Announcing the Winners of the 2017 City of Vancouver Mayor's Arts Awards

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The winners of the 2017 City of Vancouver Mayor's Arts Awards have been announced, and include 25 of the best and brightest creative minds in Vancouver.

Awards are given a wide variety of disciplines, from performing and visual arts to literary and culinary arts, as well as three special awards recognizing support of the arts, and a special lifetime achievement award. Each honouree in the studio and performing arts categories is invited to select an emerging artist in their discipline who demonstrates the promise of the next generation, who also receives an award.

The 2017 Mayor’s Arts Awards winners are:

STUDIO ARTS

Craft and Design
Honouree: Brendan Lee Satish Tang
Emerging Artist: Shaun Peter Mallonga

Culinary Arts
Honouree: Mary Mackay
Emerging Artist: Leah Patitucci

Film and New Media
Honouree: Peg Campbell
Emerging Artist: Anaïsa Visser

Literary Arts
Honouree: Joanne Arnott
Emerging Artist: Wil To Write (Wil George)

Visual Arts
Honouree: Judy Radul
Emerging Artist: Julian Hou

Public Art
Honouree: Bryan Newson
Emerging Artist: Helen Reed & Hannah Jickling

Community Engaged Art
Honouree: Earle Peach
Emerging Artist: Ariel Martz-Oberlander

PERFORMING ARTS

Dance
Honouree: Artemis Gordon
Emerging Artist: Livona Ellis

Music
Honouree: Giorgio Magnanensi
Emerging Artist: Stefan Maier

Theatre
Honouree: Marcus Youssef
Emerging Artist: Conor Wylie

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

Choo Chiat Goh

SUPPORT OF THE ARTS

Philanthropy
Donald Shumka

Volunteerism
Henry Lau

Business Support of the Arts
London Drugs Foundation

Arts Board Member of the Year
Henry Lau

The awards will be presented at a free public ceremony at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre in Vancouver on October 11, 2017. The winner of the City of Vancouver Book Award will also be announced at the ceremony.

For more information on the City of Vancouver Mayor's Arts Awards, click here.

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