26th Annual ART IN THE COUNTY Juried Exhibition and Sale
June 21 – July 7, 2019
The Mess Hall in the Armoury
206 Main St., Picton, Ontario
July 8, 2019 – People’s Choice and the new Children’s Choice Awards were given to Krista Dalby (left) for her cardboard sculpture entitled Cardboard Canadenis.
Featured here with Amy Schubert and Elizabeth Crombie. Special thanks to the Elizabeth Crombie Real Estate Team at Royal LePage ProAlliance Realty Brokerage for sponsoring this Award.
The 2019 Art in the County show is now closed. Thanks to all our volunteers, sponsors and visitors for making it truly memorable; 107 works by 75 local artists were shown in the beautiful newly-renovated Mess Hall at Picton’s Armoury on Main Street. The organizing committee looks forward to next year’s show – planning has already started!
Welcome to Art In The County!
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June 21, 2019 – The 2019 Art in the County Show is now open! Come and see 107 works from 75 county artists in the beautiful newly-renovated Mess Hall at the Picton Armory. Congratulations to this year’s award winners. Take a minute to view images of their works in our Gallery. Congratulations also to Krista Dalby, winner of this year’s Community Arts Builder Award. Finally, a huge thank-you to all our sponsors without whom the show would not be possible.
April 25, 2019 – Moving up in the world! Art in the County will inaugurate The Mess Hall- a new multi-purpose event space on the street-level of The Armoury. The space will be easily accessible by the front doors at 206 Main Street, Picton. Those of you who attended last year will remember that the show was also held at The Armoury – in a newly-renovated lower-level hall.
February 25, 2019 – We are pleased to announce a new award for 2019. The Maison Depoivre Award will be presented by Maison Depoivre to an artist whose work demonstrates risk-taking and originality, technical skill and is thought-provoking. The recipient of the award will be invited to display her/his work at Maison Depoivre for the rest of the 2019 season once Art in the County closes its doors at the beginning of July. A complete wall will be dedicated to the award recipient until mid-October 2019 (depending on the artwork sizes, it could mean 4 to 6 artworks). The curators of Maison Depoivre will select 3 finalists from the artists presenting work at Art in the County. The three AITC jurors will determine the award recipient from the 3 finalists.
2019 Award Winners
Jurors’ Choice Award Winners
|Mehdi Agahi||Quiet Warrior||Photograph giclée print|
|Pat Busscher||Vista||Water media|
|Marion Casson||Throw - County Sunrise||Nuno felting|
|Shani Mootoo||So It Is||Photograph|
|Jennifer Topaz Bruce||Time Matters||Acrylic|
|Graham Davies||As Time Goes By||Analog photography hand printed|
|Dayna Law||Slip Slidin’ Away||Acrylic|
|Laura Morris||Prickly Walk||Acrylic mixed media|
Maison Depoivre Award
|Dianne Kehoe||Wake Up!||Acrylic|
2019 Community Arts Builder Award Winner
Krista Dalby is an accomplished playwright, director, visual artist, puppeteer, and producer of theatre and public festivals. She has inspired people of all ages through year-round initiatives she has helped to initiate, organize, coordinate and/or manage.
Additional annual community festivals that Krista has established include the Scarecrow Festival, Adventure PEC, and Silobration. These have become well-attended, highly successful, and meaningful events. Krista is one of the organizers behind Creative Rural Minds, a quarterly meet-up for local artists, makers and entrepreneurs. Along with her husband painter Milé Murtanovski, Krista also runs artist-in-residence programs at their studio Small Pond Arts.
April 25, 2019
Media launch; artist registration opens.
Artist registration closes on the 6th for those submitting a paper registration form and on the 7th for those registering online.
June 16, 2019
Submission of art works
June 21 to July 7, 2019
Art in the County show is open to the public
July 1, 2019
Admission is free courtesy of Elizabeth Crombie Real Estate Team (Royal LePage ProAlliance Realty Brokerage).
July 7, 2019
Removal of art works (after 2 pm)