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First Nations Art 2013

2013 BC First Nations Art Awards Announced

Six accomplished aboriginal artists were recognized for their outstanding work at a special ceremony for the 2013 BC Creative Achievement Awards for First Nations’ Art.

Hon. John Rustad, Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation, presented the awards at a ceremony at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel.

“The Foundation is honoured to recognize these artists,” said Mitchell. “They join 37 First Nations artists that the Foundation has had the privilege of recognizing over the past seven years. We thank Michael Audain and Polygon for their tremendous support of the BC Creative Achievement Awards for First Nations Art.”

The awards will be presented at a November ceremony in Vancouver.

The award jurors: Brenda Crabtree, Aboriginal program manager, Emily Carr University of Art + Design; Bill McLennan, curator, Pacific Northwest, UBC Museum of Anthropology; and Dempsey Bob, OC, 2007 recipient of the British Columbia Lifetime Creative Achievement Award for First Nations Art.

2013 Award of Distinction:

  • Mandy Brown
    Mandy Brown »

    Mandy Brown has kept alive the coil basketry tradition of her Nlaka'pamux people that dates back centuries. She has taught women in her community to make both baskets and moccasins and passed on the traditions to generations of young people.…

  • Dale Campbell
    Dale Campbell »
    Prince Rupert

    Dale Campbell is an internationally recognized carver, known for her masks, plaques and totem poles. As well, a button blanket that Dale designed and constructed was selected for a year-long exhibition entitled "Robes of Power: Totem Poles on Cloth", first…

  • Marlene Liddle
    Marlene Liddle »

    Marlene Liddle has been weaving with cedar bark since 2008, after a lengthy apprenticeship gathering and preparing the red and yellow cedar of Haida Gwaii. Descended from a long line of Haida carvers and weavers, Marlene was mentored by master…

  • Ken McNeil
    Ken McNeil »

    Over the past 30 years, carving in his Tahltan-Tlingit tradition, Ken has produced an impressive body of work that has been exhibited across Canada, in the US and internationally.  A master carver, Ken creates works from miniature to large-scale, from…

  • Sammy Robinson
    Sammy Robinson »
    Kitimaat Village

    Sammy Robinson is a Haisla carver from Kitamaat Village on the northwest BC coast. A self-taught artist, he began carving when he was 11 years old, creating wooden toys for Christmas time. He soon turned his attention to Haisla history…

2013 Awardees: