For 36 years, VAM has celebrated the arts at their Annual Juried Show of Fine Arts. On January 16, the Art Gallery of Mississauga hosted the opening night, welcoming visitors to view submitted work. Submissions from across Ontario were juried by: Ivan Jurakic, Director and Curator of the University of Waterloo Art Gallery; Kim Lee Kho, a veteran visual artist and instructor; and Reinhard Reitzenstein, Director of Sculpture Program at the State University of New York. First place was awarded to Noelle Hamlyn for Colonial Tea Jacket—A Skin Once Shed, second place was given to The Way it Was by Sarah Martin and third place went to Glen L. Jones for his piece Up the Down Staircase.