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Celebrating Young Talent: Highlights from the High School Juried Art Show Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony

In the vibrant tapestry of a community, the colours of creativity are woven by its young artists. Such was the spirit that filled the air at the High School Juried Art Show Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony, where the walls of the Mann Art Gallery became a canvas for the imaginations of our talented youth.


The evening buzzed with excitement as artists, their families, teachers, and art enthusiasts gathered to celebrate the culmination of countless hours of dedication, passion, and inspiration. The gallery was alive with a kaleidoscope of artworks, each telling a unique story and offering a glimpse into the boundless creativity of our youth.



As attendees mingled, admired, and engaged with the diverse array of artworks on display, anticipation built for the announcement of the award winners. The air was charged with applause and cheers as the names of the talented artists were called out, recognizing their exceptional skill and artistic vision.


Here is a glimpse into the winners of this year's High School Juried Art Show:


  1. Best in Show: Margarita Tymenko for Jesus our Friend sponsored by Sandra's Framing and Art Gallery

  2. Artistic Innovation Award: Owen Willie for Cowpoke sponsored by Prince Albert Council for the Arts

  3. Award for Creative Exploration in Any Medium: Zyrah Macatuno for Sunscreen sponsored by Lemon Yellow Art Studio

  4. Emerging Artist Award: Siobhan Mckinney for Farm House sponsored by Down to Earth Creative Consulting and Facilitation

  5. Creative Clay Award: Adrianiel Tagaro for Mother Ignacia sponsored by Prince Albert Arts Board

  6. Juror's Choice: Alex Mcleod for Alter Ego sponsored by Mann Art Gallery

  7. Artistic Achievement Award: Isabella Peters for Styles sponsored by Mann Art Gallery

  8. Barb Lacey Memorial Award: Kain Torgersen for Deathnote and Emily Hrynuik for Buffalo Runner sponsored by Lacey Family

  9. Photography Award: Naviah Johnson for Windows to the Soul sponsored by Northern Image Photographers

The evening was not only about recognizing the winners but also about celebrating the collective creativity of all the participants. Each artwork spoke volumes about the diverse perspectives, talents, and voices within our community.


But the celebration doesn't end here. The exhibition will continue to captivate visitors until June 8th, offering ample opportunity for art enthusiasts to immerse themselves in the creativity of our youth. Moreover, visitors are encouraged to cast their votes for the People's Choice Award, an opportunity to honour their favourite artwork and show support for the budding artists.


So, whether you're an art aficionado, a proud parent, or simply curious about the vibrant artistic landscape of our community, make sure to visit the Mann Art Gallery and witness the power of creativity firsthand. Come, be inspired, and join us in celebrating the talent, passion, and imagination of our young artists.


Special thank you to all our volunteers, and sponsors and to our local media, click on the links to read their articles about the exhibition: paNOW, Prince Albert Daily Herald

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