Submitted. The Abbotsford Arts Council announces it will be accepting nominations for the 9th Annual Arty Awards until March 1, 2013. Nomination forms, along with information on the nomination process, can be found on the Abbotsford Arts Council’s website.
The Arty Awards Event Planning Committee is also seeking additional members. Those interested in getting involved should contact email@example.com as soon as possible. The next committee meeting will be held at 10AM on January 18, 2013 at the Kariton Art Gallery, located at 2387 Ware Street in Abbotsford.
The 9th Annual Arty Awards will take place on Friday, April 12, 2013 at the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium in Abbotsford. These prestigious awards honour artists for their achievements in art excellence and their significant contributions to all forms of art in the community. In addition to the awards presentations that evening, there will also be a catered reception, entertainment and silent auction.
Outstanding Artist in the Performing Arts – Theatre
Outstanding Artist in the Performing Arts – Music
Outstanding Artist in the Performing Arts – Dance
Outstanding Artist in the Visual Arts – 2-Dimensional (Paintings, Photography, etc.)
Outstanding Artist in the Visual Arts – 3-Dimensional (Sculpting, Pottery, Jewelry, etc.)
Outstanding Artist in the Visual Arts – Filmography / Videography
Outstanding Artist in the Literary Arts
Outstanding Youth Artist – Elementary School, All Genres
Outstanding Youth Artist – Secondary School, All Genres
Outstanding Youth Artist – Post-Secondary School, All Genres
Outstanding Arts Advocate
A Lifetime Achievement Award will also be presented to an individual chosen by the Abbotsford Arts Council Board of Directors.
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 abbotsfordartscouncil.org.