Featured Artist 

Nominate a Featured Artist!

Is there an artist or artistic group whom you would like to see recognized, whether it be for their ingenuity, creativity, hard work, perseverance, or other admirable or remarkable quality? Nominate them to be a Featured Artist!

Artists from any kind of creative activity may be considered. This includes, but is by no means limited to: painters, sketchers, comic artists, sculptors, designers, paper crafters, floral arrangers, dancers, choreographers, actors, directors, singers, musicians, composers, conductors, musical arrangers, sound technicians, sound artists, authors, poets, playwrights, buskers, creative makeup artists, spoken word artists, illustrators, photographers, film artists, digital artists, culinary artists, weavers, embroiderers, knitters and other fiber artists, wood workers, artistic decorators, heritage, traditional, or modern artisans and crafters. This list is intended to broaden the interpretation of “art” beyond a person with a palette and paint brush, and is not meant to be exhaustive!

Nominees will be sent an interview form, which they are welcome to fill and send back to us. Valid and complete entries will be selected at random to be the Featured Artist. Featured Artists will be notified by email prior to their entry being posted on the webpage.

Interview forms can be requested and submitted by emailing culture@brantford.ca or contacting the Arts & Culture Coordinator at 519-751-9900.

Current Listings

  • January 2017: Garrett Vandenberg
    The first Featured Artist of 2017 is Garrett Vandenberg, a local songwriter and composer.
  • February 2017: Nancy Gambacourt
    February’s Featured Artist is Nancy Gambacourt, a graphic designer and illustrator from Brantford.
  • March 2017: Bethany Lister
    March’s Featured Artist is Bethany Lister, a Brantford-born actress who has been performing for as long as she can remember.
  • April 2017: Peter Muir
    April’s Featured Artist is Peter Muir, a local playwright and director.
  • May 2017: Heather Verplanke
    May’s Featured Artist is Heather Verplanke, a Brantford-born and raised acrylic portrait artist who recently moved to Norfolk County.
  • June 2017: Missy Bauman
    June’s Featured Artist is Missy Bauman, an alternative folk artist from Brantford.
  • July 2017: Cara Hamstra
    July’s Featured Artist is Cara Hamstra, the local video storyteller behind Caramount Pictures.
  • August 2017: Aliki Mikulich
    August’s Featured Artist is Aliki Mikulich, a mixed media painter and sculptor from Brantford.
  • September 2017: Elizabeth Gosse
    September’s Featured Artist is Elizabeth Gosse, a self-taught artist who loves to create and participate in community-based art projects.
  • October 2017: Thomas Stewart Robertson
    October’s Featured Artist is Thomas Stewart Robertson, a Brantford-raised artist who has had a passion for visual arts since he was a young boy.
  • November 2017: Dave Hind
    November’s Featured Artist is Dave Hind. He excels at working collaboratively with family, friends, community groups, students, and his fellow artists.
  • December 2017: Jeannine Webster
    December’s Featured Artist is Jeannine Webster of Wylde Rose Handmade Soaps, a local artisan who has been making handmade soaps and other bath products for over two decades.
  • January 2018: Lawren S. Harris
    To kick off 2018, we’re featuring Brantford-born Lawren S. Harris (1885-1970) as January’s Featured Artist, since 2018 will mark the very first Provincial Lawren Harris Day!
  • February 2018: Paul Kneale
    February’s Featured Artist is Paul Kneale, a Brantford-born artist who has recently returned to town after 15 years abroad. Love brought Kneale back to Brantford; when visiting family about seven months ago, he met his now-fiancée, Nicole, by chance.
  • March 2018: Steve Brown
    March’s Featured Artist is Steve Brown, a passionate tattoo artist at Bold and Bright Tattoos (82 Colborne Street, Brantford).