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Carmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibition: Tradition Transformed

November 5, 2021 @ 11:00 am - January 22, 2022 @ 4:00 pm

This is OMAH’s 20th year hosting this juried exhibition that honours the legacy of Group of Seven member, Franklin Carmichael, who was born in Orillia in 1890.  This year, Jurors Martha Reeve; Art Advisor and Deborah Farquharson; Interdisciplinary Artist, had the very tough task of sifting through submissions by almost 400 incredibly talented artists of all mediums from across Canada.   After weeks of careful consideration the jury has selected 53 pieces from 52 artists.  Tradition Transformed marks the ever-changing landscape in the artist’s mind, fulfilling the Group of Seven’s aim to create a uniquely Canadian identity.  Introducing the artists of the 2021/2022 Carmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibition: Tradition Transformed.

2021 Artists


Peter Adams

Shannon Anderson

Tobi Asmoucha

Tiffany Blaise

Chelsea Brant

Linda Briskin

Christopher Cape

Donna Chudnow

Erin Fyfe Donnelly

Holly Fay

Jane Forrest

Richard Foster

Anita Granger

Sarah Hawley

Jessica Hein

David Holden

Sharon Hunter

Philip Jackman

2021 Artists


Jelica Jovin

Gita Karklins

Paddy Lamb

Jane Lawrence

Alexandra Majerus

Bettina Matzkuhn

Tammy McClennan

Alan McCord

Kara McIntosh

Andrew McKay

Cindy J. Miller

George Novotny

Denesee Paul

Laura Peturson

Piera Pugliese

Brenda Mabel Reid

Tom Ridout

Ava Roth

2021 Artists


Lori Ryerson

Trish Shwart

Julia Soderholm

Marta Stares

Peter H Stranks

Denise Strong

Irina Teske

Michael Trommer

Joanna Turlej

Anna Wagner-Ott

Isaac Watamaniuk

Janine Wheeler

Elayne Windsor

Lynn Wyczolkowski

Diana Yoo

Angela Zheng

This exhibition runs from November 5, 2021 to January 22, 2022.  The opening reception is Saturday November 6 from 1-3 pm.  Remarks and awards recognition to take place at 1:30. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, if you would like to attend the opening reception, please RSVP to Monica at visitors@orilliamuseum.org.  


The Paul Quarrington Multidisciplinary Arts Award: $250

The award has been graciously funded by the Quarrington Arts Society in recognition of the contributions Paul Quarrington made to Canada’s artistic community. Paul was a novelist, playwright, screenwriter, filmmaker, musician and educator. 


The Kevin J. Batchelor Emerging Artist Award: $1000

This award has been graciously funded by the Batchelor family upon the passing of arts advocate, Kevin J. Batchelor, in 2015.  Batchelor was a local music teacher and artist. The Kevin J. Batchelor Emerging Artist Award was given to an emerging artist working in either one of the 2-D mediums such as painting or drawing.


The Jurors’ Prize: $1500

Jurors’ Prize is awarded to the artist who best exemplifies the qualities that Franklin Carmichael found ideal, incorporating diversity in their work, using an expressionistic style, and remaining sophisticated in their depictions of the various landscapes in our geography.  The recipient of this award should be visibly embracing, challenging or addressing existing approaches to Canadian landscapes. 

Annual Carmichael Lecture with Guest Speaker Anna Hudson

Join Anna Hudson, live on Zoom, on November 17th at 7 PM

About the speaker:

Anna Hudson, PhD / FRSC, is an art historian and curator specializing in 19th and 20th-century art in Canada, in addition to modern and contemporary circumpolar Indigenous art and performance. Hudson is a professor of Art History and Visual Culture in the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design at York University (Toronto). She also continues to research and publish in the area of her doctoral dissertation, Art and Social Progress: the Toronto community of Painters (1933–1950), exploring the influence of scientific humanism on art, criticism, and cultural advocacy in the interwar years. 


November 5, 2021 @ 11:00 am
January 22, 2022 @ 4:00 pm