2020 EVA Awards – Call for Nominations Now Open!


VANL-CARFAC Now Accepting Nominations for 2020 Excellence in Visual Arts Awards!

All artists and art lovers in the province are encouraged to submit nominations for the 2020 Excellence in Visual Arts Awards

There are five categories for this year’s ceremony.  

The Endurance Award recognizes the consistent dedication and commitment of an artist to their professional practice, and to sustained creative output and performance

The Milestone Award celebrates a visual artist who has, in the last calendar year (2019) achieved a significant milestone in their career, through exhibition or presentation, a breakthrough in their practice, or new and innovative exploration.

The Emerging Artist Award honours the promising start made by an emerging visual artist in the early stages of their career

The Mary MacDonald Award thanks an individual or organization whose efforts have helped to sustain and build the visual arts sector.

The Critical Eye Award 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, except the Mary MacDonald Award, whose recipient receives $1000 and an original work of art.

Applications must be received or postmarked by April 10th, 2020. 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 Sheshatshiu, this awards program recognizes excellence province-wide.

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