2019 Regional Juried Art Exhibit

Calling all regional artists! This year’s Regional Juried Art Exhibit will open Friday, April 5 at the Peace Gallery North in Fort St. John. Information is available on our RJAE website . More details to come, so check back often!

2019 Regional Juried Art Exhibit

Congratulations to all of the artists who submitted work to the 2019 Regional Juried Art Exhibit, and a big thank you to our sponsors and to our two jurors, Asinnijaq and Genevieve Robertson, whose job to adjudicate could not have been easy. Below is the artwork that received recognition:

Distinguished Award
Kristy Auger, Fort St. John – pinâskiw


Recognition Award
kit fast, Dawson Creek – earthwork v1, west of 6


Toni Onley Artists’ Project Scholarship
mary mottishaw, Dawson Creek – artist’s book of meanderings


Most Experimental Award
Haley Bassett, Groundbirch – Sorrel, Charolais, Bald-Faced


Chosen Awards
Justine Bouchard, Dawson Creek – Rosebushes are rainbow, skies are blue …

Adrienne Greyeyes, Fort St. John – untitled

Margaret Mabius, Chetwynd – New Beginnings

Karl Mattson, Rolla – X Marks the Spot

Margaret May, Fort St. John – Winter in Pineview

Frances Obie, Fort St. John – Trucking on Cecil Lake Road

Mary Parslow, Dawson Creek – Spring Greens

Eliza Massey Stanford – Rock Study

Barbara Swail – Bank Series #14


Honourable Mentions
Kimberly Ans, Fort St. John – Meanderings

Crystal Dawn Behn-Dettieh, Fort Nelson – Nah Kha Et’oa (Aurora Flower)

Miep Burgerjon, Fort St. John – Boreal Spirits

Ken Forest, Charlie Lake – Island in the Stream

Diana Hofmann, Fort St. John – Wild Rose View

Maureen Mohr, Fort St. John – Trump Making America Great Again

Isam Sharkiye, Fort Nelson – Florals in Copper

Peter Shaw, Dawson Creek – The Workers

Pat Vossler, Montney – Shucking Corn

Amber Wood, Fort Nelson – Mukluks

People’s Choice Award
Joel Leite, Charlie Lake – REM Encounter

View the 2019 RJAE Program

2019 Regional Juried Art Exhibit
Archived Information

Welcome to the 37th Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibit and the 2nd Annual Youth Art Exhibit

RJAE 2019 Brochure

2019 RJAE Entry Form A B

2019 RJAE Artist Statement Form C

2nd Annual Youth Art Exhibit Information

The PLRAC will be partnering with the Fort St. John Community Arts Council and Peace Gallery North  to host the 37th Regional Juried Art Exhibit in 2019 (Opening Night is April 5, 2019 at Peace Gallery North). This prestigious event provides emerging and seasoned artists with the opportunity to exhibit their artwork and  network with fellow artists within the Peace River and the Northern Rockies regions of British Columbia. Jurors for the 2019 show will be announced soon.

Click on the links to download the 2019 RJAE Entry Form A B and 2019 RJAE Artist Statement Form C (Registration Deadline is March 18, 2019)

Dates to Remember:

Registration Deadline: Monday March 18, 2019

Delivery Deadline: Artwork will be accepted starting Tuesday March 26, 2019 to the DEADLINE of 5 pm on Tuesday April 2, 2019 and can be dropped off at Peace Gallery North. Submissions must be adequately packaged and clearly labeled. Insurance coverage is the responsibility of the Artist.

Hanging of Exhibit: Wed./Thurs, April 3 & 4, 2019

Jurying of Exhibit: Friday, April 5, 2019 (10 am – 3:30 pm)

Opening of Exhibit (Peace Gallery North, Fort St. John): Friday, April 5, 7-9 pm

Artist Walk Through: Saturday, April 6th 10 am – 12 pm

Artist Talks: Saturday, April 6th

To register for these exciting Artist Talks, being held in conjunction with the 2019 Regional Juried Art Exhibit, visit https://www.nlc.bc.ca/programs/continuing-education/arts-culture .

The PLRAC is also pleased to announce the first Annual Ekphrastic Writing Contest
being held in conjunction with the RJAE


Meet the Jurors for the 2019 RJAE

Asinnajaq is an Inuit visual artist, filmmaker and writer based in Montreal. Asinnajaq’s practice is grounded in research and collaboration, which includes working with other artists, friends and family. In 2016 she worked with the National Film Board of Canada’s archive to source historical and contemporary Inuit films and colonial representations of Inuit in film. The footage she pulled is included in her short film Three Thousand. The film was nominated for Best Short Documentary at the 2018 Canadian Screen Awards by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. She was recently selected as one of the curators for the 2019 Venice Biennale.

Genevieve Robertson is an interdisciplinary artist with a background in environmental studies. She holds an MFA from Emily Carr University (2016) and a BFA from NSCAD University (2009), and presently serves as the Executive Director at Oxygen Art Centre in Nelson, British Columbia. Through working with various collaborators and artist-run organizations, Genevieve has organized and curated several exhibitions and symposia, most recently Wayfinding: Identity and the Kootenays, a Juried Emerging Artists Exhibition at Oxygen Art Centre (2018); and River Arts: Reimagining the Columbia Across Bordersa Symposium at Selkirk College (2018). She has exhibited her work in group and solo exhibitions internationally, in venues including the Libby Leshgold Gallery (Vancouver), the Pensacola Museum (USA), the Touchstones Museum (Nelson), Roll-Up Gallery (Portland), Or Gallery, Vancouver), the Nanaimo Art Gallery, the New Gallery (Calgary), the Walter Philips Gallery (Banff), and Access Gallery (Vancouver).


About the Regional Juried Art Exhibit
Held annually at one of the five PLRAC member locations, the Regional Juried Art Exhibit provides an opportunity for regional artists to exhibit their work throughout the region. Award winning works of art are chosen by the jurors and include a Distinguished Award, a Recognition Award, a Most Experimental Award, 9 Chosen Awards, Honorable Mentions, and a Toni Onley Artists’ Project Scholarship (Island Mountain Arts).

With the sponsorship of the BC Arts Council, Peace River Regional District, Northern Rockies Regional Municipality, Encana, Island Mountain Arts and volunteers provided by the local arts council, the Regional Juried Art Exhibit sees growth in the number and quality of the art being exhibited every year.

Huge thanks to the sponsors and supporters of this event:

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