The annual Art Studio Open House is a culmination and celebration of the research and creative exploration done by University of Lethbridge Art Studio students throughout the year. Traditionally the day-long public event invites friends, family and the community to explore the studio spaces of undergraduate and graduate art students, filled to the brims with sculpture, painting, drawing, printmaking, installation, digital media, ceramics, and photography among other art forms.
With the continued closure of art galleries across Alberta, art students got creative developing Open House in Miniature. Utilizing the niche gallery, located in a locker on the 8th level of the Centre for the Arts, advanced and senior studio students contributed a miniature piece of art as a representation of their larger practice.
The Art Studio Open House wraps up with the celebration of student excellence and the distribution of the annual Art Awards. Through these awards the Department of Art recognizes excellence by awarding exemplary students for their outstanding achievements in art practice, community engagement, and scholarship.
Congratulations to the 2020/2021 award recipients:
Kevyn Sander and Cassandra Williamson | Excellence in Art History Museum Studies Award
Kelsey Black | Excellence in Art History Museum Studies Art Gallery Award
Tanya Loftus | Excellence in Indigenous Art Studio Award
Carmen Madsen | Excellence in Art Studio Award
Camille McDonald | RHE Sculpture Award
Sandy Latrace and Kaela Murphy | Excellence in Printmaking Award
William Baliko and Leah Koutroumanos | SAAG Award
Leah Koutroumanos | Art Society Award
Samantha Newton | David Lanier Memorial Award
Samantha Newton | Mary Annis Award in Studio Art
Laurel Scott | Art Endowment Award
Dierdre Earl, Leah Koutroumanos, Samantha Newton and Maria Riviere | Roloff Beny Foundation Photographic Awards