Marianne van Silfhout Gallery

Community Art Gallery

The Marianne van Silfhout Gallery is a state-of-the-art community art gallery located at the front atrium of the Brockville campus and is the focus of the visual arts for Brockville and the surrounding region.

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 Alumni & Development Office. Behind this gift is Marianne’s belief that wilderness adventure, education, and art are inextricably bound together in an experience of enduring value and benefit to humanity. The bequest also funds bursaries for both part-time and full-time Fine Arts students at St. Lawrence College.

Current Exhibit
Celebrity Mugshots: Bernard Clark
Denis Hopper
  • Bernard Clarke: Celebrity Mugshots
  • Pop Art style portraits constructed from other photographs
  • August 20 - October 1, 2021

This series is composed of celebrity mugshots meticulously reconstructed through a pixilated grid of individually photographed scrabble tiles and typewriter keys.

From a distance, the images read as recognizable mugshots, but upon closer inspection, one sees an abstract grid of tiles.

Future exhibit

The 14th Annual Alumni Exhibition (online): Reflect/Refresh/Reframe
October 15 - November 19th, 2021
Submissions deadline: October 1st by 5 pm. Download the fillable PDF Entry Form.
See the Entry Form for more information.
We look forward to your submissions!


General Call To Artists

**Although the gallery is closed, we are currently accepting submissions for the 2021 and 2022 programming rosters.

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 opportunities for learning within our SLC student community by way of lecture, workshop, etc. To view submission requirements and apply, download the submission form.

Gallery Hours

  • Tuesday - Friday, 10 am to 8 pm
  • Monday & Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm

Contact Information

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.