The Long Haul Award – Colette Urban
Colette Urban worked in the areas of sculpture, installation and performance, focusing on questions of identity and response to landscape. Her work challenged boundaries between artist and audience, developing viewer activated installations that address the political and social structures of domestic and/or public space. The performances, often inspired by the installations, refer to personal narratives questioning issues of gender. Urban’s use of recycled materials and her methods of construction and presentation are in response to the installation and/or performance site. Her performances and installations have been exhibited in Italy, Great Britain, The Netherlands, United States and across Canada. Urban was the subject of a documentary film Pretend Not To See Me where she restaged eleven performances. This film was directed and produced by Katherine Knight and Site Media Inc. In 2006 Urban retired from a teaching position at the University of Western Ontario and moved to McIvers Newfoundland where she established an art retreat, Full Tilt Creative Centre, to attract contemporary art makers to the west coast of Newfoundland. As Professor Emeritia from UWO Colette traveled extensively as a guest speaker giving lectures about her work.
The Large Year Award – Michael Flaherty
Michael Flaherty was born in St. John’s in 1978 and grew up in Clarenville where he spent much of his time getting lost in the woods. He has turned this urge to explore into a career as an artist – he has not only resided in six different provinces, but has also crossed North America by bicycle and lived alone for three months on a deserted island, both as art projects. Michael, like many Newfoundlanders, is on temporary loan to Alberta, where he is the Ceramics Technician at Red Deer College. In the near future Michael will be returning to Newfoundland to travel to beaches in abandoned communities where he will photograph the pottery shards he finds there.
The Emerging Artist Award – Audrey Hurd
Audrey Hurd lives and works in St. John’s. She received a BFA from NSCAD University and completed the 2012 Don Wright Memorial Scholarship at St. Michael’s Printshop. Primarily a printmaker, her work combines traditional print and craft processes with experimental techniques in order to create a range of impressions. She has participated in group and solo shows across the country with an upcoming solo exhibition and residency at the Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale, NY.
photo by Malin Enstrom
The Kippy Goins Award – Tina Dolter
Tina Dolter was born in Montreal to a Canadian Forces family, and made her home in Western Newfoundland since 1976. Although she had been a practicing artist for more than 25 years, Dolter went back to university in 1993 to study visual art. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) at Grenfell Campus in Corner Brook in 2002, and received the University Medal for Academic Excellence. She was a finalist for the 2005 Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council (NLAC) Emerging Artist of the Year Award, and nominated for the NLAC Arts Achievement Award for 2009 and the Artist of the Year Award for 2011, as well as nomination for the Visual Artists Newfoundland and Labrador (VANL) EVA Large Year Award for 2011. Tina exhibited her work nationally and internationally. She had very successful exhibitions in Toronto, St. John’s and Corner Brook for her series, Sensuality of the Maturing Woman. In her short life, Tina was a tremendous advocate for the arts in our province and for the rights of artists, partcipating in ACI, VANL-CARFAC and LAWN, and was a moving force in developing a public art policy for Corner Brook.
The Critical Eye Award – Heather Igloliorte
Heather Igloiorte is an Inuk artist and writer from Labrador. After graduating from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University with a BFA in painting and a minor in art history, she moved to Ottawa to pursue an MA in Canadian Art History, specializing in Inuit art. While in the MA program she completed a yearlong internship as a curatorial assistant at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, became involved with the ACC, and was hired by the Carleton University Art Gallery to be the Curator of Inuit Art for the 2005-2006 academic year. Her artwork has been shown and sold all over the East coast, and is in several public and private collections. Her research centers on mid-twentieth century modernist primitivism, Native North American art, and issues of nationhood and hybridity.
The Long Haul Award – Christopher Pratt
The Large Year Award – Jordan Bennett
The Emerging Artist Award – Philippa Jones
The Kippy Goins Award – Caroline Stone
The Critical Eye Award – Joan Sullivan
The Long Haul Award – Gerald Squires
The Large Year Award – Veselina Tomova
The Emerging Artist Award – Allen Walbourne
The Kippy Goins Award – Angela Antle
The Critical Eye Award – Gloria Hickey
EVA 2011 Award Winners:
2011 Critical Eye Award Winner Gloria Hickey with Mary Pratt
The Long Haul Award – Tara Bryan
The Large Year Award – Luben Boykov
The Emerging Artist Award – Jason Penney
The Kippy Goins Award – Jeanette Laaning
EVA 2010 Award Winners:
Luben Boykov and Jeanette Laaning. Missing from Photo: Tara Bryan, Jason Penney.
The Long Haul Award – Marlene Creates
The Large Year Award – Reed Weir
The Emerging Artist Award – Jennifer Barrett
The Kippy Goins Award – St. Michael’s Printshop
EVA 2009 Award Winners:
EVA 2009 Winners (L-R): Mike Connelly (Director of St. Michael’s Printshop), Marlene Creates, Jennifer Barrett, photograph by Sara Tilley. EVA 2009 Winner Reed Weir.
The Long Haul Award – Charlotte Jones
The Large Year Award – Craig Francis Power
The Emerging Artist Award – Jay Kimball
The Kippy Goins Award – Patricia Grattan
EVA 2008 Award Winners:
EVA 2008 Winners (L-R): Patricia Grattan, Jay Kimball, Charlotte Jones. Photograph by Craig Goudie.
EVA Winner 2008: Craig Francis Power. Photograph by Sara Tilley.
The Long Haul Award – Kathleen Knowling
The Large Year Award – Michael Pittman
The Kippy Goins Award – Eastern Edge Gallery
The Long Haul Award – Mary Pratt
The Large Year Award – Will Gill
The Kippy Goins Award – Bonnie Leyton