Shamiso Chigwende Ethel Raichus 2022 Award Winner

Shamiso Chigwende standing next to her sculpture of a caricature bust of President Barack Obama. Medium is gypsum cement

This year’s Ethel Raichus Award recipient is Shamiso Chigwende, a grade 12 student at Central Technical Institute. She was selected by various art teachers at the Institute based on her portrait sculpture of President Barack Obama.

Each year the Ontario Society of Artists present the Ethel Raichus Award to a deserving Central Tech Art student. The award is funded through a bequest from OSA member, Ethel Raichus, who taught at Central Technical Institute. The bequest funds a small annual award to an art student at the school.