Each year, the Okanagan Arts Awards celebrates the arts, artists and supporters. And each year, the bronze trophy for this award is a unique creation from a local sculptor.
This year, Terry Shewchuk of Kamloops won the competition. His sculpture will be cast in bronze to become the new trophy, which will be handed out to award winners at the celebration honouring all the nominees on Feb. 25, 2012.
According to organizers, these awards underline the importance of the arts to the people and communities of the Okanagan as well as recognizing outstanding achievement by groups and individuals in the arts.
Anyone can nominate someone they believe to be deserving in any of the award categories: theatre, dance, literary arts, visual arts, design, media arts, arts educator and supporter of the arts.
Deadline for nominations is Jan. 9, 2012. Nomination packages are available online through the Arts Council of the Central Okanagan’s website at www.artsco.ca.