Janet Read OSA is the recipient of the Jurors’ Prize in the Carmichael Landscape Exhibition: Tradition Transformed at the Orillia Museum of Art and History. The show continues to January 17, 2021.
Below is a copy of the Museum’s official announcement on Instagram:
“Awards season continues at OMAH with the announcement of the Carmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibition: Tradition Transformed Jurors’ Prize. The Jurors’ Prize is awarded to an artist who best exemplifies the qualities that Franklin Carmichael found ideal, that is, incorporating diversity in their work and remaining sophisticated in their depictions of the various landscapes in our geography. The recipient of this award should visibly be embracing, challenging or addressing existing approaches to Canadian landscapes.
This year’s Jurors’ Prize recipient is @janetreadvisualartist for High Arctic: dark horizon #1. Janet Read is a painter, musician, and poet, who grew up near the shores of Lake Simcoe. The artist has sought the water’s edge ever since. Read was born and educated in Toronto. Her settler roots go back to the Ottawa Valley via Belfast and County Wexford in Ireland. Perhaps this explains a fondness for fiddle music, poetry and the sea. The jurors found this piece to be very meditative and they enjoyed the simplicity of the marks on paper, while still maintaining a hint of the landscape with the horizon line. “
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