The art museums of Lahti and Rovaniemi invited all artists residing in Finland to participate in Draw Now! exhibition, which shows every aspect of contemporary drawing. Drawing is a major form of expression within the visual arts, prominent in everyday life. Draw Now! exhibition shows all forms contemporary drawing can take, from artistic drawing to animation, performance, or something hitherto unknown. This is the largest exhibition of contemporary drawing in Finland this far.
Over 300 artists submitted 840 works of art to the exhibition, ranging from sculptors and painters to cartoonists and graphic designers. 101 works from 55 artists were selected for this exhibition by a three-person jury, representing a large variety of media and styles. The jury consisted of cartoonist Hanneriina Moisseinen (nominated by the Lahti Artists´ Association), visual artist Jaakko Rönkkö (nominated by the The Association of Finnish Printmakers), and amanuensis Maija-Riitta Kallio in the Lahti Art Museum.
The exhibition is organized by Lahti Art Museum, Rovaniemi Art Museum, Lahti Artists' Society and The Association of Finnish Printmakers.
Outi Aho, Tomi Dufva, Bo Haglund, Marjatta Hanhijoki, Iina Heiskanen,
Anni Henriksson, Ylva Holländer, Antti Immonen, Rozalia Janovic, Juha
Joro, Nikki Jääskeläinen, Iida Kauppinen, Kaisu Koivisto, Outi Koivisto,
Pete Koivunen, Piia Kokkarinen, Hanne Kontiola , Sami Korkiakoski, Sini
Kosonen, Kirsi Kukkurainen, Reijo Kärkkäinen, Anne Lehtelä, Tiina
Lehtimäki, Ulla Liuhala , Satu Loukkola, Sonja Löfgren, Elisa
Matikainen, Inka Matilainen, Aaro Matinlauri, Salla Myllylä, Liina
Mäki-Patola, Anna Mäkelä, Pauliina Mäkelä, Jenni Niskala, Janne Nytorp,
Pilvi Ojala, Timo Partanen, Okko Pöyliö, Petri Reinikainen, Veronika
Ringbom, Tuomo Rosenlund, Vappu Rossi, Katri Sipiläinen, Anna Tahkola,
Taitelijaryhmä Hyäryllistä, Leila Tanskanen, Eeva Tiisala, Anu Tuominen,
Tatu Tuominen, Seija Ulkuniemi, Matti Vainio, Kari Vehosalo & Anne
Törmä, Tuuli-Anna Viitanen, Hanna Westerberg.