The PLRAC will be partnering with the Tumbler Ridge Community Arts Council and the Tumbler Ridge Visitor Information Centre to host its 38th Regional Juried Art Exhibit, the 3rd Annual Youth Art Exhibit, and the 2020 Ekphrastic Writing Juried Exhibit in 2020 (Opening Night for the RJAE and Youth Art Exhibit is May 8, 2020 at the Tumbler Ridge Visitor Information Centre).
“The RJAE is a prestigious event that 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,” notes Donna Kane with PLRAC.
Jurors for the 2020 RJAE are assistant curator of Two Rivers Gallery, Meghan Hunter-Gauthier and Kim Stewart.
Meghan Hunter-Gauthier is a curator whose work is concerned with exploring the relationships between rural and urban spaces, as well as how humans perceive and value the natural environment. She holds a BFA in Criticism and Curatorial Practice from OCAD University and a Postgraduate Certificate in Arts Administration & Cultural Management from Humber College.
Kim Stewart is a descendant of a Canadian Métis Fur Trade family and lives a blended Euro-Indigenous life. Using traditional Indigenous art techniques, drawing, painting and digital software, Kim constructs artwork that is informed by pop culture, memorabilia, historical documents and photos from her past. Recently she was awarded a grant from the Canada Council of the Arts for her artistic research on the effects of Cowboy and Indian pop culture from the ‘50’s, 60’s and ‘70’s on Métis Identity. Stewart has been invited to be an artist in residence at Emily Carr University multiple times, and presents and shows her work at conferences and public events. Along with her studio practice, she teaches and mentors artists online and one-on-one.
(Registration Deadline is April 27, 2020. The Ekphrastic Juried Exhibit will be launched at the 2020 Wild Words North this fall.)