The Arts Council of the Central Okanagan is pleased to announce the nominees for the 9th Annual Okanagan Arts Awards.
The Okanagan Arts Awards were created by ARTSCO in 2007 to celebrate artistic and creative excellence and achievement of artists, in all disciplines. By publicly acknowledging the work of individuals and organizations, the Arts Council of the Central Okanagan places excellence in artistic practice, front and centre as an integral part of our vibrant community.
“The nominations were phenomenal this year”, say Katie Brennan, Executive Director of the Arts Council of the Central Okanagan. “We went from 41 nominations in the Central Okanagan last year to 113!”
Only 3 nominees in each category will be going through as finalists to the Okanagan Arts Awards Gala Evening, held Saturday, May 28th, 2016 at the Habitat in downtown Kelowna.
Finalists will be announced sometime next week.
And the nominees are….
|Kinshira Performance Troupe||Loretta Lachner|
|Lucy Hazelwood (LU KI DANCE PRODUCTIONS)||Janessa McGrath||Samantha Sambrielaz|
|Stephen Buck||Andrew Judah||Darren Williams|
|Kelly Derrickson||Adam Meachem||Wild Son|
|Alexandra Babbel, Opera Kelowna||Hilary Ross (Syren and the Waves)|
|Ronald Derrickson||Cherie Hanson|
|Lesley Anne Evans||Ashley Little||Michael V. Smith|
|Cori Derickson||Robert Mason-Brown – Fred Skeleton Theatre Company|
|Kinshira Preformance Troupe||Shangning Zhu|
|David Kopp – Kelowna Comedy||Randall J. Robinson|
TIME BASED MEDIA
|Benjamin Musgrave||Todd Ramsay||Nick Schafer – Fresh Finish Media|
|Cortnee Chulo||Bri Stein|
|Art Felt Collaborative|
|Kelsie Balehowsky||Asher J Klassen||Janessa McGrath||Connie Vetter-Johnson|
|Connor Charlesworth||Jolene Mackie||Benjamin Musgrave||Nicole Young|
|Danielle Englesby||Tascheleia Marangoni||Hilary Ross (Syren and the Waves)||Shangning Zhu|
|Opera Kelowna||Bramble Lee Pryde||Darren Williams|
|Cool Arts||Hilary Ross (Syren and the Waves)||Kyle Zsombor|
|Shimshon Obadia||Connie Vetter-Johnson|
ART & BUSINESS
|Brazen Edwards – Ellis Art Studio||Jenn Kyllo – Pinot & Picasso||Bramble Lee Pryde – Wolf & Sadie|
|Cedar Creek Estate Winery||Linda Lovisa – New Moon Art Gallery||Bri Stein – Bri Stein Artistry|
|Carrie Mayhew – Ginger Creative|
|Float Space||The Heritage – Retirement Living|
|Investors Group||Raymond James Ltd||Rileys Pub|