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Xanthe Isbister, RBC Emerging Artist Award Nominee

Xanthe Isbister, RBC Emerging Artist Award Nominee

Local Artist, Xanthe Isbister is up for nomination for the 2011 RBC Emerging Artist Award by Chief Curator of the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Helen Delacretaz.

Xanthe writes that, “I have lived in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, and am the only artist nominated from across Canada that is representing the prairies and would really appreciate the support!”.

You can vote for Xanthe by clicking here.

The five finalist works will be displayed in the museum and on the museum website for a designated voting period of one month, plus an additional length of time after the voting period to be decided by the museum.

The artist who receives the greatest share of the popular vote from museum visitors and online voters will win the award. The award exhibition dates for 2011 are September 2 to October 3, 2011.

About the Award

This award which has been generously supported by RBC is designed to engage the public and raise the profile of several up-and-coming artists,” says Alexandra Montgomery, Executive Director of the Gardiner Museum. “The experts selected the five finalists for their imagination, ability and, most importantly, their potential to contribute to new directions in ceramic art. We hope this award will stimulate the public to participate in a national conversation about contemporary ceramic art, and provide the public an opportunity to actively support the careers of a new generation of Canadian ceramic artists. We are incredibly grateful to RBC for their support and are really excited to provide this opportunity for the artists and the public.

Awards Honour Those Who Make a Contribution to Our Community

The call is out for nominations for area residents that make this city a great place to live, work and play.

Hatters can send in their nomination forms recognizing individuals for the 2009 Civic Recognition Awards in the following categories: Cultural, Environmental, Humanitarian, Sports/Recreational and Community Inclusion. City Council may also choose to recognize an individual with a Community Service award for making a major contribution in more than one of the above categories.

“The Civic Recognition Awards are an opportunity for the community to show its gratitude and appreciation to residents who are making a difference,” says Jeremy Thompson, Alderman Responsible for Civic Functions. “These awards are meant to acknowledge and recognize leadership, volunteerism, achievements and contributions, whether big or small.” THE JUMP – Read the rest of this entry »



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