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2016 News and Information

Winners revealed for How Art Works public art contest

03 August 2016

The City of Richmond recently concluded the How Art Works, No. 3 Road Art Column Contest, a unique opportunity for professional and non-professional artists to submit designs that highlight the impact that arts can have on individuals and/or communities.

The 12 winning designs were created by the following nine artists:
• Tony Bowden, Vancouver, BC
• Michelle Cameron, Richmond, BC
• Danny Chen, Richmond, BC
• Alyson Dawn, North Vancouver, BC
• Sandra Diaz, Vancouver, BC
• Gordon Humeny, Vancouver, BC
• Kevin Limvalencia, Richmond, BC
• Grant Withers, Burnaby, BC
• Irene Yu, Richmond, BC

The honourable mentions are:
• Judith Guzman, Vancouver, BC
• Ashley Visvanathan, Burnaby, BC

The winners of the People’s Choice Awards, determined by public voting on the City’s Facebook page, are:
• Christine Fwu, Richmond, BC
• Elishah Ratansi, Burnaby, BC

The colourful How Art Works designs focus on a range of themes, from health and well-being to personal connection and happiness. They celebrate creativity and the integral role the arts play in the diversity and vibrancy of healthy communities.

An arms-length jury made up of five community members, artists and arts professionals selected the 12 winning poster designs. These new works will be installed in the No. 3 Road Art Columns situated at prominent locations outside the Aberdeen and Lansdowne Canada Line stations in August 2016, remaining until March 2017.

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