Art entries sought for Humber show

by | Mar 20, 2015 | News

Christiana Chan
News Reporter

The budding Picasso, the newbie art lover and everything in between are encouraged to submit their art to the 2015 Humber Art Show to win cash prizes.

Submissions will be accepted up to March 24 and winners will be selected on March 29.

“Art is often a display of emotion and personality, and the Art Show gives students the opportunity to display their talents potentially on a national level,” said Rylee Strachan, a second-year Humber Public Relations student who is chair for the Humber Art Show, responded in an e-mail.

Monochromatic photography, colour photography, drawing and painting, three dimensional art and mixed media are the five categories of art that will be judged.

“It can be anything from a photo to a black and white sketch. It’s an opportunity for Humber students to show off their artistic talents,” said Justine Robb, also a second-year Humber Public Relations student in charge of media relations for the event.

Students are able to submit up to two pieces of artwork under any category, as long as they have been created within the past year.

Cash prizes will be awarded to each of the five categories. First place will receive $100, second place $75 and third place $50. Gift cards will be awarded to honourable mentions.

This year’s theme is “Art in the City,” but artwork being submitted does not need to follow the theme.

The jury will also be selecting five pieces to be submitted to the League For Innovation International Art Show Competition.

“It’s a wonderful program that any student can submit art to, and I really like that,” said Maggie Hobbs, a client for the Humber Art Show since 1983. “It’s a wonderful way for us a community to get together.”

Winners of the Art Show will be invited to attend the awards presentation reception on April 6, which will be held at the K Cottage at the Lakeshore campus.