Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts

A very warm congratulations to our Silver Anniversary Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts Award Recipients!

Mayor Stephen Mandel and PACE are impressed with the calibre of all the nominees for the awards offered at the Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts.  We are truly fortunate to have such a diverse and talented pool of creative artists and arts supporters.  Thank you to everyone that allowed your name to be put forward for consideration.  The juries had their work cut out for them choosing the following, deserving recipients:

Award for Innovative Support by a Business for the Arts

ATCO Gas & ATCO Electric

Award for Sustained Support of the Arts

REALTORS® Association of Edmonton, Jon Hall, Marketing Manager

John Poole Award for Promotion of the Arts

Arts on the Ave

ATCO Gas Award for Outstanding Lifetime Achievement

Brian Webb

CN Award for Youth Artist

Candace Chu

DIALOG Award for Excellence in Artistic Direction

Marsh Murphy

Northlands Award for an Emerging Artist

Jason Carter

Robert Koetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize

FREDDY’S WAR  by Judy Schultz, Brindle & Glass, Publishing Ltd.

TELUS Courage to Innovate Award

iDance Edmonton
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Honouring Our Silver Anniversary Nominees

Mayor Stephen Mandel and PACE Chair Jennifer Faulkner proudly announced our nominees for our 25th Annual Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts at City Hall today.  They are:

Award for Innovative Support by a Business for the Arts

ATCO Gas & ATCO Electric
Capital Power Corporation
Sam Osman – Film Alberta Studios
The Delcon Group
WorleyParsons/CoSyn Technology

Award for Sustained Support of the Arts

Maryanne Gibson
REALTORS® Association of Edmonton, Jon Hall, Marketing Manager

John Poole Award for Promotion of the Arts

Arts on the Ave Edmonton Society
Wendy Hollo
Sharara Dance and Fitness Studio
Sun & Moon Visionaries Aboriginal Artisan Society
The In Crowd (Aimée Hill and Jason Kodie), CBC Radio

ATCO Gas Award for Outstanding Lifetime Achievement

A.J. (Al) Rasko
Brian Webb

CN Award for Youth Artist

Ileanna Cheladyn
Candace Chu
Danielle Lowe
Olivia Wik

DIALOG Award for Excellence in Artistic Direction

Pamela Anthony
Jane Ash Poitras
Don Berner
David Garber
Drew McIntosh
Marsh Murphy
Ritchie Velthuis

Northlands Award for an Emerging Artist

Jason Carter
Punita Chohan
Alexis Marie Chute
Braden Gates
Caleb Nelson
Dara Humniski
Mieke Maligne
Alison Neuman
Amy Shostak
Sean Sonego
Erin Elizabeth Ross
Claire Louise Uhlick

Robert Koetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize

NOBODY CRIES AT BINGO
by Dawn Dumont, Thistledown Press
SANTA ROSA
by Wendy McGrath, NeWest Press
FREDDY’S WAR
by Judy Schultz, Brindle & Glass, Publishing Ltd.

TELUS Courage to Innovate Award

Ellen Chorley
iDance Edmonton
Darcia Parada of Mecury Opera
Karyn Stirling, Expressionz Café

We warmly congratulate all our nominees and wish them the very best of luck.  Come to the Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts on Monday, April 2 at the stunning Winspear Centre to see who receives awards.  Click here to purchase your tickets online or call the box office at 780.428.1414.  Remember, this year the cost of tickets includes an opulent after-party!

 

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Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts Nomination News

As all of you know, Monday, January 16 was the deadline for award nominations for our silver anniversary Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts.

Our steering committee has decided to extend the deadline to Monday, January 30 for all award categories EXCEPT the Northlands Award for an Emerging Artist.

Nominations for the Northlands Award for an Emerging Artist are now officially CLOSED.

Nominations continue to be accepted only for:

  • Award for Innovative Support by a Business for the Arts
  • Award for Sustained Support of the Arts
  • John Poole Award for Promotion of the Arts
  • ATCO Gas Award for Outstanding Lifetime Achievement by an Edmonton Artist
  • CN Youth Artist Award
  • DIALOG Award for Excellence in Artistic Direction
  • TELUS Courage to Innovate Award

Nominators can deliver their nomination packages to the first floor reception desk at City Hall or e-mail them to admin@pacedmonton.com by 4:30 p.m., Monday, January 30, 2012.  Please click on the icon to download a nomination form:

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Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts nomination forms are here!

Nominate your favourite arts supporter, arts administrator and/or professional artist today!  Help PACE  celebrate the 25th anniversary of Edmonton’s opulent Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • The nomination deadline is 4:30 p.m. on Monday, January 16, 2012.
  • The nomination drop off point is the main floor reception area in City Hall.

PACE is inviting nominations for the following award categories:

 

Award for Innovative Support by a Business for the Arts recognizes a business that has supported an arts organization, event, project, or individual artist in a creative and original manner.

Award for Sustained Support of the Arts recognizes a business or an individual that has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to supporting the arts. This can be support for a specific arts organization, event, or individual artist or for general widespread support of the arts.

John Poole Award for Promotion of the Arts recognizes an individual, arts organization, media organization or business that has promoted the arts in a distinctly creative or exceptional manner. This category can include advocacy, marketing or any activity that increases the profile of the arts, artists, arts organizations, or arts events.

 

ATCO Gas Award for Outstanding Lifetime Achievement by an Edmonton Artist ($2,500 cash prize) recognizes an individual artist who, over an extended period of time, has made an outstanding contribution to the arts inEdmonton. Nominees for this award should be based in the greaterEdmonton region and may or may not be currently active as an artist. While that contribution should be primarily through their chosen artistic discipline, nominees will also be recognized for outstanding work in support of the arts in general in theEdmonton region.  Their artistic output should extend for at least 25 years.

ATCO Gas would like to applaud all the nominees for the Outstanding Lifetime Achievement by an Edmonton Artist Award. Their outstanding talent and determination given to Edmonton and to the arts have contributed to the rich fabric of life in our city. ATCO Gas is pleased to honour an individual who is committed to bringing culture and distinction to their community. All the nominees are an encouragement to others, and will no doubt lead the way for generations to follow.

 

The CN Youth Artist Award ($2,500 cash prize) recognizes the importance of the arts and design to a youth’s education and to the community.  We believe it is the responsibility of caring companies like CN to encourage the development and education of young artists. The award is eligible to anyone attending junior or senior high (Grades 7 through 12). Nominators may not nominate their family members.

At CN, we recognize our citizenship responsibility to the communities in which we operate – not only in our commitment to safety and the environment, but also in making our communities better places to live and work.

 

DIALOG Award for Excellence in Artistic Direction ($2,500 cash prize) recognizes outstanding achievement as an artistic leader in a specific arts discipline (performing, visual, literary, etc). This can be based on a specific project or general outstanding achievement. This award is not to be considered an end of career award but an award to someone actively leading and working in the arts.

DIALOG is honoured to support the Award for Excellence in Artistic Direction and its vision to recognize outstanding achievement as an artistic leader. As a firm it is our pleasure and privilege to play a role in keeping the arts alive for generations to come.

DIALOG has a track record of award-winning collaborative and sustainable design excellence with a focus on the success of clients and communities. DIALOG credits its strength to its outstanding multidisciplinary team who deliver excellence and a collaborative approach to the provision of architectural, engineering, interior design, planning and urban design services. www.designDIALOG.ca

 

Northlands Award for an Emerging Artist ($2,500 cash prize) recognizes an emerging artist who, in the early stages of his/her career, demonstrates exceptional talent and accomplishments as well as a unique artistic expression and a commitment to the arts in theEdmonton region. The Canada Council’s definition of an emerging artist will be used and is defined as someone who has specialized training in the field (not necessarily from academic institutions) and has shown a sustained commitment to the development of artistic skills and is in the beginning of a professional career.

Hosting over 3.5 million visitors at more than 2500 events, Northlands is proud to energize the city by bringing exceptional experiences to Edmonton every year. Having showcased many up-and-coming performers on our stages, we appreciate the special role emerging artists play in creating memorable experiences within our community. And, as sponsor of this award, we celebrate the broad range of budding talent, working hard to take their craft to the next level and enriching our lives in the process.

 

TELUS Courage to Innovate Award ($2,500 cash prize) recognizes an individual or organization/group that has displayed the courage to take artistic risks and embraced innovation in artistic expression, resulting in a unique and distinctive project.

TELUS invests in community-building initiatives with charitable and non-profit organizations that showcase spirited teamwork, passion for growth, the initiation of opportunity and the courage to innovate. TELUS is pleased to be an original sponsor of the Mayor’s Celebration for the Arts.

 

Click here to download the 2012 Mayor’ Celebration of the Arts nomination form.
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Meet our new Board (Executive Planning Committee) for 2011-2012

Past-Chair:  Daniel Cournoyer (Artistic Director, L’UniThéâtre)

Chair:  Jennifer Faulkner (Associate Executive Director, Alberta Ballet)

Co-Vice-Chair:  Keltie Brown (General Manager, Workshop West Theatre)

Co-Vice-Chair:  Kieran Leblanc (Executive Director, Book Publishers Association of Alberta)

Treasurer: Karen Brown Fournell (General Manager, Rapid Fire Theatre)

Directors:

  • Marian Brant (General Manager, Cantilon Choirs)
  • Carol Holmes (Executive Director, Writers Guild of Alberta)
  • Anna-Karolina Szul (Executive Director, SNAP Gallery)
  • Meghan Unterschultz (Strategic Communications & Government Relations, Edmonton Symphony Orchestra)

Daniel Cournoyer gives his last report as Chair of PACE at our Oct. 20 AGM

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PACE AGM – October 20, 2011, 7 p.m.

Join us on Thursday, October 20, 7 p.m. at the SNAP Gallery, 10123 – 121 Street to catch up on all that PACE has accomplished over the past year on behalf of the Greater Edmonton arts sector.  We look forward to the opportunity of catching up on all your news, too!

PACE has openings for ten board members.  If you are interested in voting, nominating or being nominated for a position on our board, you first need to make sure you are a full member in good standing.  Call us at 780-485-3085 or e-mail us at admin@pacedmonton.com for more information.  To become a member or renew your membership, click here to download a form.  You can also sign up at the AGM.

Refreshments will be served.  See you on Thursday, October 20!

 

Slate of Candidates for PACE’s 2011-2012 Board

 

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