Info for Artists 2017

15th Annual Rural and Northern Juried Art Show

This July the Manitoba Arts Network will be hosting the 15th Annual Rural and Northern Juried Art Show at the Edge Gallery and Urban Arts Centre. 
The exhibition runs from July 7 – 29, 2017

  • An outdoor art party and reception at the Edge Gallery & Urban Arts Centre is on Saturday July 15 from 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
  • Free downtown Public Art and Gallery tours will take place departing on a Trolley at 1:30 and 4:30 pm 
  • Awards presentation will be on Saturday July 15  from 3pm – 4:30pm
  • Gallery Hours are Wednesday to Sunday 2pm – 6pm. 
  • Check out What the Barn Swallows Remember by Cheryl Orr Hood Pop-up Shop at Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art

2017 Participating Artists

Debbie Watt
Margaret Law
Rosalind  Sims 
Pauline Viallet
Rebecca Albert
Lorraine Powell
Barbara Kaminsky
Barbara Marginet
Kate Froese
Pat Crandell
Joan English
Gayle Halliwell
Linda McKenzie
Kathy Freeman
Marilyn Folson
JoAnne Gullachesen
Werner Batke
Lucy Barnes
Patricia Anderson
Linda Johnson
Sarah Jensen
Brian Davis
Cheryl Tremblay
Elizabeth Fitzsimons
Sandra Cook
Lorne Heuchert
Braeden Tetlock
Karen Clark
Andre Brandt
Matthew Enns
Greg Tavener
Cherish Lewis-Tremblay
Anne Petz
Sundre Nerbas
Gloria Baxter
Rosemarie Peloquin
Earl Graham
Tim Greig
Diane Hrycay
Mary Jane Eichler
Ron Woroniuk
Elaine Rawlings
Sharran Habok
Marie    Todosichuk
Christina Guenther
Arlene Patterson
Donna Robbins
Joan Trott
Bev Bird
Maureen Schwanke
Shelia Trotter

The Manitoba Rural and Northern Juried Art Show features work from across the province. Invited artists are winners in their regions juried art exhibit. The Manitoba Arts Network connects communities throughout Manitoba with each other through events and programs like the Manitoba Rural and Northern Art Show. Most of the artists invited to participate travel to Winnipeg to attend the exhibition. This includes artists from as far as Flin Flon and the Pas. On display at the gallery is artwork featuring a range of media: painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, ceramics and textiles.  Besides being an art show, the Manitoba Rural and Northern Juried Art Show is  a party! On July 15th guests will be invited to  Public Art & Gallery tours on a trolley and participate in both outdoor and indoor party activities. As well, a public reception and awards will be presented between 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm.

Regional Juried Art Shows

Regional Juried Art Shows take place annually in most regions of the province, although in some regions it may be a biennial occurrence. Artists interested in qualifying for the Manitoba Rural & Northern Juried Show should first submit their artwork to the Regional Juried Show taking place in the region in which they reside. Info on Regional Juried Shows taking place in 2017 is listed below, and is updated as we receive info from regional show organizers.
42th Northern Juried Art Show
May 18-20 2017
Opening Reception: May 18, 2017 7:00 p.m.
Location: RH Channing Auditorium, Flin Flon Community Hall, Flin Flon Manitoba  
2 North Ave, Flin Flon, MB R8A 0T2

HostsNorVA Centre
Artist Registration Info & How to Applydownloadable PDF

Central Region Juried Art Show
Reception: Thursday April 27- 7:00-8:30 p.m. 
Adjudication: April 26th & 27th, 2017
Location: Portage and District Art Centre

​Hosts: Portage and District Arts Centre
Artist Registration Info & How to Apply: TBA
10 pieces from the Central Region’s 2016 show will be on exhibit at the 2017 Manitoba Rural and Northern Art Show. 

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2017
How to Apply:  Applicants must reside within in the Central Region to be eligible.  Each applicant can submit up to 3 pieces, entry fee of $15 per piece.

Parkland Juried Art Show
May 12 – 14, 2017
Location: George P Buleziuk Centre, 106 Shell River Ave, Russell, MB
Host: Prairie Art cARTe

How to Apply:  Contact for applications: rinerbas(at)mts

38th Annual Westman Juried Show
Reception: Saturday April 29 at  2:00 p.m. (doors open at 1:30)
Location: Alexander School, 102 Argyle St, Alexander

Hosts: Arts West Council and Alexander School
Submission Deadline: April 21 2017
Artist Registration Info & How to Apply: Entry forms at or by calling 204-726-0493

​Additional: The Westman show is open to residents of the Westman Region, 11 years and older.

Interlake Juried Art Show
April 28-30, 2017
Awards and Closing Ceremony: Sunday April 30, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
​Adjudication: Starts April 25, 2017
Location: Riverton, Manitoba, Riverton Recreation Hall, 175 Riverton Avenue West

Riverton-Bifrost Parks Recreation Commission
Submission Deadline: April 3, 2017
How to Apply: Entry forms at

Eastman Juried Art Show
September 22-24, 2017
Location: Whitemouth, Manitoba, Whitemouth Community Centre and Curling Club
Host: RM Whitemouth, Whitemouth CDC

Submission Deadline: August 24th, 2017

How to Apply: visit RM of Whitemouth and Whitemouth Recreation Commission websites for downloadable PDF 
Downloadable forms: ​Categories for EntryGeneral Rules, 
Entry forms


Manitoba Rural & Northern Juried Art Show:
Info for Artists

The Manitoba Rural & Northern Juried Art Show is a provincial level exhibition that celebrates the artistic achievements of artists from Manitoba’s rural and northern communities.

The opportunity to participate in the show is extended to artists whose artworks placed first in their category, or whose artworks have otherwise been selected by jury at one of the Regional Juried Art Shows that take place annually throughout the province.

​The organizers of each Regional Juried Show submit the names of award winning/selected artists to the Manitoba Arts Network with these artworks eligible to represent their respective regions at the Rural & Northern Show. In late spring/early summer, all selected artists are sent registration information and can register to participate if they so choose. 

How to Register for the Rural & Northern Show

If you participated in a Regional Juried Show and your artwork either placed First in its category or was otherwise selected by jury to represent your region (this varies from region to region), then your regional show organizers will provide us with your information.

In late spring/early summer all selected artists will be contacted by both email and letter mail with information on how to register for the Manitoba Rural & Northern Juried Show.

Registration Fee:
In order to participate, all selected artists are asked to pay a registration fee* of $25 which provides for the following:

  • Shipping of your artwork to and from Winnipeg from anywhere in the province;
  • An exhibition brochure, including your name, title and value of your artwork, professionally printed and distributed.
  • Professional installation of your artwork at the Pavilion Gallery, and a jury of two esteemed arts professionals to judge artworks;
  • Artists Reception and Award Ceremony at the Pavilion Gallery Museum;
  • A free Basic listing or $25 off of any upgraded listing in the online Manitoba Arts Directory

*Current MAN members in good standing are exempt from paying the registration fee as are youth participants.

Benefits of Participating in the Rural & Northern Show

  • Opportunity to represent your region in a Provincial-level exhibition of rural & northern artworks–the only exhibition of its kind in Manitoba–and to be a part of showcasing your region’s artistic accomplishments to an urban audience.
  • Opportunity to exhibit your artwork to the over 3,000 patrons who visit the Assiniboine Park Pavilion Gallery during the run of the show. Artworks participating in the show can also be offered for sale, although this is not mandatory.
  • An excellent career-building opportunity and a great addition to your artist resume, the Manitoba Rural & Northern Juried Show is juried by esteemed judges who select 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place award winners
  • Opportunity to participate in Manitoba’s only provincial-level juried exhibition open to all visual art mediums including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, mixed-media, digital art, sculpture, and craft.
  • The three award winning artworks at the Manitoba Rural & Northern Juried Show are offered a further exhibition opportunity as part of the Visual Arts Showcase at the Manitoba Arts Network’s annual Manitoba Showcase Conference held every October in a different rural Manitoba community. Manitoba Showcase is attended by artists and delegates from arts organizations from across the province and beyond.