Abbotsford Arts Council Opens Nomination Period For Arty Awards

By November 8, 2013Arts/Culture

Submitted. The Abbotsford Arts Council announces it will be accepting nominations for the 10th Annual Arty Awards until March 1, 2014. 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.

Pictured: Mayor Banman presents outstanding Artist in Music Award to Kristal Barrett at the 2013 Arty Awards

The 10th Annual Arty Awards will take place on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium in Abbotsford. The Arty Awards program is an initiative of the Abbotsford Arts Council to honour individuals of all ages who have achieved excellence in their art as well as arts advocates who have contributed significantly to the Abbotsford arts scene. In addition to the awards presentations that evening, there will also be a catered reception, entertainment and silent auction.

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 – New Media (Digital Art, 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

Nominations for outstanding artists in elementary, secondary, and post-secondary schools will be accepted from schools in the local area. A Lifetime Achievement Award will also be presented to an individual chosen by the Abbotsford Arts Council Board of Directors.

For additional information, please contact our office by phone at (604) 852-9358, by email at, or visit our website at

About the Abbotsford Arts Council
Established in 1972, the Abbotsford Arts Council acts as a resource for local artists while promoting the vision, creativity, and energy of the Abbotsford community through the arts. We consist of members, volunteers and directors representing diverse artistic, economic, and cultural interests of community members of all ages. We showcase the talents of local artists at the Kariton Art Gallery and at a number of events throughout the year including the Envision Concert Series, the Arty Awards and the Christmas Artisan Gift Fair. To learn more about the Abbotsford Arts Council, visit our website at

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