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Juried exhibit showcases “untapped” creativity by high school and mature students


Brockville, ON - St. Lawrence College is pleased to present "UNTAPPED", a juried exhibition of new artistic creativity by high school and mature students from across Ontario. This exhibit will beon view at the Marianne van Silfhout Gallery on the Brockville campus, February 27 to March, 23, 2012. The opening reception will take place on Saturday, March 3, 2012 from 2 pm until 4 pm.

"UNTAPPED" features 87 pieces of art by 61 emerging artists from Eastern Ontario. Individuals who visit the exhibit can expect to see a variety of artistic expressions including paintings in oil, watercolour, acrylics, and mixed media as well as sculpture, photography, ceramics and pottery.

"For many of the exhibiting artists, ‘UNTAPPED’ is their first chance to showcase their art to the community," said Marje Fletcher, curator of the UNTAPPED exhibition.

The jury will announce the winners of the juried exhibition during the opening reception. Winners will receive a monetary prize: $2,000 for first place, $1000 for second place, and $500 for third place.

Also on display at the Gallery is 3D chalk art by Brockville artist Guy Wales. Guy has produced a number of 3D chalk drawings at various community events in the area. Guy’s chalk art may be previewed on his website:

Individuals showcasing artwork in the UNTAPPED exhibition include:


Danielle Lalonde, BCI

Meagan Stewart, BCI

Peter Throne, BCI

Chris Brown, BCI

Hailie Phillips, BCI

Maggie McKenzie, BCI

Bailey Zinck, BCI

Claudia Laforty, BCI

Simone Gatien, home school

Julie Cameron, St. Lawrence College, PSW program

Christalla Butle, St. Mary Catholic High School

Katie Leslie, St. Mary Catholic High School

Taylor Gagnon, St. Mary Catholic High School

Katherine Guy, St. Mary Catholic High School

Melanie Jones, TISS

Kyle Coleman, TISS

Lori Henry, TISS

Dayne Henry, TISS

Amanda van Bruggen, TISS

Carolyn Buyers, TISS

Allison Liota, TISS

Caroline Marion, TISS

Miriah Barker, TISS

Katelynn Beaulne, TISS

Ashley Kelley, TISS

Nicole Hall, TISS

Ashley Cummings, TR Leger

Jeremy Cardinal, TR Leger

Tina Davies, TR Leger

Brittany Doucette, TR Leger

Kingston, Napanee and area 

Ivy White, Kingston Collegiate & Vocational Institute

Jessica Doner, Napanee District Secondary School

Haddy Zatterberg, Napanee District Secondary School

Carly Woodland, Napanee District Secondary School

Brenna Motychko, Napanee District Secondary School

Tasha Walker, North Hastings High School

Emma Maloney, Sharbot Lake High School

Cornwall, Carleton Place, Prescott, Ottawa

Chanelle Lalonde, La Citadelle

Shenda Harrison, South Grenville District High School

Stephen MacWilliam, Notre Dame Catholic High School

Jessica Moran, Notre Dame Catholic High School

Corrie Porteous, Ottawa Art School

Mature Students

Tracy Schruder

Thomas Tugnette

Laura Lee

Kristen Lee

Pete Vander Velde

Paul Armstrong

Nora Brown

Leah Hicks

Megan Fleming

Kait MacLean

Jane Ogborne

Kyla Jackson

Linda Stevenson

Stephanie Davison

Stuart Davison

Christine Hoeppner

Beth Bailey


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 Arts program at St. Lawrence College, and other contributors to the St. Lawrence College 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.

Denise Corcoran
Communications Officer
Marketing & Communications
St. Lawrence College
Brockville, Cornwall, Kingston
T 613-345-0660, ext. 2261