Thompson artists claimed four top-three finishes at the 2022 Northern Juried Art Show that was held in Flin Flon June 2-3, including two first prizes.
One of the top prizes went to Jan Hall, who took first place in the creative fibre art category with “Death Trap” and also received an honourable mention in the same category for her piece “Repurposed.”
Marigold Carter was the youngest Thompson winner. The 11-year-old took first place in the youth 9-12 division for he body of work she submitted, which included two slow-stitched wall hangings made mostly from sewing scraps, as well as a felting piece and another one made by gluing tissue paper onto a surface.
Finding out she won, which she learned by email, was a thrill, but not as big of one as seeing her pieces again.
“I was even more excited when my artwork came back because, well, it came with a prize,” Marigold says.
The prize was $100, which she says she may use for something to surprise her cousins who are coming to visit soon.
This is Marigold’s first time entering the Northern Juried Art Show but she says she will likely do so again, noting that she has an air-dried clay piece she made after the deadline for entries to this year’s contest had passed.
“I’ve always just been interested in doing art,” says Marigold, whose sister Adira Carter took second place in photography for a photo called “TBA.”
Family affinity for art was a common theme among Thompson’s prize-winners, with Leigh Hall taking third place in drawing and printmaking for her piece titled “Phoebe.”
As much as the recognition and the money she received are appreciated, Marigold says neither are her favourite part of her prize package.
“I really like the ribbon,” she says. “I like the red colour.”