VAM40: Visual Arts Mississauga 40TH Annual Juried Show of Fine Arts




Opening Reception and Awards Presentation: Thursday, January 11, 2018, 6 - 8 PM. All are welcome! Refreshments will be provided.


Join us for the opening reception and awards presentation for Visual Arts Mississauga's 40th Annual Juried Show of Fine Arts, featuring works by 40 emerging and established artists living and working in Ontario.



Grazyna Adamska-Jarecka, Shahrzad Amin, Thelma Amos, Norman Barney, Pankaj Brijlani, Quratulain Butt, Mike Callaghan, Susan Dain, Leo Dias, Maria Drazilov, Courtney Fairweather, Jacob Freeman, Adam Gagnon, Phyllis Gordon, Anita Granger, Anran Guo, Diana Hillman, W.W. Hung, Lisa Irvine, Simon Jenson, Zbigniew Jurkiewicz, Inge Kjeldgaard Tajik, Lynne Mack, David McDougall, Guiseppe Morano, Margaret Pardy, Sherry Park, Maureen Paxton, Sasa Rajsic, Lori Ryerson, Sophie Sabet, Simone Sicard, Irene Sirko, Steve Spears, Joanna Strong, Linh Thai, Victor Torok, Steve Volpe, Cristine Yunyk, and Shaheer Zazai

John Armstrong, Jayne Wilkinson and Faisal Anwar 

Special thanks to the VAM40 Awards Sponsor, DeSerres!





Jurors' Walk the Talk + Tour: Saturday, January 20, 1 PM

Join VAM40 Jurors John Armstrong, Jayne Wilkinson and Faisal Anwar as they discuss the works selected for the 40th Anniversary edition of the widely popular annual exhibition of Ontario artists.

Art Crit at the AGM: Saturday, February 10, 12-4 PM
Are you an artist looking for constructive feedback on your work from peers and arts professionals? REGISTRATION REQUIRED.


Visual Arts Mississauga (VAM) at Riverwood is a not-for-profit charitable organization with a mission to enrich community life by fostering an appreciation of the arts through active involvement in a variety of creative experiences. VAM's vision is to be a catalyst where art inspires and enriches the community, offering year round instruction in over 200 Fine Art courses for children, teens and adults. The ArtReach program at VAM offers custom arts education to school groups, special interest groups, seniors and businesses. VAM also provides exhibition opportunities to VAM members and hosts Art in the Park and the Holiday Artisan Marketplace each year, where local artisans show and sell their work.

Visual Arts Mississauga gratefully acknowledges the support of the City of Mississauga, the Community Foundation of Mississauga, the Ontario Arts Council, DeSerres and our many individual members, students, volunteers and supporters.




Image above: Visual Arts Mississauga 39th Annual Juried Show of Fine Arts 2017 First Place Winner: Shazia Javed, Can You Hear Me? HD video, 2015 (digital still). Image courtesy of the artist and Visual Arts Mississauga.