Untapped Emerging Artists Competition


Dedicated to supporting the development of students, new graduates, and self-taught artists, the Untapped Emerging Artists Competition, presented by DeSerres, is a juried competition that awards the emerging artists from all mediums an opportunity to exhibit at a professional-level art fair for FREE.

NEW in 2021 the top 20 selected artists will benefit from a dedicated feature space at the fair and an additional 10 artists will receive complimentary online participation. This program aims to provide a platform for young artists to launch their artwork to a public audience, make connections within the arts industry and gain experience in the contemporary art world.

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DeSerres celebrates every opportunity to create.


We’re proud to sponsor The Artist Project since 2016, and to support the development of young artists by giving them a platform to showcase their work: the Untapped Emerging Artists Competition. 

A top destination for artistic minds of all backgrounds, DeSerres sets the standard for creativity. We know that the creative journey is more important than the destination.

We’re here for you throughout every step of your creative process by offering the most refined fine art supplies.

We offer thousands of premium quality products, alongside our DeSerres home brand.

In addition, our custom framing and printing department inspires imagination and provides the best tips and solutions on preserving all artwork and precious memories.

With more than 30 stores across Canada, and loyalty programs that nurture creativity, DeSerres inspires the freedom to create everywhere!

Because it’s our mission. 

Because every day needs a touch of magic. 

Because life is a canvas.