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Outstanding BC Applied Artists and Designers honoured with Carter Wosk Award

VANCOUVER – The BC Achievement Foundation announced today the 2021 Awardees of the Carter Wosk Applied Art and Design program.  “Even during a time of challenges, this year’s awardees of the Carter Wosk program have delighted us with artistic works and designs that demonstrate the vigour of BC’s creative economy,” said BCAF chair Anne Giardini. “These award-winning creations blend art and function with ingenuity and imagination. It is always an honour to showcase objects that are both beautiful and functional,” she added. BC Achievement is …

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Outstanding BC First Nations artists honoured with Fulmer Award

VANCOUVER – The BC Achievement Foundation (BCAF) today announced the six recipients of the Fulmer Award in First Nations Art. The recipients will be celebrated through an online campaign #shinethelightbc honouring their artistic excellence in traditional, contemporary or media art.  “We at the BC Achievement Foundation are delighted to take this opportunity to recognize the six 2021 recipients of the Fulmer Award in First Nations Art. Their work builds on deep traditions while also illuminating new pathways,” said BCAF chair Anne Giardini. “This year’s awardees join eighty-five artists from the Award’s past fifteen years. Fulmer Award alumni help to make British Columbia a place for innovation and creative success,” she added.  The 2021 recipients, chosen by an independent jury, are:  Crystal Behn, Dene & Carrier – Crabtree McLennan Emerging ArtistSgaanjaad Sherri Dick, Haida & …

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Em̓út | Being Home: An Exhibition of Northwest Coast Indigenous Art March 10 to May 1, 2021

“This exhibition is part of a process of rewriting the historic narratives of governments and institutions while expressing an Indigenous perspective and an Indigenous truth. It is also an expression of Northwest Coast Indigenous artists understanding of Em̓út – of being home.” Ray Hartley and Sheila Hall, curators.  BC Achievement is honoured to be part of a new exhibition of Northwest Coast Indigenous Art called Em̓út | Being Home, in collaboration with the Libby Leshgold Gallery at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, and in conjunction with guest curators Ray Hartley and Sheila Hall from the Aboriginal Gathering Collective.   Starting …

The Office of the Lieutenant Governor and the BC Achievement Foundation Announce Launch of Reconciliation Award

The Office of the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, in partnership with the BC Achievement Foundation, is pleased to announce the launch of the British Columbia Reconciliation Award. This award recognizes individuals, groups and organizations who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, integrity, respect and commitment to furthering reconciliation with Indigenous peoples in the province of British Columbia, or inspired others to continue reconciliation efforts. The Honourable Janet Austin, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, has made Reconciliation one of the key themes of her mandate. This includes …

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Outstanding BC Applied Artists and Designers Honoured with Carter Wosk Award

VANCOUVER – The British Columbia Achievement Foundation announced today the 2020 Awardees of the Carter Wosk for Applied Art and Design program.  “This year’s awardees of the Carter Wosk Award demonstrate creative flair and attention to detail, blending art and function to make our world a better place,” said Foundation Chair, Anne Giardini. “It is always an honour to showcase ways in which British Columbians make purpose beautiful and beauty functional” she added. Recipients of the 16th annual award program are selected by an independent …

Carol Anne Hilton receives 2020 Indigenous Business
Award of Distinction

Vancouver – Anne Giardini, O.C., O.B.C., Q.C., chair of the BC Achievement Foundation, is pleased to announce Carol Anne Hilton as the recipient of the 2020 Indigenous Business Award of Distinction.   An online digital campaign will honour Carol Anne in conjunction with all the 2020 Indigenous Business Award (IBA) awardees and culminate in a short film celebrating her remarkable achievements.  “Carol Anne is an exceptional leader whose strategic vision is helping to foster Indigenous entrepreneurship here in her home province, throughout Canada and beyond,” said Giardini. “We at BC Achievement, are honoured to highlight Carol Anne’s many successes and to celebrate the ways in which she inspires change through the #Indigenomics movement.” Carol Anne Hilton, MBA is the CEO and Founder of The Indigenomics Institute and …