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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 15th annual presentation ceremony on November 27 at the Roundhouse in Vancouver.
“British Columbia’s world-leading artistic, cultural and creative industries contribute to our province’s prosperity and climate of innovation,” said Lisa Beare, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture. “This year, once again, the Carter Wosk Award recipients exemplify BC’s creative spirit. These artists and designers inspire others and attract global recognition.”
Recipients of the 15th annual award program are selected by jury and include:
Morgan Mallett, Fashion Design
Sholto Scruton, Furniture Design
McCauley Wanner + Ryan Palibroda, Industrial Design
“The 2019 recipients of the Carter Wosk Award demonstrate creative and practical originality in their work making functional art,” said Foundation Chair, Anne Giardini. “Whether through clothing, furniture, prosthetic covers or ceramics, these artists are creating remarkable objects that are both beautiful and useful,” she added.
The above artists and designers were selected by jury members Stefanie Dueck, metal artist, and past recipient; Marie Khouri, sculptor, and past recipient; Ron Kong, craft advocate; and Nik Rust of Propellor Design, multi-disciplinary design studio and past recipient.
The Board of the BC Achievement Foundation named Gordon Hutchens as the 2019 Award of Distinction Laureate honouring his career as a master potter.
The work of the 2019 awardees was showcased at The Roundhouse in a public art exhibit from November 23rd through November 27th, 2019. BC Achievement is grateful to The Roundhouse as its event partner, Georgia Straight as its media partner and Denbigh Fine Art Services as its exhibition partner.
The Carter Wosk Award is generously supported by and named in honour of BC philanthropist, academic and visionary Yosef Wosk, Ph.D., OBC and Sam Carter, BC educator, designer and curator.
Gordon Hutchens first became intrigued with pottery at the age of 14 during a visit to Japan where he watched potters at work and saw the revered position of pottery in that culture. Following this path, Gordon studied ceramics at…