ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITION
Every year, Scarborough Arts produces its Annual Juried Exhibition, a showcase of visual and media art created and curated in response to a themed call. Pieces, which can be in any medium, are selected for exhibition based upon a combination of artistic quality, technical execution, conceptual strength, originality, and impact. The jury, made up of gallery and community arts professionals, changes each year.
From 2015 to 2017, the BIG ART BOOK, a print and online anthology of visual arts and literature, was published as a companion to the Annual Juried Exhibition.
Today, where everyone is dealing with the anxieties of daily life, it is often difficult to take time to reflect on our thoughts and feelings, to sit back and ask ourselves one question, ‘Who am I?’.
This year, Scarborough Arts invites you to join us on an introspective journey. It is a time to focus on ourselves, to develop a more thorough understanding of our core values, capabilities, and ambitions. It is a moment to realize our challenges and triumphs. Through your art, you can explore yourself in abstract and creative ways.
Equity through Emergence (2018)
Presented in partnership with Neighbourhood Arts Network
JURORS: ANGIE ARANDA (NEIGHBOURHOOD ARTS NETWORK) / TIFFANY SCHOFIELD (ARTIST)
A visual art exhibition exploring themes of social justice, community arts, decolonization, truth, and social change.
Something Different (2017)
JURORS: JIHEE MIN (ARTIST) / CATHERINE HERNANDEZ (WRITER)
A selection of visual and literary works that demonstrate artists’ experimentation in and/or radical approach to style, form, material, subject matter, or technique.
The 2017 BIG ART BOOK was published to complement the exhibit.
Spectacular Celebrations (2016)
JURORS: ANN MACDONALD (CURATOR, DMG) / ASHLEIGH ALLEN (WRITER, POET)
Featuring works that reflect on the mechanisms of spectacle and/or explore the personal and political experiences of celebrations as a response to Canada’s sesquicentennial celebrations.
The 2016 BIG ART BOOK was published to complement the exhibit.
En Route (2015)
JUROR: ANDY FABO (ARTIST, ARTS EDUCATOR, CURATOR, CRITIC)
En Route is an exploration of being in transition, in flux, in between, or on the move.
The 2015 BIG ART BOOK was published to complement the exhibit.
Red Hot (2014)
JUROR: KAREN HARKINS (AGO)
What would you consider Red Hot?
JUROR: BRIAN DEINES (ARTIST)
What might we see from a child’s perspective?
Is the ego a human phenomenon? Is the human ego an essential ingredient in the art-making process? How does the ego fuel the creation of artwork?
Artists are generally renowned for their quirks—their peculiarities, strangeness, weirdness, oddities, and idiosyncrasies. We’re all a bit strange. Eccentricities examines how these peculiarities translate and manifest in artists’ work.
JURORS: KATRINA ENROS (UTSC) / ERIN PECK (UTSC)
Recall challenged artists to reflect upon the most recent period of contemporary history during which we witnessed massive changes to our global community.
Art Needs (2009)
JUROR: ALEXANDER IRVING (UTSC)
We need art, but what does art need?