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Flin Flon to host northern regional art show this June

Northern Manitoba’s biggest arts show will be coming back to Flin Flon later this spring.
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Paints and paintbrush.

Northern Manitoba’s biggest arts show will be coming back to Flin Flon later this spring.

The Northern Juried Art Show is expected to return to town from June 2-4, coming back for the 46th year. The show gives artists in different media from across northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan a chance to exhibit their work for a larger audience and receive expert opinion and critique.

“The NJAS is open to artists from across the north, from Churchill to The Pas and everywhere in between,” reads a statement from event organizers.

The show will include a live gallery and expert judges panels for the artists, who will be able to enter works in several different categories.

“We are very excited to be able to showcase a live version (as long as COVID-19 regulations allow),” reads the organizers’ statement.

“After two years of virtual shows, we are expecting artists and art lovers from a variety of communities to attend this year’s show.”

During COVID-19, artists had to submit their pieces remotely and no live judging or viewing was held.

Categories for this year’s show include painting, watercolour, drawing and printmaking, digital and photography, creative fibre and three-dimensional art. There will also be a pair of open youth categories - one for kids ages nine-to-12 and another for artists aged 13-18 - as well as the people’s choice award and best in show. A different category will be added for the Flin Flon show, awarding the piece that best exemplifies Flin Flon’s place branding and motto - “The Water and the Wild”.

Winners in some categories will have their pieces entered into the Manitoba Rural and Northern Juried Art Show in Winnipeg later this year - also planned to be a live event after two years of mostly remote shows and judging.

Entries can be sent in before April 30 - registration for artists is $20 per entry, but is free for students and youth entries. Information on how to enter can be found by contacting the NorVA Centre or by emailing show organizers at njasflinflon@gmail.com.