24th Annual ART IN THE COUNTY Juried Exhibition and Sale

Was presented by the Prince Edward County Arts Council (PECAC) and Welch LLP

June 23 – July 9, 2017

289 Main St. Picton

Located in the gallery upstairs above Books & Company

10-6 Monday to Saturday
10-5 Sundays (except last day July 9th closes at 3)

Adults $3
Children aged 12 and under free

Admission was FREE on Canada Day

Sponsored by The Elizabeth Crombie Real Estate Team – Royal LePage ProAlliance Realty Brokerage.

Welcome to Art In The County!


The very successful 2017 Art in the County show is over for another year. Thank-you to the Artists, Jurors, Sponsors, Volunteers and Organizing Committee who made the 24th Annual Art in the County Juried Exhibition and Sale a huge success. Click here for a list of their names. Special thanks to Karen Tiller, Vanessa Pandos, Marvin Bedward, Jack Cluett, Andrew Csafordi, Ramesh Pooran, Janice Edwards, Angela Strachan, Claudia Jean McCabe, Caroline Shuttle, Lori Robinson, Ontario Arts Council, County of Prince Edward and all County Inns, Resorts and B&Bs who participated in our hotel promotion.

In 2018, Art in the County will celebrate its 25th anniversary. We are excited to celebrate this milestone and are preparing for the best show ever! Watch this space for more information about our plans as they unfold.

Breaking News


July 9, 2017

Art in the County is pleased to announce that the winner of the People’s Choice Award is Susan Straiton of Milford for her oil painting “Radiance”.

Many thanks to award sponsor, The Elizabeth Crombie Real Estate Team – Royal LePage ProAlliance Realty Brokerage.

For more information please see press release and photos under Media.

“Radiance” (Oil on Canvas) by Susan Straiton

July 8, 2017

The 1,500th visitor to the Art in the County Juried Exhibition and Sale was identified during the show. The winner of a one night stay for two in the Babylon Cabin at Angeline’s Inn with breakfast provided by The Hubb Eatery and Lounge was Marianne Sanders of Cherry Valley.

Thank you to Monika and Alex Fida of Angeline’s Inn and Laura Borutski and Chef Elliott of The Hubb Eatery & Lounge for sponsoring this fabulous prize!

Important Dates


19 April, 2017
Media Launch for the 2017 show. Call for artist entries announced.

9 June, 2017
Deadline for artist entry. See To Exhibit/Important Dates for other important dates for artists.

22 June, 2017
VIP Advance Preview – early buying opportunity, by invitation only.
See VIP Advance Preview

23 June, 2017
Opening Night Reception for artists, sponsors and PECAC members.
Winners of the jurors’ awards and the Otto Rogers award will be announced.
See Opening Night Reception

1 July, 2017
Canada Day
Admission is free.

9 July 2017
Closing day. Winner of the People’s Choice Award will be announced.

2017 Award Winners


ARTIST WINNERS gather together at the 24th Annual ART IN THE COUNTY Juried Exhibition and Sale

  • (Back Row L-R – JURORS AWARD WINNERS) – SaraLou Miller, Graham Davies, Tom Ashbourne, Roderick Samuel, Lesley Snyder
  • (Front L-R – HONOURABLE MENTION WINNERS) – Kato Wake, Caroline Shuttle, Andrea Piller, Pauline Dinham
  • (Front-Far Right) Buffy Carruthers, Winner – 2017 Otto Rogers Award For Excellence
  • Photo by Tara Wilkinson

2017 Juror Award Winners

ArtistArtwork TitleMediumSponsor
Tom AshbourneGeorgiaPeach AlabasterFrugal & Co.
Graham DaviesSofie’s DreamAnalog PhotographSideStreet Gallery
Roderick SamuelPersian FlawFurnitureMad Dog Gallery
Lesley SnyderStormWool & SilkCity Revival
Saralou MillerLa Dauphine Crème du ComtéSculptural Fashion-Textile/Mixed MediaEvelyn & Doug Sloane

2017 Honourable Mentions


Sponsored by Dr. Yasin Polara, Family Dentistry @ Picton
ArtistArtwork TitleMedium
Krista DalbyCorrugated CohenCardboard
Pauline DinhamHallelujahAcrylic on Plexiglass
Andrea PillerThrough the Big SwampStoneware and Glazes
Caroline ShuttleAn AbundanceGlass & Metal
Kato WakeLemons in Buffy’s Bowl Oil on Canvas

2017 Otto Rogers Award for Excellence


Buffy Carruthers for her acrylic painting titled “Winter Vineyard”

For more information, please go to Media – Press Releases.

Thank You to Our Sponsors