New CVAG contribution award honours former president

Award recognizes those who make outstanding and prolonged contributions to the visual arts

Former CVAG president Nonny Milne

The Comox Valley Art Gallery is seeking nominations for a new annual award it is establishing to recognize people who make outstanding and prolonged contributions to the visual arts.

The award will be named in honour of Nonny Milne, a former president of CVAG and a lifelong supporter of the arts. The first winner will be chosen and announced early in 2015.

“We want to recognize people who have dedicated a great deal of their life to promoting and supporting the visual arts in our community,” says local artist Robert Moon, a member of CVAG’s Membership Engagement Committee.

“We think it’s fitting to name the award after the late Nonny Milne, an individual who dedicated much of her adult life to promoting the arts in our community. She set an incredible example of selfless service and dedication.”

Moon said the award will be presented once a year to an individual, a couple, or a collective. The winner will receive an honorary life membership to the Comox Valley Art Gallery.

“This award will recognize people who have made a significant contribution to the arts over a sustained period of time,” said Moon. “The recipient may be an artist or not, provided that they are an engaged member of the arts community and have worked to promote, support and enhance artistic life in our community.”

Everyone is welcome to put forward nominations by email or by letter to the Comox Valley Art Gallery. The nomination should include a brief statement about why the candidate deserves the award, and contact information for the nominator.

A jury established by CVAG’s Membership Engagement Committee will review the nominations, and may contact the nominators for more information before selecting a winner. Details on the presentation of the new award will be announced in the new year.

The deadline for nominations is Jan 5. Nominations can be sent to director@comoxvalleyartgallery.com. They can also be dropped off at the gallery or mailed to 580 Duncan Ave., Courtenay B.C., V9N 2M7.

 

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