The Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba is preparing an exhibition of recent work by its members, which will be exhibited in the Main Gallery from December 1 until December 17, 2022. The AGSM has hosted an annual members exhibition since 2004, making this the 18th installment of the popular, community-driven event. Limited only by wall space, this exhibition is built from an open submission for anyone with an AGSM membership that was in good standing as of October 31, 2022.
As artwork continues to arrive, over 90 works of art from local Brandon and Westman area artists will be featured in this yearly popular exhibition.
First time participant, Dhairya Vaidya said, “A kid goes to an art gallery thinking ‘I wish I could one day create such amazing artworks’. The Annual Member’s Show is an opportunity for that kid’s dreams to come true. To have my artwork exhibited is exactly what I hope inspires others in our community, especially kids, to one day participate in a similar way.”
Two artist talks will be held in a hybrid format through the AGSM’s online platforms on December 9th and December 16th.
A reception will be held on Thursday, December 1 at 7:00PM, which will celebrate the unveiling of the Members Show as well as Pathway to Change, an exhibition of works by incarcerated adults and youth, which has been open to the public since October 27 and will run through December. Supplemental events are supported by the generosity of the Whitehead Foundation. Where artists have opted to sell their work, they will be on sale starting on December 1.