The 2018 Green Art Show

Community Artists Niagara’s 9th Annual “Green Art” Show a Great Success!

“Building environmental awareness through Creativity”

For the past 9 years, CAn ( Community Artists Niagara) has  challenged the students from south Niagara Secondary Schools  to think outside the box and explore what being “green” means to them and expressing it in an environmentally friendly way.

From photos reflecting environmental issues to paintings and sculpture using organic material (i.e. crushed bark and leaves etc.), re-cycled paper & plastics, found objects or re-claimed or re-purposed materials, the students were challenged to turn the “ordinary” into the extraordinary.

On June 16 and 17 2018, Port Colborne High School hosted Lakeshore Catholic for the annual juried show and competition. The results were fantastic!

Ten representatives of the south Niagara arts community volunteered to be judges for the event and the community was invited to vote for the People’s Choice Award.

CAn Green Art Show Awards Categories for 2018

  1. PEOPLE’S CHOICE: Awarded to the artwork receiving the most popular ballots cast by guests throughout the Green Art exhibition.
  2. BEST RECYCLED: Awarded to the artwork making the best use of recycled materials. The materials may or may not be used for new purpose.  The material properties of the recycled media are not or very little altered.  
  3. BEST UPCYCLED: Awarded to the artwork making best use of upcycled media. The materials are moved “up” the processing cycle to be reused for the same or a new purpose.
  4. BEST FOUND OBJECT: Awarded to the artwork making best use of a found materials or object. The found materials or object are used on their own or with other materials retaining its basic form but altering its original function.
  5. BEST RESPONSE TO A GLOBAL ENVIROMENTAL or TOPICAL ENVIROMENTAL or LOCAL ENVIROMENTAL ISSUE. Examples include:  amount of discarded plastics in oceans & lakes; Earth’s climate changing or not re: temperature of the Arctic Ocean; preservation of Niagara’s.
  6. BEST METAL ARTS PIECE: Awarded to the artwork making best use of found metal used on their own or with other materials.

 

People’s Choice:  Awarded to the artwork receiving the most votes / ballots cast by guests visiting the Green Art exhibition.

1st Place: Living Dead, Saje Viozzi, Port Colborne High SchoolSaji Viozzi

2nd Place: Water Pollution, Hannah Wilson, Port Colborne High School

Hannah Wilson

Best Recycled:  Awarded to the artwork making the best use of recycled materials.  The materials may or may not be used for new purpose.  The material properties of the recycled media are not or very little altered.

1st Place: Turtle, Erica Pew, Lake Shore Catholic High School

Erica Pew

2nd Place: Pineapple Piece, Sarah Serabian, Port Colborne High School

Sarah Sebastian

Best Up-Cycled:  Awarded to the artwork making best use of up- cycled media.  The materials are moved “up” the processing cycle to be reused for the same or a new purpose.

1st Place: Joe, Brenna Bohun, Port Colborne High School

Brenna Bohun

2nd Place: Tree, Jessica Minor, Lake Shore Catholic High School

Jessica Minor

Best Found Object:  Awarded to the artwork making best use of a found materials or object.  The found materials or object are used on their own or with other materials retaining its basic form but altering its original function.

1st Place:  Planter, Jacob Price, Port Colborne High School

Jacpb Price (1)

2nd Place:  The Tin Man, Seth Rawcliffe, Port Colborne High School

Seth Rawcliffe

Best Response to an Environmental Issue:  Examples include:  amount of discarded plastics in oceans & lakes; Earth’s climate changing or not re: temperature of the Arctic Ocean; preservation of Niagara’s.

1st Place: Bee Kind, Hannah Walker, Port Colborne High School

Hannah Walker

2nd Place:  Melting Earth, Petra Bowers, Lake Shore Catholic High School

Petra Bowers

Best Metal Art Piece:     Awarded to the artwork making best use of found metal
used on their own or with other materials.

1st Place:  The Tiki Dude, Joel Snider, Port Colborne High School

Joel Snider

2nd Place:  Conceptual Art,  Andrew Gamble, Port Colborne High School

Andrew Gamble.jpg

 

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