Winner of the 2023 art search!

Winner of the 2023 art search!

Congratulations to Linna Hopper, our first-ever art search winner!

Linna is an 11th grader in the JDLI program at Grant High School. You can see more of Linna’s artwork on Instagram.

We had so many incredible entries from students as young as 1st grade to JDLI parents to supportive and creative community members, and each entrant wrote a heartfelt and moving description of their piece. We truly struggled to pick just one to feature on this year’s ONK merchandise, but in the end, we felt that “Kintsugi” best represented our community this year.

Thank you to everybody who submitted artwork!

Artist Statement

This design incorporates sakura blossoms, representing renewal and regrowth. The teacup was inspired by kintsugi, the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by filling in the cracks with gold. I feel like this relates a lot to the themes of regrowth and coming back stronger than before. Instead of trying to hide the cracks, kintsugi emphasizes imperfections and acknowledges them as a part of the pottery’s history – even though the pandemic hit everyone hard and changed some things for good, we can recover and rebuild stronger. I added the rabbit in because I felt like something was missing and 2023 will be the Year of the Rabbit!

Pre-order merchandise by November 14, 2022

You can pre-order t-shirts, hoodies, caps, totes, and more via this order form.

Pick up will be at the Richmond Craft Fair on December 9, or you can make other arrangements once you receive notice that your items have arrived.