About the Jury
Three Canadian art professionals are solely responsible for determining the exhibition’s content, as well as selecting the five Jurors’ Choice and five Honourable Mention award winners. We are pleased to welcome three exceptional jurors whose experience and insight will be instrumental in providing a high quality experience for both artist and visitor.
Printmaker & Papermaker; Past Associate Professor of Art, and Past Chair of Printmaking, OCAD University (Toronto)
Wendy Cain holds an Honours Degree in Fine Art from the University of Toronto, and is an A.O.C.A. Honours (Associate of the Ontario College of Art). Since 1972, she has had nineteen solo exhibitions, the most recent, Shipwreck Dreaming, Art Gallery of Northumberland, Cobourg, MVS Gallery, Brockville, Out In the Sticks Cultural Association, Yarker, and John M. Parrott Gallery, Belleville, and Growing Up and Living in the Landscape, L & A Museum and Archives, Napanee. She has participated in over two hundred and eighty group exhibitions, mostly as a Canadian printmaker and papermaker. Recently, her work has focused on the practices of hand papermaking, and she has established a paper studio in Newburgh, Ontario.
Portrait Artist (Kingston)
Daniel Hughes holds a B.F.A. from the Ontario College of Art and a M.F.A. from the New York Academy of Art. He received the Elizabeth Greenshields Award for Figurative Art in 1991 and 1995. Hughes has had solo shows throughout Canada (including Oeno Gallery, Prince Edward County), England and the United States, and was part of a prestigious group show at The National Portrait Gallery in London in 2005. Recent recognition includes Finalist and Honourable Mention for the The Kingston Prize: Canada’s National Portrait Competition in 2015 & 2017. Hughes pays homage to classical painting techniques with a loose hand. Bold, modulated colour brushstrokes showcases formal composition in a new and refreshing light.
Artist; Curator at Station Gallery (Whitby)
Olexander Wlasenko earned a M.F.A. at the University of Western Ontario in 2000 after graduating with distinction from the Ontario College of Art in 1994, and completing a degree in Fine Arts at the University of Guelph. In 2001 and 2011, he won top prize at the national juried drawing exhibition organized at the John B. Aird Gallery. In 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2006 Wlasenko won Best Drawing Award at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition. Wlasenko has exhibited extensively in Toronto and London, ON, nationally in Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton and Dawson City, Yukon, and internationally in Florence, Italy and Kyiv, Ukraine. He has been in his current role at Station Gallery since 2008.