VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Nov. 25, 2016) - Hon. Peter Fassbender, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development and Keith Mitchell, Chair of the BC Achievement Foundation, presented the Carter Wosk BC Creative Achievement Awards for Applied Art & Design yesterday at Shaw Studios.
"The Carter Wosk BC Creative Achievement Awards for Applied Art & Design celebrated British Columbians who creatively contribute to the cultural and economic fabric of the province," said Mitchell. "These talented British Columbians have carved out a niche for themselves within their field, and helped bring recognition to both their work and the province," he added.
Honoured with 2016 Carter Wosk BC Creative Achievement Awards yesterday evening were:
Form3 Design Inc.
Form3's goal is to create products of substance that are more desirable, useful, and sustainable. Since 1997, this Vancouver based company's teamwork and attention to detail have contributed to getting products successfully into production and reaching the marketplace. Several high technology companies and adventure sports manufacturers that Form3 has worked with have evolved into market leaders with strong, internationally recognized, visual brands.
Mel Munsen is a master of fused glass, a technique demanding artistic sensitivity, painstaking work and a thorough understanding of his chosen material. Over the past 20 years, Munsen's exceptional art glass has been shown in Victoria galleries. He also has an international profile abroad where he has exhibited and sold work in museums and galleries in Canada, the United States, Italy, Japan and Korea.
Since 2009, Peet has been practicing his craft with an aesthetic maturity and fluidity that has commanded attention. As owner of Lukas Peet design studio and co-founder of ANDlight, a Vancouver-based decorative lighting company, his work has been recognized with a number of awards. Peet brings a vast curiosity about objects, processes, materials and production techniques to his work while supporting his desire to challenge the familiar and the normative, and everything in between.
The above artists were selected by jury members:
Sam Carter, Professor Emeritus, Emily Carr University of Art and Design;
Jane Kidd, textile artist and 2016 Saidye Bronfman Award recipient;
Shawn Place, furniture designer and 2011 Carter Wosk Award winner; and
Omer Arbel, designer, sculptor, materials researcher, and 2008 Carter Wosk Award winner.
The 2016 BC Creative Achievement Award of Distinction was presented to Mustang Survival of Burnaby. Established in 1967, Mustang Survival has been designing and manufacturing lifesaving solutions for 50 years. Through constant innovation and inspired technical solutions, Mustang Survival is the leading supplier of quality flotation and personal protective equipment to the most demanding maritime and aviation customers.
The Carter Wosk BC Creative Achievement Awards for Applied Art and Design are named in honour of BC philanthropist, academic and visionary Dr. Yosef Wosk, whose financial support made these awards possible and for Sam Carter, BC educator, designer and curator.
The Foundation is grateful for Shaw's continued commitment and sponsorship in hosting and producing the annual awards ceremony which will air on Shaw Community TV beginning Saturday, November 26 at 7:00pm.
Detailed information about the award winners is available on the BC Achievement Foundation's website at www.bcachievement.com.