Syrus Marcus Ware is a Vanier Scholar, visual artist, activist, curator, educator, and the judge for Room’s Annual Cover Art Contest (which closes January 15, 2019). To learn more about Ware's diversity of works, we invited Toronto-based artist Ojo Agi to chat with Ware about the different hats he wears, his contribution as a Toronto documentarist, and how makes his work accessible to communities that don’t always have access to mainstream institutions.
Congratulations to June Barrage, our 2017 Cover Art Contest Honourable Mention!
We are thrilled to announce the winners of our 2017 Cover Art Contest, as selected by our esteemed judge Judge Zainub Verjee, the Executive Director of the Ontario Association of Arts Galleries in Toronto. Please join us in congratulating the artists!
We are thrilled to announce the shortlist of our 2017 Cover Art Contest! Judge Zainub Verjee, the Executive Director of the Ontario Association of Arts Galleries in Toronto, selected these pieces for special recognition. Please join us in congratulating the artists!
The results are in. Congratulations to the three winners of Room's Cover Art Contest 2016! Thank you to our judges, Hangama Amiri, and Jillian Tamaki, for being generous with their time and expertise, and to every artist who shared with us their work. The annual contest will open again in September.
Congratulations to Slavka Kolesar for winning the honourable mention with her illustration, Metamorphosis!
We're excited to announce the shortlisted artworks from our second Annual Cover Art Contest 2016! After reviewing over 250 artworks from over 100 artists, here is the shortlist as determined by our esteemed judges--Hangama Amiri, and Jillian Tamaki.
Hangama Amiri, one of this year’s cover art contest judges, is an Afghan-Canadian artist. She was a Canadian Fulbright and Post-Graduate Fellow at Yale University School of Art and Sciences and has exhibited her painting nationally as well as internationally in such cities as New York, France, Italy, and London. Room’s Geffen Semach spoke with Amiri to learn a little more about her work and her expectations for the contest.
Yvette Nolan is a dramaturg and educator from Saskatchewan. Along with her many plays, including Blade and A Marginal Man, Nolan has won numerous awards for her work including the 2014 Mallory Gilbert Leadership Award for her outstanding leadership in the Canadian theatre community. Nolan has also written a compelling and timely book of non-fiction entitled Medicine Shows, which shines a light on the importance of Indigenous theatre to both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.
Congratulations to Janice Wong for winning the honourable mention with her painting, "Yoda"!
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