Critiquing Visual Artists with Robert Bateman

October 16, 2017

An Opportunity of a Lifetime

GUELPH, ON October 16, 2017 – Calling All Artists, Any Style, Any Medium – Space Is Limited

River Run Centre is pleased to welcome 25 lucky Guelph artists to join in a special afternoon critique with internationally acclaimed artist Robert Bateman on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. This exclusive offer will be FREE to a limited number artists. Bateman wishes for the event to be an intimate experience from one artist to another.

The afternoon will begin at 4 pm with a lecture on Bateman’s work and the various techniques he uses to capture the essence of our Canadian landscapes. Following the lecture portion Bateman will publically preview the 25 submitted works, providing a brief critique of each. Artists will have the choice if they wish to be anonymous or not. No titles or artists names will be shown within the slideshow. If you are interested in taking part in this once in a lifetime opportunity please see instructions below on how to register.

Registration Deadline – Friday October 20th

First Come, First Serve – Only the first 25 artists to email a single image of one work they wish to be critiqued will be accepted.

Artists must email the below information to: [email protected]

  • ONE image of ONE work of art (must be high resolution, jpg or png, min. 300dpi)
  • Artist’s First & Last Name
  • Artist’s Phone Number & Email *
  • Artists are welcome to bring ONE guest. Please indicate in your email if you will be attending with a guest.

*contact information protected by River Run Centre’s Privacy Policy and will not be use for marketing purposes or shared with any third party.

For those who would like an opportunity to learn more about Bateman’s new book, River Run Centre will be hosting An Evening with Robert Bateman at 8pm on October 25, 2017. Join Bateman on a journey across the seven regions of Canada and see through his eyes the beauty of our country. Evening includes lecture and Q&A followed by a Meet & Greet where Bateman will be signing autographs and selling his new book, Robert Bateman’s Canada.

Tickets for An Evening with Robert Bateman are $29 for Adults and $27 for Students and Seniors. $20 uGO tickets are available to college and university students with valid ID. $5 eyeGO tickets are available to high school students with valid ID. Tickets can be purchased at River Run Centre box office, 35 Woolwich St. in Guelph, by calling 519-763-3000, or online at


Melissa Kempf
Program Manager: Development and Marketing
River Run Centre
519-837-5662 ext. 2589
[email protected]

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