Welcome to the 7th Annual Desmond Juried Art Exhibit and Sale 2012.

Founded in 2006, this annual event invites artists and art lovers to celebrate the poetry and drama of our diverse Canadian landscape and rural culture.

Hosted on the beautiful grounds of the University of Guelph at Ridgetown, the showing is a tremendous opportunity for visitors to experience rural Canada through the eyes of a diversity of artists. Works include oils, acrylics, watercolours, sculpture, photography, mixed media and performance art.

The event opens with an invited gala where artists and guests are able to discuss the displayed pieces over refreshments. The evening concludes with the jury awards presentation.

Visitors are encouraged to attend early in the showing, as sales are generally brisk. Since we have created the theme for the exhibition being "Celebrating Canadian rural living" in 2007, on average, over forty percent of displayed works are sold at the show.

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