The Expression PROJECT seeks to support upcoming Canadian Artists through its Scholarships and Awards
Proceeds from each bottle or can of Expression wine are allocated to the Expression Project Fund which is used for initiatives supporting Canadian Artists.
When John Mann Gallery opened its doors (as 13th Street Gallery) on November 2nd, 2019, the art community suddenly took notice of the growing winery in St. Catharines. "Art has always been an integral part of the Winery's vision to provide visitors with a unique experience that stimulates all the senses. We are thrilled to be named the number one winery in Ontario by WineAlign at the 2022 National Wine Awards in Canada." explains John Mann, a co-owner of 13th Street Winery, who along with his late wife June have been collection and living with art for over sixty years.
The Expression Project
In early 2020, 13th Street Winery launched its Expression wine series along with the Expression Project. Through the Expression Project 13th Street Winery and John Mann Gallery is pleased to support Canadian artists. Proceeds from each bottle or can of Expression wine sold are allocated to the Expression Project fund, which is used towards scholarships and awards for art students attending OCADU, Brock University and the University of Ottawa.
13th Street Winery Expression Award Winners
In 2023, 13th Street Winery and John Mann Gallery is proud to partner with Ottawa Art Gallery and through a juried process, the recipient of the 13th Street Winery Expression Award was Madeline Richards, a University of Ottawa MFA student.
13th Street Winery Expression Award Recipients
- Heer Mandaliya, 2024 University of Ottawa, MFA student
- Madeline Richards, 2023 University of Ottawa, MFA student
- Nala Ren, 2023 OCADU, Sculpture/Installation graduate
- Krit Sekhon, 2023 Brock University, 2nd year Marilyn I Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts
- Sasha Shevchencko, 2022 OCADU, 4th year Sculpture/Installation
- Isabella Saranchuk, 2022 Brock University, 2nd year Marilyn I Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts
- Nancy Ignoto, 2021 OCADU, 3rd year Sculpture/Installation