VANL-CARFAC Now Accepting Nominations for 2021 Excellence in Visual Arts Awards!
VANL-CARFAC Now AcceptingNominationsfor 2021 Excellence in
Visual Arts Awards!
All artists and art lovers in the province are encouraged to
submit nominations for the 2021
Excellence in Visual Arts Awards.
There are five categories for this year’s ceremony.
Award for lifetime
achievement; the Milestone Award, for an artist who has had an
exceptional year; the Emerging
Artist Award; the Mary
MacDonald Award, which recognizes an individual or organization who has
helped the growth of the sector; and the Critical
Eye Award, which recognizes a visual arts writer for an exceptional piece
of writing on an NL artist in any print or online publication worldwide.
Cash prizes of $2000 are attached to the awards, except
the Mary MacDonald Award, whose recipient receives $1000 and an original work
Applications must be received or postmarked by 5 pm, June 4th. Application form and full rules can be found here.
As the only awards program solely dedicated to celebrating the
achievements of this province’s visual artists, the EVA Awards have become an
exciting part of the annual cultural activities in this province. With previous
winners from Grand Falls-Windsor, St. John’s, Corner Brook, Pouch Cove and
Robinsons, this awards program recognizes excellence province-wide.
Call for Proposals: Commission of Artwork, The Mary MacDonald Award (The EVA Awards)
Date of Call: April 30th, 2021
VANL-CARFAC is looking to engage an artist to produce an
original work to be presented as the prize for the Mary MacDonald Award.
This award is one of five awards to be presented annually as part of the EVA
Awards (Excellence in Visual Art Awards). Offset reproductions will not be
Artists submitting proposals must be up-to-date members of
VANL-CARFAC. Individuals may become members at the time of submission. Please,
contact the VANL-CARFAC office for details.
1. The artwork must take into
account the purpose behind the award, which is meant to honour an individual,
group or organization whose efforts have helped to sustain and build the visual
2. The artworks must be small in
scale. As a rough guideline for applicants, we suggest that you keep proposed
works within range of the following measurements:
two-dimensional and framed works,
approx. 11” x 17”
three-dimensional works, approx.
1 ft. sq.
3. The visual artists currently
sitting on the VANL-CARFAC EVA Committee will serve as the selection committee
to evaluate all proposals and select the artist for this commission.
Submissions can be made electronically via email
to email@example.com (with ‘Mary MacDonald Artwork submission’ in
the subject line), or mailed or delivered by hand to VANL-CARFAC, 59 Duckworth
St., St. John’s NL, A1C 1E6. All submissions must include the
a written project description, no more than one (1) page in
length, stating visual art medium, materials, approximate size and concept of
the proposed final artworks.
a sketch or some form of visual representation of the
the artist’s CV
up to 10 images, saved as JPEGs, sent via email, of past
work (Original artwork will not be accepted.) This should be
accompanied by a numbered image list with image title, size and medium, and the
JPEG titles should include the artist name and image number (e. Smith_01).
Proposals: May 14thth 2021
Selection of Artist:
May 19th, 2021
Delivery Date: July 5th 2021
Artist fee of $1000 (firm)
to be paid for the completed artwork, payable once the artwork has been
delivered. Any shipping costs are the responsibility of the artist.
Please note that VANL-CARFAC retains the right to photograph
the artworks in the context of the EVA Awards Ceremony, for the purposes
of display in own website, newsletter and other organization materials,
including newspaper advertisements congratulating the winner of the award.
The artist will be credited in all instances where the image may appear.
We will not sell or licence images of the artworks for use by any other
For more information about the EVA Awards program, you
can view program information online at www.vanl-carfac.com or contact
the VANL-CARFAC office by phone at 1-877-738-7303 or email,
Recipient of the 2020 Cox & Palmer Pivotal Point Grant Announced Visual Artist, Emily Critch, Awarded $5,000
For Immediate Release
St. John’s, NL – December 21st, 2020 Cox & Palmer
and Visual Artists Newfoundland and Labrador (VANL-CARFAC) are
pleased to announce Emily Critch as the recipient of the 2020
Cox & Palmer Pivotal Point Grant. Critch is an accomplished
curator, writer, and artist of Mi’kmaq and settler ancestry from Elmastukwek,
Ktaqamkuk Territory (Bay of Islands, Newfoundland). She is currently based in St. John’s, and is
the 2020-21 Don Wright Scholar at St. Michael’s Printshop.
“Cox & Palmer is
very happy to congratulate Emily Critch on being selected as the 2020 recipient
of the Cox & Palmer Pivotal Point Grant,” said Paul McDonald, Partner. “We look forward to Emily’s upcoming
exhibition “wetapekksi” and to learning the traditions of her ancestors of
Ktaqmkuk. Our firm is delighted to play this part in the career development of
such a promising visual artist.”
The Cox & Palmer Pivotal Point Grant is a funding
opportunity offered through VANL-CARFAC for visual artists in Newfoundland and
Labrador. It was created to provide financial support for working visual
artists who have reached a crucial point in their artistic career, to allow
them to evolve their practice and develop their reputation and visibility
within the art world. Critch applied to the program for support toward
completing work for her upcoming exhibition wetapekksi–the mi’kmaq word for
“where my roots (family) are from.”
Critch describes these works as “an exhibition about connecting my
embodied knowledges of beading, printmaking, language, and land in relation to
my ancestors of Ktaqmkuk.”
The jury for the 2020 Cox & Palmer Pivotal Point Grant Award “is delighted to award Emily Critch with the 2020 Cox & Palmer Pivotal Point Grant. Emily Critch’s critical voice, thoughtfulness, and artistic rigour is seen in all aspects of her work in the provincial visual art sector. Her ongoing body of work, wetapekksi, carries these qualities and was strongly articulated in her proposal. The jury is confident that the Pivotal Point Grant will push Emily’s work forward during this critical time in her career.”
For media enquiries, please contact VANL-CARFAC’s Program Co-ordinator, Kristen Regular, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (709)-738-7303.