I am so deeply honored to be asked to jury in the 4th Annual Youth World Cup Painting Competition this year, headed up by Barbara Zeigler, Artist & Associate Professor of The UBC Department of Art History. This fundraising event is in collaboration with UNICEF Canada to support their School-in-a-Box Program. This is a box that has all the supplies that a school need such as coloured pencils, notebooks, pencils, chalks, exercise books, illustrated books, rulers, erasers, globe. Along with a solar-power radio, scissors, and a blackboard transformed from the box itself. A box can support the study of 40 students, a size that is a small community school. All the funds raised from this painting compeition will go directly to the designated special account: www.unicef.ca/youthartists.
You can watch a moving video about this youth art competition here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owZlGRfvuFI
And, If you are between the ages of 4 and 25 you can enter the painting competition until July 30, 2016 here: http://www.paintingworldcup.org/home/2016-world-cup/registration.
The following is my greeting letter for the committee for participating as a judge in this event.