Winner of the 2018 Holiday Greeting Card Contest

Posted on Friday, December 7, 2018

Sylvain Charbonneau and Nic Cooper are standing and smiling in front of Cooper's painting.

Contest winner Nic Cooper presents her artwork, Memories of Home, to Sylvain Charbonneau, vice-president, research.

An oil on canvas representing a house, green leaves and red colours in a circular motion.



Congratulations to Nic Cooper, a Master of Fine Arts student (Faculty of Arts), who won the Holiday Greeting Card Contest sponsored by the Vice-President, Research! Her artwork, entitled Memories of Home, was purchased by the University of Ottawa for $2,000 and now graces the cover of the card. Painted with oil on canvas, it is a visual representation of how memory functions: while certain elements are vivid, others are falling apart or becoming vague. The circular motion conveys how memories and places change over time. A variety of traditional painterly techniques were used to create an innovative, contemporary work of art.

A special thank you to our contest judges from the Ottawa Art Gallery and the University’s Department of Visual Arts for their time and invaluable contribution.  

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