Saskatchewan Visual Art Awards 2022
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.
KC Castillo, "Duality"
Artist: KC Castillo, Grade 12
Medium: Acrylic Paint, Oil Pastel
Dimension: 18 x 24
Artist's statement: Focusing on the theme of, “We are more alike than different: but difference makes life interesting.” With my piece it exhibits the duality of a person, how many of us may show a different version of ourselves on the outside but on the inside, we may be a completely different person. The persona we show others is completely different with certain people or situations. Relating back to the theme, in a lot of ways we are very alike in certain ways, but the differences make us more interesting and relatable to others. We may tend to shield away our differences, so we do not stand out or get humiliated, but these differences should be celebrated and shown more to the outside world. Instead of hiding it within ourselves, as this piece shows, we should learn to be more open to showing what truly makes us different.
Teacher: Lisa Novak, Dr. Martin LeBoldus Catholic High School, Regina