Visual Arts Mississauga

4170 Riverwood Park Ln, Mississauga, Ontario, L5C 2S7, Canada

Exhibition Period: January 14ᵗʰ - February 11ᵗʰ, 2020


Join us for the VAM43 Juried Show of Fine Arts! This prestigious art exhibition will kick-off Mississauga’s 2021 season of cultural events.

Visual Arts Mississauga (VAM) at Riverwood is pleased to announce it will launch its anticipated 43rd Annual Juried Show of Fine Arts online on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 3pm live on the VAM Facebook Page at Visual Arts Mississauga.

The virtual exhibition will also be linked to VAM’s website at

VAM43 will showcase an eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary visual art works. Over 150 artists applied to the exhibition province-wide. VAM's expert Jurors have selected 43 artworks to be on exhibition on the VAM43 website from January 14 – December 31, 2021.

The Awards are proudly sponsored by DeSerres. Join us!

VAM43 Jurors
Elle Alconcel
Gordon Shadrach
Matthew Varey

Congratulations to this year’s 43 selected artists:

Adriana Rinaldi
Anna Wagner-Ott
Anne Nawrocka
Ante Benedikt Kurilić
Bill Parker
Bob Phillips
Bogdan Luca
Camille King
Christopher Myhr
Darrell Neufeld
Elayne Windsor
Emily MacLennan
Emily Pleasance
Emma Juliette
Farhee Chundrigar
Fiona Freemark
Heejae Jo
Huaijun Wen
Ian McLean
Ian Varney
James Glen
Jessica Darzinskas
Jie Zhou
John Richer
Jordan Dunlop
Karim Machado-Aman
Kyle Yip
Laurie Skantzos
Lesia Shipowick
Lindsey Kemp
Lisa Smith
Lori Ryerson
Lynden Cowan
Maureen Paxton
Peter Adams
Ruth Lane
Ryan Watson
Samantha Dennis
Sandra Lambert
Sasha Opeiko
Sherry Park
Tara Nix
Zoe Cezar-White

Quarantine Qapsule Archiving Asian Canadian Stories


401 Richmond Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 3A8, Canada

WED NOV 18, 07:00 PM - 08:15 PM

Exhibition Period: November 18ᵗʰ, 2020


Chinatowns have long been spaces to reconnect with Asian heritage and connect disparate communities around the world. They also have a long history of erasure from our historical records and imagination. This continues to be true due to rapid gentrification throughout our cities, and especially now due to the heightened xenophobia surrounding COVID-19.

With thoughtful discussion facilitated by Tea Base, we talk to our Quarantine Qapsule (QQ) Mentor Team to discuss the significance of Chinatowns in our everyday life and why archiving the voices of Asian-Canadians matters today.

This Mentor Team will be working with selected applicants of the Quarantine Qapsule mentorship program to produce a unique contribution to the QQ archive.

The Quarantine Qapsule and this program aims to build bridges between Asian-Canadian communities across Ontario and document the living history of these communities.




What will we remember during this time?

Quarantine Qapsule (QQ) is a digital archive of the Asian Canadian experience during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As a “time capsule” of the quarantine period, we are looking for creative contributions from all members of our community. We want to hear your stories of resilience, hope, and self-discovery!

Persons self-identifying as Asian Canadian (and living in Ontario) are invited to submit video, musical or visual art to the QQ. No fancy equipment required, art can be created anywhere in any style, creativity cannot be stifled!

Ignite Gallery
165 Augusta Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5T 2L4, Canada

Exhibition Period: September 24ᵗʰ - October 21ˢᵗ, 2020


Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Sunday, 1pm - 5pm
Closed: Monday, Tuesday


This fall Ignite Gallery will continue its 40+ year history of supporting emerging talent by showcasing artists selected in our annual call for submissions. Our hope is to present more of their works to you IRL in 2021, but until then, stay tuned for a series of virtual exhibitions on our webpage and behind the scenes videos posted to our instagram:

Khadija Aziz
Brandon Celi
Katie Kotler
Malik McKoy
Sid Sharp
Kyle Yip
Calvin Zhang

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