Inclusion in the exhibition is at the sole discretion of the jurors and their decision is final. In selecting works, the jurors will consider the following criteria:

  • Demonstration of artistic excellence;
  • Consistency of ideas and design;
  • Technical competence in using chosen media; and
  • Represent the diversity of artists in the County.

Sunny Kerr

Curator of Contemporary Art Agnes Etherington Art Centre

Sunny Kerr has developed numerous exhibitions, acquisitions, programs and publications in his role as Curator at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre with a focus on emergent issues and practices in contemporary art and experimental formats of presentation/participation. Since arriving in Kingston in 2010, he helped found Corridor Culture, served on the Board of Modern Fuel Artist-run Centre, spearheaded the Princess Towers Notions Group and participated in the artist collective Agitated Plover Salon.

Kerr completed his BFA at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University and earned his MFA at York University in 2006.

Nadia McLaren

Artist & Writer

Nadia McLaren is best known for her critically acclaimed and award winning documentary "Muffins for Granny", which explores the residential school system through the eyes of its survivors (Honorable Mention, ImagineNative Film & Media Arts Festival, 2006). She is currently working on several writing and directing projects, including a feature documentary entitled "Northern Lights", which honours the voices of Indigenous youth in isolated communities.

McLaren grew up in Sioux Lookout, Ontario and studied Drawing and Painting at OCAD University. She currently resides in Peterborough with her family and works at the Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre as a cultural resource coordinator.

Johanna Reynolds

Mixed Medium Painter

After more than twenty years of curating, creating and art making in various disciplines, Johanna Reynolds is stepping firmly into her authentic role as a mixed medium painter.

Beloved and favoured imagery taken from the natural world is abstract in form and expressed with oils, acrylics and pencil markings. Graphic colours and shapes of the familiar and elemental are juxtaposed producing delightfully open-ended visions, bordering on fantastical.