We are thrilled to present our winners for the 26th Annual Paint Ontario Show and Sale!

Grand Prize $2000

Award Sponsors: White Squirrel Golf Club and Paul Jennery GM Acura West London

“Second Generation” by Denise Antaya

Judge’s comments: “What a truly spectacular work of art. Not only
was this piece exceptionally rendered with impeccable detail, the strong emotive energy off of this work was calm, settling and powerful. A perfect piece of art.”

Judges Andrew Meyer – Lambton County GM of Cultural Services – and Joanne Poluch – owner of Remarque Art Consulting – hold the Grand Prize winner.

Painting Second Prize $500

Award Sponsor: Tourism Sarnia-Lambton

“Basking In Warmth” by Ron Pearce

Judge’s comments: “This spectacular painting captures happy childhood memories of living in Ontario. The detail is phenomenal and the foreground brushwork is dazzling. I love the wonderful capturing of light as it bounces off the geometric turtle shells of this lazy pair on a warm morning.”

Painting Honourable Mention $250

Award Sponsor: Shirley Andraza

“Pinery Dunes” by Maria Iva

Judge’s comments: “The narrative of this piece of art is so delightful. The work up of texture on the pine trees casts 
the viewers eye skyward. The evocation of dapples of shadow across the sandy path leading to the turquoise waters is exquisite in detail. So well done!”

Painting Honourable Mention $250

Award Sponsor: West Coast Lion’s Club of Grand Bend

“Beyond The Pale” by Sheila Davis

Judge’s comments: “This dazzling work is so full of excitement and energy as the viewer gets caught up in the fast sweeping energetic brushstrokes. The composition of this work is so intriguing as your eye begs to rest on the intriguing calm forest floor. Perfect palette, perfect harmony and perfect composition.”

Portrait First Place $750

Award Sponsor: White Squirrel Golf Club

“Beguiling” by Bonnie Sheckter

Judge’s comments: “This sweet young child captures your heart with her inky black and magnetic eyes. Why is this piece titled Beguiling? Is she? Magnificent detail in the neck of the collar and the strand of hair is wonderful as it gently dangles on the child’s face. “

Portrait Honourable Mention $250

Award Sponsor: Joanne and Peter Janzen

“Gotcha” by Vanessa Cress Lokos

Judge’s comments: “This every day scene which is so familiar to us calls us right to the focal point in the dead center of the painting – the cellphone. This piece is a thinker! While we do not have a rapport with the figure we do feel a sense of intimacy.”

Sculpture First Prize $1000

Award Sponsor: White Squirrel Golf Club

“Gus” by John Clinton

Sculpture Second Prize $500

Award Sponsor: CIBC Wood Gundy

“Gently Bound” by Mary Louise White

County of Lambton Award $1000

Award Sponsor: Presented by the Warden of Lambton County

“Solemn Survivor” by Layne Van Loo

Mayor’s Purchase Award $750

Award Sponsor: The winning painting becomes part of the Municipality of Lambton Shores’ permanent collection.

“Snow Banks” by R. Jean Taylor

Sponsor Choice Awards

This category of awards is truly special as it is the sponsors themselves who choose the recipient of the $250 award. This means that, out of all of the beautiful artwork, a particular work resonated with the sponsor in a meaningful way. Several of these choice awards are bestorwed in honour of a beloved family member or friend. We are so grateful for the patronage and support of these sponsors and know that every artist feels especially honoured and thankful to be recognized in this way.

Please see the photo descriptions for artist and sponsor names.