Saskatchewan Visual Art Awards 2022

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.

Martha Hamad, "Forbidden Coils"

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Fourth Prize
Artist: Martha Hamad, Grade 12
Title: Forbidden Coils
Medium: Acrylic Paint, Watercolour Yarn, Collage
Dimension: 18 x 24
Artist's statement: This piece represents inclusivity as from my experiences, growing up hair has always had an impact on my life whether it was negative or positive influence on how I felt about my hair, “we are more alike than different: but differences make life more interesting.” It really punctuates how at the end of the day we come from the same heart. I feel like hair is an art expression of oneself, the blockage of certain hair types and styles retains a whole culture for people to explore their identity and be safe in your own skin. This fault in society has not only made me stronger but my love for art and wanting to show these complications with my theme - Perspective of a Black Person. With the abundance of the struggles going on in the world hair should be a form of bringing cultures closer instead of tearing us apart.
Teacher: Lisa Novak, Dr. Martin LeBoldus Catholic High School, Regina

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.

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