The Marianne van Silfhout Gallery is a state-of-the-art community art gallery located at the front atrium of the campus and will be a focus for the visual arts for Brockville and the larger Eastern Ontario area.
Creation of the gallery was made possible by a major half-million dollar bequest from the estate of Marianne van Silfhout, a graduate of the Fine Art program at St. Lawrence College, as well as numerous donors to the St. Lawrence College Foundation. Behind this gift is Marianne’s belief that wilderness adventure and education and art are inextricably bound together in an experience of enduring value and benefit to humanity. The bequest will also fund bursaries for both part-time and full-time Fine Arts students at St. Lawrence College.
Tuesday - Friday, 10 am to 8 pm
Monday & Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm
The Marianne van Silfhout Gallery is located on St. Lawrence College's Brockville campus.
2288 Parkedale Avenue, Brockville, ON K6V 5X3
To find the Gallery more easily, please use the main entrance at the front of the college.
Untapped 3: The Art of Now
March 7 - April 11, 2014
St. Lawrence College is pleased to present the third annual “untapped” art show, Untapped 3: The Art of Now, at the Marianne van Silfhout Gallery on the Brockville campus from March 7 to April 11, 2014. The Untapped show displays the work of emerging artists who have not completed formal training in the visual arts. For many of the exhibiting artists, Untapped is their first chance to showcase their art to the community in a gallery.
The Untapped opening reception will take place Saturday, March 8 from 1:00 to 3:00pm, where artists will be presented with bursaries and awards totaling $1,000. Visitors can expect to see two and three dimensional art in a variety of mediums including photography, acrylic, oil, watercolour, graphite and mixed media designs.
Artwork included in this exhibit was selected by a volunteer jury of local artists who examined the submissions based on formal elements of art including, but not limited to, line, composition, colour, subject matter and overall skill demonstrated. More than 70 pieces of art will be on display by emerging artists from Brockville, Prescott, Kingston and Cornwall, including local high school students from St. Mary Catholic High School, TISS and BCI.
“It’s an honour for us to launch our third annual art show for aspiring artists, Untapped 3: The Art of Now. Each year I’m extremely impressed by the exceptional calibre of the artwork we receive,” said Andrew Hamilton, Professor and Visual & Creative Arts – Fine Arts Program Coordinator. “Our role here at St. Lawrence College in Brockville is to reach out, promote and support these aspiring artists through our Fine Arts Program. With prizes and bursaries totaling $1,000, we hope to provide even more incentive to make this Untapped show the most successful event to date.”
Exhibiting artists include: Adelle Leonard, Amber Tat, Anneka Perry, Audrey Martin, Brigitte Lalonde, Brittany Bourdon, Cameron Donsberger, Celine Hardy, Clara Torode, Daniel Lamothe, Dante Russell, Domenica Howley, Emily Severson, Even Henry, Hailie Phillips, Jade Thompson, Jessara Long, Jonah Pruner, Kara Bush, Kyle Enright, Lauren Mantha, Lindsay Hudson, Mallory Phillips, Maria Libunao, Maya Saringan, Jennessa Envoy, Mike Laking, Nathan Gonyou, Nesse McCartney, Noah Pruner, Nwadiuto Eheh, Rachel de Koon, Randi Kerr, Sarah Lumsden, Sophie Tzekakis, Tanya Henriquez Desbarats, Tracy Schruder, Victoria Beck, and Zach Boucher.
General Call to Artists
The Marianne van Silfhout Gallery is currently accepting submissions for our programming roster. Established and emerging visual artists with professional curricula vitae are invited to submit exhibition proposals. As a learning facility, preference will be given to artists who demonstrate innovation and creativity in their art, and are willing to provide opportunity for learning within our SLC student community by way of lecture, workshop, etc. To view submission requirements and apply, download the submission form (pdf).
For more information about the Gallery and upcoming exhibitions please contact:
Christina Chrysler, Curator
613-345-0660 ext. 3636