoba Showcase, a three-day conference highlighting visual and performing artists is cancelled due to the global pandemic.
Regional Juried Art Shows take place annually in most regions throughout the province. Artists interested in qualifying for the Manitoba Rural & Northern Juried Show should first submit their artwork to the Regional Juried Show taking place in the region where they live.