Kawartha Art Gallery announces 2024 exhibit lineup

By Lindsay Advocate

The Kawartha Art Gallery (KAG) is excited to announce its full lineup of exhibits for 2024. From fascinating individual artist exhibits to our popular annual juried exhibits, there’s something for everyone this year.

It is an exciting time for KAG. Due to overwhelming national demand to be part of the line-up, the curatorial team is now booking exhibits as far ahead as 2026. KAG is also proud to pay fees matching the Canadian Artists Representation / Le Front des Artistes canadiens (CARFAC) levels. This important step ensures that KAG is in line with other national galleries, and is an important step in continuing to financially support our local artists.

“The exceptional exhibition experience that Kawartha Art Gallery is able to provide for our area artists is due to the support and ongoing commitment of the cultural sector of the City of Kawartha Lakes by our municipal government and community,” says Susan Taylor, executive director of the Kawartha Art Gallery. “It is this spirit of teamwork that elevates our community in meeting the cultural needs of our community today and tomorrow.”

The Kawartha Art Gallery, in addition to exhibits, also hosts live events for the community. Crazy Creative, a free drop-in for children aged 7-13 happens on most Saturdays, with food and financial donation going to A Place Called Home. KAG is also delighted to be bringing back their popular Music Series, as well as Artist Networking events. All exhibits also have special artist meet and greets.


Permanent Collection: Michael Behnan – Into The Foam (now complete)
January 20 to March 30, 2024
An exhibit highlighting artwork from Kawartha Art Gallery’s Permanent Collection
Curated by Kawartha Art Gallery’s L.C.V.I Co-Op student, Emily Strange
Distortions (now complete)
February 3 to February 29, 2024
An exhibit of work produced and curated by I.E. Weldon Secondary School’s IB Visual Art Program students

Annual Secondary School Juried Exhibit (now complete)
March 5 to March 30, 2024
A juried exhibit, highlighting the wealth of talented area high school students
Juror: Anders Widjedal

Spark Photo Festival: Tim Bellhouse – Seeing In Black & White
April 2 to April 27, 2024
An exhibit of the contrast between light and dark, uses the viewer’s imagination to complete the story
Artist Talk & Reception: Saturday April 6, 2024, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Ken Prescott: A New Way of Looking
May 1 to May 25, 2024
Through an interplay of form and colour, the viewer is challenged to see and feel in new ways
Artist Meet & Greet: Saturday May 4, 2024, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Elayne Windsor: Manifestations
May 28 to June 22, 2024
An artist’s internal and reflective journey through the mediums of decollage and collage
Artist Talk & Reception: Saturday June 1, 2024, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Brian Oliver: My Roadmap
June 25 to July 20, 2024
An exhibit highlighting the images captured through the Artist’s travels throughout Southern & Eastern Ontario
Artist Talk & Reception: Saturday July 6, 2024, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Kawartha Arts Network: Kawartha Creates
July 23 to August 17, 2024
A showcase of the local Artists of KAN, an artists’ co-operative, dedicated to networking, sharing, and creating
Artist Talk & Reception: Saturday July 27, 2024, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Lindsay & District Rug Hookers: Painted With Wool
August 20 to September 14, 2024
A retrospect exhibit highlighting the development of rug hooking from the late 1800’s to today
Artist Talk & Reception: Saturday August 24, 2024, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Annual Juried Exhibit: Radical Buffet
September 17 to December 31, 2024
Call for Submissions opens: May 31, 2024
Deadline for submissions: August 31, 2024
Awards Reception: Saturday September 28, 2024, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Pie Eyed Monk


Crazy Creative
Every Saturday from 11:00-12:30 p.m.
A drop-in program for kids aged 7-13 to get creative with Crayola Model Magic
Music Series: David Leask – songwriter, guitarist, singer
Thursday May 23. 2024 at 7 p.m.
Pie Eyed Monk (Lindsay, ON)
Music Series (artist TBA)
Thursday Nov 14, 2024 at 7 p.m.
Pie Eyed Monk (Lindsay, ON)
Artist Network Meeting
Date/location TBA
Explore the more at kawarthagallery.com.

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