Author Archives: Kathy Classen

Nominate an outstanding artist for 2019 Distinguished Artist Award

Nominations are now open for the 2019 Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artist Awards, Alberta’s most prestigious artistic award. Alberta artists and those now working elsewhere, but maintaining a strong connection to Alberta, are eligible and anyone may nominate through a simple online process.

The 2019 recipients will receive their awards from the awards patron, the Lieutenant Governor of the Province of Alberta, at a celebration in Maskwacis, Alberta on Saturday, September 21, 2019.

Plan to attend and plan to nominate a deserving talent.

The competition closes midnight, March 31, 2019.

Nominate a candidate for the 2019 Distinguished Artist Award

2018 Emerging Artist Awards competition now open

Edmonton…Alberta artists of all disciplines, in the early stages of their professional careers, are eligible to apply for the 2018 Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging Artist Award. The awards, consisting of a medal and $10,000, are given in alternate years to up to 10 deserving artists. Past recipients span the rich offering of visual, performing, design and literary… Continue Reading

2017 Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artists Recognized

2017 Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artists, John Estacio, Alex Janvier and Alice Major were recognized as the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity hosted the 2017 celebration with a new brunch format on a brilliant fall day in the mountains. Master of Ceremonies, CBC broadcaster Shelagh Rogers, was a most engaging host for the celebration… Continue Reading