October 14, 2023 – January 13, 2024

Opening Reception: October 14, 2023, 1-3 pm



Exhibit: October 14, 2023 – January 13, 2024

Opening Reception: October 14, 2023, 1-3 pm



Juror’s Prize


Kevin J. Batchelor Emerging Artist 


Our vast and varied landscape is as unique and diverse as the Canadians who inhabit it. The beauty of our landscape can be a source of national pride, but our land is also going through many challenges such as climate change, land claims, and loss of natural habitats.  Tradition Transformed asks the question, what does the Canadian landscape mean to you.

This annual juried exhibition was created in recognition of landscape artist and Group of Seven member, Franklin Carmichael, who was born in Orillia. Now in its 22nd year, this juried exhibition calls on artists from across the country to submit work that reimagines the Canadian landscape through the artist’s chosen medium, including but not limited to drawing, painting, sculpture, photography and media arts.

2021 Artists


Nancy Bennett
Michael Black
Tommy Bourque
Kate Carder
Jennifer Clark
Jody Clement
David Cumming
Grace Dam
Destanne Dee Norris
Julie Desmarais
Steph Dunn
Mike Efford
Tanya Fenkell
Corin Ford Forrester
Peter E Fyfe
Erin Fyfe Donnelly
Curt Gaudon

2022 Artists


Phyllis Gordon
John Graham
Anita Granger
Libby Hague
Pat Hertzberg
David Holden
Karla Houser
Xuefei (Fei) Ji
Gita Karklins
Suzanne Leclair
Jessica Lin
Michael Madden
Tammy McClennan
Sandy Middleton
Carole Milon
Melissa Neil

2021 Artists


Duane Nickerson
Taimi Poldmaa
Patti Randazzo Beckett
Kelly Rendek
Ava Roth
Lori Ryerson
Mike Salisbury
Juliana Scherzer
Barbara Schmidt
Karin Silverstone
Kelly Stevenson
Svetlana Swinimer
George Szabo
Ethel Voronkova
Elayne Windsor
Leszek Wyczolkowski
Teodora Zamfirescu

The Kevin J. Batchelor Emerging Artist Award: $1000

This award is given to an emerging artist working in either one of the 2-D mediums such as painting, drawing or mixed media and was selected by the Batchelor family.

The Jurors’ Prize: $1500

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