Nominations for the EVA Awards are now Open!

The VANL-CARFAC Excellence in Visual Arts (EVA) Awards celebrate the achievements of visual artists and recognize the significant contribution the visual arts make to the vibrant and dynamic culture of Newfoundland and Labrador.  The 2024 EVA Awards will take place at The Rooms on June 7th, 2024.

With the generous support of corporate and community partners, VANL-CARFAC created the annual EVA Awards in 2006 to highlight the creativity and long-term vision of this province’s artists:

The Tara Bryan Endurance Award recognizes the consistent dedication and commitment of an artist to their professional practice, and to sustained creative output and performance (This award is presented in partnership with Canadian Artists Representation (CARFAC) and is sponsored by the Tara Bryan Legacy Fund)

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. 

The Emerging Visual Artist Award honours the promising start made by an emerging visual artist in the early stages of their career (This award is sponsored by Lat49 Architecture).

The Mary MacDonald Award is named to honour Newfoundland and Labrador’s beloved arts administrator, curator and writer Mary MacDonald.  This award thanks an individual or organization whose efforts have helped to sustain and build the visual arts sector (This award is sponsored by Perfect Day Advertising)

The Critical Eye Award recognizes the impact that critical art writing can have on a visual artists’ career. Any writer worldwide who has published a piece about a NL artist in any recognized print or online publication during the past calendar year (2023) is eligible for consideration (This award is sponsored by Christina Parker Gallery). 

The Excellence in Fine Craft Award acknowledges individuals and groups who have made a significant contribution to the province’s craft culture in the past calendar year (This award is sponsored by the College of the North Atlantic and the Craft Council of Newfoundland & Labrador). The Eligibility Criteria for this award can be found online HERE.

Cash prizes of $2000 are attached to the awards, except for the Mary MacDonald Award, whose recipient receives $1000 and an original work of art. Nomination rules and guidelines are here. Nominations are currently open!  The deadline for nominations for this year’s awards is May 10th.