Prince Edward Island native and current student Damien Worth was recently named winner of the $5000 Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation Art Award.
Established to mark the NSHRF’s 10th anniversary, the one-time competition was designed to explore the integration of art and health for mind and body. The NSHRF Art Award juried competition was open to full-time graduate or undergraduate student in sculpture, design, drawing, painting, jewellery, metalsmithing, textiles, photography, printmaking and ceramics.
Second-place winner, Victoria Manzer of Halifax, received $3000, while recent BFA graduate Noah Logan, also of Halifax, earned the $2000 third prize.
Honourable mentions were awarded to ceramic students Shauna MacLeod and Mary Stankevicius.
The artworks, on display in the offices of the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation, were formally unveiled during a special 10th anniversary reception on December 6 at Pier 21. An image of Damien's winning work (below) also graces this year's NSHRF Christmas card.