Multifaith Saskatchewan is pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 Saskatchewan Visual Art Awards. A celebration of art, faith, and spirituality: Saskatchewan youth working through visual arts for peace, unity, and care of the earth. Celebrate what makes life better for you, for all humankind, and for our planet.
Cash prizes will be awarded to the following students. A total of 43 works were submitted this year. Any visual media (sketching, painting, computer-generated digital art, etc…) was eligible. Three independent adjudicators judged the works based upon the following criteria: the message; artistic excellence; originality; and impact on the viewer.
The 2022 winners are:
1st Alyssa Magnusson, Relief,
2nd Jayde Richter, The Burning Sand Mandala
3rd KC Castillo, Duality
4th Martha Hamad, Forbidden Coils
5th Brielle Parry, Brilliance of Nature
5th Jason Leboeuf, Gabby
6th Athanasia Danakas-Weinkauf, Impact
6th Jacey Diaz Fowler, Prince of Flowers
6th Myah Clatney, Bound
6th Rachel Sawitsky, The Hand of God
7th Cassie Duquette-Schaan, The Impact of Residential Schools
7th Fatima Imran, Speak Out
7th Jhamila Tayong, Gatherer
7th Pamela McEwen, Growth Beyond the Surface
7th Savannah Sullivan, Unconditional Love
Award presentation: Friday, April 22, 2022 at 1 pm in the Theatre at the Regina Public Library, 2311 12th Ave, Regina. All are welcome.
The winning entries will be displayed June 6-July 31 in the Dunlop Gallery, Regina. A touring display will be available beginning in August. Local community associations are invited to contact us about scheduling. Email mfsask2007 [at] yahoo [dot] com for details.
Multifaith Saskatchewan is pleased to acknowledge our sponsors: Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation, Saskatchewan Art Educators’ Association, Dunlop Gallery (Regina Public Library), Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission, Sask Culture, Dr. Renatta Varma (Regina Retina Centre), Access Communications, Rotary Club|Regina Eastview, and B’nai Brith Lodge 739.
Alyssa Magnusson, "Relief"
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Artist: Alyssa Magnusson, Grade 12
Medium: Oil Pastel
Dimension: 18 x 24
Artist's statement: This piece is focusing on the theme “We are a part of nature”. Growing up surrounded by the prairies, my backyard was always a vast wheat field. It has become a symbol of home for me and so many others and is something that will always be a part of where I come from. This piece shows a woman surrounded by wheat with a peaceful soothing expression. This represents my feelings about how I connect with the prairies; a place that has had a significant impact on my life.
Teacher: Lisa Novak, Dr. Martin LeBoldus Catholic High School, Regina