12th Annual EVA Award Winners, 2017

 

Winners announced for the 2017 Excellence in Visual Arts Awards

For immediate release:

  1. JOHN’S NL: The twelfth annual Excellence in Visual Arts Awards took place on May 26th 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.

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 2017 went to Ned Pratt.

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 2017 went to St. John’s artist April White. 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 Anne Manuel. This award was sponsored in 2017 by Perfect Day.

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 Mireille Eagan.

For more information or to arrange interviews, contact Program Coordinator, Tessa Graham at vanlcarfac@gmail.com or 709-738-7303.

The EVA Awards are a Visual Artists Newfoundland and Labrador initiative.

 

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Shortlists announced for 2017 Excellence in Visual Arts Awards

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Shortlists announced for 2017 Excellence in Visual Arts Awards

ST. JOHN’S NL:  The twelfth annual Excellence in Visual Arts Awards will take place on May 26th at The Rooms, St. John’s, Newfoundland. The EVA Awards are the only awards program solely dedicated to celebrating the visual arts 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 this year.
 
The Emerging Artist Award honours the promising start made by an emerging visual artist in the early stages of their career. Sponsored in 2017 by Grenfell Campus, Memorial University. Prize: $2000
 
The Emerging Artist Award Shortlist
Jessie Donaldson
Virginia Mitford
April White
 
The Large Year Award celebrates a visual artist who has enjoyed an exceptional year, with at least one exhibition and critical recognition. Prize: $2000.
 
The Large Year Award Shortlist
Jason Penney
Ned Pratt
D’Arcy Wilson
 
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 2017 by Perfect Day. Prize: original artwork by Mike Gough.
 
The Kippy Goins Award Shortlist          
Mary MacDonald
Anne Manuel
 
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 
Mireille Eagan
Mary MacDonald
Penelope Smart
 
For more information or to arrange interviews, contact Program Coordinator, Tessa Graham 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.
 
The EVA Awards are a Visual Artists Newfoundland and Labrador initiative.
 

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VANL-CARFAC Questions Place of Culture in Newly Named Department (NL)

For Immediate Release:
 
 Visual Artists Newfoundland and Labrador (VANL-CARFAC) is expressing concern over the recent renaming and restructuring of the department of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development to become the department of Tourism, Industry and Innovation.”VANL would like to know how this renaming and restructuring will impact visual artists and the visual arts sector of our province and, to that end, is requesting a meeting with the Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of the Department to discuss the changes,” said VANL-CARFAC board chair, Teresa Kachanoski: “We have been fielding questions from our membership and would like to know if there is a shift in priority and, if so, what this could mean for the cultural sector.”

“The departmental name change has provoked a strong response from the province’s visual arts community and social media campaigns are already proliferating. Artists want answers.” Kachanoski said.

VANL-CARFAC will keep its membership and the public at large in communication about this issue as it evolves.

For media requests or more information, contact Tessa Graham at the VANL offices, 709-738-7303 or vanlcarfac@gmail.com

 

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2017 EVA Awards – Call for Nominations Now Open!

VANL-CARFAC Now Accepting Nominations for 2017 Excellence in Visual Arts Awards!

All artists in the province are encouraged to apply for the 2017 Excellence in Visual Arts Awards.  There are five categories for this year’s ceremony,which are:

1. the Long Haul Award for lifetime achievement;

2. the Large Year Award, for an artist who has had an exceptional year;

3. the Emerging Artist Award;

4.the Kippy Goins Award, which recognizes an individual or organization who has helped the growth of the sector;

5. 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, with exception of the Kippy Goins, whose recipient will receive an original artwork by artist Mike Gough.

Applications must be received or postmarked by 5 pm, March 31st, 2017. 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 Tessa Graham at 1-877-738-7303 or vanlcarfac@gmail.com.