Art Show

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The Icelandic Festival of Manitoba invites you to submit your art works to the annual Art Show held in Gimli, Manitoba on the Saturday, Sunday and Monday of August long weekend at at George Johnson Middle School at 53-Third Avenue

In honor of 2019 being the 50th Anniversary of the Art Show, the show will be expanded to include past Art Show award winning pieces from the Icelandic Festival Art Collection. Pieces from the collection will also be on display at the Music on the Rooftop event.

2019 Dates: August 3rd, 4th and 5th. This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Art Show!

Saturday - Noon - 5:00 PM 
Sunday -  10:00 AM - 5:00 PM 
Monday -  Noon - 3:00 PM

This show features the works of artists of Icelandic descent and the work of other artists who wish to celebrate Icelandic culture and heritage. Awards will be made for outstanding works from various art forms, pottery, paintings, ceramics, photography, carvings and sculpture, etc.

  1. Artists must be of Icelandic descent or the art work is a promotion of Icelandic culture.
  2. Click to download the Art Show Entry Form. Please fill out and return to the address at the bottom of the form no later than July 31, 2019

2018 Art Show Winners

Best Painting: Norma Torrey “Detti Foss”
Best Photograph: Glen Martin “Not For Pleasure #1”
Purchase Award: Gabrielle Johnson “For my Grandchild”
Best Youth: Soren Goodman “Rainbow Lion”
Best Youth 12 and under: Keira Goodman “Tree of Color”
Best in Show: Laura Lee Harasym “Dodo”
Best 3 Dimensional: Einar Vigfusson “Come Fly With Me”
Best Mixed Medium:  Mabel Tinguely “Fashion”
Best Drawing: Jeff Gross “Dimmuborgir”
Soren Tergesen Memorial Award: Kiera Goodman “Stunning Stallion”

2019 Art Show Judge 

Jordan Miller, a Winnipeg artist, graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (U of Manitoba, Honours, ’02) with majors in Drawing, Painting & Mixed Media. She also holds a diploma in Arts and Cultural Management (U of Winnipeg, ’08). Jordan has mentored artists in both the creation and the marketing of art.She has exhibited in many group and solo shows in Winnipeg.

In 2011, Jordan was the recipient of the 35th Annual Woman of Distinction Award, in the Arts Category. The Province of Manitoba purchased “Finding Home” which made a permanent home at “Canada House” on Donald Street in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Jordan was one of three finalists for the Future Leaders Of Manitoba Awards in 2015.

Jordan is currently working on her next exhibition, “To Build | To Simplify” to be held at Portage District Art Centre in September – November, 2019. Jordan paints in an abstract style with acrylics and enhances her pieces with mixed media, image transfers, and embroidery. She is always working on her next exhibition in addition to her positions as an Art Consultant, Art Instructor, Owner / Director at cre8ery gallery & studio.