Premier Christy Clark and British Columbia Achievement Foundation Chair Keith Mitchell today announced the recipients of the Annual Carter Wosk BC Creative Achievement Awards for Art and Design and the BC Creative Achievement Award of Distinction.
“This year’s award recipients demonstrate remarkable creativity, originality and energetic entrepreneurship," said Premier Clark. “Their applied art and design skills help to make British Columbia’s creative industries among the best in North America.”
Ceramic artist Wayne Ngan was named the recipient of the BC Creative Achievement Award of Distinction, which celecbrates his significant and sustained contribution to the field of pottery in BC. Ngan was selected by the board of the British Columbia Achievement Foundation.
The recipients of the juried awards, the 2013 Carter Wosk Creative Achievement Awards for Applied Art and Design, are:
- Idar Bergseth, Victoria - Jewellery
- Stefanie Dueck, Vancouver - Metalwork
- Lisa Fraser, Surrey - Industrial Design
The Creative Achievement Awards honour BC artists whose work is judged to be innovative, original and creative while having a practical function.
The 2013 jury included Sam Carter, professor emeritus at Emily Carr University of Art and Design; Doug Coupland, one of Canada’s major creative contributors; Patricia Fieldwalker, fashion designer and 2007 BC Creative Achievement Award for Applied Art and Design recipient and Allan Collier, design curator and historian.
The Carter Wosk British Columbia Creative Achievement Awards for Applied Art and Design are named in honour of BC philanthropist, academic and visionary Dr. Yosef Wosk, whose financial support makes these awards possible and for Sam Carter, BC educator, designer and curator.
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