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St. Lawrence College Extends Call for Emerging Artists


St. Lawrence College is extending a call to high school and mature students from across Ontario to “tap” into their artistic potential for a chance to exhibit their work in the Marianne van Silfhout Gallery on the Brockville campus. The juried exhibition for emerging artists entitled “UNTAPPED” will be on view from February 27 to March 23, 2012.

Through the generosity of St. Lawrence College Alumni monetary prizes will also be awarded: $2,000 for first place; $1,000 for second place; and $500 for the third-place winner.

“This is an unprecedented opportunity for emerging artists to showcase their work in a state-of-the-art gallery and capture the attention of the arts community,” says Andrew Hamilton, Professor and Co-ordinator of the Visual and Fine Arts Program at St. Lawrence College. “We are looking for work that is challenging, dynamic and innovative, and are excited to shine a spotlight on the artwork and the talent that we know is currently untapped.”

Jurors welcome a variety of artworks including paintings in acrylic, watercolour and oil, drawing, mixed media, sculpture, photography, pottery, jewellery, ceramics, metal work and printmaking.

Applicants may submit up to three pieces. Submissions must be delivered to the gallery on Saturday, February 18 between 10 am and 1 pm. Jury selection will take place from 1 to 4 pm that day. Prizes will be announced during the opening reception on Saturday, March 3 from 2 to 4 p.m.

For more information, please contact: Andrew Hamilton at, or call 613-345-0660, ext. 3509.


Gallery Hours:
Tuesday to Friday 10 am to 8 pm
Monday and Saturday 10 am to 4 pm

About the Art Gallery
The Marianne van Silfhout Gallery is a state-of-the-art community art gallery located at the front atrium of the Brockville campus of St. Lawrence College and is a focus for the visual arts for Brockville and the larger Eastern Ontario area. Creation of the gallery was made possible by the generous bequest from the Estate of Marianne van Silfhout, a graduate of the Fine Art program at St. Lawrence College, and other contributors to the St. Lawrence Foundation.

About St. Lawrence College
Located along the shores of the St. Lawrence River, SLC has three campuses in Brockville, Cornwall and Kingston. St. Lawrence College boasts 6,500 full-time students from Canada, and more than 40 countries worldwide. Our college community includes 20,000 part-time students, 1,000 staff, and more than 70,000 alumni. We also serve more than 3,000 Employment Services clients annually. The college has recently invested in the development of Applied Research with many exciting projects in progress. In addition revitalization of our campuses is underway to support new and innovate new programs including; Wind Turbine Technician, Game Development Technician, and Fine Arts, among others.