An artist and social activist from the Village of Dunnottar on the southwest shore of Lake Winnipeg has won a national Culture Days competition.
Rosemary Miguez, an independent visual artist concerned with social and environmental justice, entered the contest with no real expectations of winning.
“This was my very first video,” explains Rosemary, who, through her work, seeks to raise awareness about homelessness and deforestation.
“Producing the video was a struggle I could not have done without the help of friend artist Christine Brandt. I am shocked and pleased to have been chosen from among so many wonderful artists.”
It all started when an invitation was widely distributed for artists to submit written proposals to Culture Days National about their artistic events that would take place between Sept. 30 and Oct. 2.
Rosemary and Gayle Halliwell already had a show planned for that time period, Facing Impedimenta, Sept. 30 to Oct. 11 at Cre8ery, so Rosemary decided to enter the contest.
A short list of 50 was drawn up from all entries of which 10 finalists were chosen, Rosemary being one of them. Those chosen then had to submit a video describing the event.
The prize includes professional treatment of the video submitted, inclusion in national and provincial advertising of Culture Days events and assistance in including the video on social media – YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
Congratulations Rosemary! Watch her video here: