Art may be subjective, but the panel of jurors for the 2022 Student Art Competition were tasked with evaluating submissions from students from across Humber College. For more than 30 years, the Art Show has recognized Humber artists, providing a showcase to display their pieces along with an opportunity to represent the college at the annual League for Innovation International Art Competition.
A panel of jurors from the local art and Humber community adjudicates the art and selects first, second, third place and honourable mentions winners in each of the six categories: digital art, colour photography, drawing, monochromatic photography, painting, and other.
Five “Juror’s Pick” art pieces are selected from the winning submissions to represent Humber at the League for Innovation international competition. The chosen works are: Melinda Komuves’ “Catching Cupid,” Robbie Stevens’ “Spiral,” Celene Tang’s “Reconnection by Connection,” Mackenzie Curtis’ “Exposed,” and Unnati Mundegesara Krishnamurthy’s “Indian Rural Women.”
“It was inspiring to see the range of techniques, content and storytelling in this year's entries,” said David Scott, professor of photography at Humber and one of the five jurors on this year’s panel.
“With studio classes being limited in the past two years due to COVID-19, students still found ways to go above and beyond to produce strong artwork, across many different programs. With five strong pieces going forward to the League for Innovation, we can be very proud of Humber's student artwork,” he said.
The League for Innovation is an international consortium of colleges dedicated to supporting and enriching students’ lives. Humber is the only Canadian college to participate in the Student Art Competition. The competition provides a means to showcase a selection of the best works being created by today’s college students across North America.
If a work of art submitted by Humber places at the League level competition, the college will purchase the piece. It will then be displayed outside the security office in Building NX at North campus.
For the past three years, the Student Art Show was held virtually because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The competition is open to all Humber and Guelph-Humber students who are permitted two entries each - this year there were 332 entries.
You can view all the submitted artworks and the category winners at humber.ca/studentartshow.