Artist and writer Daniel Hutchinson received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Emily Carr Institute in Vancouver and his MFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) in Halifax. He has exhibited extensively across Canada as well as in the United States, Australia and Sweden.
Daniel has received many accolades for his work. He has taught painting at the Ontario College of Art and Design, NSCAD and the University of Guelph. Daniel now lives and works in Victoria.
For more of his exhibition information please visit dbhutchinson.com
Mary Jo Hughes
Mary Jo is the Director of Legacy Art Galleries for the University of Victoria. Here, she is building a program based on academic and community partnerships through a variety of projects.
Mary Jo has worked across Canada producing historical and contemporary exhibitions with local, national and international interest. She was the curator of the Winnipeg Art Gallery from 1995 to 2007 when she came to Victoria to take on the position as curator of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria until 2012. At present, she teaches Museum Studies at the University of Victoria.
Heather Wheeler has worked in the arts for over 30 years and returns as a Juror this year. She owns The Avenue Gallery in Oak Bay which carries a broad spectrum of contemporary Canadian art. Exhibitions of paintings, sculpture, ceramics, glassware and jewellery are constantly changing.
Heather gained her experience in a number of Victoria’s art galleries before opening her first gallery downtown in 2000. She enjoys the opportunity to showcase spectacular art for artists and art lovers alike. She is continually amazed by how our beautiful surroundings influence the variety of work local artists produce and how all genres of art can bloom in this creative environment.