ALEX BORGHESAN - alexborghesan.com Alex is multidisciplinary artist with a focus on technical work and surface alteration. He revolves around various mediums including Ceramics, Printmaking and Sculpture. All of his work stems from an aspect of play, a wanting to explore a fun form or investigating a unique and possibly overlooked material.
MAGGIE DOSWELL - propellerartgallery.ca/maggie-doswell.html Maggie is a Toronto visual artist who has been painting for over 30 years. She is prolific in many different art media, with a specific leaning toward encaustic and cold wax painting. Her visual art training in painting and sculpture through OCA and York University has equipped her with the skills to share her expertise through painting, art curating and teaching. She also holds an MBA, which gives heradditional expertise in financial management in art-related business. She is currently Co-Chair of the Board of Directors at Propeller Art Gallery in Toronto.
IXCHEL SUAREZ -www.oakvilleartsstudio.com Ixchel has been a textile and fibre artist for over 37 years. She is a dedicated weaver who explores different materials and uses tapestry techniques in non-conventional ways. She has beenrecognized as an outstanding University Professor in the School of Design at Anahuac University, as well as, an Award winner in Visual Arts, “Best in Show” on several occasions throughout her career. Her experience includesLecturer, workshop Leader, Docent at the Textile Museum of Canada, founder and Director of the Oakville Arts Studio Inc. and the not-for-profit Canadian Tapestry and Texture Centre. She holds an MBA in Museum Studies, BA in Graphic Design, History of Art Diploma, Post-Graduate Diploma in Contemporary Textiles in Lodz, Poland; has had extensive courses in Natural Dyes,Fashion Design and Pattern transformations, Batik, and diverse reserve techniques as well as many other fibre and textile related courses.
RON VAN ZUTPHEN -instagram@ronvz_photography Ron is an Oakville based professional photographer. He is an Ontario certified teacher with over 30 years of experience in the classroom. He is a Master Instructor of Arts and Culture for the Town of Oakville and teaches photography for the Oakville Art Society.
Jurors, Categories and Awards Two-Dimensional Arts. - Three Awards $150 Category 1: Oil, Acrylic, Watercolour, Gouache, Encaustic, Mixed Media, etc. Juror: Margaret Doswell Category 2: Printmaking, Pencil, Pastels, Drawing, Ink, Collage, Mixed Media, etc. Juror: Alex Borghesan Category 3: Photography, Film, Digital, etc Juror: Ron Van Zutphen Three-Dimensional Arts- Two Awards $150 Category 4: Sculpture, Kinetic installation, Wood turning, Pottery, Glass, Mixed Media, etc. Jurors: Margaret Doswell and Alex Borghesan Textile- One Award $150 Category 5: Textile, Fibre, all Material arts, Mixed Media, etc Juror: Ixchel Suarez People’s Choice - One Award $150 DeSerres Gift Card Voting will take place at the Opening Reception and online till the end of the show.