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BMFA 40th Juried Art Show

The Juried Art Show’s mission is to promote, showcase, and award exceptional artists and artisans.

The Art Exhibition will run April 29 to July 5, 2020.

BMFA, 65 Simcoe Street, Studio 4,
Collingwood, ON L9Y 1H7

The BMFA Juried Art Show will accept Entries On-Line starting on February 12 through to March 14, 2020.

All interested Artists from Ontario may participate in the Juried Art Show.

Artists may enter original works in either 2-D or 3-D.

Cash Prizes in each of the Adult 2-D and 3-D categories will be awarded:

1st Prize $250, 2nd Prize $200, 3rd Prize $150

Cash Prizes in the Student categories will be awarded:
1st Prize $100, 2nd Prize $75, 3rd Prize $50

Entry fees: BMFA Members $20 per entry. Non-Members $35 per entry. Student entries, no charge. (Maximum two entries per artist).

Judging Criteria:

Each entry will be judged based on Originality, Technique and Composition. Judging this year will be a handled in a three part process and be undertaken by three professional judges.

First Step: Each judge will review, mark and comment on the online images that have been submitted.

Second Step: If the work achieves provisional acceptance, based on the marks received, the artist will be contacted and asked to bring their work to the BMFA Gallery at 65 Simcoe Street, Collingwood, Ontario.

Third and Final Step: With the actual work available, the jurors will do final judging and award prizes.


February 12 to March 14:  Entries and submissions will be accepted on-line (see below for the entry form).

April 24 & 25:  Artists who have received acceptance from the three jurors will be contacted and asked to bring their works to the BMFA Art Centre, 65 Simcoe Street, Collingwood for final acceptance and judging. (This is an intake of provisionally accepted pre-judged works from all on-line entries).

Wednesday, April 29: Juried Art Show opens to the public, at 65 Simcoe Street, Collingwood, On, L9Y 1H7.

Sunday, May 3: 1 to 3pm. Opening Reception, Jurors’ Critiques, and Winners to be announced and honoured.

Saturday, July 5: Juried Art Show ends.

Sunday, July 6:  Artists MUST remove their work from the gallery, during the hours of 11am to 3pm.





FEES per entry:: 

Adult 2-D will be awarded: 1st Prize $250, 2nd Prize $200, 3rd Prize $150

Adult 3-D will be awarded: 1st Prize $250, 2nd Prize $200, 3rd Prize $150

Student cash prizes will be awarded: 1st Prize $100, 2nd Prize $75, 3rd Prize $50

BMFA Members $20 Non-members $35, Students, FREE
Payment to be made by major credit cards. (No cash or cheques can be accepted.)


   Valerie Nichol

Valerie discovered art on a trip to the Yukon, inspired by the incredible landscapes. In 1985 she was accepted into Toronto’s Ontario College of Art. “It was an incredible time in my life - a highlight - a whole building of people exploring their creativity.

When studying the old masters, the technique of glazing, the layering of one semi-transparent layer of paint on top of each other became a fascination.

Valerie has been showing paintings in galleries across Ontario for the past thirty years. Her pieces are part of many corporate collections.

Visit Valerie Nichol in her studio in Meaford, Ontario. For more information:

   Peter Adams

Peter has a degree in Film Studies from Queens’s University, but now directs all his creative energy toward painting. Since moving to a farm near Creemore in 1998 he has spent many years exploring the surrounding landscape - and the ever-changing relationship with the land.

Now a resident of Collingwood, over the past twenty years, Adams has received many awards and several Ontario Arts Council Grants.

For more information enquire at:

   Fred Humel

Fred has always been interested in the visual arts and has been a practising artist since he was young. He has experience as a painter, printmaker and potter, but in the last 26 years has devoted most of his time to stone sculpture. He was a teacher with the Halliburton School of the Arts and both a teacher and art consultant with the Scarborough and Toronto School Boards. As a member of the Sculptors' Society of Canada he regularly shows work at various galleries.

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