Exhibitions and Events

VAM’s Exhibitions and Events programs aim to engage and support our Members, Students, and artists across the region and province. Visit some of our past events and exhibitions.
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VAM’s Member Theme Shows

Members of Visual Arts Mississauga (VAM) at Riverwood are invited to participate in our Member Theme Shows. Each exhibit gives emerging and established VAM artists, the opportunity to exhibit their work.
Check out the current Member Theme Shows HERE

Why do you Create? Juried Exhibition


How you create and what brings meaning to your art-making practice? VAM is offering artists an opportunity to consider these questions and more in its fifth Why do you create? exhibition. This show will be juried.


Exhibiting at VAM January 17 – February 20, 2022 (postponed) and online at vamjuriedshow.com from January 17 – June 30, 2022.


VAM’s Annual Juried Show of Fine Arts

Visual Arts Mississauga’s 43rd Annual Juried Show of Fine Arts is an opportunity for members of the regional visual arts community to showcase their work alongside their peers, and for art enthusiasts to discover the wealth of talent in the region. This year the jury reviewed 150 submissions from artists across Ontario and selected 43 finalists.
Exhibited online from January 14 – December 31, 2021. Check out the exhibition here.

Third Chapter: An Exhibition Celebrating Lifelong Learning

Visual Arts Mississauga (VAM) is pleased to host our annual Third Chapter: An Exhibition Celebrating Lifelong Learning in the VAM Gallery. The exhibition will feature artwork by VAM students and members aged 60+. Third Chapter exhibited March 1- March 14, 2021.

Check out Third Chapter 2021 HERE

Now Streaming

Exhibiting online February 20-March 19 2021
Co-curated by VAM’s Creative Residents, Now Streaming showcases artists ages 18-29 years old. The youth-led exhibition supports emerging artists working in experimental processes using a combination of traditional and new media.

Check out Now Streaming 2021 HERE

VAM’s Creative Residency

VAM’s Creative Residency (VCR) is an opportunity for emerging artists in Mississauga to participate in a 6 month exhibitions program with a focus on mentorship and professional development. Residents have access to VAM’s art centre to develop their skills in art exhibition, education and engagement.
friend of a friend is an online exhibition created by Visual Arts Mississauga’s VCR 3 2020-21 Creative Residents. The artwork presented is inspired by the social and creative connections that shape our artistic practices, our identities, and our evolving narratives. Exhibiting online from March 5-April 5 2021 at vamresidency.com

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