This year we are excited to announce Todd Tremeer and Gretel Boose as our 2017 Juried Show jurors! They have quite a lot of experience between the two of them and we guarantee an excellent show! Todd will be jurying the fine art, and Gretel will be jurying the sculptures.
Todd Tremeer is a painter and printmaker. A graduate of OCAD and its Florence, Italy program, he studied history at the University of Guelph and did a Master’s of Fine Arts at Western University. Tremeer has exhibited across Canada, in the United States, Italy, France and China. Tremeer was awarded the Joseph Plaskett Award (2007), Best Watercolourist: Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition (2008, 2009, 2011), Canada Council and Ontario Arts Council grants.
“I paint with oils and watercolour, make etchings and linocuts. My art oscillates between history and landscape themes. These disparate genres merge and oftentimes inform one another. My history paintings strategically fall short of the grand narrative tradition and are instead little narratives that play with history and recall war’s representation in film, illustration and toys.” – Todd
Learn more at www.toddtremeer.com
Gretel was born and raised in Germany, and immigrated to Canada in the early 90s. She currently lives and works on Scugog Island, and also owns a studio/gallery in Sandford, Ontario. In Germany, as well as in Canada her emphasis was on experimental drawing and painting techniques, until she discovered a love for three-dimensional works. After exploring wood carving in BC for a few years her focus shifted toward ceramics and multi media in 2004. Gretel was captured by the immediate responsiveness of clay and its infinite malleability.
“My sculptural work is an attempt to communicate my fascination with human expressions, and the secrets behind the mind and spirit. The stories told by the ‘Spiritual Beings’ often bring to light the question: “Who are you? And through you, who am I?” Over the years I exhibited my work in solo and group shows in various galleries, and participated in many Studio Tours as guest artist around Durham Region. With my new studio/gallery in Sandford, Ontario I joined the Uxbridge Studio Tour as a site artist in 2014.” – Gretel
We are looking forward to the Juried Show that opens on August 5th. If you are interested in participating in the Juried Show click here to learn more.