Local Option Arts Awards

The Local Option Arts Awards are a celebration of the dynamic relationship between art and business in Port Perry. The event is sponsored by the Reeves family as the grand finale to the Michael Reeves Retrospective 2019. Many of the businesses in the heart of Port Perry have kindly offered to host artworks between Sept 14th – 28th as part of Culture Days festivities.

The winners will be chosen by public vote over the 2 weeks leading up to Culture Days in Scugog. There will also be a prize for the business that hosts the winner, and for a member of the public who voted. The winners will be announced at Scugog Council of the Arts Gallery ( 181 Perry St Unit G-1) on Saturday, Sept 28th at 5pm.

Voting closes at 2:30 pm on Sept 28th.

First prize: $500.

Second prize: $250.

Third prize: $125.

The competition is open to all ages. Paintings, drawings, sculptures, glass, and jewelry will be eligible. Businesses will choose the artist and artworks they would like to host. The number of entries will be determined by the space available in the businesses. We will do our best to ensure the artworks are exhibited in a secure and advantageous position. We are not responsible for loss or damage. Insurance is the responsibility of the artist. Artists will be asked to approve the location and conditions of the exhibit.

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: 2:30 pm | Friday, Sept 6th, 2019

For more information about the sponsor please go to www.michaelreeves.ca


1. Jpeg image of the work you wish to enter in the competition (one piece per artist).

2. List of media (type of painting,  material sculptures created with etc).

3. Dimensions of artwork.

4. One paragraph about yourself (150 words max).

5. One paragraph about your work (150 words max).

Please Note:

For display considerations, we ask that paintings and drawings be no larger than 3′ x 5′ (92cms x 152cms), and sculptures no larger than 2′ x 2′ (61cms x 61cms).


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