A group of MacLaren Art Centre volunteers outside on the Gallery's courtyard patio
Gregory A McCullough. Discontinuous Connectedness. (Giclee Print) 

“Begun during the initial first closures of 2020, it’s a snapshot of life in general in small town Ontario. Grocery shopping day. While we seek connectedness within the flux our digital lives, COVID has brought disconnected-ness to the fore in our physical lives. 

Bringing unity into this separateness remains one of Arts greatest gifts: Openings of empathy into our ways of knowing and hence being.”-Gregory


Calling on artists who have created work in response to the Pandemic.  OMAH wants to feature your work.


Here’s how.  Every week, we will feature one or two works of art on our social media platforms (FB, Twitter, Insta).  


We want to share your work with our community.  Creativity helps us to express our feelings during this unprecedented time, bringing us together to help us feel less alone during our  time of isolation.

How to submit?

It’s easy! Email Tanya Cunnington artscoordinator@orilliamuseum.org 1 high resolution jpeg or MP4 (if you work in video) and include a brief statement (max 50 words) about your work, why you created it and what you were feeling when you did.  Please also include any social media handles, the title of the work, medium and submit via email with the subject line COVID ART SUBMISSION.  OMAH may edit your statement (but not alter the meaning) in order to fit within the social media platform guidelines. Please note that as much as we would like to, not all submissions will be featured. This call for submissions is currently open.  Look for your artwork to be featured starting in February!


Are you an artist, storyteller, or artisan who has created artwork in any medium since March of 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic began? OMAH is developing a collection based on Orillia and Area’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic for which we are seeking donations in all artforms.

 More details coming soon to our website and social media platforms.