Last evening, the Fulmer Foundation (the “Foundation”) joined The BC Achievement Foundation (BCAF) in celebration of the 13th annual awards in BC First Nations Art, an inspiring program sponsored by the Foundation and dedicated to honour the award recipients and their artistic excellence in traditional, contemporary and other various forms of art.
The 2019 recipients, chosen by an independent jury, are:
Gus Cook, Namgis, Kwakwaka’wakw, Victoria
Henry Green, Tsm'syen, Prince Rupert
Maynard Johnny Jr., Coast Salish/ Penelakut Tribe, Vancouver
Doreen Manual, Neskonlith, North Vancouver
Michelle Stoney, Gitxsan, Hazelton
In addition, Marianne Nicolson, Musgamakw Dzawada̱’enux̱w, received the 2019 Fulmer Award of Distinction which recognizes individuals who have made a profound contribution to their First Nations culture.
This year’s celebration of the Fulmer Award included a public exhibition of the awardees’ art at The Roundhouse from November 18th until 21st, 2019.
“BC Achievement is honoured to showcase these artists whose respect for tradition directs and inspires their creative practices,” said BCAF chair Anne Giardini.
Yuri Fulmer, Chair of The Fulmer Foundation added, “We are humbled to be working with BC Achievement on this exceptional program and to welcome the 2019 awardees to the Fulmer Award alumni”.
The BC Achievement Foundation is an independent foundation established in 2003 to celebrate community service, arts, humanities and enterprise. For information on BC Achievement, visit www.bcachievement.com
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