May 18, 2023 – July 30, 2023

Exhibition Reception: Saturday, July 22 | 5 PM – 7 PM


The Ontario Museum of History & Art, Associates Presents the 12th Biennial Ontario Open Art Exhibition. The Museum Associates is a non-profit organization that actively supports educational programs and community events at the Ontario Museum of History & Art through volunteer staffing, fundraising, and membership.

The Ontario Open Art Exhibition gives regional artists of all ages and skills the opportunity to display their artwork and a chance to win a cash prize. The exhibition is on view from Thursday, May 18 to Sunday, July 30, 2023. The portal to apply is now closed. We have reached our limit for entries. Thank you.

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2023 Winners Announcement

First Place: Sharon Austin, Painted Face, 2022, Pen and ink illustration

Second Place: Hannah Raykhenberg, I Will Bury You in Flowers #2, 2023, Oil painting, mixed media

Third Place: Juan Varela, Our Lady of the Angels, 2023, Mixed media 2D

Honorable Mentions

Sarah Arnold, Echo Park Tree, 2022, Oil on wood panel

Dr. Chris Kueng, On the Verge, 2021, Papier-mâché sculpture

Stephen Rybacki, Unoccupied, 2022, Oxidized paper and mixed media on wood

Lisa Tomczeszyn, Salt Marsh Daylight, 2022, Watercolor on paper mounted on birch board

City Council Liaison Award

Dan Frembling, Running Free, 2021, Intarsia (special woodworking technique)

Steve Thomas Photography/  Conservation Award

Leah Knecht, Double Exposure, 2022, Assemblage, photography