North Perth Arts
& Culture Council
Listowel, Ontario
"To increase the awareness, appreciation and support of arts and culture in the community of North Perth"


 North Perth Arts Council

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Bright colors and smiling faces greet you this time, with the Artist of the Month display featuring well known photographer Mark Robinson at the Listowel branch of the North Perth Public Library..


8th Annual Photography Contest


Dust off your camera. Fine tune your creative photography skills. The North Perth Arts Council and Friends of the North Perth Public Library have partnered again for the 8th Annual Amateur Photography Contest.

This years’ theme is Our Country…Our Community. Local photographers of all ages and abilities are encouraged to capture images that showcase their talent, and highlight what makes Canada and North Perth a great place to live. Landscape vista, colourful sunset, family activity, travel sights or some subject that just caught your eye, make sure to enter your best shots in this years’ contest. The big picture or the smaller details, show use what you’ve seen.

There are categories for students and adults to enter. Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place entries are awarded with the financial support of the Friends of the Library and the North Perth Arts Council.

Contest entries are due mid November, so this gives interested photographers all summer and early fall to capture their images and prepare their entries. The entries will be displayed in the Listowel branch of the NP Public Library during December.

Contest rules, entry forms, and guidelines are available to download from the arts council web site,   The download links are found below the Photography Contest poster.

The challenge has been issued. Let your creativity and talent go wild.

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Download  Contest Rules & Guidelines (PDF)
Download                          Entry Form (PDF)


NPACC community group member event:


Visit the North Perth Public Library, Listowel branch. While you are there, stop by the displays for the upcoming community Photography Contest, and “The Sport of Art” Juried Art Show. Pick up a copy of the rules and your entry form. Get your creative juices flowing and get working on your entries. Cash prizes…. Recognition of your talents…. and, bragging rights. Thanks to the library staff for their attractive displays.


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The North Perth Public Library, Listowel Branch in partnership with the North Perth Arts and Culture Council, features the works of a visual artist in the library lobby showcases, during regular opening hours.

North Perth artists will be displaying paintings in all media, photography, drawing, sculpture, mixed media and fabric art.

Take time to view each of the monthly displays. Learn more about the local artistic community, and see examples of their work ... many are for sale. Contact the artist directly to make a purchase, or commission an artwork.


Month:                Artist: 


October                       Mark Robinson

November                   Dianne MacEwen

December                   Annual Photography Contest Display



January                       TBA

February                     The SPORT of ART Juried Show

March                          Maitland Valley Camera Club Group Show

April                             Art2D  Art Squared Community Art Competition





September                 NPACC Member Artist Showcase


More information and contact links are available on the NPACC web site in the Talent Directory section.       North Perth Public Library


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Call For Artists: expanded art display

The Artist of the Month program at the library is building with lots of good response from the public. They like it and so do we.The North Perth Library is also pleased with the success of the ongoing monthly displays. The program is being extended and so we are asking for artists in North Perth and surroundings to commit to having their work on display.

We are now booking September  2017 to June  2018.

Contact to reserve your month.


North Perth Arts Council supports Community of Character North Perth



The North Perth Arts and Culture Council is a participating member of
Community of Character North Perth.

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Community of Character North Perth
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North Perth Chamber of Commerce

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the business of arts, culture and heritage
in North Perth: Listowel, Wallace, Elma

North Perth Arts Council is a Community Organization member

North Perth Chamber of Commerce



North Perth Arts & Culture Council part of Perth Arts Connect



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ARTS Enrichment

NPACC members offer many
opportunities to learn basic skills
or advance your talents in visual arts
or music.

Do you want to learn more about coloured oil pencil art? NPACC member Sally Coxon is offering lessons for all interest levels in drawing, mixed media and her specialty, coloured pencil. From basic drawing and colouring techniques to more advanced challenges in composition. For more information contact Sally at 519 595 4460

Would you like to learn Musicianship for Adults, including note reading, ear training, sight singing, and basic theory? NPACC member Michelle Kyle is looking to organize a group or class in North Perth to expand their music knowledge. Michelle is also interested in forming a chamber ensemble in the area. Does this strike a chord with you? Check out her qualifications at For more details you can contact her at 


Are you interested in developing your interest and talents in watercolour, drawing, acrylic, mixed media small cards, fabric dying or sewing? Morning and afternoon classes are offered by NPACC member Donna Hirtle. For more information about her classes, contact Donna at 519 638 0888.


Are you looking for other opportunities not currently listed here. Send your interest to



Established Artists

This category is for established artists and includes artists with an extensive body of work and with a history of national and international exhibitions and/or those who have achieved a wide degree of recognition. You must have at least 15 years of professional practice in order to apply to this category.

Mid-Career Artists

This category is for artists in mid-career and includes artists past the early stages of their professional career who have produced a reasonable body of work and may have a fair degree of public exposure. You must have at least 8 years of professional practice to apply to this category.

       Emerging Artists

      This category is for emerging artists and is reserved for artists in the early years of their professional career
who may have a small exhibition record. You must have at least 3 years of professional practice to apply to this category.

Hobby / Amateur Artists

This category is for those who pursue any number of genres of artistic expression for personal interest and gratification.  Attending and participating in arts instruction classes, workshops and community shows is an important component in their artistic portfolio.

Student Artists

This category is for students enrolled in secondary school art courses, or post secondary students enrolled in an art program at the college or university level. 

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