N.B. graduate selected as regional winner in national art competition

10-16-17 BMO Art Winner

A New Brunswick College of Arts & Design graduate is one of 13 winners in a national art competition that honours visual arts excellence in post-secondary institutions.

Emily Blair was chosen as the New Brunswick winner in the 15th annual BMO 1st Art! Invitational Student Art Competition.

She, along with 11 other regional winners and a national winner, were selected from over entries across the country.

Blair's submission, Hypothermia, is a set of two woven panels created from poems that were translated into cloth using a method called block translation.

The method involves written words being converted into cloth by assigning the alphabet to blocks that are related to harnesses on the loom.

All 13 winning pieces will be showcased at the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery at the University of Toronto from Nov. 16 to Dec. 16.

The national winner also receives a $15,000 award, and the 12 regional winners each get $7,500.

You can see the winning submissions by clicking here.