Abbotsford Arts Council Opens 11th Annual Arty Award Nominations, Introduces Culinary Arts Award Category
Submitted. The Abbotsford Arts Council announces the opening of the nomination period for the 11th Annual Arty Awards, to take place on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium in Abbotsford. The Arty Awards program is an initiative of the Abbotsford Arts Council to celebrate and highlight the achievements and contributions of local artists to the Abbotsford community. In addition to the existing 12 nomination categories that encompass a range of visual, performing and literary art forms, the Arts Council is, for the first time, accepting nominations to honour local culinary artists.
The Culinary Arts Arty Award recognizes both professional culinary artists who have achieved excellence in their work as well as those who do not create food professionally but contribute to the local culinary arts scene. The nomination form lists examples of activities in the culinary arts to include (but are not limited to) chef work, baking and pastry arts, food presentation, plating, sustainable culinary practices, and the creation of original recipes.
In addition to the Culinary Arts Arty Award category, nominations are also being accepted for the following award categories:
Outstanding Artist in the Visual Arts – 2-Dimensional (Paintings, Photography, etc.)
Outstanding Artist in the Visual Arts – 3-Dimensional (Sculpture, Pottery, Jewelry, Fibre Arts, etc.)
Outstanding Artist in the Visual Arts – Digital Arts (Digital Art, Video, Computer Graphics, Animation, etc.)
Outstanding Artist in the Performing Arts – Dance
Outstanding Artist in the Performing Arts – Music
Outstanding Artist in the Performing Arts – Theatre
Outstanding Artist in the Literary Arts (Creative Writing, Poetry, Business Writing, etc.)
Christine Caldwell Outstanding Arts Advocate Award
Outstanding Arts Organization, All Genres
Outstanding Artist in Elementary School, All Genres
Outstanding Artist in Secondary School, All Genres
Outstanding Artist in Post-Secondary School, All Genres
A Lifetime Achievement Award will also be presented to an individual chosen by the Abbotsford Arts Council Board of Directors.
Nomination forms, along with information on the nomination categories and process, can be found on the Abbotsford Arts Council’s website or at the Kariton Art Gallery, located at 2387 Ware Street in Abbotsford.
For additional information, please contact our office by phone at 604-852-9358, by email at email@example.com, or visit our website at abbotsfordartscouncil.org.
About the Abbotsford Arts Council
For over 40 years, the Abbotsford Arts Council has been a resource for local artists while promoting the vision, creativity, and energy of the Abbotsford community through the arts. The Abbotsford Arts Council consists of members, volunteers and directors representing diverse artistic, economic, and cultural interests of community members of all ages. Almost 70 local arts, heritage and culture organizations receive support under the umbrella of the Abbotsford Arts Council, and the talents of hundreds of local artists are showcased by the Abbotsford Arts Council each year at the Kariton Art Gallery and Boutique, the Envision Financial Coffee House Concert and Concert in the Park Series, the Arty Awards and the Christmas Artisan Gift Fair. To learn more about the Abbotsford Arts Council, visit abbotsfordartscouncil.org