Meet the Jury

*Jurors listed below in order of appearance above (left to right).  

ADAM NOONAN

Adam Noonan has been painting landscapes and buildings in, and around, Victoria, BC for twenty-five years and has had over twenty shows in Victoria/Vancouver. Previously, he graduated from Ryerson University in Photographic Arts and has subsequently been a fashion photographer, antiques importer, and a futures broker, meanwhile attending art classes at the Toronto School of Art. As a reason for painting, I don't think I could put it better than American painter Maxfield Parrish 1870 - 1966: "The endeavor is to present a painting which will give pleasure without tiring the intellect."

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LYNDA GAMMON

Gammon, studied at The University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, [B.A.] and York University [M.F.A. 1983]. Her work has been exhibited at institutions including The Nickle Art Museum [Calgary], The Contemporary Art Gallery [Vancouver], Mercer Union Gallery [Toronto], Plug-In Gallery [Winnipeg], Presentation House Gallery [Vancouver], Vancouver Art Gallery, McMaster Museum [Hamilton], Simon Fraser Gallery [Burnaby], Gallery 44 [Toronto], Gallery 101 [Ottawa], The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, The Galerie Jorge Alyskewycz [Paris], The Westergasfabreik, [Amsterdam], Salle de Bains [Rotterdam], Stride Gallery [Calgary], Platform centre for photographic + digital arts [Winnipeg], Vu, centre de diffusion et de production de la photographie [Quebec City], Oakville Galleries [Oakville ON]; The Southern Alberta Art Gallery [Lethbridge], The Legacy Gallery [Victoria] and the Equinox Gallery [Vancouver]. In 2004 Gammon established flask, which is dedicated to the production and publication of books by artists and writers. She has been the recipient of numerous BCArts Council and Canada Council grants and is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.

Gammon is an Associate Professor Emeritus in the Visual Arts Department at the University of Victoria where she currently supervises graduate students. In addition to serving on V.P. Academic and V. P. Research search committees, two UVic Strategic Planning Committees and three terms on University Senate, she also chaired the President’s Distinguished Lecture Committee, chaired the En’owkin Steering Committee, served on the Honorary Doctorate Committee, the Graduate Interdisciplinary Committee as well as many more.  She has also served as Associate Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Chair of the Visual Arts Department. 

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RON WILSON

Ron Wilson is an international artist in Victoria and has exhibited with the AGGV Paint-In for a decade.  Ron was a supplementary art teacher and a First Nations shcool on the island and at other schools in Toronto. He now conducts regular workshops for art groups in Victoria. He has painted in South Africa, France, UK, USA, and Taiwan with a realist / impressionist style.

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SHAWN SHEPARD

Shawn Sheperd is primarily self-taught with an informal education sourced from local artists, books and travels to art museums in France, Italy, Mexico, USA and Canada. His exhibitions have been reviewed in The Globe & Mail, the Times Colonist (Victoria), Monday Magazine and numerous other newspapers and magazines. His work is in public, corporate and private collections in Canada, USA, England, Japan, China and Switzerland. Shawn is a multidisciplanary artist currently working and residing in Victoria, B.C. 

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BRONWYN MCMILLIN 

Bronwyn McMillin earned her BFA from the University of Victoria in 2013, and her MFA from Emily Carr University in 2016. Her work is derived from the landscape, history, culture and aesthetics of rural British Columbia, where she spent much of her young life. Using painting and installation, Bronwyn investigates lived histories, place-based phenomena and the shifting, changeable nature of memory in relation to place. At stake in these works is the ability for subjective depictions of a localized context to invoke the viewers own relationship to place, calling on universal experiences of belonging and dislocation while probing at methods for re­-connection. Bronwyn's work has been included in exhibitions across Canada, and will be featured in Iceland’s Heima Residency and University College London’s Summer Intensive in July and August of 2017. 

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