Artist Talks: Amber Lynn Thorne & Jane Walker – VANL CARFAC Mentorship Program 2022

 

VANL-CARFAC is pleased to present the second  installment of artist talks by the participants in our 2021-22 Mentorship Program. Please join us via Zoom on October 17th at 8pm, where Amber- Lynn Thorne and Jane Walker will discuss their work, their practices, and their experiences with the mentorship program. Please sign up through Eventbrite and a link to join will be sent prior to the event.

The VANL-CARFAC Mentorship Program was created to provide opportunities for productive and supportive relationships between established professional artists and artists wishing to develop and enhance their practice. The mentors provide one on one encouragement, advice, information and resources to mentees, who are aiming to achieve specific professional goals. Funding for The program was drawn from the $120,000 Art in the Time of COVID fund established by ArtsNL to help the Newfoundland and Labrador arts community during the COVID-19 crisis

We look forward to seeing you!


Artist Talks: Alli Johnston & Nicole Travers – VANL CARFAC Mentorship Program 2022

VANL-CARFAC is pleased to present the first of two installments of artist talks by the participants in our 2021-22 Mentorship Program. Please join us via Zoom on September 19th at 8pm, where Alli Johnston and Nicole Travers will discuss their work, their practices, and their experiences with the mentorship program. Please sign up through eventbrite and a link to join will be sent prior to the event.

Alli Johnston is visual artist based in Ktaqamkuk ( Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.) Of settler descent, she was born and raised in southern Ontario, the traditional territories of the Attawondaron. She moved to Corner Brook in 2001 & now splits her time between her homes in Corner Brook, Exploits Islands & on Fogo Island, the traditional territories of the Mi’kmaq and Beothuk people.

Alli’s multi-disciplinary art practice focuses on her sense of place as well as her connection with and responsibility to nature.

Nicole Travers is a Mi’kmaw woman & artist, born and raised in the small hamlet of Little Port, Elmastukwek, Ktaqmkuk. She is a self taught beader who started practicing just after the birth of her first child in 2015. Nicole always admired the intricate detailed beadwork of her Mi’kmaq ancestors that is now located in museums. Life had taken Nicole to Alberta for several years but returned to her hometown with her partner to raise their two girls. Nicole felt it was imperative that her children be raised with the same relationship with traditions, culture, and land as she. For Nicole, creating art is a process of remaining connected to nature and finding the natural flow of each piece. By following her intuition, visions, and dreams it often allows her to see the completed piece prior to it’s completion.

The VANL-CARFAC Mentorship Program was created to provide opportunities for productive and supportive relationships between established professional artists and artists wishing to develop and enhance their practice. The mentors provide one on one encouragement, advice, information and resources to mentees, who are aiming to achieve specific professional goals. Funding for The program was drawn from the $120,000 Art in the Time of COVID fund established by ArtsNL to help the Newfoundland and Labrador arts community during the COVID-19 crisis


Shortlists Announced for the 2022 Excellence in Visual Arts Awards

ST. JOHN’S, NL:  The sixteenth annual Excellence in Visual Arts Awards will take place on June 10th 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 three of the five awards – the winners of the Endurance Award (Prize $2000) and Mary MacDonald Award (Prize: $1000 and an artwork by  Shawn O’Hagan — Sponsored by Perfect Day) will be announced at the EVA ceremony. 

 

The Emerging Artist Award honors the promising start made by an emerging visual artist in the early stages of their career. Prize: $2000

      The Emerging Artist Award Shortlist

       Emily Critch

       Margie Lewis

       Nasim Makaremi Nia 

 

The Milestone Award celebrates a visual artist who has, in the last calendar year, achieved a significant milestone in their career, through exhibition or presentation, a breakthrough in their practice, or new and innovative exploration.   Sponsored by Lat49 Architecture.  Prize: $2000

     The Milestone Award Shortlist

       Emily Pittman

       Nelson White

 

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.  Sponsored by Christina Parker Gallery.  Prize: $2000. 

     The Critical Eye Award Shortlist

      Mireille Eagan
     
      Emily Pittman 
 
      Ossie Michelin

 

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

The EVA Awards are a Visual Artists Newfoundland and Labrador (VANL-CARFAC) initiative.


VANL-CARFAC Now Accepting Nominations for 2022 Excellence in Visual Arts Awards!

NOMINATION DEADLINE EXTENDED: MAY 16TH 2022

All artists and art lovers in the province are encouraged to submit nominations for the 2022 Excellence in Visual Arts Awards

There are five categories for this year’s ceremony.  

The Endurance Award for lifetime achievement; the Milestone Award, for an artist who has had an exceptional year; the Emerging Artist Award; the Mary MacDonald 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 $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 May 16th 2022. Application forms and full rules can be found here.

As the only awards program solely dedicated to celebrating the achievements of Newfoundland and Labrador’s visual artists, the EVA Awards recognizes excellence province-wide.

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