Recipient of the 2019 Cox & Palmer Pivotal Point Grant Announced Visual Artist, Tanea Hynes, Awarded $5,000
For Immediate ReleaseSt. John’s, NL – December 16th, 2019 Cox & Palmer and Visual Artists Newfoundland and Labrador (VANL-CARFAC) are pleased to announce Tanea Hynes as the recipient of the 2019 Cox & Palmer Pivotal Point Grant. Hynes, an inter-disciplinary artist from Labrador City, will receive the $5,000 grant to create a new exhibition and accompanying book of photographs, drawings, objects and writing based on her experiences of growing up, working in, leaving, and returning to Labrador City, NL.
delighted to congratulate Ms. Hynes on becoming the 2019 grant recipient,” says
Paul McDonald, partner at Cox & Palmer. “To receive such accolades and
recognition from her peers within the visual arts community must indeed be a pivotal
moment. We wish Ms. Hynes much success with her planned ‘Workhorse’ project and
have no doubt it will enhance her portfolio and career as a visual artist.”
& 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 and to allow them to evolve their practice and
develop their reputation and visibility within the art world.
for the 2019 Cox & Palmer Pivotal Point Grant Award were very pleased to
recommend Hynes as this year’s recipient: “This year had a particularly strong
group of applicants. Hynes’ project is
very touching and also very complex in the ways it incorporates broader social,
political and economic ideas into the work.
We very much appreciated the ways in which this project values the
community by presenting the work back to them.
We look forward to seeing this work come to fruition.”
media enquiries, please contact VANL-CARFAC’s Program Co-ordinator, Kristen
Regular, at email@example.com or (709)-738-7303.
Shortlists announced for Excellence in Visual Arts Awards
ST. JOHN’S, NL: The fourteenth annual Excellence in Visual Arts Awards will take place on June 14th at The Rooms, St. John’s, Newfoundland. The EVA Awards are the only awards program solely dedicated to celebrating the visual culture of Newfoundland and Labrador.
This year’s EVA Awards jury reviewed submissions from across the province, representing a wide spectrum of artistic mediums and styles. Below are the short lists for three of the five awards – the winners of the Endurance Award, sponsored by the Leyton Gallery of Fine Art (Prize $2000) and Mary MacDonald Award (Prize: $1000 and an artwork by Mike Connolly) will be announced at the ceremony. The Mary MacDonald Award was sponsored in 2019 by Perfect Day.
The Emerging Artist Award honors the promising start made by an emerging visual artist in the early stages of their career. Prize: $2000
The Emerging Artist Award Shortlist
The Milestone Award celebrates a visual artist who has, in the last calendar year, achieved a significant milestone in their career, through exhibition or presentation, a breakthrough in their practice, or new and innovative exploration. The Milestone Award is sponsored by Lat49 Architecture. Prize: $2000
The Milestone Award Shortlist
The Critical Eye Award recognizes a visual arts writer for an exceptional piece of writing on a NL artist in any print or online publication worldwide. Prize: $2000.
The Critical Eye Award Shortlist
For more information or to arrange interviews, contact Program Coordinator, Kristen Regular at firstname.lastname@example.org or 709-738-7303. A limited number of seats for the ceremony will be available to the public. To be put on the seating list, please contact the VANL office.
The EVA Awards are a Visual Artists Newfoundland and Labrador (VANL-CARFAC) initiative.
Call for Proposals: Commission of Artwork, The Mary MacDonald Award (Excellence in Visual Arts Awards)
Date of Call: February 12th, 2019
To: VANL-CARFAC Membership
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 Arts Awards). Offset reproductions will not be considered.
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 arts sector
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 275 Duckworth St, Unit 1 St. John’s NL A1C 1G9. All submissions must include the following materials:
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 concept
the artist’s CV
up to 10 images, saved as JPEGs, on a PC-compatible CDR or 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).
Deadline for Proposals: March 8th, 2019
Selection of Artist: March 15th, 2019
Final Project Delivery Date: May 15th, 2019
Artist fee of $750.00 (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 organization.
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, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Review program information online at www.vanl-carfac.com or contact the VANL-CARFAC office by phone at 1-877-738-7303 or email, at email@example.com
Recipient of the 2018 Cox & Palmer Pivotal Point Grant Announced Visual Artist, Lucas Morneau, Awarded $5,000
For Immediate Release St. John’s, NL – December 10th, 2018 Cox & Palmer and Visual Artists Newfoundland and Labrador (VANL-CARFAC) are pleased to announce Lucas Morneau as the recipient of the 2018 Cox & Palmer Pivotal Point Grant. Morneau, an inter-disciplinary artist based in Corner Brook, will receive the $5,000 grant to create a new exhibition of wearable art pieces and photographic works, blending the queer art of drag with the Newfoundland tradition of mummering.
“We are delighted to congratulate Lucas Morneau on being the 2018 recipient of the Cox & Palmer Pivotal Point Grant,” says Paul McDonald, Partner at Cox & Palmer. “Lucas is a great example of the valuable contribution visual artists make to the dynamic culture of Newfoundland and Labrador. This grant will help grow his body of work, creatively bringing awareness to gender expression in our society. Cox & Palmer is proud to support the advancement of his career and the arts and culture of our province.”
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 and to allow them to evolve their practice and develop their reputation and visibility within the art world.
The jury for the 2018 Cox & Palmer Pivotal Point Grant Award were very pleased to recommend Morneau as this year’s recipient: “After careful consideration of the work of a strong pool of applicants, Morneau’s work was selected for this year’s Pivotal Point award. The jury was impressed with the ways Morneau engages with the politics of place and everyday experience, and with the potential for this project to impact LGBTQ2+ communities, in both rural and urban parts of the province.”
For media enquiries, please contact VANL-CARFAC’s Program Co-ordinator, Kristen Regular, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (709)-738-7303.