In celebration of Canada 150 and its own 60th anniversary, The Society of Canadian Artists has elected to hold its annual national exhibition for
2017 at Gallery 78 in Fredericton. It is a tremendous honour for the gallery, for the city of Fredericton, and for the province of New Brunswick to host this prestigious national exhibition.
This major national juried show runs from June 16 to July 9, 2017. The opening reception will be held on Friday, June 16 from 5 to 7 PM, when the awards will be presented.
The exhibition’s theme is “Oh, Canada – Our Home and Native Land,” in celebration of Canada’s 150 birthday celebration. This year also marks the 60th anniversary of the Society of Canadian Artists. The show will feature 51 artworks by 41 artists from across Canada, representing five provinces. Four New Brunswick artists have been chosen for inclusion in the exhibition: Roy Tibbits, Krista Hasson, Bruce Newman, and Gisele Legere-Drapeau. Five artists will be honoured with awards totalling $3000, including the prestigious Mary Pratt Crystal Award.
The Mary Pratt Crystal Award was created in 2014 in recognition of renowned Newfoundland and Labrador artist, Mary Pratt. Pratt is one of Canada’s most respected artists and has been an active member and Ambassador of the Canadian arts community for over 50 years. She has served on the Canada Council for the Arts and was named Companion of the Order of Canada in 1996. Mary Pratt is an honorary member of The Society of Canadian Artists.
Established in 1976, Gallery 78 is the oldest private art gallery in New Brunswick, representing both established and emerging artists, focusing primarily on Atlantic Canada, with emphasis on art making in New Brunswick.
Paintings, sculpture, photography, original prints, and one-of-a kind fine crafts are offered in frequently changing displays in a stately Queen Anne Revival home. Visit the gallery for superb art, consummate service, excellent counsel and a fresh perspective.
The Society of Canadian Artists is a national, non-profit artists’ organization dedicated to expanding the visibility and stature of the visual arts. SCA has representation in all of the visual arts media. We respect our historical roots, are aware of our current world, and are future-minded.
The SCA is comprised of almost 400 elected and associate members from across Canada.
For more information visit www.societyofcanadianartists.com
Gallery 78, is located at 796 Queen Street and is open Tuesday to Friday 10 am-5 pm, Saturday 10 am-3 pm, Sunday 1-4 pm or visit virtually at: www.gallery78.com.