Congratulations to this year's award winners!

Why do you create? awards are sponsored by Visual Arts Mississauga and DeSerres.


First Place Award

Bogdan Luca

I am thrilled to have been awarded this prize and to be part of such a vibrant exhibition of local artists! Thank you jurors and Visual Arts Mississauga!

Second Place Award

Matthew Ferguson

When I applied to the show I was just hoping to have my work accepted and didn’t even entertain the idea of placing; so now I can’t even express how overjoyed I am at being awarded second place. It’s truly an honour to not only have my work shown in the exhibition along with all these amazingly talented artists, but to also receive such positive feedback from the jurors is something I never expected. This is the first art award I have ever won and it’s more encouraging and empowering than I could have imagined. I truly want to thank everyone involved in this show and I know this positivity will keep me motivated for a very long time to come. Thank you again to everyone!

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Third Place Award

Eunice Sim

Thank you from the bottom of my heart to the judges who gave me the prize.

For me, it's great, comforting and happy news in this difficult time.

And thank you to the Visual Arts Mississauga for this beautiful opportunity. 

Honourable Mention

Bob Phillips

Being chosen among the winners is gratifying as these digital collage prints are new

territory for me. This artform accommodates my penchant for ambiguity, complexity & visual contraction.

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Honourable Mention

Tatiana Fryntov

I am surprised and excited to learn my work has been included in the Honourable Mention Category!

Thank you so much Visual Arts Mississauga!