Manitoulin artist’s work selected for NOAA 59th Annual Juried Exhibition

Christie Best-Pearson, left, of the MFAA receives an award for her painting at the NOAA 59th Annual Juried Exhibition which was recently held in Corbeil.

CORBEIL— The Manitoulin Fine Arts Association is pleased to announce that the 59th Annual Northern Ontario Art Association ( NOAA ) Juried Exhibition was held at The Ferris Glen Public School in Corbeil, Ontario on September 19, 2015.

This exhibition consisted of 145 art works submitted by artists from across Northern Ontario. This year’s jurors were Joan Fernneyhough and Kenny Yu (one juror from the region and one from Toronto).

From that exhibition approximately 40 pieces were chosen to travel around Northern Ontario for the next year. A number of awards and honourable mentions were presented at the opening ceremonies.  Five members of the Manitoulin Fine Arts Association submitted work, and the MFAA is pleased to announce work by our member Christie Best-Pearson was selected for the travelling show. Ms. Best-Pearson’s coloured pencils piece ‘Choke Cherry Jam‘ won the Gabrielle Danis Memorial Award. Helen SIksek, MFAA rep and Ms. Best-Pearson attended the annual meeting and official opening so Ms. Best-Pearson was also on hand to present the Manitoulin Transport Award. This award was given to Joanne Abott from the Consolidated Artists Group of Seven in North Bay for her piece entitled ‘What You Don’t See.’ Manitoulin Transport is the NOAA’s carrier of choice and one of the major sponsors of this annual event.

The Sheguiandah Museum is hosting Manitoulin Fine Arts Association Member’s Exhibition September 26 through to October 17, and the public is invited to check it out. Our annual meeting will be at 2 pm at the Museum on October 17.  Anyone who is interested in joining or finding out more about our club is urged to attend.

The Northern Ontario Art Association represents 16 art clubs from across Northern Ontario, representing over 400 artists. Their 60th Juried Exhibition scheduled for September 2016 in Temiskaming promises to be a big splash to celebrate another milestone–60 years touring the North. MFAA artists are encouraged to start thinking about what they would like to enter.

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Photo caption: At the opening of the 59th Northern Ontario Art Association’s Juried Exhibition held September 19th in Corbeil, the Manitoulin Transport Award was presented to Joanne Abott from the Consolidated Artists Group of Seven (North Bay) for her piece entitled What You Don’t See.  Here show convenor Elizabeth Delarosobel is receiving the award for Joanne from Christie Best Pearson, representing Manitoulin Transport.