Outstanding BC Applied Artists and Designers Honoured with Awards

November 1, 2018


VANCOUVER - The British Columbia Achievement Foundation announced today the recipients of the 2018 Carter Wosk BC Creative Achievement Awards for Applied Art and Design.

"British Columbia's world-class art, culture and creative industries contribute to our province's prosperity and global profile," said Lisa Beare, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture. "This year's Carter Wosk Award recipients are prime examples of the creativity which inspires and drives innovation in our province."

Recipients of the 14th annual awards are selected by jury and include:

Afshin Mehin - Wearable Technology
Henry Norris - Furniture Design
Claudia Schulz - Hat Design

"Congratulations to this year's award recipients for their creative excellence and innovative entrepreneurship," said Scott McIntyre, Foundation Chair. "Their ingenuity shines a light on what we can achieve in British Columbia, and why it matters," he added.

The Board of the BC Achievement Foundation named Bill Pechet the recipient of the 2018 BC Creative Achievement Award of Distinction.

The above artists and designers were selected by jury members: Toby Baratt, Designer and past recipient (Propellor Design, a Vancouver-based multi-disciplinary design studio); Judson Beaumont, furniture designer, past recipient and 2014 Award of Distinction Laureate; Tania Gleave artist, jewellery designer and past recipient; and Katherine Soucie, textile and fashion designer and past recipient.

The awards will be presented later this month at a formal ceremony in Vancouver.

The Carter Wosk Awards are named in honour of BC philanthropist, academic and visionary Dr. Yosef Wosk, Ph.D., OBC and for Sam Carter, BC educator, designer and curator.

The British Columbia Achievement Foundation is an independent foundation established and endowed by the Province of BC in 2003 to celebrate community service, arts, humanities and enterprise. For information on the British Columbia Achievement Foundation, visit www.bcachievement.com.



Cathryn Wilson
Executive Director
BC Achievement Foundation
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