(screenshot from a 1973 “Welcome” video courtesy of BCIT Archives Historical Audio/Video collection)
Most of the time we don’t think about our instructors outside of class. To us they are simply the difference between pass and fail, and truthfully, sometimes it can be hard to imagine your welding instuctor at home behind an easel with a palette full of acrylics, or your information sciences teacher whipping up a damn fine piece of macramé. That’s why I love the launch of this annual BCIT Faculty & Staff Association Art Contest.
This year, a call has gone out for submissions from FSA members, looking for art that highlights some of the talent from within the FSA membership. Up to three pieces will be selected in the first year of this contest and then they’ll do a call out on an annual basis to replace one piece to refresh the collection. The one piece that is “retired” each year will be donated by the FSA to the BCIT United Way campaign to raise money for preventing social problems and leading social change in the Lower Mainland. For added incentive, each piece selected will have a prize awarded of $500.
So, maybe you do know an instructor with a hidden talent. If so, let them know that they can submit their work by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org by 4:30pm, Friday, April 4, 2014. More details can be found here.