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"!
Announcing the winners of our first Cover Art Contest.
We're excited to announce the shortlist of our first annual Cover Art Contest. With over 300 works of visual art to choose from, judges Amy Friend & Ilene Sova have selected this list by five artists.
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In this issue:
Sonja Boon, Kat Cameron, Jhilam Chattaraj, Chelsea Comeau, Nikka Cornelio-Baker, Unnati Desai, Kimberly Edgar, Sherine Elbanhawy, Kim Fahner, Chantel Gibson, Ali Jo, Tamara Jong, Samantha Jones, Angélique Lalonde, Shelby Lisk, Asli Mahdi, Hannah McGregor, Téa Mutonji, stephanie roberts, Zoe Imani Sharpe, Mallory Tater, Délani Valin, Cara Waterfall, Adrianne Williams, Susan Wismer.