NLAC announces finalists for 2013 Arts Council Awards

April 9, 2014

NLAC

The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council has announced the finalists for the 2013 NLAC Awards, with a number of Corner Brookers making the list!

Visual artist Chris Short and musician Darren White have been nominated for the “Memorial University” Arts in Education 2013 award, while visual artist Mike Gough and dancer Candice Pike have both been nominated for the “CBC” Emerging Artist 2013 award.

The winners will be announced on April 26 at the awards ceremony in Clarenville.

Here’s the full list from the NLAC:

This annual event is a celebration of the arts in Newfoundland and Labrador. Artists of all disciplines are recognized through the presentation of six awards. Finalists were announced today in three award categories:

“Memorial University” Arts in Education 2013 – recognizes an artist who has made an outstanding contribution to arts in education in Newfoundland and Labrador over a number of years. The finalists are:

  • Jason Ross Sellars – mixed media / visual / theatre
  • Chris Short – visual
  • Darren White  – music

 “Cox & Palmer” Arts Achievement 2013 – recognizes a practicing artist who has made an outstanding contribution to the cultural life of Newfoundland and Labrador over a number of years. The finalists are:

  • Barbara Doran  – film
  • Rosemary House – film
  • Pamela Morgan – music

“CBC” Emerging Artist 2013 – recognizes new and undisputed talent. It is awarded to an emerging artist, group or arts organization that has earned significant recognition for a piece of work or a generally out-sized impact on the scene. The finalists are:

  • Stephen Dunn – film
  • Mike Gough – visual
  • Candice Pike – dance

“BMO Bank of Montreal” Artist of the Year 2013 – recognizes the art or activity of a person, group or organization that has made an outstanding contribution to the cultural life of Newfoundland and Labrador in 2013. This year, details about this award will be reserved for the main gala.

“Fortis Properties” Arts Hall of Honour
Also announced today were the 2014 inductees into the “Fortis Properties” Arts Hall of Honour. This award recognizes a person, group or organization that has made a distinguished lifetime contribution to the cultural life of Newfoundland and Labrador. The inductees for 2014 include Dudley Cox, founder of the Newfoundland Travelling Theatre Company, and Noreen Golfman, one of the founders of the St. John’s Women’s International Film Festival. They will be officially inducted into the “Fortis Properties” Arts Hall of Honour at the Arts Awards ceremony that takes place on April 26 in Clarenville.

In addition to the above awards, the NLAC also announced this year’s Patron of the Arts which goes to Marlene Cahill. This award, given to a person, group or organization, recognizes an ongoing commitment to the arts in Newfoundland and Labrador through innovative, community, or sustained support of artistic activity.