Exhibition Overview

On-line Awards Ceremony: Click here to watch now

Exhibition: December 6 - January 29, 2022


This ever-popular, year-end show inspires our creative patronship to create a submission based on a given theme. “There's a little of every artist in their work” is an open-ended and versatile theme that’s sure to ignite diverse, thoughtful responses.


Each artist is deeply invested in his or her artistic production. It takes years to hone a body of work. Your artwork is unique to you. Think about how your art contains your life experiences. How does your art tell a story about you?      


Awards are presented to the top three entrants from each category.



Bernard Leroux (Métis)


Bernard Leroux is an interdisciplinary artist with an extensive background in photography, commercial and documentary filmmaking, marketing communications, arts administration and education.

A citizen of the Métis Nation of Ontario since the late nineties, Bernard has been actively involved in the formation and administration of several Indigenous organizations including the Métis Artists Collective and the Oshawa and Durham Region Métis Council. Bernard’s current work focuses on decolonization, cultural iconography and engaging our perceptions of embedded and systemic colonial structures.

Kirk Cooper


Kirk Cooper is the Director of Programming at Durham International Film Festival for the last 5 years. He is also a producer on the documentary film El Gran Salto - Mexico /Canada co-pro and the short film Oldtimers.

In 2007 Kirk founded Film Market Access (FMA), a film consulting and PR firm. He has assisted over 200 producers/directors via FMA's Market Readiness Program to successfully participate in the Marche du Film at Festival de Cannes, Hot Docs. He continues to offer a critical and necessary voice in the Canadian entertainment sector. 

Carolyn Hickey


Carolyn completed her Bachelor of Arts in Art History (BA) at the University of Guelph in 2015 and returned to Guelph to complete her Masters in Art History & Visual Culture (MA.AVC) in 2018.


Carolyn has worked at the Art Gallery of Guelph and the MacLaren Art Centre in Barrie, Ontario, where she assisted in developing projects in education, curatorial, and installation.

Currently, Carolyn is the Curator at the Latcham Art Centre in Stouffville, Ontario. Most recently Carolyn curated the exhibition The Indigenous Map Maker’s Room featuring the work of Jeff Thomas at Latcham Art Centre.