Three artists selected for Gwaii Haanas program

  • Apr. 18, 2011 1:00 p.m.

Submitted by Gwaii Haanaa–The Haida Gwaii Museum and Gwaii Haanas are pleased to announce that three artists have been selected from a pool of thirty-six gifted applicants, to participate in the first ever Artists in Gwaii Haanas program this June. “The response to the launch of this program has been overwhelmingly positive” said Jen Wilson, Visual Arts Curator for the museum, who continues to field calls from people inquiring about the program. “We had nine local applicants, twenty-six others from across Canada, and two from outside Canada, which is more than we could have hoped for.”Each proposal was considered based on detailed criteria, by the selection committee- made up of curators and the Director of the museum, Gwaii Haanas staff, and a member of the Gwaii Haanas Archipelago Management Board. We wish to thank all of the artists who took the time to submit a proposal, and are honoured to have had the opportunity to view a selection of their work. The finalists include textile artist Elizabeth Cardell (Queen Charlotte), painter Thomas Arnatt (Masset), and mixed-media artist Véronique La Perrière M. (Montréal). The program includes a pre-trip art workshop focussing on Shadow Puppets facilitated by Véronique and takes place in mid-June. In addition, a post-trip presentation where all three artists will share their Gwaii Haanas experiences will be offered – both will be open to the public.