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Call for Talent: Colleges and Institutes Canada 2019 Art Showcase

For the fifth year in a row, Colleges and Institutes Canada is looking to showcase student talent on the walls of the association’s national office at the Chateau Laurier in Ottawa! For the 2019 Art Showcase, CICan invites students from colleges and institutes across the country to submit their artwork.

This year, CICan will be selecting a winner from the following six categories:

Show us what you can do with any one of five processes: etching, lithography, relief, silkscreen-printing, or papermaking. Final works can take the form of bookbinding, photo-etching, or a mixed approach combining digital media with conventional compositions.

Textile/Mixed Media/Sculpture
From stitching rich tapestries to molding clay, carving wood to unique dyeing techniques, we call on entrants in this category to get their hands dirty and show us the attention and care they bring to their craft creating three dimensional solid objects. As the name of the category suggests, the range of possible entries is vast, but they inevitably provide unique visual and tactile experiences.

What do you see when you look through a lens? Share your vision with us. Entries are encouraged from either digital or film cameras, and in black and white or colour. Works can be enhanced with digital tools, but must avoid complete alteration (consider instead the Digital Illustration/Animation track). (e.g. cropping out power lines is fine, but turning a sky from blue to orange is not).

Digital Illustration/Animation
Show us how you paint with pixels. Submit a comic strip, a poster, or a multi-dimensional living image. The possible options in this category are limited only by the digital medium used to create it.

Let’s see all the ways you can apply paint, pigment, color or other medium to a solid surface. Though you might mostly use a brush, other implements, such as knives, sponges, and airbrushes, can be used.

Show us how you use various drawing instruments on paper or other two-dimensional mediums. Instruments include graphite pencils, pen and ink, inked brushes, wax color pencils, crayons, charcoal, chalk, pastels, and markers.

Each winner will receive a monetary prize of $350. Please note: in order to receive their prize, winning students must donate their winning artwork. If a finalist chooses not to send in their artwork, the prize will go to the runner up of the category.

The winning artwork will be displayed at the CICan offices, and will receive recognition on CICan’s website and in various association publications. The final voting will take place during CICan’s annual conference, May 5 -7 in Niagara Falls, Ontario!

Please follow the instructions below to submit your artwork. There is no limit to the number of submissions per institution (Maximum 3 submissions per student). Winners will be selected and announced in May 2019.

The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2019.

Thank you for your interest in the CICan 2019 Art Showcase! Best of luck!

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