10th Annual EVA Award Winners, 2015

Winners announced for the 2015 Excellence in Visual Arts Awards

The tenth annual Excellence in Visual Arts Awards took place on June 5th at the Rooms, St. Johns, Newfoundland. The event was hosted by Sheilagh O’Leary. The EVA Awards are the only awards program solely dedicated to celebrating the work of the visual artists of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Sponsored by LAT49 Architecture Inc., The Large Year Award celebrates a visual artist who has enjoyed an exceptional year, with at least one exhibition and critical recognition. This year’s Large Year Award 2015 went to John McDonald.

The Emerging Artist Award honors the promising start made by an emerging visual artist in the early stages of their career. The Emerging Artist Award 2015 went to St. John’s artist Kyle Bustin. This award was sponsored by Grenfell Campus, Memorial University.

The Kippy Goins Award – so named for the small pieces of wood one throws on a fire to “keep it going” – thanks an individual or organization whose efforts have helped to sustain and build the visual arts sector. The Kippy Goins Award went to the Sharon LeRiche & the Craft Council Gallery. This award was sponsored in 2015 by Perfect Day.

Kent Jones was the winner of The Long Haul Award, sponsored by the Leyton Gallery of Fine Art. The Long Haul recognizes a substantial contribution to the visual culture of Newfoundland and Labrador by a senior artist.

The Critical Eye Award celebrates the best piece of critical writing about an NL artist in any print or online publication worldwide. This year’s winner was Bruce Johnson.

A new addition to this year’s ceremony, in honor of the awards’ tenth anniversary, the People’s Choice Award, was sponsored by Christina Parker Gallery. The winner, chosen by the public through an online voting system, was Mike Gough.

Congratulations to all nominees, shortlisters and winners!

 

 


2015 EVA Award Shortlists!

Shortlists Announced for Four of the Six Excellence in Visual Arts Awards

The tenth annual Excellence in Visual Arts Awards will take place on June 5th 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 four of the six awards – the Long Haul Award winner and the winner of the newly minted People’s Choice Award will be announced at the ceremony.

 

The Emerging Artist Award honors the promising start made by an emerging visual artist in the early stages of their career. Sponsored in 2015 by Grenfell Campus – Memorial University. Prize: $2000

 

The Emerging Artist Award Shortlist
Mark Adams
Kyle Bustin
Joe Fowler

 

The Large Year Award celebrates a visual artist who has enjoyed an exceptional year, with at least one exhibition and critical recognition.  Sponsored in 2015 by Lat49 Architects Inc.  Prize: $2000

 

The Large Year Award Shortlist
Michael Gough
John McDonald
Virginia Mitford

 

The Kippy Goins Award – so named for the small pieces of wood one throws on a fire to “keep it going” – thanks an individual or organization whose efforts have helped to sustain and build the visual arts sector.  Sponsored in 2015 by Perfect Day. Prize: original artwork by Michael Gough

 

The Kippy Goins Award Shortlist
John and Peggy Fisher
Sharon LeRiche and the Craft Council Gallery
Mavis Penney

 

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

Bruce Johnson
Martin Poole
Craig Francis Power

 

For more information or to arrange interviews, contact Program Coordinator, Kathy Oke at vanlcarfac@gmail.com 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.

 


3rd Annual Post Art Fundraiser!

You are invited to VANL-CARFAC’s 3rd Annual Post Art Fundraiser!

The Post Art Fundraiser is back! The Post Art Fundraiser is a great excuse to get inspired, have some fun, and share your creations with others! Send your artwork on a journey to three other Post Art participants and receive three original artworks in the mail! Participation is simple – just follow the steps below:

HOW IT WORKS:

Step 1: E-mail Pepa Chan (vanl.postart@gmail.com) your mailing address and donation amount (Suggested $10.00). She will be taking addresses until Thursday April 30th. (More details below)

Step 2: Each person is responsible for creating three small original (mail size) artworks. (More details below)

Step 3: You will receive an e-mail with three addresses where you will be expected to mail your artworks. The artworks must be mailed NO LATER than Saturday May 30th (Please!!)

Step 4: You will receive up to three artworks in the mail from three different artists!

 

DETAILS:

Donation: Donations can be made by drop-off (to the VANL office), email transfer, regular mail or through Paypal. Whatever works best for you! However, please let Pepa know when you send your address how you would like to donate. She will reply to each message, so if you do not get a reply in a few days please contact her again. All money raised will go to support VANL-CARFAC (www.vanl-carfac.com)

Sizes: 3 1/2″ x 5″ (Standard postcard ) and maximum 11″ x 14″. Mailing rates will vary, depending on the weight of the work and its destination.

Medium: Be creative. Drawing, painting, textile art, photography, sound art, collage!

Note: If you do participate in this event please honour the commitment and be sure to mail your three works. This fundraiser is based on a collective act of good faith, and the organizers cannot be held responsible for art that isn’t sent. However, we also have a few participants making extra so hopefully no one should be left empty handed.

Thanks for your support!

Donate here!

 


2015 EVA Awards – Call for Nominations Now Open!

 

 

VANL-CARFAC Now Accepting Nominations for 2015 Excellence in Visual Arts Awards!

All artists in the province are encouraged to apply for the 2015 Excellence in Visual Arts Awards.  There are five categories for this year’s ceremony, including: the Long Haul Award for lifetime achievement; the Large Year Award, for an artist who has had an exceptional year; the Emerging Artist Award; the Kippy Goins 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 $1000 are attached to the awards, except the Kippy Goins, whose recipient receives an original artwork, this year by artist Mike Gough.

Applications must be received or postmarked by 5 pm, April 1st. Application forms 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.

For more information about the EVA Awards, please contact Kathy Oke at 1-877-738-7303 or vanlcarfac@gmail.com.