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BMO 1st Art! Exhibition

Installation of BMO 1st ART! Exhibition 2015

Works by:

Tamara Himmelspach, Svea Ferguson, Richard Heikkilä-Sawan, Yucen Zhou, Jasmine Keillor, Alex Noel, Connie Lynn Higgs, Ramona Barkhouse, Lindsey Wilson, Jude Scheppele, Erin Skelton (Quebec), Shelby Lechman, Jon Iñaki Etxeberria Vanneste

BMO 1st Art! Exhibition

October 22–December 18, 2015

Justina M. Barnicke Gallery

The works of the thirteen winners of the annual BMO 1st Art! Invitational Student Art Competition are featured in the BMO 1st Art! Exhibition.

The exhibition celebrates the accomplishments of graduating artists from post-secondary institutions in every province and territory. A total of $70,000 is awarded each year, thirteen regional prizes of $5,000 and one national prize of $10,000. Congratulations to this year’s winners, who demonstrate the excellence and promise of our newest generation of artists.

National Winner

Tamara Himmelspach, Alberta College of Art & Design

Regional Winners

AB – Svea Ferguson, Alberta College of Art & Design
BC – Richard Heikkilä-Sawan, Emily Carr University of Art & Design
MB – Yucen Zhou, University of Manitoba
NB – Jasmine Keillor, Mount Allison University
NL – Alex Noel, Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland
NS – Connie Lynn Higgs, Nova Scotia College of Art & Design
NU – Ramona Barkhouse, Nunavut Arctic College
ON – Lindsey Wilson, Queen’s University
PE – Jude Scheppele, Holland College
QC – Erin Skelton, Concordia University
SK – Shelby Lechman, University of Saskatchewan
YT – Jon Iñaki Etxeberria Vanneste, Yukon School of Visual Arts

Media Coverage

Title Image: Svea Ferguson, Alberta College of Art & Design, Future Classic, Linoleum flooring, 97 x 71 x 13 cm.

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