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Art Showcase 2015 – Winners’ Gallery

Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) is pleased to present the 2015 Art Showcase winners.  This exceptional artwork now decorates the CICan Secretariat office space in the beautiful Château Laurier in Ottawa and truly brings out the spirit of our member colleges within our walls. We are very grateful to our members and their students for the submissions presented last spring. We invite you to click through the online gallery and read the artists’ descriptions of their pieces.

This year, the Art Committee received over 100 submissions from college and institute students all over the country. After much thought, the committee awarded three top prizes, six regional prizes, and one President’s Choice prize selected by Denise Amyot, CICan’s President and CEO.

We welcome you, during your next trip to Ottawa, to visit the Secretariat to view the beautiful art pieces that are adored and commented upon regularly by everyone passing through our corridors.

We look forward to the next call for art and to your future submissions in 2016.

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Complete list of prizes:

First Prize : Hayley Eisnor, Creative Photography at Mohawk College
Second Prize : Katrina Manigbas, Fine Arts at Centennial College
Third Prize : Lorraine Kraayeenbrink, Digital Photography at Lambton College
President’s Choice Prize : Laura Leah Traverse, General Arts and Science at St.Lawrence College
Regional Prize, Ontario : Manar Shams Eldin, Fashion Design at Fanshawe College
Regional Prize, Quebec: Annabelle Amyot, Visual Arts at Cegep de Saint-Jerome
Regional Prize, Alberta: Katherine Moe, Fine Arts at Grande Prairie Regional College
Regional Prize, British Columbia: Tessa Dumanski, Fine Arts at University of the Fraser Valley
Regional Prize, Manitoba: Jamie Perchaluk, Nursing at University College of the North
Regional Prize, New Brunswick: Colin Matthews, Animation and Graphics at NBCC Miramichi
Honourable Mention: Samuel Morin, Animation at Sheridan College
Honourable Mention: Mathilde Pfeiffer, Graphic Design at Cegep Marie-Victorin

Finalist Gallery

The following student artists were part of the top 30 finalists for CICan’s 2015 Art Showcase, and have demonstrated incredible generosity by donating their pieces to the CICan offices. Congratulations, and thank you for your spectacular submissions!


“Inner Workings” – Colleen Zimmerman, Centennial College


“Earth” – Sara Vargas Nessi, Centennial College


“The Messengers” – Christina Wallwork, Grande Prairie Regional College


“Gift Lake Dreamscape” – Sheila Shaw, Grande Prairie Regional College


“Above Average” – Jacob Lanoue, St. Clair College


“A Moment” – Elizabeth Bosma, Lambton College