Ladies and gentlemen,  Mayor Stephen Mandel and the Professional Arts Coalition of Edmonton (PACE) are pleased and proud to announce our nominees for the 24th annual Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts happening on April 11, 2011.  Get your tickets at:  http://www.winspearcentre.com/all-events/2011-events/mayors-celebration-of-the-arts/

ATCO Gas Award for Outstanding Lifetime Achievement

Charles Thomas Peacocke

A.J. (Al) Rasko

Sam Uhlick

Brian Webb

City of Edmonton Book Prize

Tim Bowling (Gaspereau Press) for In The Suicide’s Library

Myrna Kostash (University of Alberta Press) for Prodigal Daughter: A Journey to Byzantium

Rudy Wiebe (University of Alberta Press) for Rudy Wiebe: Collected Stories, 1955-2010

Molson Coors Award for Excellence in Artistic Direction

Michael Clark

Robert J. de Frece

Sandro Dominelli

Josée Thibeault

Northlands Award for an Emerging Artist

Macha Abdallah

Amber Bissonnette

Punita Chohan

Alexis Marie Chute

Carrie Day

Ainsley Hillyard

Arlen Konopaki

Iligy alias Ilyass Mahfoud

Amy Skrocki

Meghan Wagg

Stantec Award for Youth Artist

Candace Chu

Cynthia Hicks

Christine Lee

Emily Schultz

Sutton Place People’s Choice Award

Debra Bachman Smith, Visual Arts Alberta Association Gallery

Rachelle LeBlanc, The Alberta Craft Council

Danièle Petit, Centre d’arts visuels de l’Alberta

Ulrike Rossier, Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts

Kelsey Stephenson, Society of Northern Alberta Print-Artists (SNAP Gallery)

James E. Trevelyan, The Works International Visual Arts Society

TELUS Courage to Innovate Award

Firefly Theatre & Circus Society

Geri Actors and Friends

Rob Heath

iDance Edmonton

Drew McIntosh

Guillaume Tardif

John Poole Award for Promotion of the Arts

Avenue Magazine

Kevin Hendricks

Rhea March

Bart West

Mayor’s Award for Innovative Support by a Business for the Arts

ATB Financial

ATCO Gas & ATCO Electric

The Delcon Group:  Dr. Dianne and Mr. Irv Kipnes

Film Alberta Studios:  Sam Osman

WorleyParsons/CoSyn Technology

Mayor’s Award for Sustained Support of the Arts

Days Inn Downtown Edmonton

Lexus of Edmonton

Michael Hamm/Frame 30 Productions

Students’ Association of Grant MacEwan University