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.
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.
Jayde Richter, "The Burning Sand Mandala"
Artist: Jayde Richter, Grade 12
Title: The Burning Sand Mandala
Dimension: 14 x 14
Artist's statement: This is an interpretation of the Tibetan Buddhist Monk tradition of creating impermanent sand mandalas. Once these monks complete these intricate designs with individual grains of coloured sand, they sweep it all away as a form of letting go. I used a stippling, pointillism technique to mimic the grains of sand, and when I finished I destroyed the piece and burned it to ash.
Teacher: Laura Kuz, Balfour Collegiate, Regina