Winners of 49th International Open Juried Exhibition are Announced

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Biafarin Inc; the Canadian artist management company and Society of Canadian Artists (SCA) invite you to visit The 49th International Open Juried Exhibition. Join the opening reception and awards presentation on Thursday September 7, 2017 at 07:00-09:00 PM in Papermill Gallery, Todmodern Hills Heritage Site, Toronto, Canada.

Biafarin Inc; the Canadian artist management company and Society of Canadian Artists (SCA) invite you to visit The 49th International Open Juried Exhibition. Join the opening reception and awards presentation on Thursday September 7, 2017 at 07:00-09:00 PM in Papermill Gallery, Todmodern Hills Heritage Site, Toronto, Canada.

In 49th SCA International Exhibition, the number of collaborations has risen with artists participated from various countries in Asia, Europe and North America with high profile artworks. With admiration for the creativity and inspiration demonstrated, we extend our appreciation to all participant artists and present to you the winning artists of 49th International Open Juried Exhibition.

Danielle Richard’s “Un jour en octobre” is SCA 1st Award of Excellence winner. Danielle is a passionate artist from Quebec with more than 40 years of artistic career and in a quest for sharing serenity and beauty. Her artwork reflects a moment of silence and peace, inspired by life away from tumult in “a day in October”.

The digital painting “Lullaby” by Don Bergland has won SCA 2nd Award of Excellence. Bergland is an active exhibiting artist for over 50 years and his artwork gives viewers a pause, the understanding misses what it expects and encounters what it can’t comprehend and as Emily Jaeger quoted in WTP, “Bergland’s digital images amuse and disturb; ultimately drawing the viewer into a new realm of possibility and learning”.

The Award of Merit winner is Leily Derakhshani; an artist from Toronto with almost 30-year rich experience in art. Her stylized figurative mixed media painting has a simple expression, free from obscurity and complexity where she shows her past through an artistic form and expressive language.

“Construction Season:Vancouver”; a watercolour painting by Rex Beanland; is another winner of Award of Merit. Rex is a passionate watercolourist from Vancouver that his cityscapes capture the interactions between people and the places they live and tell a compelling visual story.

Cindy Bouwers, a Canadian artist from Alberta has won Duggan SCA Canadian Landscape Award for a painting titled as “Gust and Flurry”. Theme of hope and contentment in her landscape work is an emotive combination of shape and texture that inspires viewers with an expression of a moment of quite reflection.

The prestigious Antoinette Stevens medallion and prize of “Best Painting in Show” is given to Narges Soleimanzadeh for “Delicious Summer”. The winning work expands the artistic experience to the aspects of life that is at the heart of everyday life; a mixed up of irregular elements to express easiness in a summer day.

Alireza Mirzarezaee, another painting artist is selected by the jury for Antoinette Stevens Award for “Best Acrylic in Show”. His work indicates an emotional and mental relationship between two figures in conversation; while it is still in the midst of ambiguity because of the peripheral conditions and the suspended space.

With congratulation to all winners and finalists for exhibition, specially to Biafarin member artists for their accomplishment, we are looking forward to meeting you all in Papermill Gallery on September 07, 07:00-09:00 PM.

About Biafarin: Biafarin Inc is a Canadian artist management company with an online portal and an international network of artists, buyers and businesses. Biafarin helps artists to develop their art career internationally through services such as online artist profile management, opportunities submission tools, online distribution and sales, exhibition booking, art critique and interview, press release and news coverage, publication, etc.

About SCA: Founded sixty years ago by a group of young visionary artists active in Toronto, Society of Canadian Artist is rapidly growing from a provincial non-profit to a cosmopolitan nationwide society. A non-profit artists’ organization dedicated to expanding the visibility and stature of the visual arts. SCA has the vice regal patronage of His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, C.C., C.M.M., C.O.M., C.D Governor General of Canada, a strong advocate for promoting national arts programs and organizations.

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