26th Annual ART IN THE COUNTY Juried Exhibition and Sale

June 21 – July 7, 2019

The Armoury
206 Main St., Picton, Ontario


The organizing committee for Art in the County is pleased to announce that planning is under way for the 2019 show. More details and an updated website will follow in 2019. In the meantime, here are some dates to save:
25 April, 2019 – Media Launch, artist registration opens
7 June, 2019 – Artist registration closes
16 June, 2019 – Submission of art works
21 June to July 7, 2019 – Art in the County show is open to the public
7 July, 2019 – Removal of art works (after 2 pm)

Welcome to Art In The County!

The organizing committee for Art in the County is pleased to announce that this year’s show will be held at the Picton Armoury, 206 Main St (enter off Mary St., use Studio Ex entrance), Picton beside the Picton Public Library. We are excited about this new venue as it is more centrally located; we look forward to welcoming you to this new space and continuing to showcase the incredible artistic talent of Prince Edward County.

This year also marks the 25th Anniversary of Art in the County. As our plans take shape we will be announcing special events to mark this important milestone. This year’s show will be held from June 22 to July 8, 2018.

Breaking News

Winner of 1st Community Arts Builder Award

June 22, 2018

At last night’s Opening Reception of the 25th Annual Art in the County Juried Exhibition and Sale, the inaugural Community Arts Builder Award was given to Peter and Alice Mennacher, Owners of Blizzmax Gallery.

Sponsored by Laurie Gruer, Sam Simone, and Monica Klingenberg of Chestnut Park Real Estate Brokerage Limited, the Community Arts Builder Award recognizes individuals who have enriched community life through the arts.

The selection committee found it very difficult to select among the many very qualified candidates, but are “delighted to recognize the years of service, and both the breadth of commitment and support that Peter and Alice Mennacher have given to the visual arts community”.

Peter and Alice Mennacher, Owners of Blizzmax Gallery

From left Laurie Gruer, Alice Mennacher, Sam Simone, Monica Klingenberg, and Peter Mennacher.

2018 Award Winners

AITC Turns 25 with a Record Number of Entrants!
June 22, 2018

At this year’s Opening Reception, sponsored by Mayeski Mathers LLP & Oeno Gallery with wine provided by Broken Stone Winery, beer by Parsons Brewing Company, and food provided by Seedlings, cheers erupted as each of the following artist names were announced:

Honourable Mention
Pat Borecky – Roots
Graham Davies – 1941 – Ghost of the Blitz
Pauline Dinham – Hanging Garden
Dianne Kehoe – Revelling in Energy II
Rick Mathews – Green Wave

Jurors’ Choice Award
Tom Ashbourne – Celestial
Andrew Innes – Dahlias at Dawn
Mia Lane – High Tea
Milé Murtanovski – Pearls of Wisdom
Wendy Vervoot – 2D Bur

Otto Rogers Award
Annik Després, Before Winter

People’s Choice Award
Indra Dosanjh, Being Seen

Milé Murtanovski – Pearls of Wisdom – Oil on wood panel

Milé Murtanovski poses alongside his winning entry, Pearls of Wisdom

Important Dates

April 19, 2018

Media Launch for the 2018 show. Call for artist entries announced.

June 8, 2018

Deadline for artist entry. See To Exhibit/Important Dates for other important dates for artists.

Deadline for The Community Arts Builder Award nominations. Nomination form coming soon.

June 21, 2018

Opening Night Reception by invitation only. Winners of the jurors’ awards, the Otto Rogers award, and The Community Art Builder Award will be announced. See Opening Night Reception

June 22, 2018

The Show opens to the public at 10 am.

July 1, 2018

Canada Day
Admission is free.

July 8 2018

Closing day at 3 pm. Winner of the People’s Choice Award will be announced.

Thank You to Our Sponsors