Winter Festival of Art 2021: Finding Joy
February 27, 2021
There is no doubt that 2020 was a hard, strange, and very unexpected year. It was filled with bad news, stressful events, fear, uncertainty, and many other negative emotions. Our lives and daily routines have changed drastically. It is still uncertain how the future looks. People around the globe are looking forward to the end of 2020 with a hope that 2021 will bring better things.
Through it all art, has remained a safe sanctuary for many. Art galleries and museums around the world, like the AGA, are struggling, but continue to present new and exciting exhibitions - live and online. Adjusting daily to something new and different is today’s norm.
Considering the current situation, the theme for the Eighth Annual Winter Festival of Art is Finding Joy. The exhibition title is self-explanatory. Joy is what we all need, at this time. We invite you, our Members, to submit an artwork that you enjoyed making and that brings a smile to your face. A piece, that you will always cherish as a fond reminder of an event, person, or situation. The possibilities are endless. It simply has to be the most joyful work that you have ever done!
We want our visitors to come to the exhibition space and feel that their everyday stress and pressures of the realities they are currently facing are melting away. The intent is that they leave the exhibition feeling uplifted and with a smile on their face. Art has the ability to provide feelings of peacefulness, contemplation, and calmness. Every moment in which we find joy these days is to be celebrated. What better way than through art!
Finding Joy will open to the public on February 27, 2021. Unfortunately, we will not host a public opening, the most attended and popular event of the year. Instead, we will host an online live event, open to all to celebrate art and our talented Members. Details about the deadlines and the opening event will follow.
The AGA is proud to announce the exhibition of emerging artist Katrina Thibodeau's work. Katrina views art as a means to transcend traditional categories and communication into something universal – the art of emotions. Katrina strives to capture genuine emotion in her work. Her exploration of emotion is reflected in the realism of her monochromatic portraiture. Katrina has received many awards for her entrepreneurship and was a Featured Artist at the OSA Opened Juried Exhibition November 4th to December 31st 2020.
Join the AGA in welcoming winter! The AGA will be celebrating the beauty of winter by showcasing pieces from the permanent collection.