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BMO 1ST ART! 2017

Xiao Xue, Dylan Cameron, James Fermor, Chelsey Thiessen, Emily Blair, Lauren Brinson, Annabel Biro, Anne Qammaniq-Hellwig, Jessica Peterson, Aidan Searle, Laure Bourgault, Audie Murray, Kayza DeGraff-Ford

BMO 1ST ART! 2017

November 16 – December 18, 2017

Curated by Dawn Cain

Justina M. Barnicke Gallery

This exhibition showcases the winning submissions of the 15th annual BMO 1st Art! competition. The thirteen artists featured are recent graduates of postsecondary art programs from every province and territory in Canada who have been honoured for their talent and exceptional accomplishments. The works in the exhibition reflect the varied range of media and expression in contemporary art. They also represent the promise and excitement of Canada’s newest generation of artists.

National Winner

Xiao Xue (University of Victoria)

Dylan Cameron (Alberta College of Art & Design)
James Fermor (University of Victoria)
Chelsey Thiessen (University of Manitoba)
Emily Blair (New Brunswick College of Craft & Design)
Lauren Brinson (Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland)
Annabel Biro (Nova Scotia College of Art & Design University)
Anne Qammaniq-Hellwig (Nunavut Arctic College)
Jessica Peterson (Queen’s University)
Aidan Searle (Holland College)
Laure Bourgault (Université du Québec à Montréal)
Audie Murray (University of Regina)
Kayza DeGraff-Ford (Yukon School of Visual Arts)

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