SPRING BAY – The newest works of award-winning Sudbury-based artist Jay Favot are currently being presented at the Perivale Gallery, near Spring Bay.
A release describes Mr. Favot’s work in New Reflections this way: “With his exciting combinations of colours, patterns, light and reflection, he elevates everyday objects and familiar natural and urban scenes, to the extraordinary. There’s passion and dedication in every brush stroke.”
The exhibition and sale of the newest works of Mr. Favot opened on Friday, August 7.
“Jay was the recipient of the Peg Forbes award, for his overall outstanding artistic work at the 2016 La Cloche Art Show, as well as being the 2016 winner of the People’s Choice Award at Perivale Gallery’s annual ‘In the Spirit of Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven Show.’ In 2017, Jay was presented with the Committee’s Choice Award at the La Cloche Art Show. And in 2020, he is one of the finalists of the 2020 Sudbury Celebration of the Arts Award in the Mid Career category.
New Reflections feature the artist’s newest works, and will continue until August 14. Mr. Favot’s available works can be viewed at Perivale Galley until September 20. The images of the works to be featured in this exhibition were uploaded to the gallery’s website at perivalegallery.com/jay-favot-1/. He has 16 paintings in this show.
“The sale of Jay’s paintings started Friday and the phones started ringing off the hook at 6:58 am,” said Shannon McMullan, owner/curator of Perivale Gallery. “And people who couldn’t get through left messages.”
Ms. McMullan took the opportunity on Saturday to provide the list of winners of the Tom Thomson Group of Seven and 100th anniversary of the Group of Seven People’s Choice prize winners for this year. Taking first place was the Ivan Wheale painting ‘Lake Huron Mood’; second was Jay Favot with ‘Rezilience-Georgian Bay’; third was ‘Sanctuary,’ created by artist Monique Legault; fourth went to ‘Rugged Shore’ by artist Sarah Furchner; fifth went to ‘Quiet Dawn,’ a Tammy Shane painting; with sixth place going to ‘Cow Near 10 Mile Point’ by artist Gordon Drysdale.
Perivale Gallery has won several tourism awards over the years, and is currently ranked No. 2 by Trip Advisor as the Best Museum in Ontario and number one for the best Art Gallery in Ontario.