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Virtual for the first time in 37 years!

One of the oldest student showcases at Heritage College, the 37 year-old Annual Art Exhibition depicts a cross-section of artwork that is produced by Visual Arts students. Held at the end of every winter semester for one week, normally the Agora in the school is transformed into an art gallery. This year, the exhibit has been turned into a virtual art show to be displayed on Heritage College's website.

Every year approximately 35 first and second year students submit work to be exhibited. Examples of artwork of both the first and second year cohorts include: painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, digital media, and sculpture. The graduating students also submit a special independent art project which represents an extended commitment of time, planning, and practice where students make their initial statements as artists.


Selection Process

Not all artworks that are submitted for the exhibit will be shown. Students must present their art to a jury made up of the Visual Arts teachers and only the work that best represents creativity, skill, and knowledge is selected. Since not all works are accepted this becomes part of a wider discussion of what a fully realized work of art represents and is the student’s introduction to professional standards of practice.

In 2020

Due to current circumstances, this year the submission and selection process will be as follows:

  • The number of artworks students may submit has been limited to two per category.
  • For the first year students the categories are: 2-D (drawing, photography, painting) and 3-D (sculpture).
  • For the second years they are: 2-D, 3-D, and the Studio I/Studio II category (This category covers self-directed projects that exemplify creative exploration and personal vision)

Spring 2020 Art Show – 2D & 3D Submissions

Spring 2020 Art Show – Video Submissions

Laura da Rosa
Come Along
Video, 12m 10s.

Laura da Rosa
The Box
Video, 2m 27s.

Mackenzie Gauthier
95% of the Ocean
Ink pen
12.5 x 7.5 x 2 cm

Katelyn Heins
Studies in Natural Dyes on Paper
Natural Dyes on Paper

Heritage’s Visual Arts Faculty

As faculty we have diverse educational backgrounds that include schools from all over Canada and Europe, and all of the studio art teachers are also professional practicing artists with gallery representation and public funding for their work.

The judges are the Visual Arts faculty: Yvonne Wiegers, Adriane Aboud, Erin Robertson, and Uta Riccius.