Visual artists presented with awards

Staff ~ The Telegram
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Winners of the fifth annual Visual Arts Awards, from Visual Artists Newfoundland and Labrador, have been officially presented with their recognitions.
The Emerging Artist Award went to Jason Penney (St. John's) who has created work in textiles, computer-generated images and installations.
The Large Year Award, the equivalent of a visual artist of the year acknowledgement, went to sculptor Luben Boykov (Flatrock).
For work assisted through the provincial ArtSmarts program, teacher Jeanette Laaning was presented with the Kippy Goins Award (read: Keep It Going Award).
As well Tara Bryan (Pouch Cove) - whose exhibition "On Ice" is currently showing at The Rooms - was given the Long Haul Award for "a substantial contribution to the visual culture of Newfoundland and Labrador by a senior artist."
The artists were presented with their awards on Friday in a ceremony at The Rooms in St. John's.
According to Visual Artists Newfoundland and Labrador, a new annual award is set to be introduced in 2011, for critical art writing. Details are expected to be released before the end of the year.

Organizations: The Rooms, Flatrock, On Ice

Geographic location: Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John's, Pouch Cove

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  • sophie
    July 02, 2010 - 13:13

    Congratulations to all on well deserved honours. The arts smarts program almost makes up for a lack of funding for art in the curriculm. Artists like Jeanette who take time from their own work to inspire our next generation of artists are often unsung. Nice! Very excited about the art crit award. Now the Tele needs a regular art critic. Come on folks. Vibrant art scene here...get with it.

  • sophie
    July 01, 2010 - 19:51

    Congratulations to all on well deserved honours. The arts smarts program almost makes up for a lack of funding for art in the curriculm. Artists like Jeanette who take time from their own work to inspire our next generation of artists are often unsung. Nice! Very excited about the art crit award. Now the Tele needs a regular art critic. Come on folks. Vibrant art scene here...get with it.