BC Achievement Foundation

BC Achievement Foundation

June 17, 2013 13:58 ET

Call Issued for First Nations' Art Submissions for Annual Awards

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - June 17, 2013) - A call was issued today for the seventh annual BC Creative Achievement Awards for First Nations' Art. The deadline for submissions is July 10, 2013.

The award, administered by the BC Achievement Foundation and generously sponsored by Polygon, provides four awards valued at $2,500 each. This year, for the first time, entrants can provide their submission online. Artists, including carvers, printmakers, weavers, jewellers, painters, and media artists, working in either traditional or contemporary First Nations' art are eligible. Submissions are permitted from either the artists themselves or from nominators. To be eligible, artists must be affiliated with a BC First Nation.

Among the artists whose work has been honoured over the last several years are:
Philip Janze, Gitxsan; Stan Bevan, Tsimshian/Tahltan/Tlingit; Lisa Hageman, Haida;
Richard Sumner, Kwakwaka'wakw; Barbara P. Marchand, Okanagan Nation; Susan Point, Coast

Salish and William White, Tsimshian.

The British Columbia Achievement Foundation, an independent foundation established and endowed by the province in 2003 to celebrate excellence in the arts, humanities, enterprise, and community service, presents the awards. For complete information, including former recipients and submission forms and online entry access, visit www.bcachievement.com.

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