2024 BMFA Murray Clerkson Award & Exhibit

Blue Mountain Foundation for Arts

Event Date:
June 19 – July 21, 2024

The Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts is pleased to announce that the 2024 Murray Clerkson Award Exhibit will take place at 65 Simcoe Street from June 19th to July 21st. This exhibit will feature a diverse and dynamic group of six local emerging artists.

Participating Artists:
Leslie Kamps
Alex Kostecka-Silva
Jess Graham
Margaret Cora Schmor (Finalist)
Elaine Scheider (Finalist)
Deb Baillie (Finalist)

The winner will be announced at the opening reception, which will take place on June 21st from 5 PM to 7 PM as part of the BMFA’s annual Members Event at 65 Simcoe Street.

The winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize and a one-month Artist Residency at Studio Ciel in Collingwood.

About the Award:
The Murray Clerkson Award, created by bequest to the Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts by the late Mr. Clerkson, celebrates the accomplishments of an outstanding local emerging visual artist who has demonstrated potential for significant contribution to the arts. This award is intended for an artist who has shown courage and determination in their artistic journey. Murray’s wish was to recognize an evolving or emerging artist who is not yet professionally established but has reached a stage where their body of work indicates strength, purpose, and commitment. The award is open to artists residing in the
South Georgian Bay area and working in any visual arts discipline.