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Art Aquisition Awards

The Town of Truro launched its Art Acquisition Program in 2006 in an effort to create and maintain a collection of visual art which reflects the unique historical and artistic development of Truro. Visual artists - painters, sculptors, carvers, potters, rug hookers, quilters, photographers and others - are invited to submit an application to display their work at a public gallery showing in April of each year.

One artist will have his or her work selected to be added to the Town’s permanent art collection.

pdf 2024 Art Acquisition Brochure (153 KB)

pdf 2024 Art Acquisition Application Form (90 KB)

Past Winners

  • 2023: "Autumn Reds" by Rob Shaw & "Aurora Borealis" by Ursula Ryle-Gulliver
  • 2022: “Victoria St Beauties” by Sheila Newell & “Checking It Out” by Keith Cheyne
  • 2021: Art Acquisition Cancelled
  • 2020: Art Acquisition Cancelled
  • 2019: "Come Together" by Rob MacCormack and Pamela Sutherland 
  • 2018: "First United Church" by Jen Power
  • 2017: “Moon over Marsh” by Christene Sandeson and “A Canada Story” by Alison Fielding
  • 2016: “Dusk on Esplanade” by Ron Hazell
  • 2015: “Call to Duty” by Janice Stewart and "Mister Stanfield" by Anna Fullerton
  • 2014: “Old Truro Train Station (circa 1928)” by Diane Redden
  • 2013: “Winter Light” by Pamela Swainson
  • 2012: “The First Obstacle” by Jo-Ann Shaw
  • 2011: “View Toward Onslow” by Richard Wenzel
  • 2010: “Willena Beatrice Jones” by Janice Guinan 
  • 2009: “Spring Garden” by Holly Lennox
  • 2008: "Can't You Hear the Whistle Blow" by Lorinda Antonello Regan
  • 2007: "Victoria Park" by Deanna A. Boucher