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
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
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
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, Tessa Graham at firstname.lastname@example.org or 709
The EVA Awards are a Visual Artists Newfoundland and Labrador initiative.