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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.

How to participate
To participate in the MRNJAS you first need to submit your artwork to a regional show. The top 10 artworks from each region are selected by 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!

Voters Choice Awards and MRNJAS Launch Party

Karen Clark -Rosimeire Anjos
Karen Clark | Rosimeire Anjos

1st Place: This work is dedicated to all women who are represented by this very active artist in our community. This art translates all engagement, spirit of solidarity, enthusiasm, encouragement and passion which is being drawn in greyscale. “From shadow to light, no matter the colour because all delicate and talented soul spreads beauty in the air.”
Location: Flin Flon
Year: 2019
Medium: Graphite
Dimensions: 9” x 12”

Hero - Brad Mummery
Hero | Brad Mummery

2nd Place: To capture the body language of “anguish” as this Hero could not save the barn and animals that were lost.

Location: Neepawa
Year: 2020
Medium: Cut out of 1/8″ thick baltic birch plywood, then pyrography, finished with India ink with an airbrush.
Dimensions: 14 1/2″ X 11″

Through the good times and bad Brandy Bloxom
Through the good times and bad | Brandy Bloxom

3rd Place: Putting a visual to the meaning of “good times and bad” especially now.
Location: Denare Beach, Sk
Medium: Photography
Dimensions: 11″ x 14″
Price: $60.00

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The Manitoba Arts Network connects, promotes, and showcases visual & performing artists with communities across Manitoba.