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SUMMA 2020: Unguarded

An online presentation of the graduate exhibition of the McMaster BFA Class of 2020:

Sage Barker, Maria Basso-Jimenez, Jordan Blake, Caitlin Cino, Amanda Drinkwater, Kelsey Dykstra, Aislinn Farrell, Brittany Forrest, Dean Hossack, Celine Jeong, Sohyun Kim, Alexandra Roberts, Emily Roberts, Shveta Sharma, Sarah Urban, Jenna Wellman

Over the past four years, this class of 16 individuals has come together to learn, create, and understand one another in both artistic and personal settings. They have supported each other as they delve into new directions in their respective practices, across a wide range of media from clay and paint to digital and sound art. Throughout, they have worked collaboratively to develop and curate exhibitions, notably the ambitious 2018 spring fashion show, Renovate My Body.

This exhibition presents the work of these emerging artists, artist talks and more and celebrates a major milestone.

Curated by: stylo starr

September 10, 2020 – December 01, 2020

Link to Exhibitions Archive for a complete list of past exhibitions


Triptych by Jason Baerg

we are made of stardust

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Black and white photograph of a crowd marching down a street playing instruments

Movers and Makers

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A person in a white sweater and jeans stands in front of a canvas with a paint palette. Beside them on the right is their subject in the same outfit posed on a red draped chair.


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niipa 20/20 logo

NIIPA 20/20

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Eegyvadluk Ragee, Woman with Fish.

what sustains us

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Three ancient coins - at left the coin features a pegasus, and the middle and right coins feature heads

Serial Production

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A clear plastic book is spread open, with what appears to be shavings of beige, brown, and grey rock embedded under the pages. At the top left of the page is a clear embossed letter L.

Tim Whiten
Elemental: Ethereal

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Taking space logo : a series of 4 blocks attached together with 1 side of each block coloured either red or black

Summa 2022: Taking Space

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To promote and stimulate learning, interest and continued enjoyment about the visual arts, the Museum will organize an annual programme of temporary exhibitions for presentation year round.

Exhibition proposals/submissions are accepted on an on-going basis.

The Director/Curator will select and establish the annual exhibition programme in collaboration with the curatorial team. An exhibition schedule will be presented by the Director/Curator to the Advisory Board of the Museum once each year


Proposals are accepted from artists and curators.


10-20 digital images, project description, and CV.

View digital image requirements


Carol Podedworny, Director and Curator
McMaster Museum of Art
University Ave, McMaster University
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4L6


The McMaster Museum of Art is a third party recommender for Ontario Arts Council (OAC) Exhibition Assistance Grants.

The 2022-23 program is open from June 23, 2022 until January 13, 2023. Our deadlines for the programming year are:

  • September 15, 2022, 1 p.m. ET
  • December 15, 2022, 1 p.m. ET

Please follow the guidelines established by the Ontario Arts Council, apply directly through their website, and submit the following with your applications:

Brief artist statement
Confirmation letter from the gallery/museum/venue
Digital images of work