Friday June 16, 2017, 6:00 to11 pm, Cambridge City Hall
Each year, for one evening in June, the Cambridge Mayor's Celebration of the Arts (CMCA) presents the community with a variety of works by local artists and artists connected to our community.
This free exhibition focuses on works judged in visual, literary and performance arts competitions. The event showcases many different styles and genres of art.
The CMCA event happens at City Hall, the Square and surrounding streets. Through a number of partnerships, this celebration also includes special art experiences for our audiences. We also have kid-friendly and family-centred activities.
Local restaurants sell a variety of foods and beverages at the event as well!
When: Friday, June 16, 2017
|Committee Planning Members|
CMCA 2017 Committee Members include:
|Interested in Volunteering?|
CMCA is currently looking to fill the following positions on the planning committee:
The CMCA planning committee are looking for committed day of event volunteers (daytime & evening shifts available).
If you are interested in joining the CMCA planning committee or would like to volunteer at the event email the Recreation Coordinator or call (519) 740-4681 ext 4277.
|Meet the 2017 Jurors|
Literary Arts Juror: Diane Attwell Palfrey
Diane Attwell Palfrey grew up in Toronto and moved to Cambridge in 1989. She is a prose writer and a contemporary poet whose subject matter often touches upon the eccentricities of human behaviour. Diane published her first poetry collection, Intake of Glass, in November 2013 (Craigleigh Press). Her poetry has been published by the Waterloo-Wellington CAA, Serengeti Press, Craigleigh Press, Hammered Out, The Ontario Poetry Society, Cruickston Charitable Research Reserve (RARE), Calvary Assembly, several editions of Ascent Aspirations Anthology and several editions of Tower Poetry Anthologies. Diane was also the 1st place winner two consecutive years in the Cambridge Festival of the Arts Poetry Contest.
Diane is a long-standing member of the Cambridge Writers Collective and The Ontario Poetry Society. In 2015, Diane won 2nd place for her poem "Arbor Vitae" in the Ontario Poetry Society Food for Thought contest. In the 2016 Ontario Poetry Society Arborealis Contest, Diane Won 2nd place for her poem "Ars Moriendi (The Art of Dying)", an Honourable Mention for her poem "Pinioned", and had 3 other poems selected as runners-up: "Blind Simming", "If Only We Were Sheep" and "Quiverfull". Diane also won 2nd place in the Free Verse category of the 2016 Craigleigh Poetry Contest for her poem "Boneyards".
Visual Arts Juror: Laurie Wonfor Nolan
A graduate of the Sheridan College Illustration program, Laurie started her carreer as a commerical artist in 1983. She happily began combining those skills with her love of the land in 1996 and three years later had her first solo show of large scale 'plein air' landscapes in Toronto. Her immediate and honest approach to painting in the landscape now carries through to a myriad of subjects including still life, interiors and abstractions.
Live performance and event painting has also become a keen interest and Laurie has had the opportunity to share the stage with a diverse group of musicians including Liala Biali, Ben Grossman, Mike Murley, Rita Chiarelli and Jane Bunnett among others.
Laurie Wonfor Nolan Studio opened in 2010 offering a variety of classes and workshops and has since become a haven for painters of all levels. Laurie was the recipient of the Bernice Adams Memorial Award for Visual Art in 2008 and was honoured with the KW Women of Distinction Award for Arts and Culture in 2011.
Performing Arts Juror: Grant Gimpel
Grant Gimpel is a local musician and music instructor. Grant began to pursue a skillset in music, specifically the guitar, during his years in high school at Galt Collegiate Institute. Taking to performance early on in his musical journey, Grant has since grown to take part in multiple musical acts across Southern Ontario, in both lead and supporting roles. Three of his most current and regular positions are with local bands Shy Harry and Pilot Project, along with a standing position with the Royal Canadian Navy. In addition to these, Grant is also an active member in the music groups Saluna and The Helmsmen. Offstage Grant is an assistant coordinator for the E-Bolt Music productions held at the E-Bolt Music studio, Monigram Coffee Roasters, and the Cambridge Arts Theatre. On top of all of this, Grant is also a guitar and music theory instructor for students of a broad spectrum of ages and skill levels.
|Interested in applying to participate in the event?|
|CMCA is now accepting applications for visual, performing and literary artists for the event on Friday June 16, 2017. There are 2 ways to submit your application:
1. Apply Online
You will begin by setting up a user account. Many of the fields are required and your application will not be submitted until all fields are complete. You can easily include all your supporting documents via this method. If you are having difficulties applying online email the Recreation Coordinator or call (519) 740-4681 ext 4277 for assistance.
2. Hardcopy Application
To obtain a hardcopy application email the Recreation Coordinator or call (519) 740-4681 ext 4277. Please ensure your submission is complete and all supporting documents are included (ie. sound/video clips of performances etc). Incomplete submissions will not be passed onto the jurors.
Submissions close at 4:00 pm on April 1st, 2017
Submissions are open for the following categories:
Performing Arts Adult (18+)
Performing Arts Youth (13 to 17 years of age)
Visual Arts Adult (18+)
Literary Arts Adult (18+)
Please view our 2017 Call for Entry.