3 February 2021
The Graduating Student Art Awards recognize outstanding graduating students and purchase their artwork for inclusion in Sheridan’s Art Lending Library. Through the Art Lending Library, members of the Sheridan community can borrow student and alumni artwork to install across our three campuses.
For the Awards, the Creative Campus Galleries team visit the studios and exhibitions of graduating students from across FAAD. They evaluate individual artworks as well as the professional profile demonstrated by students, who hone their skills writing artist statements and interacting with curators. Through this program, the curators provide students with mentorship opportunities to learn more about best practices and the acquisition process.
Now in its third year, this annual initiative is a collaboration between the Creative Campus Galleries (CCG) and the Faculty of Animation, Arts, and Design (FAAD), with generous funding from Sheridan’s Alumni and Advancement department.
In 2020, we received over 150 submissions for the Graduating Student Art Awards. We are pleased to showcase the 21 shortlisted artists and 11 award winners in a virtual exhibition.