Exhibitions - Walker Industries Art Competition

In celebration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre, we present the Walker Industries Art Competition

This competition was open to emerging and established artists anywhere in Canada.

Twenty-five finalists were selected by a jury of six renowned experts in the Canadian art field. An exhibition of the finalists' work will be on display from July 4 - August 4 at the Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre. During that month, visitors to the Pumphouse will have an opportunity to vote for the People's Choice Award.

25 Finalists
Allen, Dianne
Andrews, Emily
Barber, Beverly
Boaks, Ronald
Cochrane, Marilyn
Davis-Mann, Mitch
de Vries, Erna
Dywan, Jane
Farnsworth, Geoff
Fraser, Janny
Fresh, Daisy
Garin, Louise
Hepburn, Julia
Kelly, Ava
Kirkwood, Kristina
Langbroek, George
McClay, Kim
Middleton, Sandy
Paonessa, Sam
Ponesse, Julie
Thompson, Bruce
Tunnoch, Bob
Wylie, Carol
Zandvliet, Lorraine
Ziraldo, Lorena

The first and second place winners were announced at the exhibition opening, ‘Walker Industries Art Competition 2019, hosted by the Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre’, on July 4 at 7:00 p.m.

First Prize
Beverly Barber

The jury selected Pigeon Watching because the abstracted image is compositionally very strong, and is achieved by a masterful handling of the paint. The jury was very impressed with this evocative and original piece.

Second Prize
Lorena Ziraldo

The painting entitled Youth was selected by the jury because they were impressed with her very effective and provocative painting style in this work depicting her son. The work is strong compositionally and exhibits an original use of colour and technique.

People's Choice Award
Julie Ponesse

There is a third prize of $250 for the People’s Choice Award. Visitors to the Pumphouse will be able to vote for their favorite work of art during the month-long exhibition.

All three prizes will be awarded at the Walker Industries Art Competition Award ceremony on August 4 at 3:00 p.m. during The Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre's 25th Anniversary Celebration Party, presented by Niagara Casinos. This highly-anticipated event is open to all and takes place on the final day of the 14th annual Art at the Pumphouse Original Art Show and Sale at the riverfront of the Pumphouse.