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Art showcase winners to be announced this weekend

The Teen Art Showcase at the Prince George Public Library, which features art by local teens in a variety of mediums, has grown from 25 submissions in 2018, to 40 pieces this year. The project, a partnership between the Community Arts Council and the library, will culminate in an artist celebration this weekend.

On Saturday, five teens will be awarded in the following categories: most original, best use of materials, people’s choice, best overall and social commentary. Each winner will receive a $200 cash prize. Votes for people’s choice will be accepted in person only at the youth services desk at Bob Harkins Branch until 4 p.m. on Friday, February 22. There is one vote permitted per person.

The art has been on display since February 1 and will remain on the walls of the Keith Gordon Room until the end of the month.

In the fall, teens were invited to attend free workshops at the library to get advice from professional artists, and to learn how to price and prepare art for exhibition. The Showcase and Artist Celebration were made possible by support from B.C. Gaming, the Prince George Community Foundation and the Kiwanis Club of Prince George.