WAC Arts Awards Winners for 2016

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Winnipeg Arts Council Awards. This year’s nominees came from a wide range of disciplines and reflect the diverse nature of the Winnipeg Arts Scene.

RBC On the Rise

Jaime Black

Jaime Black is a Métis multidisciplinary artist whose practice engages in themes of memory, identity, place and resistance.

Nominated by Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art.

Making a Mark

Cliff Eyland

In a career spanning over thirty years, Cliff Eyland has created thousands of tiny paintings, mentored countless students, been awarded significant public art commissions, curated important exhibitions, and generously and consistently supported the local art community.

Nominated by Erica Mendritzki and Ufuk Gueray.

Making a Difference

Clarise Foster

At the heart of Winnipeg's writing community for over two decades, Clarise Foster, editor-in-chief for Canada's longest running poetry magazine, Contemporary Verse 2, is a devoted, tireless, enthusiastic advocate and champion of poetry in Winnipeg.

Nominated by Jennifer Still.

Outstanding Volunteer Award

Pat & Bob Migliore

Pat and Bob are truly exemplary volunteers and have worked hard through rain or shine, mud or mosquitos with Shakespeare in the Ruins for all of its twenty-three years.

Nominated by Shakespeare in the Ruins.

Arts Champion

Elmer Hildebrand

Elmer is long over-due recognition for his quiet, generous and continued support of the Winnipeg and Manitoba arts scene. He has taken an active role in the creation and dissemination of classical music in this city.             

Nominated by The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.

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