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PoeARTry North 2016 Contest Winners

Congratulations to all the artist/poets who have contributed to our most successful competition. We received 22 entries from six NOAA clubs and independent Northern Ontario artists. Since 2014 when PoeARTry North began accepting submissions, I have been impressed, along with the judges, by how these two mediums (art and writing) have fused into a uniquely expressive co-partnership. The quality of each paired painting and poem was at its all-round finest this year.

Group of Seven artist and poet J.E.H. Macdonald describes it thus: “A poem is a perfect moment of time with a heightened sense of heart and pulsation in it. A picture is a perfected enclosure of space seen with heightened vision.”

The awards ceremony was held at the Classic Theatre Mezzanine Gallery in Cobalt on October 30. Below is the list of winners and name of their painting and poem.

First Place

Northern Lights by Laura Landers
Northern Lights by Laura Landers

Second Place

Journey by Beth Jackson

Third Place

Revontulet by Sue Gamble

Honourable Mention

  • Waiting by Jerry Jordison
  • First Ice by Denise Ribson
  • Regeneration by Catharine Cribbs

People’s Choice

Northern Lights by Laura Landers