March 22 to May 26, 2013
Student Artist Talks: Sunday, May 12 at 2 p.m. with student artists
The Mendel Art Gallery is pleased to present the ever-popular School Art exhibition, an annual offering for more than 40 years. Celebrating the excellence of artmaking and creativity among the city’s young people, the exhibition delights audiences and demonstrates that art is for people of all ages and walks of life. School Art showcases paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures, and other works of art by more than 200 students in Saskatoon’s elementary and secondary schools. The gallery is proud to work closely with Saskatoon’s educators and to continue its commitment to art at the primary and secondary levels.
The work is selected by a jury composed of representatives from Saskatoon Public Schools, Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools, and the gallery. This jury chooses at least two works from each school. Three works are selected from schools with more than 350 students. In addition, a limited number of works are included on a merit basis
Sincere thanks to Sarah Anderson of École River Heights School, and Roberta Ross of Bishop Murray High School, who selected the artworks along with Laura Kinzel from the Mendel Art Gallery. Also appreciated is the support of Lana Bauer of Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools and Karon Guttormson of Saskatoon Public Schools. Special thanks also to Helen Bae, Grade 8 student at Dr. John G. Egnatoff School, and to Haley Mochoruk, Grade 11 student at Centennial Collegiate, whose paintings were reproduced on the exhibition poster and billboard, respectively.
The gallery gratefully acknowledges the support of PotashCorp for sponsoring this exhibition and other school programming. School Art is organized by Laura Kinzel, Public Programs Coordinator at the Mendel Art Gallery.