Finalist art work from Whitecliffe faculty and alumna which will travel to other venues with the award winners are: Noel Ivanoff (Head of Fine Arts Department), Becky Nunes (Head of Photography Department), Yolunda Hickman (Fine Arts Lecturer) and alumna 2011 MFA Aurelia Zatta.
Finalist art works from Whitecliffe faculty members Jill Sorensen (Fine Arts lecturer), Jana Beer (MA Alumna), Alexandra Savtchenko-Belskaia (Former Graphics Lecturer) and Glen Snow (Foundation Lecturer) which will not travel may be displayed in the Salon des Refusés at the Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre. Salons des Refusés have a very honourable history. The first was in 1863 and arose because the official exhibition sponsored by the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris had been coming under huge criticism for rejecting new artists. The resulting complaints of bias led the Emperor Napoleon III to allow these new artists works to be displayed in a separate exhibition. In that first exhibition were several important paintings such as Manet’s “The Luncheon on the Grass”, James McNeil-Whistler’s “The White Girl” and included works by Henri Fantin-Latour, Paul Cézanne, Armand Guillaumin, Johan Jongkind and Camille Pissarro.