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.
Jhamila Tayong, "Gatherer"
Artist: Jhamila Tayong, Grade 12
Dimension: 18 x 24 inches
Artist's statement: This painting represents how women in my culture (Filipino) contribute so much to the community. Without realizing it, women in our community are one of many major backbones in society. This deeply reflects the strength and power that women have gained as women have faced gender discrimination for many generations. I believe that peace and unity is possible because humans are connected to everything in this world and nothing is better than togetherness.
Teacher: Melissa Eichinger, St. Joseph's High School, Saskatoon