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Shirley Dilworth Jaychuk Painting Competition

Shirley Dilworth Jaychuk Painting Competition

November 10 – December 4, 2011
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 10, 2011, 7:30pm, Awards announced at 8pm.

A show featuring representation work reflecting the small town character of Elora, Fergus and the rural environs within the boundaries of Centre Wellington.
Congratulations to the following Award Winners:

First Prize $1000 Don Kilby Chasing the Fog
Second Prize $ 500 Monica Burnside Journey Through Elora Gorge
Third Prize $ 300 Jen Weber Road Trip

 

First Place:
Don Kilby
Chasing the Fog
acrylic $5000
Second Place:
Monica Burnside
Journey Through Elora Gorge
oil on canvas $3450
Third Place:
Jen Weber
Road Trip
oil on board $700
History of the the Shirley Dilworth Jaychuk Painting Competition

 

In April of 2011, the Elora Centre for the Arts sent out a call for submissions for the third bi-annual Shirley Dilworth Jaychuk Painting Competition. Artists were invited to submit representational painting(s) in any paint medium that reflected the small town character of Elora, Fergus and the rural environs within Centre Wellington.

Shirley Dilworth Jaychuk had a lifetime love of art. Perhaps it was genetic – her paternal grandmother was an accomplished portrait painter and her paternal aunt painted exquisite miniatures. Shirley was especially fond of the Group of Seven and specifically A.Y Jackson, A.J. Casson and J.E.H MacDonald. She also enjoyed the French impressionists and Van Gogh.

Upon her passing in 2006 wanted to do something to keep Shirley’s love of art alive. Stan had painted in his youth but gave it up for a career as a business systems analyst. He made an exception where his beloved Shirley was concerned and always agreed to paint landscapes that Shirley admired. After several conversations with the staff and board of the Elora Centre for the Arts, the Shirley Dilworth Jaychuk Painting Competition was created.

“Shirley would have supported this,” says Stan. “This is something to commemorate her love of the arts. The fact that the competition is for representational paintings would make her very happy!”

In early October, jurors met to assess the 110 entries that had been received. After an arduous day, 30 submissions were chosen to be a part of the four week exhibition in the Minarovich Gallery which runs from November 10 to December 4th.

Because of the tremendous response to the call for entry, the Elora Centre for the Arts will be showcasing the remaining paintings in Exhibit B – the Stage Room on the second floor. Organizers wanted to ensure that these wonderful paintings were seen by the public before they returned to the artist’s home communities.

On Thursday, November 10th at 7:30 pm the jurors will return to the Centre for the Arts for the opening reception and to announce the first, second, and third place award winners, who will each receive cash prizes. Jurors include Ann Roberts, Linda Risacher Copp and Eileen MacArthur.

Everyone is welcome to attend. Many of the paintings are for sale.
The Elora Centre for the Arts is located at 75 Melville Street, Elora, ON N0B1S0

Gallery hours are Monday to Friday from 9:30am – 3:30pm and Saturday and Sunday from 1:00pm to 3:30pm.
There is no charge for admission. Additional information can be obtained by calling 519-846-9698

Shirley Dilworth Jaychuk Painting Competition Juried Show Entries:
Exhibit A – Juried Show Artist Bios

Monica Burnside Journey Through Elora Gorge oil on canvas $3450
Norman Choo In the Distance oil on Linen $1000
Laura Coutts Early Autumn, Elora acrylic on canvas $350
Brian Darcy Autumn Pasture oil on canvas $3800
Beryl Dawson The Majestic Grand oil $2500
Judy French Bissell Park Dam, Elora watercolour $295
Judy French View from the Cataract Trailway Bridge acrylic on masonite $175
Libby Holland Enchanted River oil on canvas $1200
Thea Jansen Serenity Now waterbased oil $475
Kim Johnston Peaceful River pastel $700
Kim Johnston Summer Reflection pastel $700
Pat Kalyn River Riders watercolour $500
Jamie Kapitain June Evening, Wellington County oil on canvas $900
Don Kilby North O’ Fergus acrylic $4300
Juanita Landon Dead Trees Last Stand on the 1st Line acrylic $350
Juanita Landon Pilkington Meadow Under the Overlook acrylic $250
Ulla Lenzen Butt Appreciating Winter watercolour $395
Dick Marvin Old 5th Line Bridge oil on canvas $1400
Joel Masewich Pilkington Flats oil on canvas $325
Barry McCarthy Open Water watercolour NFS
Leslie Miles Looking Across the Grand River, Elora pastel $550
Velma Pero The Old Haig House oil NFS
Irene Shelton Stairway to Heaven watercolour $575
Carol Tinga Stillness and Being acrylic and oil on wood $680
Fred Urron Grand View oil on masonite $1330
Jen Weber Road Trip oil on board $700
Lorne Winters Spring Thaw oil $2500
Lorne Winters Tranquility oil $2200
Rick Worthington Bissell Park Market oil on birch board $900
Tanya Zaryski Harvest Fields acrylic and china marker on masonite $800

Exhibit B – In the Stage Room:

Sharon Barker Elora Mill Tooth of Time watercolour $450
Doris Billing Essence of Silence acrylic $375
Doris Billing Speed River at Royal City Park, Guelph acrylic $375
Jo Swain Bradley Harvest Day acrylic $80
Jo Swain Bradley The Boys watercolour $175
Monica Burnside View Down the Irvine River Oil on birch panel $475
Ginny Carnevale Shade Along Garafraxa Road, Elora acrylic $400
Beryl Dawson Blue Heron in Flight oil $1900
Jennifer Depencier On the Way to Sing in the Gorge acrylic $360
Betty Anne Doughty Heaven watercolour $175
Jude Dowling Bridge Over the River oil $250
Helen Duplassie Elora Gate acrylic $220
Ivan Fernandez Red Roof on the Way to Elora acrylic on masonite $250
Ivan Fernandez Tea Time in Elora acrylic on masonite $350
Jane Finoro Fall Reflections pastel $400
Jane Finoro Summer’s Walk into Fall acrylic $700
Jessalyn Forsythe The Silent Day After oil on canvas $200
Jessalyn Forsythe Through the Hollows oil on canvas $175
Melanie Gausden Towards oil $1200
Melanie Gausden Upwards oil $980
Mary Helps Home on Church Street watercolour
Mary Helps House on Middlebrook Road watercolour
Libby Holland Sunday Morning oil on canvas $1800
Denis Hopkins Frozen River oil on canvas $2500
Denis Hopkins Irvine River oil on board $1100
Teri Hranka Glimpse From South Shore #2 acrylic on board $395
Teri Hranka Glimpse From South Shore #3 acrylic on board $395
Carol Hughes Elora Gorge watercolour $500
Michele Jones Hubba Bubba Roadtrip 1 acrylic $570
Michele Jones Hubba Bubba Roadtrip 2 acrylic $500
Pat Kalyn Memories acrylic on canvas $650
Peter Kaudewitz Elora “Blues” oil on canvas $750
Peter Kaudewitz Portage Vanishing oil on canvas $1500
Don Kilby Chasing the Fog acrylic $5000
Margarita Kuznetsova Centre Wellington Heritage Buildings acrylic $475
Ulla Lenzen Butt Buskers Serenade watercolour $995
Karen Levenson Elora House in the Moonlight with Mennonite
Mother and Child
oil $525
Elana Levine Inverhaugh Valley 2011 acrylic $650
Dick Marvin Veterans’ Bridge Salem oil on canvas $1400
Joel Masewich Pilkington Overlook acrylic $650
Roxana Matamoros Elora Gorge acrylic on canvas $350
Pamela McCowan First Season pastel $300
Pamela McCowan Wild Pears pastel $350
Jonathon McCready Elora Gorge acrylic $2400
Leslie Miles Pilkington Flats pastel $850
Trish Murphy Bloodroot, Elora Gorge water soluble pastels $1300
Dennis Novosad Irvine Reflections watercolour $495
Denis Novosad Kayaking at the Mill watercolour $350
Janet Ollers Old Elora watercolour $350
Nina Pulver Autumn Vista watercolour $375
Rosie Quigley Fall on the Farm acrylic $250
James Robinson The Foundry acrylic $325
James Robinson Winter Scene acrylic $275
Lillan Rosendal Elora Mill watercolour $325
Lillan Rosendal Metcalf Street Elora watercolour $375
Ron Sainsbury Coach House Elora watercolour $420
Ron Sainsbury Jones Baseline Speed River watercolour $450
Sandra Schizoske Always Find the Sunshine acrylic $250
Sandra Schizoske Dusk acrylic $250
Irene Shelton St. David Street Dridge, Irvine River Elora watercolour $425
Gordon Stuart First Cast Transparent Watercolour $595
Gordon Stuart Pink Glow Transparent Watercolour $2600
Murray Tucker Fergus in Fall acrylic on canvas $550
Murray Tucker Fergus in Fall (study) watercolour pencils on paper $100
Kim Turner Birch Inspired acrylic $400
Kim Turner Fire Hydrant in a Field acrylic and mixed media $750
Fred Urron Metcalf Street, Elora oil on masonite $995
Dawna Van Soelen Quarry Ambers acrylic on canvas $1200
Alice Vellema Pride oil and cold wax $280
Tanya Zaryski Laundry Line acrylic and china marker on wood $3000

Click to read the Call for Entry for the Shirley Dilworth Jaychuk Painting Competition 2011

Shirley Dilworth Jaychuk Painting Competition
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 10th, 7:30pm
Show Runs in Minarovich Gallery: November 10 – December 4, 2011
Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm, Weekends: 1:00pm to 3:30pm

Elora Centre for the Arts
75 Melville Street, Elora, ON N0B 1S0
519-846-9698
info@eloracentreforthearts.ca