Submissions and nominations open for the BC Creative Achievement Awards for
First Nations' Art

VANCOUVER, March 30 /CNW/ - Keith Mitchell, Chair of the British Columbia Achievement Foundation announced today the Call for Submissions for the BC Creative Achievement Awards for First Nations' Art.

"These awards celebrate artistic excellence," said Mitchell. "Artists affiliated with BC First Nations working in BC traditional or contemporary visual arts are eligible to enter this fourth annual competition."

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 fall of 2010.

Calvin Hunt, Kwakiutl of Port Hardy; Richard Hunt, Kwakiutl of Victoria; Noeleen McQuary, Nadleh Whut'en of Vanderhoof; John Marston, Chemainus of Ladysmith; and Isabel Rorick, Haida of Hornby Island were selected as the 2009 recipients.

The BC Creative Achievement Awards for First Nations' Art are generously sponsored by Polygon Homes Limited, a British Columbia home building company serving British Columbians since 1980.

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.

Visit for details. The deadline for submissions/nominations is April 30, 2010.


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

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