Photo: 2020 Awardee, Benjamin Kikkert, Amethyst Glasses & Decanter
June is Nominate Now month and the 2021 Carter Wosk Award in Applied Art + Design is now open for your nomination. Help honour excellence and inspire achievement in Applied Art and Design (AAD) throughout the province.
Celebrating British Columbians whose work directly contributes to the cultural and economic fabric of the province, the Carter Wosk Award shines a light on functional art which enhances day-to-day life for individuals while enriching our collective experiences.
This award program is open for self-nominations or third-party nominations of applied artists and designers in BC. Artists and designers whose work has a practical or functional application can be considered for this award. This includes, but not limited to, furniture, textiles, jewellery, ceramics, weaving, glass, fashion, and industrial design.
Do you know someone whose work is deserving of recognition? Someone whose achievement derives from their dedicated effort, expert skills and undaunted courage? Nominate them for the Carter Wosk Award and help elevate skillful people creating inspiring art. It’s important for the field of applied art and it has a lasting impact on the awardees who are key drivers of BC’s creative economy.
Concrete jewellery designer Karen Konzuk reflects on the impact of receiving the Carter Wosk Award in 2020. “It was a very exciting moment for me to hear I was recognized for my work, especially knowing this group of awardees was recognized for innovation. I feel this is a key element to my design that helps me to stand out from my competition.” She also feels it is important to acknowledge artistic excellence in applied art and design. “The world of art and design is extremely saturated and at times, it is hard to stand out. With social media and everything being digital there are a lot of copycats. To be recognized for the dedication we put into original design, attention to detail, and innovation brings us to the forefront and gives credibility to the work we have achieved.”
Visit bcachievement.com to #nominatenowBC! Nominations are open until July 14.
BC Achievement is grateful for the generosity of the Yosef Wosk Family Foundation toward the Carter Wosk Award program.
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