Distinguished artists sought

Nominations are open for Alberta artists who can be honoured at the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta’s Distinguished Artist Awards, presented in Red Deer next June.

Nominations are open for Alberta artists who can be honoured at the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta’s Distinguished Artist Awards, presented in Red Deer next June.

Eligible artists can work in visual, performing, literary, cinematic or other media, including architecture and design.

The deadline for nominations is Feb. 15.

Adjudicators will choose up to three recipients for a $30,000 award, a handcrafted medal, and the opportunity for a residency at The Banff Centre’s Leighton Artists’ Colony. Recipients will be announced in May. They will receive the award from Donald Ethell, lieutenant-governor of Alberta, at a gala dinner in Red Deer on June 15.

The awards are among Canada’s most prestigious, designed to raise the profile of arts in Alberta. They are made possible through a donor-funded endowment. For more information, or to make a nomination, please visit www.artsawards.ca.