Nominations open for Milne Award

Award recognizes outstanding and prolonged contributions to the visual arts

Nominations are open for the Comox Valley Art Gallery’s annual Milne Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Arts.

This is the second year CVAG has offered the award, which is named in honour of the late Nonny Milne, a former president of CVAG and a lifelong supporter of the arts.

CVAG established the award is to recognize people who have made an outstanding and prolonged contributions to the visual arts.

The deadline for nominations is March 25.

“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.

Moon said CVAG will present the award once a year to an individual, a couple, or a collective that has made a significant, long term contribution to the arts.

“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,” said Moon.

To make a nomination, or to get more details, please contact Glen Sanford at admin@comoxvalleyartgallery.com, or call the gallery at (250) 338-6211.

Your nomination should include the name(s) of the nominee, one or two sentences on why they deserve the award, and your own contact information.

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.

The award will be presented at CVAG’s volunteer appreciation party on Saturday, April 9, at noon.

 

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