Art Show


MAY 27 & 28, 2016 Continuing May 30 – July 4, 2016


CALL FOR ENTRY: Deadline Saturday, April 30, 2016

The Muskoka Summit on the Environment will be held at the Bracebridge Sportsplex and at the Rene Caisse Theatre in Bracebridge, May 27 & 28, 2016. The theme for this summit is “Solutions for a Warming World”.

A primary objective of the Summit is to reach out to the public and provide opportunity for dialogue on important issues. Internationally renowned speakers will address a range of solutions for scientists and the public, with a focus on the overall need for international cooperation to reduce greenhouse gases, and the need for local adaptation to mitigate the changes which are already underway.

We are looking for 2D works of various sizes, with a maximum of 42 inches width including frame.

NOTE: Artwork will be displayed at the Sportsplex during the Summit May 27-May 28 with the exhibition continuing at Martin’s Gallery and Framing Centre, 10 Taylor Road in Bracebridge from May 30 to July 4, 2016, in an effort to bring awareness to this issue. We encourage you to apply!


DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS:   Saturday, April 30, 2016

Email application form & photos to



Artwork on this theme of environmental solutions may be submitted in any medium and must be for sale. The interpretation of the theme will be determined by the overall collection of images received and as selected by the jury. EMAIL application form & photos to

  1. Artists may submit up to 2 pieces for consideration, by JPEG image, 250KB to 300KB each.
    Identify each image with: Artist Name, Title of work, overall size (Height inches x width inches), medium, price. (ie: Jamie Smith, Cool It Down, 18”x24”, oil on panel, $350)
  2. 2-D work must be dry, ready for hanging, and safe for hanging in a public space.
  3. Artwork must remain on display for duration of exhibition and be for sale. The artist is responsible for delivery of sold work at the conclusion of the exhibition.
  4. There is NO ENTRY FEE.
  5. A Commission of 15% will apply for sales during May 27th and 28th ONLY
    (15% commission going directly to the Muskoka Summit on the Environment for the graduate student research grant)
  6. A Commission of 40% will apply for sales during May 30 to July 4, 2016.
    (With 15% of that being donated to the Muskoka Summit on the Environment for the graduate student research grant.)
  7. Space is limited – only those works selected will be notified on/by May 8, 2016.
    Drop off will be on Wednesday, May 25, 2016.


APPLICATION FORM (including Matting, Framing & Hanging Guidelines)

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An Artist’s Statement on the Environment

by Lynda Lynn

The Mermaid's Broock by Lynda Lynn

The Mermaid’s Broock by Lynda Lynn

Painting is a way that I choose to express myself. Living in Muskoka, I’m inspired by the natural environment both from a wide landscape perspective, to the microscopic creatures that inhabit our water.

I love the feel of the soft breezes on my face, the rainbows in the dewdrops, the smell of the land after a summer rain, softly falling snowflakes as big as feathers, slushing waterfalls, sitting quietly observing the wildlife, knowing that we are all a part of this wonder. It brings me great respect for our Earth and a troubling concern for the disregard and waste of these precious resources and of their fast decline.

Observing and painting have taken me on a long journey to where I am now. Starting with stained glass windows based upon microscopic studies of rock crystals and tree branch cell structure, through traditional landscape and abstract paintings, an extensive study of colour and its psychology, to this exciting endeavour about our environment.

Painting is singing with colour. Like music, visual art is made of texture, rhythm, movement and balance and every painter combines those elements in an individual way. I like to paint in a variety of media, in a manner that encompasses subjective colour (content with emotion) while trying to instill a love and curiosity about these wonders of nature in the viewer, and don’t know of another artist who has combined the beauty of expressionistic art with the science of the subject matter of the paintings. In this way I hope that I can be of help.

It is a privilege to be able to communicate and open others eyes to the wonders of nature that many never really see or take the time to understand, hoping to encourage the exploration, knowledge and preservation of this natural world while we still have time to do so.

“I cannot expect my art to provide all of the answers,” said Grace Hartigan. “Only to hope it keeps asking the right questions.”

5 February 2016