Nomination Deadline Extended for 2013 Excellence in Visual Arts Awards

*** Please note: The deadline for nominations for this year’s EVA awards has been extended to April 8th 2013.  All artists in the province are encouraged to apply! ***

There are five categories for this year’s ceremony, including the Long Haul (for lifetime achievement) sponsored by The Leyton Gallery of Fine Art, the Large Year Award (for an artist who has had an exceptional year) sponsored by Sheppard Case Architects, the Emerging Artist Award sponsored by Grenfell Campus, Memorial University, the Kippy Goins 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 a NL artist in any print or online publication worldwide.

Cash prizes of $1000 are attached to the awards, except the Kippy Goins, whose recipient receives an original artwork by artist Michael Pittman

Applications must be received or postmarked by 5 pm, April 1st. Application forms and full rules can be found at

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 Dave Andrews at 1-877-738-7303 or