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Nomination categories announced for the 2016 Mayor’s Awards for the Arts

Mayor Milobar presents the Emerging Artist Award to Lea Bucknell at the 2015 Mayor’s Gala for the Arts.
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June 30, 2015 - 7:00 PM

KAMLOOPS - The Mayor’s Awards for the Arts committee is now accepting nominations for the annual Arts awards that recognize artists and arts supporters in Kamloops and the Thompson-Nicola Regional District.

For 2016, awards will be given for each of the following three categories: Emerging Artist, Business in Support of the Arts, and Craft & Design.

Emerging Artist recognizes an emerging Kamloops artist, musician, or performer (age 18-35) working in the visual or performing arts for their current accomplishments and future potential.

Business in Support of the Arts recognizes outstanding Kamloops business leaders, or businesses/corporations, who have made a significant contribution supporting local arts and culture through donations, sponsorships, volunteer services, or the support of a Kamloops artist.

The third award, Craft & Design, recognizes an artist or creator who has made a contribution to the cultural life of Kamloops through outstanding achievement in craft & design. This award encompasses all art/craft works and design concepts such as: jewelry, furniture, ceramics, glass, metal, wood, textiles, mosaic, graphic design and more.

Nomination forms can be found on the Mayor’s Gala for the Arts website at Nominations can be emailed to The deadline for submission is Oct. 26 at 5 p.m.  Nominations must be received by this deadline to be considered.

The Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops Symphony and Western Canada Theatre partner with the City of Kamloops each year for the Mayor’s Awards for the Arts to acknowledge, celebrate and inspire artists within the region. The annual award was established to recognize the artistic and cultural achievements and contributions to the community by artists and residents of the TNRD.

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