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Awards Showcase Outstanding B.C. Applied Artists and Designers

Premier Christy Clark and British Columbia Achievement Foundation Chair Keith Mitchell are pleased to announce the recipients of the Annual Carter Wosk BC Creative Achievement Awards for Applied Art and Design and the BC Creative Achievement Award of Distinction.

“I congratulate this year’s award recipients for their creative excellence and their dynamic entrepreneurship,” said Premier Clark. “Through their skills and talents, each contributes to the fabric of British Columbia’s creative industries.”

Fashion designer Catherine Regehr was named the recipient of the BC Creative Achievement Award of Distinction. This award celebrates Catherine’s significant and sustained contribution to the field of applied art and design in British Columbia. Ms. Regehr was selected by the Board of the BC Achievement Foundation.

The Honourable Ida Chong, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development presented the awards at a presentation and exhibition event on Sept. 10th at Shaw TV Studios.

“The Creative Achievement Awards honour B.C. artists whose work has a practical function,” explained Mitchell. “The 2012 recipients include artists and designers in the early stages of their career as well as those who are well-established and internationally recognized.”

Carol Henriquez, chair emeritus of Arts Umbrella and a director of the BC Achievement Foundation, chaired an independent jury panel that selected the 2012 juried award recipients. The jurors included Sam Carter, professor emeritus at Emily Carr University of Art and Design; Robert Johnston, industrial designer and past award recipient; and Martha Sturdy, inaugural recipient of the BC Creative Achievement Award of Distinction.

The Carter Wosk British Columbia Creative Achievement Awards for Applied Art and Design are named in honour of B.C. philanthropist, academic and visionary Dr. Yosef Wosk, whose financial support makes these awards possible and for Sam Carter, B.C. educator, designer and curator.

2012 Presentation Ceremony