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Winners announced in juried art exhibit “UNTAPPED”


Brockville, ON – Winners in the juried art exhibit “UNTAPPED”, which features new artistic creativity by high school and mature students from Eastern Ontario, were announced at the opening reception on Saturday, March 3, 2012. The exhibit will be on view at the Marianne van Silfhout Gallery on St. Lawrence College’s Brockville campus until March, 23, 2012.

Taylor Gagnon, a student from St. Mary’s Catholic High School, won first place and took home the $2000 prize for “A Tortured Soul”, a mixed media artwork.

Ashley Kelly, a student from TISS, won second place and took home the $1000 prize for “Untitled”, a mixed media artwork.

Emma Maloney, a student from Sharbot Lake High School, won third place and took home the $500 prize for “Warrior Woman Clay Dress”, a fired clay art medium. Maloney also has an oil painting, “Equus” on display in the “UNTAPPED” exhibit.

Honourable Mentions:

Stephen MacWilliam for “Eddard Stark” – Notre Dame High School (Carleton Place)

Jessica Doner for “Self Portrait” – Napanee District Secondary School

Thomas Tugnette for “Thought Pattern” – mature student

Kristen Lee for “From the Desk of Andrew Ryan” – mature student

Dayne Henry for “The One and Only” – TISS

Christine Hoeppner for “Bozeman” – BCI

Leah Hicks for “Shield” – mature student

“UNTAPPED” features 87 pieces of art by 61 emerging artists from Eastern Ontario. Individuals who visit the exhibit can expect to see a variety of artistic expressions including paintings in oil, watercolour, acrylics, and mixed media as well as sculpture, photography, ceramics and pottery.

On display in the gallery foyer is an exhibit of a variety of artistic mediums by St. Lawrence College’s Fine Arts program faculty, including paintings, ceramic, sculpture, photography, and printmaking.

Also on display is 3D chalk art by Brockville artist Guy Wales. Guy has produced a number of 3D chalk drawings at various community events in the area. Guy’s chalk art may be viewed on his website:


Gallery Hours:

Tuesday to Friday 10 am to 8 pm

Monday and Saturday 10 am to 4 pm

About the 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 of St. Lawrence College and is a focus for the visual arts for Brockville and the larger Eastern Ontario area. Creation of the gallery was made possible by the generous bequest from the Estate of Marianne van Silfhout, a graduate of the Fine Arts program at St. Lawrence College, and other contributors to the St. Lawrence College Foundation.

About St. Lawrence College

Located along the shores of the St. Lawrence River, SLC has three campuses in Brockville, Cornwall and Kingston. St. Lawrence College boasts 6,500 full-time students from Canada, and more than 40 countries worldwide. Our college community includes 20,000 part-time students, 1,000 staff, and more than 70,000 alumni. We also serve more than 3,000 Employment Services clients annually. The college has recently invested in the development of Applied Research with many exciting projects in progress. In addition revitalization of our campuses is underway to support new and innovate new programs including; Wind Turbine Technician, Game Development Technician, and Fine Arts, among others.

Denise Corcoran
Communications Officer
Marketing & Communications
St. Lawrence College
Brockville, Cornwall, Kingston
T 613-345-0660, ext. 2261