This is The Year of Public Art
June 22, 2021

Collecdev Collaborates with Renowned Claude Watson Secondary Arts Program-Earl Haig for an Art Initiative

Earlier this month Collecdev launched a contest to give aspiring young artists at Claude Watson Secondary Arts Program-Earl Haig campus the opportunity to have their art featured in association with Nørdic Condos--the award-winning condominium community in Wilson Heights. The winning submissions will appear on Nørdic’s construction hoarding. Collecdev is currently in talks with the CWSA-Earl Haig campus for a follow-up initiative that would see the students’ artwork featured as part of the Nørdic condo amenity space wall décor as well.

The CWSAP-EH students who participated in this initiative.

Jeannette Oh, a grade 12 visual arts major who submitted a striking polygon interpretation of two penguins, was encouraged by the invitation from Collecdev. "As a current artist and aspiring illustrator, I will undoubtedly come across scenarios where I will work with a client. This collaboration has allowed me to warm up to the concept of working commercially. It’s an opportunity of outreach, which is especially important during a time of isolation."

Students’ submissions will be posted on Collecdev’s Instagram page starting Tuesday June 22nd – Saturday, June 26th

For the next 5 days, we'll be featuring a different theme per day, inspired by all things Nørdic, plus a bonus theme.

  • Day 1: Polygon Animals
  • Day 2: Falu Red Scandinavian Homes
  • Day 3: Oslo Art Sculptures
  • Day 4: Northern Lights
  • Day 5: Bonus Theme: Wings

Here’s How You Can Vote:

  • Visit @Collecdev on Instagram. The artwork will be featured on @Collecdev’s Instagram page and on our Instagram stories.
  • Check out the carousel of images and our stories, daily between Tuesday June 22nd – Saturday, June 26th.
  • Simply comment on our Instagram page or on our Instagram stories and tell us which art submission has your vote (by indicating the unique #).
  • You can vote on each theme, over the next 5 days!

Be sure to check out our Instagram page on Tuesday, June 29th to find out who the lucky winners are!

Student Prizing

Each student who participated in this contest will receive a $100 gift card to a local art store.

Winner will be announced: Tuesday, June 29th!

One Grand Prize winner will receive a $500 gift card to a local art store.

Plus the Claude Watson Secondary Arts Programs - Earl Haig will receive a $1500 scholarship at the end of the school year, as a thank you on behalf of Collecdev.

This was a wonderful opportunity for our senior students to engage in their community as well as commercial art making. We place an emphasis on the applied arts as a part of our senior Claude Watson curriculum and working on this project really afforded us the application of key concepts discussed throughout the year.” Nazy Sakhavarz, Program Director, CWSAP-Earl Haig

“We really enjoyed this experience and we look forward to commissioning works from CWSAP-Earl Haig alumni for future Collecdev communities.” Natascha Pieper, VP of Sales and Marketing.

The winning art pieces will be installed on the construction signage, located at 500 Wilson Avenue at Faywood Boulevard early this summer. Engaging and inspiring, they are a harbinger of the Nørdic lifestyle soon to come.

To learn more or to vote on the student-created pieces from CWSAP-Earl Haig, follow Collecdev on Instagram & Facebook.

Collecdev is always looking for creative ways to celebrate art and community, in an age of digital social interaction.

This creative initiative champions young, talented artists, while aligning with Collecdev’s corporate pillar of social sustainability—ultimately leading to a stronger community.

We’ve thoroughly enjoyed collaborating with Claude Watson Secondary Arts Program-Earl Haig campus on this fun contest and we look forward to bringing an amazing new installation to the Wilson Heights community.