ACAD announces the winners of THE BOW: Emerging Artist Project

May 5, 2011 5:15 PM ET

(3BL media / theCSRfeed) May 5, 2011 - Calgary, Alberta - The Alberta College of Art + Design, in conjunction with Encana Corporation, is pleased to announce the winners of the THE BOW: Emerging Artist Project.  This special-juried competition was a unique opportunity for students at ACAD to create work with the hope of showcasing it at THE BOW, a new landmark high-rise in downtown Calgary that will be home to Encana. The call for submissions generated unprecedented response, with more than 130 emerging artists participating in this exciting project. After an in-depth jury process, 13 winning works of art were selected and they will be showcased in THE BOW as part of Encana’s permanent collection.

The winners of the THE BOW: Emerging Artist Project are:

Sharon Hogg

Darryl Pollock

Adam Lagace

Juan Pablo Gonzalez Amaya

Pamma FitzGerald

Ward Bastian

Cassandra Paul

Lindsay Wells

Julien Fournier

Lindsay Falk

David Buchanan

Kris Weinmann

Iren Gibson

An additional sale of selected work submitted to THE BOW: Emerging Artist Project will be launched online, hosted by Hodgins Art Auctions, with proceeds benefiting both the exhibiting artists and Inn From The Cold - a Calgary charity providing emergency shelter and housing to disadvantaged families. This special online auction will run from April 28 through to May 12, 2011.

“It is through unique partnerships like these that the creative students at ACAD can truly find a voice in Calgary’s larger artistic community, and I am very proud of the work done by our emerging artists and designers for this project. Through this outstanding opportunity their work can go on impacting the lives of many - a very special chance for any young artist” stated ACAD President + CEO Dr. Daniel Doz.

“Encana is very pleased to team up with ACAD to showcase the outstanding work of these new artists in our community. The jury had the difficult task of selecting only 13 pieces from the inspiring works that were submitted,” said Craig Reardon, VP of Administration with Encana. “We are delighted that these pieces will be displayed in THE BOW and will become permanent pieces in our art collection. We thank ACAD and all the enthusiastic students for making this such an interesting project.”

THE BOW project has become a hub of interest for the arts locally and internationally, with site specific work created for the building by renowned artist Juame Plensa. ACAD is grateful for the generous support Encana is providing students through this project, and is pleased to partner with them on such an exciting new initiative. 

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