Photo supplied by Red Deer Arts Council

New $1,500 award available for Central Albertan visual artists

Central Albertan painters, photographers and other visual artists can apply to win The Artwalk Developing Visual Artist Award of $1,500.

The award for developing visual artists is new to Red Deer Arts Council.

About $20,000 was donated to the council by the former Red Deer Artwalk Society in January. The society folded in 2014.

Now the council is using the money to reward visual artists ad further their careers.

Diana Anderson, Red Deer Arts Council coordinator, said she expects many applicants to apply before the deadline, March 1, because there are many developing visual artists in Central Alberta.

“We have an awful lot of artists around here, who are amazing, so this is something we know is needed,” she said.

The award will be given to visual artists involved in painting, printmaking, sculpture, carving, traditional arts, drawing, design, ceramics, photography, fine craft, and new media. Visual arts may also include elements of performance art.

Winners will be decided by an independent visual artist jury.

There’s no age limit to apply for the award.

Anderson said the annual award is for those who have finished their schooling and have been a working artist for at least five years since they graduated.

The objective of the Artwalk Developing Visual Artist Award is to assist practicing visual artists with innovative projects, travel or educational pursuits that contribute to their personal artistic development.

The award will be given out based on artistic merit compared to the other artists, artistic potential and their drive to overcome road blocks.

For more information e-mail info@reddeerartscouncil.ca.



Send your news tips

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Photos: Red Deer barn dance entertains children, adults Tuesday

Hundreds of Central Albertans started their Westerner Days celebrations early with an… Continue reading

Manslaughter charge laid against Red Deer man more than a year after homicide

A manslaughter charge has been laid against a Red Deer man, more… Continue reading

Woman facing charges after pedestrian critically injured in hit and run

A woman is in custody in connection with an alleged hit and… Continue reading

Friday hail storm came at a bad time for farmers

Amount of damage a hail storm does often depends on how far along crops are

Record 10 homers as AL wins All-Star Game 8-6 in 10 innings

American League 8 National League 6 (1o innings) WASHINGTON — A record… Continue reading

Photos: Red Deer barn dance entertains children, adults Tuesday

Hundreds of Central Albertans started their Westerner Days celebrations early with an… Continue reading

Man suffers critical injuries, Red Deer police arrest woman in pedestrian crash

A man is in hospital with critical injuries and Mounties have arrested… Continue reading

Cull hasn’t been able to solve bunny burden in Alberta mountain town of Canmore

CANMORE, Alta. — Problems persist in an Alberta mountain town overrun with… Continue reading

Canada should help Holocaust denier on trial in Germany: civil liberties group

OTTAWA — A civil liberties group is urging the Canadian government to… Continue reading

Westerner Days: Send us your photos

Your reader photo may just make the pages of the Adovcate.

Adam Henrique signs $29.1M, 5-year extension with Ducks

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Centre Adam Henrique has signed a $29.1 million, five-year… Continue reading

Fashion firms upend design routine to focus on speed, trends

NEW YORK — Prototypes? Passe. Fashion company Betabrand saw that knitwear was… Continue reading

Most Read


Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $185 for 260 issues (must live in delivery area to qualify) Unlimited Digital Access 99 cents for the first four weeks and then only $15 per month Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $15 a month