Memory: The Seniors Art Competition and Exhibition

June 1st, 2016 – June 19th, 2016

silk screen artwork

Karen Buck-Mackintosh, Patterned Behaviour / Hand-Me-Downs, Photo silk screen, mixed media, 2015.

Reception and Awards Ceremony: June 9, 2-4pm

In partnership with the Oshawa Public Libraries (OPL) and Oshawa Senior Citizens Centres (OSCC), the RMG presents artists, aged 55+, on the occasion of the 8th annual Seniors Art Competition and Exhibition. We are showcasing work that demonstrates the artists’ unique perspectives and reflections regarding memory and memories.

The month of June also marks Seniors’ Month and as such, we are celebrating Oshawa’s senior community while engaging the public on a topic that is both meaningful and accessible to all.

On June 9 during the awards ceremony and opening reception, with the presence of the honourable Oshawa Mayor John Henry, prizes were presented to the winning artists. First prize went to Ron Baird, Second prize to Karen Buck-Mackintosh and third prize to Paul Guthenberg. The winners each received gift certificates to Curry’s Art Supplies.

The jury included Margaret Rodgers, a visual artist and published writer, founder of the IRIS Group and former art teacher at Durham and Centennial Colleges, and Eric Sanguine a longtime supporter of the Oshawa Public Libraries, illustrator and art enthusiast.