Celebrating Success

Air Ronge artist Donna Langhorne is not one to shy away from difficult topics. Her recent body of work, a series of seven large paintings, addresses contemporary issues facing Indigenous peoples. Topics include addiction, missing and murdered Indigenous women and residential school experiences.

The Saskatchewan Arts Board’s Permanent Collection has grown by three artworks, thanks to the generosity of patrons of the opening reception of Art Now 2017, the Saskatchewan Fine Art Fair, presented by SaskGalleries.

The Saskatchewan Arts Board is pleased to announce the short-listed nominees for the 2017 Saskatchewan Arts Awards and the recipient of the Lieutenant Governor’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Presented by the Arts Board, these awards celebrate the contributions and achievements of individuals, groups and organizations in all arts disciplines.

Wally Dion’s Star Blanket has put on a lot of kilometres since it was purchased by the Saskatchewan Arts Board for its Permanent Collection in 2006. The unique piece, a First Nations star blanket fashioned from computer circuit boards, has been loaned to numerous galleries across Saskatchewan and Canada.

The Saskatchewan Arts Board’s 2016-17 Annual Report, Cultivating the Arts, focuses on how the arts impact our minds and feelings, challenge us to consider new ways of looking at the world, and provide opportunities for individuals and communities to develop their talents.

Kaley Evans has been an avid collector of vinyl records for more than a decade. Recently, he has turned his attention to the vast number of homemade-style recordings produced in Saskatchewan.  Evans received an Independent Artists grant to complete interviews and research for an archival compilation album of Saskatchewan music covering the mid-1960s to late-1970s. The album will be the first of its kind.

Saskatoon actor Anna Mazurik received a scholarship from the Arts Board to follow her dream.

Eleanor Cook brought together peopline in the community of Cumberland House Cree Nation through traditional Indigenous beadwork and quilt-making classes.

Ramses Calderon incorporates traditional instruments and rhythms into his music and compositions. The result of his creation process is a unique fusion of classical, traditional and popular music.

The Indigenous Peoples Artist Collective of Prince Albertis dedicated to sharing interdisciplinary contemporary Aboriginal and urban art practices with northern audiences.