Public Service Announcement - Deadline Reminder

    VANCOUVER, Jan. 10 /CNW/ - There's still time to enter a submission or
nomination for the 4th annual BC Creative Achievement Awards for British
Columbians working in applied art and design and for the 2nd annual BC
Creative Achievement Award for Aboriginal Art for artists affiliated with BC
First Nations.
    An artist may be nominated or self-submit to these juried awards. Up to
five awards of $5,000 will be presented for each award at formal ceremonies in
the spring of 2008. The deadline for nominations and submissions for each
award is January 31, 2008.
    Presented by the British Columbia Achievement Foundation, the awards
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.
    Artists and designers who work in jewelry, glass, wood, fibre, clay and
metal or in such areas as (but not limited to) textiles, furniture, weaving,
ceramics, book binding, paper, fashion and industrial design are eligible to
enter the fourth annual BC Creative Achievement Awards for Applied Art and
Design. Jill Allan, Glass; Rachelle Chinnery, Ceramics; Renata Crowe, Jewelry;
Patricia Fieldwalker Fashion and Teale Merkeley, Furniture, were selected as
the 2007 recipients. Toni Cavelti, Jewelry and Joanna Staniszkis, Textile &
Cloth Design were presented with BC Creative Lifetime Achievement Awards.
    Artists affiliated with a BC First Nation, whose focus is the practice of
art, who have accumulated a body of work and who are recognized in their
community as artists are eligible to enter the 2nd BC Creative Achievement
Award for Aboriginal Art. Barbara P. Marchand, Okanagan Nation; Marianne
Nicolson, Dzawada'enuxw; Chester Partrick, Gitxsan; Susan Point, Coast Salish;
Christian White, Haida and William White, Tsimshian were selected in 2007. In
addition, master Tahltan-Tlingit carver, Dempsey Bob and Haida carver,
printmaker, painter and jeweler, Robert Davidson received BC Lifetime Creative
Achievement Awards for Aboriginal Art.
    Visit for details. The deadline for nominations for
both the 4th Annual BC Creative Awards and the 2nd Annual BC Creative
Achievement Awards for Aboriginal Art is January 31, 2008.

For further information:

For further information: Nora Newlands, B.C. Achievement Foundation,
(604) 261-3348 or 1-866-882-6088

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