Frequently Asked Questions
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Who can apply for the Southeast Open Judged Exhibit?
The Southeast Open Judged Exhibit is open to artists of all ages within Southeastern Manitoba.
The Southeast Region is defined on the North by Highway 44, on the West by Highway 75, on the East by the Ontario border, and on the South by the United States border. Winnipeg is not included in the region.
How are our artworks going to judged/critiqued?
Our open judged exhibit invites people to enter their artwork into different categories to have it judged. Our skilled judges are artists themselves from Southeast Manitoba who look at the pieces and give 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Honorable Mention awards.
Note: This is not a juried competition, so the judges do not give individual feedback.
What kind of art form is accepted at the Southeast Open Judged Exhibit?
We welcome any art medium at any skill level!
Our Categories include Oil, Acrylic and Watercolour Painting, Charcoal, Ink, Pastels, Coloured Pencil, Pencil, Printmaking, Mixed Media, Digital Art, Photography, Pottery, Sculpture, Crafted, and Fibre Arts.
What is the non-competitive category?
NEW TO THIS YEAR! We are introducing our non-competitive distinction for all adult and juvenile categories. If you don’t want to compete with the other artists, but still want to show off your work, then just indicate that on your application. We want everyone to have the chance to show off their work.
How can we cast our votes on an artwork? And when and where do we find out about the awardees?
Votes for our annual People’s Choice Award can be submitted in person at our hall gallery or through our website. Awardees will be notified by email after the judges have been through the exhibit.
The winner of the People’s Choice Award will be announced towards the end of the exhibit to give the public enough time to get their votes in.
What are the COVID19 protocols you have in place for this event?
- Our Covid-19 protocols are based on the latest Manitoba Public Health Orders and are subject to change.
- Currently, the Manitoba Public Health Orders require that Art Galleries only be open if everyone viewing the art is either double vaccinated or under the age of 12. Also, capacity for art galleries is limited to 50%. In keeping with this, we ask that anyone who comes into the Steinbach Arts Council to view the art in the hall gallery sign-in at the office before viewing the artwork. This will also allow staff to check vaccination status and turn on our gallery lights for you.
- As per the Manitoba Public Health Orders, masks are required to be worn while inside at the Steinbach Cultural Arts Centre.