Outstanding BC Applied Artists and Designers Honoured with Awards
Awardees of the Carter Wosk Award in Applied Art and Design were honoured for their creative excellence at the 14th annual awards presentation November 29.
“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 Award of Distinction.
The above artists and designers were selected by jury members: Toby Barratt, designer and past recipient; 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 Carter Wosk Award is named in honour of BC philanthropist, academic and visionary Dr. Yosef Wosk, Ph.D., OBC and for Sam Carter, BC educator, designer and curator.
Bill Pechet has dedicated himself for over thirty years to creating environments that bring people together in refreshing and unexpected ways. He has made his mark on public spaces across the country through his street furnishings, lighting, urban infrastructures, public…