Okanagan Arts Awards set for March 22

okanagan-arts-awardsThe 7th Annual Okanagan Arts Awards is set for Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Kelowna’s Rotary Centre for the Arts. Buy tickets now.

The Arts Awards Celebration Gala will showcase a number of incredible Okanagan and Thompson artists.

The Arts Council of the Central Okanagan (ARTSCO) created the Okanagan Arts Awards to celebrate excellence in the arts in the Okanagan. The awards are an annual celebration recognizing winning nominees for their outstanding achievement. The arts awards serve to underline the importance of the arts in Okanagan communities, and recognize individuals and groups for their significant contributions and for their exceptional support of arts and culture in BC’s Central Interior. Nominations are open to anyone who resides from Kamloops to the Nicola Valley, Princeton to Osoyoos, and through to Revelstoke.

Okanagan Life March 2010

Congratulations to Okanagan Life Creative Director Mishell Raedeke who is a finalist for      the Graphic Arts award.                  Not only did she design a stunning cover in March 2010 (as she does every month), Mishell’s love story was also part of the feature.

Okanagan Life would like to send out a special congratulations to our magazine designer, Creative Director Mishell Raedeke who is a finalist for the Graphic Arts award. Congratulations to all the finalists.

The 2014 Okanagan arts award finalists are:

Arts Educator Award
Rena Warren, Kelowna
UBCO-Art History-Visual Culture, Kelowna
Elizabeth Lupton, Penticton

Central Okanagan Foundation Arts Association Award
Enderby Artists Initiative, Enderby
Kelowna Actors Studio, Kelowna
Rotary Centre for the Arts, Kelowna

Culinary Arts
Geoffrey Couper, Kelowna
Rod Butters, Kelowna

Lucy Hazelwood, Kelowna
Get Bent School of Belly Dancing & Performance Arts, Penticton
Kinshira Performance Troupe, Kelowna
Okanagan Dance Studios, Penticton

Graphic Arts
Mishell K. Raedeke, Lake Country – Creative Director for Okanagan Life Magazine
Timothy Tweed, Penticton

Literary Arts
Patricia Ainslie, Kelowna
Jennifer Schell, Kelowna
Shane Koyczan, Penticton

Media Arts
Mountain Lake Films, Wendy Ord & Glen Samuel, Lake Country
Dave Mai, Penticton

Tony Koenen, Kelowna
Andrew Smith, Kelowna
Jayme Knyx, Kelowna
Songwriters Stewdio, Kelowna

Supporter of the Arts
Lorel Sternig, Kamloops
Glenna Turnbull, Kelowna
Claudia Kargl, Kelowna

Sound Stage Productions, Penticton
Jordan Davies, Kelowna
Bumbershoot Theatre, Kelowna

Visual Arts
Jaime Seward,   Enderby
Ann Kipling, Falkland
Angela Bonten, Kelowna
Glenn Clark, Penticton

Youth Arts
Ben Klick, Kelowna
Laura Sciarpelletti, Kelowna
Cynthia Leigh-Ann Bjalek, Kelowna
Colleen Venables, Armstrong
Madison McMillan, Kelowna
Chloe & Kyle Davidson, Kelowna
Beamer Wigley, Penticton
Marko Prodanovic, Kelowna