Annual Humber Art Show ‘ARTchella’ is now accepting submissions
It may be gloomy outside, but Humber students will soon be brightening up the school with art.
Starting today, both full-time and part-time students from all campuses are able to submit their own artwork to the annual Humber Art Show, ‘ARTchella’.
The art show showcases the artwork of Humber students and provides an opportunity for their pieces to represent Humber at the annual League for Innovation international competition.
The art show has been a staple event at Humber for over 30 years, and is organized by public relation students, with IGNITE sponsoring the event.
Director of Student Events, Maggie Hobbs is the facilitator of the annual art show and says that it continues to be a success because it unites the Humber art community, and allows students to be creative.
“It provides students with the opportunity to express themselves and includes the participation of students from across all campuses and academic areas,” she said.
The art show allows students to get creative by allowing them to submit two of their favourite original pieces from the past year.
The five categories that they can submit their art under are: colour photography, monochromatic photography, painting and drawing, mixed media and three-dimensional art..
Second year creative photography student Danielle Colclough’s photograph “Fragments” came in first place along with jurors pick in the monochromatic photography category last year.
Colclough says that she was under a lot of pressure at the time with school work, but used the art show to relieve some of that stress.
“In reality my program was straining my creative flow and I was feeling a lot of self doubt,” she said. “So I decided to create something for myself and submit and lucky enough I actually placed.”
She followed her instincts and used memories from her past to help her create her first first place photograph.
“My inspiration was looking back into the past and remembering all the people I have loved in my life and how life moves on you and you start to forget the details about that person,” she said.
She went on to say that she trusted her gut, and did this for her own pleasure and not for anyone else.
Hobbs says that the competition attracts all skill levels, and that students should not be scared to submit their artwork.
“Art submissions come from students that are hoping to make a career of it as well as those that do it only recreationally,” she said
“If a student wants to submit but is fearful that their work isn’t good enough I’d let them know that “good enough” doesn’t exists when it comes to the Humber Art Show.”
This year’s artwork will be judged by a panel of jurors made up by members of the local art community, and they will ultimately choose who wins the $100 grand prize.
“The panel of jurors are chosen from the local art community which includes Humber faculty, staff and external partners,” Hobbs said. “This combination of skills allows for fair and equitable judging.”
Students are able to submit their artwork at all campuses from March 15 to March 22.