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Phase 2 - Creative Writing

This venture is open to emerging artists throughout C-K. 

This phase will close at midnight May 23, 2021.

Written submissions will be inspired by the 3 visual art selections seen above.

From the eligible submissions 6 works (two per selected visual art) will be selected by a 5-person jury.

There will be a maximum of two submissions by any one writer.

All submissions will be a maximum of 1500 words.

At least one selected work will be a submission from a secondary school student from C-K.

Questions or completed work can be submitted to



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Thanks for submitting!

Please Note: You must be a resident of Kent County to participate in this project.

-Maximum word count is 1500.

Promoting The Arts


Art House Project is seeking emerging visual artists from Chatham-Kent. Art works must be submitted as a JPG image (300DPI). There will be a maximum submission of 2 works per artist. All submissions must include artist's name / preferred name, artist statement (50 words maximum).

The Chatham-Kent Art House Project is a multi-disciplinary event incorporating creative writing and the visual arts. The concept is to invite artists in the Chatham-Kent area to submit their art to a juried panel. Chosen pieces will be the basis for written word submissions inspired by these selected art pieces.

Bringing together creative writers and visual artists in Chatham-Kent

Submissions due March 28th 11:59PM. SUBMIT WORKS TO:

Chatham-Kent Art House Project extends a warm thank you to oursponsors for their generous support towards emerging chatham-kentartists.

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Former WDAC Chairman, Columnist for Wallaceburg Courier Press, Retired Creative Arts Teacher


Dan retired after 31 year in education where he taught primarily drama and music at Sarnia Collegiate Secondary School. He is an advocate for the arts: writing a bi-weekly arts column, serving on the board of the Wallaceburg and District Council for the Arts, playing tuba in Wallaceburg Concert Band and Wallaceburg Quintet, he has directed, acted and been involved in well over 100 theatrical productions including 19 years as producer and director of the SCITS Revue.   



Visual Artist/Instructor at Brio Academy

Coleman (she/her) a multidisciplinary artist and a 2019 Drawing & Painting graduate with a BFA with Distinction from OCAD University. Within her practice, Coleman is actively showing across Ontario, with representation at ARTspace, Chatham and through Partial Gallery, Toronto. Coleman is a member of a multidisciplinary collective of current OCAD U students and alumni, Tactical Movements Towards Fluidity. 


Coleman is currently preparing for a solo exhibition at ARTspace and the Thames Art Gallery, painting and making within the studio, while also engaging in upcoming collaborative projects with artists practicing across Canada. Coleman is currently working towards her Museum Studies Certificate exploring a love for all aspects of curatorial work. By day she works as the assistant to OCAD University’s Admissions and Recruitment, meeting prospective students and the new cohort of creative thinkers and makers of tomorrow. In the evening Coleman can be found teaching all ages at the Thames Art Gallery and Brio Art Academy. ˈtīnē Zine, a curatorial art publication focusing on artists within Chatham-Kent, is her on going project focusing on community collaboration. 


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Troy Brooks has garnered an international audience with his surreal paintings of elongated female characters in allegorical settings. His work has been shown in museums and galleries in Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Montreal, Berlin and Melbourne. 

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Achieving abundant awards throughout her lifetime, artist Lynda Moffatt is the 3rd generation of her family in the arts.

Her goal is to honour and give legacy to her artistic ancestor’s her Father & her Grandmother.

The artist, grew up in Southern Ontario working with horses, then ventured to Florida to be a Vet Tech. Working as a Gallery Manager and learning the business side of the art world while studying oils under Harold Cooper of Wesleyan University, Ohio also the founder of New Albany Arts Council. Lynda, pursued many instructional classes, in portraiture, en plein air painting and studied Art Business.

Highlights from her art endeavours include; being given a grant to document to scale a 3-mast schooner for the Wisconsin Shipwreck Museum inclusive in their history books, while scuba diving and replacing the propellor as part of her research before returning to Canada.

Once back home she created public murals throughout the City of Windsor with the Windsor Art Studio and a team of Artists. Restoring, Public Murals throughout the Town of Essex with her partner Kevin. Then, being commissioned to research & paint a mural for Fort Malden Museum, documented as a labour of love and the first of its kind in a Parliamentary building. The Rebellions 1837-38, was quite an undertaking while working with a designer from Ottawa and Parks Canada.

The artist has built a strong portfolio, including many private collections, in schools, businesses and homes. Having many followers and supporters on and off social media, Lynda continues to build her portfolio as she studies her love of nature & wildlife from her Southern Ontario home.

A member of many art associations, galleries and local community programs Lynda strives to help in the arts community to those who need support and/or guidance.

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Jim Capes grew up on Kimball Sideroad on the family farm where he still resides. He taught English for 33 years, is an avid reader and passionate film buff. Jim’s love of cinema led him to annual treks to TIFF for over two decades after retirement. Inspired by TIFF Jim co-founded and was an integral part of Sarnia’s  Cineseries  for 23 years.


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