Entries sought for 37th annual James Weir People’s Choice Exhibit

Entry submissions are being sought for the annual James Weir People’s Choice exhibit, which is known as the longest running art exhibit of its kind in Western Canada. The James Weir People’s Choice is hosted by the Weyburn Arts Council and will mark its 37th year in 2021.

This year, the show will run for three months and voting will take place in person at the Allie Griffin Art Gallery in the basement of the Weyburn Public Library, or online by contacting the Weyburn Arts Council.

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Any local artists who want to submit a piece into the James Weir People’s Choice must register online by Friday, Dec. 18. Registrations forms can be found on the City of Weyburn website. Works must be received at the Weyburn Public Library by Monday, Jan. 4 by 10 a.m.

The Allie Griffin Art Gallery has hosted this multi-artist show since it began in 1984. As a People’s Choice exhibit, it is the residents of Weyburn who vote for their favourites, with the top 10 artists and the overall winner being announced during a gala evening at the end of the exhibit.

Any local residents or schools that would like to schedule a guided Zoom gallery tour of the James Weir People’s Choice Exhibit can contact curator Regan Lanning by email weyburnartscouncil@weyburn.ca or phoning (306) 848-3278.

Winners of the James Weir People’s Choice award will get a joint show at the Weyburn Credit Union Gallery in July and August.