Manitoba Rural and Northern Juried Art Show (MRNJAS)
This annual exhibition features award-winning artworks in a variety of media by over 50 rural and northern Manitoba artists from the regional juried arts shows held across Manitoba each year.
Artwork submitted to regional Juried Art Shows are selected to participate in MRNJAS each year. Previously hosted in person, this year the show will be online from September to November and aims to nurture relationships between artists and patrons across geographic boundaries, facilitating artistic exchange. Click here to visit our art gallery
The exhibit is segmented into six regions (Central, Eastman, Interlake, Northern, Parkland, and Westman) highlighting the artists residing in them. Communities across Manitoba and beyond have an opportunity to browse, vote, and purchase art from artists. Artwork covers a diverse range of media, including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, ceramics, mixed media, and textiles.
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How to participate
To participate in the MRNJAS you first need to submit your artwork to a regional show. For more info please contact the Visual Arts Coordinator and they will direct you to the appropriate region. The top 10 artworks from each region are selected by a jury to be eligible to participate in the MRNJAS.
About the Regional Shows
Each year a series of Juried Art Shows take place in the six regions of Manitoba listed above. These exhibitions are organized locally and open to all artists in the area. The exhibition juries are made up of professional Manitoba artists. These exhibitions are a welcome opportunity for the artists to have their work seen in their local communities as well as receive individual critiques from the professional jurors. Did you know? Some regional shows have been around for over 40 years!
The Manitoba Arts Network connects, promotes, and showcases visual & performing artists with communities across Manitoba.