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WAC Arts Awards Nominations for 2022 WAC Arts Awards Nominations for 2022

On the Rise

Taylor McArthur

Taylor McArthur (Pogé hąská wašté wiyá/Hummingbird Woman) is part of building the future of Indigenous digital art practice, while centering her work in traditional knowledge and ways of being.

Nominated by National Indigenous Media Coalition.

Patterns Collective

Curatorial team Patterns Collective is unparalleled in its efforts to connect artists across disciplines to offer new, inclusive, perspectives for our arts community.

Nominated by Gallery 1C03.

Emily Solstice Tait

Emily Solstice Tait is an emerging dance and performance artist whose outstanding, insightful and caring work resonates locally and nationally.

Nominated by Young Lungs Dance Exchange.

Julianna Zwierciadlowska-Rhymer 

Julianna Zwierciadlowska Rhymer’s ceramic work explores the impact food production has on culture, the welfare of livestock, the environment, and the health effects on the communities who will eat them. 

Nominated by Manitoba Craft Council.

Making a Mark

Yisa Akinbolaji

For 25 years Yisa Akinbolaji has consistently demonstrated the highest level of excellence through his creativity and social activities internationally, and returning to Winnipeg where he brings us pride.

Nominated by Bola Oriyomi.

Paul De Gurse

Music director, keyboard player, and composer Paul De Gurse is highly respected across Canada as a conductor of musical theatre orchestras. Paul is always striving to excel at his art and support young artists through teaching and mentoring.

Nominated by Manitoba Conservatory of Music & Arts.

Rhayne Vermette

With the critical success of her first feature film Ste. Anne, along with recently lauded solo and group shows, filmmaker and artist Rhayne Vermette has established herself as an internationally recognized artist who merits study, support, and celebration.

Nominated by Mentoring Artists for Women's Art.

Making a Difference

Norine Harty

Throughout her 12 years as Executive Director of the Manitoba Conservatory of Music and Arts, Norine Harty has been a steadfast champion of accessible music and arts programming in Winnipeg.

Nominated by Manitoba Conservatory of Music & Arts.

Angela Heck

Angela Heck is the Executive Director of Jazz Winnipeg where she is responsible for the overall operations of the festival, held annually in June. She has worked in and for the arts in Winnipeg and across Canada in film, music and performing arts.

Nominated by Geraldine De Braune.

Susan Lamberd

For over ten years as the volunteer chair of Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba, Susan Lamberd has successfully advocated for and provided professional opportunities to artists and patrons who identify as Deaf and/or disabled.

Nominated by Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba.

Natasha Torres-Garner

Natasha Torres-Garner has been creating visionary, community-minded work in the field of dance over a 17 year period.

Nominated by Young Lungs Dance Exchange.

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On the Rise

Taylor McArthur

Taylor McArthur (Pogé hąská wašté wiyá/Hummingbird Woman) is part of building the future of Indigenous digital art practice, while centering her work in traditional knowledge and ways of being.

Nominated by National Indigenous Media Coalition.

Patterns Collective

Curatorial team Patterns Collective is unparalleled in its efforts to connect artists across disciplines to offer new, inclusive, perspectives for our arts community.

Nominated by Gallery 1C03.

Emily Solstice Tait

Emily Solstice Tait is an emerging dance and performance artist whose outstanding, insightful and caring work resonates locally and nationally.

Nominated by Young Lungs Dance Exchange.

Julianna Zwierciadlowska-Rhymer 

Julianna Zwierciadlowska Rhymer’s ceramic work explores the impact food production has on culture, the welfare of livestock, the environment, and the health effects on the communities who will eat them. 

Nominated by Manitoba Craft Council.

Making a Mark

Yisa Akinbolaji

For 25 years Yisa Akinbolaji has consistently demonstrated the highest level of excellence through his creativity and social activities internationally, and returning to Winnipeg where he brings us pride.

Nominated by Bola Oriyomi.

Paul De Gurse

Music director, keyboard player, and composer Paul De Gurse is highly respected across Canada as a conductor of musical theatre orchestras. Paul is always striving to excel at his art and support young artists through teaching and mentoring.

Nominated by Manitoba Conservatory of Music & Arts.

Rhayne Vermette

With the critical success of her first feature film Ste. Anne, along with recently lauded solo and group shows, filmmaker and artist Rhayne Vermette has established herself as an internationally recognized artist who merits study, support, and celebration.

Nominated by Mentoring Artists for Women's Art.

Making a Difference

Norine Harty

Throughout her 12 years as Executive Director of the Manitoba Conservatory of Music and Arts, Norine Harty has been a steadfast champion of accessible music and arts programming in Winnipeg.

Nominated by Manitoba Conservatory of Music & Arts.

Angela Heck

Angela Heck is the Executive Director of Jazz Winnipeg where she is responsible for the overall operations of the festival, held annually in June. She has worked in and for the arts in Winnipeg and across Canada in film, music and performing arts.

Nominated by Geraldine De Braune.

Susan Lamberd

For over ten years as the volunteer chair of Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba, Susan Lamberd has successfully advocated for and provided professional opportunities to artists and patrons who identify as Deaf and/or disabled.

Nominated by Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba.

Natasha Torres-Garner

Natasha Torres-Garner has been creating visionary, community-minded work in the field of dance over a 17 year period.

Nominated by Young Lungs Dance Exchange.