NLAC awards handed out with one coming to the West Coast

April 30, 2012

We told you a few weeks back that all three nominees for the NLAC Emerging Artist Award were based on the west coast of Newfoundland: Jennifer Galliot, Jordan Bennett, and Jonathan Green. They also all have names that start with J…

I’m happy to let you know that at the awards gala in Gander on Saturday night, the Arts Council announced that Jordan Bennett was the winner of the 2011 Emerging Artist Award!

Here are the rest of the award winners (via NLAC):

Arts in Education Award: Christina Smith (musician / writer)
CBC Emerging Artist Award: Jordan Bennett (visual artist)
Hall of Honour Award: Garmel Rich (Labrador grass weaver)
Suzanne Woolridge
 (arts journalist)
Patron of the Arts Award: Heather McKinnon


Arts Achievement Award: Douglas Dunsmore (musician)
Artist of the Year Award: Ruth Lawrence (filmmaker / actor)

Huge congratulations to all the winners and all those who were nominated!

Interested in knowing a little more about this emerging artist, Jordan Bennett? Check out an interview Ryan David Butt did with him a few months ago: