Public Service Announcement - BC First Nations' Art award

    Call for Submissions for BC Creative Achievement Awards for Aboriginal

    VANCOUVER, Feb. 25 /CNW/ - BC First Nations artists are invited to enter
a submission or nomination for the 3rd annual BC Creative Achievement Awards
for Aboriginal Art.
    An artist may be nominated or self-submit to these juried awards. Up to
five awards of $2,500 will be presented at a formal ceremony in the late
spring of 2009.
    Presented by the British Columbia Achievement Foundation and generously
sponsored by Polygon Homes Ltd., the BC Creative Achievement Awards for
Aboriginal Art recognize BC's rich and diverse creative culture. The British
Columbia Achievement Foundation is an independent foundation, established and
endowed by the Province of British Columbia in 2003 to celebrate excellence in
community service, arts, humanities and enterprise.
    These awards are designed for artists from B.C. First Nations who have
demonstrated a commitment to their art practice, have accumulated a body of
work and who are recognized in their community as artists. Eligible artists
work in BC traditional or contemporary visual arts in such fields as but not
limited to carving, beading, jewelry, photography, painting, masks, sculpture,
stonework, print making, basket making, and textiles.
    Bruce Alfred (Kwak waka'wakw, Namgis), Reg Davidson (Haida), Charles
Elliott (Coast Salish, Tsartlip), Debra Sparrow (Coast Salish, Musqueam) and
Daniel Tom (St'at'imc Nation, Seton Lake Ban) were selected as the 2008
    Visit for details. The deadline for
submissions/nominations is March 31, 2009.

For further information:

For further information: Nora Newlands, B.C. Achievement Foundation,
(604) 261-9777 or 1-866-882-6088

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