OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - March 24, 2014) - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will present the 2014 Governor General's Awards in Visual and Media Arts, during a ceremony at Rideau Hall, on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at 6 p.m.
The Governor General's Awards in Visual and Media Arts are Canada's foremost awards for excellence in these artistic disciplines. The prizes are awarded annually to visual and media artists for distinguished career achievement in visual arts, architecture, independent film and video, or audio and new media. The awards also include the Saidye Bronfman Award for excellence in the fine crafts, as well as a prize for outstanding contributions to the visual and/or media arts in a volunteer or professional capacity. Each laureate receives $25,000 and a bronze medallion.
The following laureates will be honoured this year:
- Kim Adams, sculptor
- Sandra Brownlee, weaver/notebook keeper (Saidye Bronfman Award)
- Max Dean, multidisciplinary visual artist
- Raymond Gervais, performance and installation artist
- Angela Grauerholz, photographer/visual artist
- Jayce Salloum, media artist
- Brydon Smith, curator (Outstanding Contribution)
- Carol Wainio, painter
The prizes are funded, administered and promoted by the Canada Council for the Arts. For more information on the Governor General's Awards in Visual and Media Arts and on this year's laureates, please visit ggavma.canadacouncil.ca.
Media wishing to cover this event are asked to confirm their attendance with the Rideau Hall Press Office, and must arrive at the Princess Anne Entrance no later than 5:45 p.m. on the day of the ceremony.
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