The Starfish Student Art Awards highlights the work of exceptional NSCAD students across ten visual arts disciplines. Established by property developer and art collector Louis Reznick, the winning artist receives a $5,000 purchase prize and their artwork is added to a special section of the permanent President’s Collection. Nine finalists receive $1,000 each.
Ten artists have been shortlisted from among 96 applicants for NSCAD University’s 2019 Starfish Student Art Awards. The Starfish jury will announce the grand prize winner at the Starfish Gala on Wednesday, April 24, 7 to 9 p.m. at NSCAD’s Port Campus. The winning artist is awarded the $5,000 purchase prize for their artwork, which then becomes part of NSCAD University’s permanent collection. Nine finalists will receive $1,000.
Each of the 10 nominated works represents a different visual art discipline. The 2019 finalists, their artworks and the categories in which they are nominated are:
Thank you to the creative businesses supporting the 2019 Starfish Student Art Awards:
Presenting Sponsor: Starfish Properties
Gold Sponsors: Engel & Völkers, Lydon Lynch Architects Ltd., TD Insurance
Silver Sponsors: Citadel Oral & Facial Surgery, CKG Elevator Ltd., Freehold Commercial Realty, Halifax Seaport, McInnes Cooper, Southeast Drywall
Supporting Sponsor: Patterson Law, Rhyno’s Ltd., Spectacle Communications Group
Members of the 2019 Starfish Student Art Awards jury are: Enrique Ferreol, Program Officer at Arts Nova Scotia; Laura Ritchie, Director/Curator of the MSVU Art Gallery; Julie Rosvall, Program Coordinator at Craft Nova Scotia; and Linda Hutchison, Associate Vice President, University Relations, NSCAD University. The Starfish Student Art Awards are coordinated by Melanie Colosimo, Director of NSCAD University’s Anna Leonowens Gallery.