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Guelph Graduate wins Don Phillips Scholarship - Open Studio

University of Guelph graduate Heather Thomson was recently awarded the Don Phillips Scholarship from Open Studio in Toronto. "This is a national competition and it is the first time over the last 20 years+ that I can remember a Guelph student being awarded scholarship", commented Allen Ash.

More information about Heather can be found on the Open Studio website

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!