Oak Bay Mayor Nils Jensen presents the inaugural Acorn Arts Award to prominent Oak Bay artist Pat Martin Bates during a ceremony March 9. (Christine van Reeuwyk/Oak Bay News)

Nominations open for Oak Bay’s Acorn Arts Awards

Deadline Jan. 19, 2018 for groups, individuals or businesses supporting the arts in Oak Bay

Nominations are open for the second Oak Bay Acorn Arts Award.

Oak Bay’s Acorn Arts Award is an honorary artistic achievement award that recognizes a living individual, group, institution who has demonstrated an outstanding contribution to, and significant impact on the arts in Oak Bay.

The award was created last year to acknowledge and celebrate outstanding artistic merit or outstanding arts contributions in Oak Bay; enhance awareness of the arts and the role they play in nourishing Oak Bay’s economic, social and emotional well-being; and to acknowledge persons who have contributed to an enlivened, healthy, and meaningful community.

Arts can include, but are not limited to: visual arts, craft, design, film, new media, music, dance, writing, public art, theatre arts, philanthropy, business supporting the arts, volunteerism in the arts, culinary arts, landscape art, or architecture.

The inaugural award was issued to renowned Oak Bay artist Pat Martin Bates in March.

The award is administered by Oak Bay and its department of Parks, Recreation and Culture. It is adjudicated by the Oak Bay Arts Laureate, Barbara Adams, and the Public Art Committee. The award has no monetary value. The honoree receives a bespoke acorn keepsake and will be publicly recognized for their achievement. The Acorn Arts Award is only awarded when a suitable candidate is identified.

Nominations need three supporting letters of reference with the online (visit oakbay.ca/explore-oak-bay/arts-culture/acorn-arts-award) nomination form and can include up to four pages of supporting materials. Hard copy nomination packages are available at any Oak Bay recreation centre and can be mailed to: ArtsAlive Acorn Arts Award Committee, attention: Arts & Culture Programmer, Recreation Oak Bay, 1975 Bee St, Victoria, BC V8R 5E6.

Nominations are open now through Jan. 19, 2018.


 

@OakBayNews
cvanreeuwyk@oakbaynews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Santa’s Light parade glides through town on Saturday

Vancouver Island’s most popular Christmas parade is back for its 36th year

VIDEO: Innovating healthier homes

NZ Builders bring commercial concept into residential realm to improve energy efficiency and health

West Shore RCMP catch thieves in the act in Colwood

Thieves were trying to steal a utility trailer from the driveway of a home

FISHING ADVENTURES: Winter fishing starts to pick up

Crabbing in Sooke Harbour continues to be good with large male Dungeness around

Sooke girls volleyball squad places seventh at Island tourney

Dawn Gibson Sooke News Mirror The EMCS senior girls volleyball team made… Continue reading

Victoria’s Gingerbread Showcase on full display

Donate to place a vote for the people’s choice winner and support Habitat For Humanity

Wet weather expected for much of coastal B.C.

The Weather Network is calling for up to 200mm of rain to fall in some areas of the South Coast and Vancouver Island

B.C. reporter reflects on covering Charles Manson

Charles Manson, leader of a murderous cult, died on Sunday at 83

Running back propels Spectrum Thunder into first Subway Bowl final

Brandon Robbins scores hat trick of touchdowns

ICBC overbilling for crash repairs not the problem, dealers say

Collision repair shops reject union claim of inflated costs

B.C. groups to address child sex abuse in sports

viaSport is organizing a full day of education in association with Canadian Centre for Child Protection and the Coaching Association of Canada.

Report sets exercise guidelines for young kids, including ‘tummy time’ for babies

Kids aged one to four should get at least three hours of physical activity throughout the day

Stampeders return to Grey Cup with 32-28 win over Edmonton Eskimos

The Stampeders will face the Toronto Argonauts next Sunday in Ottawa for the title

Nebraska approves TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline

Nebraska’s Public Service Commission approved TransCanada’s Keystone XL route in a close vote

Most Read