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Outstanding BC Applied Artists and Designers Honoured with Awards

The British Columbia Achievement Foundation celebrated the recipients of the 2017 Carter Wosk BC Creative Achievement Awards for Applied Art and Design on Tuesday, November 28th at the Roundhouse in Vancouver.

“Creative innovation is a cornerstone of healthy societies,” said Scott McIntyre, Foundation Chair. “The Carter Wosk Awards in Applied Art and Design honour those who push boundaries to enhance our lives, while strengthening the British Columbia economy. Their ingenuity shines a light on what we can achieve here, and why it matters,” he added.

Recipients of the 13th annual awards were selected by jury and include:
• Steven Pollock – furniture design
• Anita Sikma – jewellery design
• Brad Turner – glass artist

The Board of the BC Achievement Foundation named Sam Carter the recipient of the 2017 BC Creative Achievement Award of Distinction. Well known for his decades long commitment to applied art and design in BC and beyond, Carter was selected for his substantial contributions. Professor Emeritus at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, creative director and consultant, exhibition designer and travelling curator, Carter was instrumental in establishing the Carter Wosk Awards for Applied Art and Design, and they carry his name for his unwavering dedication to recognizing excellence in his field.

The above artists and designers were selected by jury members: Allan Collier, freelance curator, furniture designer and educator; Dina González Mascaró, multi-disciplinary artist, jewellery designer and past recipient; Katherine Soucie, textile and fashion designer and past recipient; and Christian Woo, furniture designer, wood worker and past recipient.

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