Entries are now being accepted for the eighth annual Multicultural Art Exhibit at Salt Lake Community College.
All types of art are welcome and encouraged. SLCC students, faculty and staff alike are invited to enter items for the exhibit, but only student artwork is eligible to win prizes.
“The purpose of the contest is to socialize and give opportunities for SLCC students to share their culture through creativity,” says Leadership and Diversity Coordinator, Dr. Abio Ayeliya. “It’s a great way to show all of the diversity at SLCC.”
Some different mediums could be pottery, drawing, painting, and photography. More nontraditional mediums are welcome as well; such as jewelry, culinary art, photography, wood, and metal art.
“SLCC is the only institution in the state of Utah that presents an opportunity for people of all backgrounds to share their culture through art,” Dr. Ayeliya explains. “It’s open for anyone.”
All students are encouraged to participate and prizes will be awarded to the top three student winners. First prize is worth $300, second prize will be $200 and third prize is worth $100. An honorable mention will also be acknowledged.
SLCC student Moyra Pickup, who won first prize last year, appreciates the opportunity to participate in events like this.
“I love events like this where you get to bring your art and see everyone else’s art,” she says. “This event is important to me because it’s a chance for me to get my work out there and it’s gratifying to put so much work into something and have that work appreciated by people.”
The eighth annual Multicultural Art Exhibit will take place in the South City Atrium on Wednesday, April 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. You can pick up a submission form from the Student Life and Leadership offices at Taylorsville Redwood, South City or Jordan campuses.
Artwork and submission forms may be delivered to Student Life and Leadership offices at South City Campus or Taylorsville Redwood Campus by Monday, March 30 at 4 p.m.
Anyone who has questions or would like additional information can contact Dr. Abio Ayeliya at 801-957-3440, 801-957-3452 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.