2014 Judges

Terry Birch

Terry has worked approximately thirty years, (1979-present), in the Fine Arts. Selected group and solo exhibitions include: Ring House Gallery, University of Alberta; Northern Life Museum, Fort Smith, N.W.T.; Simon Fraser University; Centre Cultural, Verdun, P.Q.; Cold City Gallery, Studio 620, Gallery 44, A.R.C. (Artculture Resource Centre), IDEE Gallery, Toronto, ON; Artcite, Windsor, ON; Art Gallery of Peterborough; Rodman Hall, St. Catharines; Station Gallery, Whitby, ON... As well as venues in Middleburg, Netherlands; Japan; Bristol, England and Pavia, Italy.

Twice, (juried) exhibitor with the C.S.P.W.C.; life drawing participant, Arts and Letters Club, Toronto; (past member) Scarab Club, Detroit, Michigan; Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, 1982, (Honourable Mention). Took part in the last Chromazone sponsored production; Chroma, Painting Beyond The Zone. (30 young painters). Curator, Rae Johnson; Administrator, Carla Garnet; Press: - John Bentley Mays, "Art that's the talk and the toast of the town," The Globe and Mail, May 19,1984. - Nick Sheehan, "Painting the Town," Now, May 17, 1984. - Christopher Hume, "Underground art comes to light," The Toronto Star, May 25,1984.

Terry designed a logo and stills for Frontier College for use in their educational videos; (co-produced with York University, Fine Arts).
He assisted in a research capacity, with the exhibition and publication of the catalogue, ''A. M. Fleming, A Man of His Time," (1997); The Thames Art Gallery, Chatham Cultural Centre and subsequent tour.

Danielle Dupuis

Danielle Dupuis lives in Tilbury, Ontario. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Windsor. She received her Intermediate Fine Art qualifications from Queen's University.

Danielle is a painter, working in acrylic. She has exhibited in the Desmond Juried Art Exhibition, Thames Art Gallery's Eye for Art, William Street Café, Nancy John's Gallery, and ARTspace. Her painting titled "Nights Like This" earned her first place in the 2011 Desmond Juried Art Exhibition.

Danielle is currently the Assistant Administrator at ARTspace in downtown Chatham.

Darla Fisher-Odjig (Nadeau)


1995 Indian and Inuit Art Collection at Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, ON, Canada,) “He Sheds A Tear”, (Pun Geh Geh Waazeeben Gwah)

2006 Aboriginal Treasures Exhibit, Mississauga, ON, Streetsville

Gallery Artist Award for painting “Sweet Medicine Woman.”

2009 My Healing Journey, A Walk In Two Worlds, Poetry & Prose, D. Fisher-Odjig, awarded grant by Ontario Arts Council, An anthology of poetry and prose regarding struggles of a First Nations woman.


1995 Book Steel My Rage, Poetry & Art

Douglas & McIntyre, Joel Maki editor, Toronto, ON, Na-Me-Rez (Native Men’s Residence)

1995 Keeshig-Tobias, Lenore (Ojibwe), ed., Into the Moon: Heart, Mind, Body, Soul, Cover Art & illustrations by Darla Fisher- Odjig (Ojibwe/Potawatomi).

1995 Book Cover “In A Vast Dreaming” Art and poetry, Native Women In The Arts

1996 Book Art & Poetry, “Let the Drum Be Your Heart”, Douglas & McIntyre, Warrior Cry, artwork & poetry New Native Voices, Joel Maki, Toronto, Ontario

2009 Book Cover for “Aboriginal Women’s Studies” University of Sudbury- Kevin Fitzmaurice

2010 Anthology,25 yr. struggle of a First Nations woman, Completed and Published book, by Xlibris, My Healing Journey, A Walk In Two Worlds, Poetry & Prose by D. Fisher-Odjig


2013 Solo Show-"CLOAKED", Artspace Gallery, Chatham, ON

2013 Solo Show-Satalite Show, "CLOAKED", Wallaceburg Musem Gallery, Wallaceburg, ON

2012 Artspace Gallery, Chatham, Ontario

2011 Through Women’s Hands, Art Gala & Sale, March 8, Tammy Foster @ Chatham Kent Women’s Centre, Chatham, ON

2010 Through the Eyes of an Artist, Crawford Lake, Milton, ON, Group Exhibition, Tiny Object Teachings, Program Workshop on gifts from mother earth.

2010 Darla Fisher Odjig, November 22, FASM, Milton, ON Teaching Workshop. How To Get Rid of the Block.

2009 Sheridan College, Symbols & Desensitization of First Nations People, Presentation

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