OSAC 2014 Adjudicated Art Exhibition, organised by the Estevan Arts Council | Gallery 1
November 7th - December 19th, 2014
Throughout the province of Saskatchewan, adjudications are hosted and funded partly by arts councils, and by the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils (OSAC) through Saskatchewan Lotteries and the Saskatchewan Arts Board. The Estevan Arts Council has been hosting a yearly Adjudicated Art Show since 1984. The goal of this program is to promote the growth of culture by providing opportunities for emerging artists to show their work. This allows artists to participate in informational and hands-on workshops and develop critical skills through participating in group and individual critiques with adjudicators. About the Adjudicator Ward Schell is an artist and educator from Moose Jaw, SK. He attended the Emily Carr School of Art in Vancouver, the University of Regina, and the Banff School of Fine Arts. His work has been exhibited nationally in both solo and group exhibitions over the past two decades. Since 1990, Schell has been teaching a variety of painting and drawing classes at the Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre in Regina and has given numerous workshops on drawing and painting throughout Saskatchewan. Schell was the Artist in Residence for painting at the Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre between 1994 and 1998, where he led painting and drawing workshops. Schell was also awarded a Saskatchewan Arts Board, Artist in Residence grant along with his wife, artist Jennifer McRorie, for the Town of Regina Beach in 1998-99. Participating artists included: Cheryl Andrist, Sheila Farstad, Emily Gillies, Kayla Hanson, Diana Hume, Sharon Olson, Kathryn Robertson, Irene Roy, Harvey Steeves, Marleen Vicary and Cathy Wysman.