Call for Nominations now open for the 2013 Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artist Awards. The Awards are open to Alberta artists working in any discipline and carry a cash prize of $30,000 as well as a hand-crafted medal.
Past recipients are:
2011 – Robert Kroetsch, O.C – Novelist, Poet, Critic and Creative Non-Fiction Writer
2011 – Jane Ash Poitras, RCA – Visual Artist
2009 – Joan Stebbins – Curator and Gallery Director
2009 – Rudy Wiebe – Author
2007 – Greg Hollingshead – Author
2007 – One Yellow Rabbit – Theatre Ensemble
2007 – Isobel and Tom Rolston – Musicians/Educators
2005 – Douglas Cardinal O.C., B. Arch., R.C.A. – Architect
2005 – John Murrell, O.C., AOE – Playwright
More information about the Awards and the Nomination Form are attached. Both are also available on the website: www.artsawards.ca. Deadline for *receipt* of Nominations is February 15, 2013 and the Awards will be presented on June 15 at a Gala in Red Deer.