Congratulations to Nathan Millar the winner of Calgary Artist Challenge: King Kirby Tribute!

Our Calgary Artist Challenge judge, Jason Mehmel has made his picks for the top three challengers!

Congratulations to the winners!

1. Nathan Millar
2. David Joyce
3. Sho Uehara


Thanks to Jason Mehmel and all of the challengers! See everyone’s art here.

“All of the submissions were excellent. They all captured the most Kirby-like quality; energy. The energy of ideas, the dynamo that powers stories. (A special shout-out to Nick Johnson’s New Gods ensemble piece!) Ultimately, because this art competition is collaborating with Sage Theatre’s production of King Kirby, I followed the drive of the show itself, Kirby as a character engaged with or affected by his own work, which is something that I think can be seen most especially in these three pieces.

As I was deliberating, I shared the images with the cast and crew. As a team, we were moved by the clear impact Kirby still has to this day on contemporary artists. I offer my thanks and congratulations to everyone who participated; thank you all.”

~Jason Mehmel
Artistic Director
Sage Theatre

This art challenge was in celebration of Sage Theater’s presentation of KING KIRBY by by Crystal Skillman and Fred Van Lente. KING KIRBY is directed by Jason Mehmel and is playing April 15 – 23, 2016 at Pumphouse Theatres.