Apply Now!! Young Artists Mentorship Project

Recently graduated or fourth-year visual artists, musicians, singers, actors, creative writers - apply to participate in the Guelph Young Artists Mentorship Project, a locally-based program that pairs budding young creatives with established community artists to explore professional practice.  The Young Artists Mentorship Project is a joint effort of Guelph Arts Council and the School of Fine Art & Music, sponsored by an Ontario150 Young Artists Grant and by the RBC Young Artists program.  Follow this link for details: 

Minor in Studio Art - starting Fall 2017!!!

Starting in Fall 2017, students will be able to register for a Minor degree in Studio Art.  Details will be outlined in the new undergraduate calendar for

2017-2018.  If you have any questions about the Minor, please contact the BACO office (Bachelor of Arts Counselling Office)

MA.AHVC Grad Student to receive TD Education Curatorial Fellowship

MA.AHVC graduate student Timothy Chandler has won the "TD Education Curatorial Fellowship" at the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery.  In this position, intended to encourage greater career opportunities within the museum field, Timmy will work closely with the Power Plant's Curator of Education and Public Programs and other members of the education, outreach, and visitor services team to learn about all of the diverse facets of the work in a contemporary art gallery.

And the Winner Is...

We are thrilled to announce that Ambera Wellmann (MFA at the University of Guelph) is this year’s recipient of the fourteenth Joseph Plaskett Award! The 2016 jury was impressed with Ms. Wellmann’s work, the ideas expressed in her statement, and the letter of support from esteemed critic and art historian Robert Enright, one of her professors at the University of Guelph.  

Venice Field School

Our bags are packed and we are ready to go – almost!

The Venice Field School class, led by their fearless leader Sally Hickson, will be heading off to Venice for 2 weeks to check out the many galleries, museums and the architecture.

Have a fun and safe trip!

Professor Emeritus Suzy Lake wins 2016 Scotiabank Photography Award

Suzy Lake photo


Toronto artist and former University of Guelph Professor Suzy Lake has won the sixth annual Scotiabank Photography Award.

The award includes a $50,000 cash prize, a solo exhibition at the Ryerson Image Centre during the 2017 Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival, and a book of the winner’s work to be published and distributed worldwide by Steidl.