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Five Finalists Announced for 2014 Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award

Posted on Jun 23, 2014 | Comments Off

Halifax, Nova Scotia – The jury for the $25,000 Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award has selected five works as the finalists for the 2014 prize. Creators of the five short listed works will receive $3,000 at a reception at Government House. The winner will be announced at the Creative Nova Scotia Gala in late October and will receive an additional $22,000. The public will have an opportunity to hear the creators of this year’s short-listed works talk about their works at an event in September. Details of date and location will be announced at a later time. The finalists for 2014 are: ‘I am in need of music,’ the Elizabeth Bishop Centenary legacy...

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BEYOND THE TERMINATING VISTA (REBUILD) WINS LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR OF NOVA SCOTIA MASTERWORKS ARTS AWARD

Posted on Oct 26, 2013 | Comments Off

Halifax, N.S. – The ambitious sculpture, Beyond the Terminating Vista (Rebuild), by artist Steve Higgins, won the $25,000 Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award last night (Oct. 25). The award was presented at the Creative Nova Scotia Awards Gala, Original Species (Art. Official. Selection.), in Halifax. The winner was chosen by an arms-length jury of five artists: Co-chairs Charlie Rhindress (theatre) Halifax, and Veronique Mackenzie (dance) Halifax, along with Glynis Humphrey (visual arts), Halifax, John Brett (film/media,) Halifax, and Laurie Dalton (visual arts), Wolfville. The Masterwork was produced entirely from building lumber and...

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Three Finalists Announced Today for the 2013 Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award

Posted on Sep 20, 2013 | Comments Off

Halifax, Nova Scotia – In a departure from previous years, the jury for the $25,000 Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award has identified three works as finalists for the 2013 prize. In announcing the finalists, Susan Letson, Chair of the Nova Scotia Masterworks Awards Foundation, said that creators of the three short listed works will receive $3000 at a reception at Government House on Oct. 24.  The winner will be announced at the Creative Nova Scotia Gala on Oct. 25 and will receive an additional $22,000. The Foundation and NSCAD University co-presented a panel discussion on “Breaking Ground in the Arts” today at NSCAD University’s Institute of...

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2013 Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Award Finalists to be Announced at Special Event September 20

Posted on Sep 4, 2013 | Comments Off

Halifax, Nova Scotia – Susan Letson, Chair of the Nova Scotia Masterworks Awards Foundation, announced today that this year’s finalists for the $25,000 Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia’s Masterworks Award will be named at NSCAD University on Sept. 20. The Foundation is hosting a panel discussion on Breaking Ground in the Arts at NSCAD University’s Institute of Applied Creativity, 1061 Marginal Road, Halifax, on Friday, Sept. 20, at noon. The creators of this year’s finalists will make up the panel. Kim Morgan, whose three-dimensional life-size model Range Light Borden-Carleton PEI won the Award for 2102, will moderate the discussion. Artists, cultural workers and the...

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Nominations Open for Nova Scotia’s Premier Arts Prize Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award

Posted on Feb 10, 2013 | Comments Off

Halifax, N.S. – Nominations are now open for the 2013 Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award.  Now in its eighth year, at $25,000 it is the largest cultural award offered by the Province of Nova Scotia.  In addition, a further $3,000 is presented to up to four finalists, bringing the total to a possible $37,000 awarded annually for contemporary art which has had its first public presentation within the previous five years. Encouraging artists of all disciplines to consider a nomination, Brigadier General the Honourable J.J. Grant, CMM, ONS, CD (Ret’d), Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia said “Artists celebrate life and challenge us to...

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Range Light, Borden Carleton, PEI 2010 Wins Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award

Posted on Oct 27, 2012 | Comments Off

Halifax, N.S. – Kim Morgan’s life-size model of the range light at Borden-Carleton was named winner of the $25,000 Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award at the Creative Nova Scotia Awards Celebration last night (Oct. 26) in Halifax. The winner was selected by an arms-length jury of five artists: Jury Chair Frances Dorsey (visual arts/crafts), Halifax; Alexina Louie (music/composition), Toronto; Ray Mackie (visual arts/crafts), Annapolis Royal; Kent Stetson (theatre arts, writing), Montreal; and Marty Williams (film), Halifax. Molded in liquid latex from an actual navigation beacon, and illuminated from within so that it glows like a giant sea...

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