Lifetime Award for Excellence in the Arts, 1999

Lifetime Award for Excellence in the Arts, 1999 - Anne Newdigate

Ann Newdigate is celebrated as an artist, educator, lecturer, adjudicator, mentor and writer. She was one of the founders of Shoestring Gallery in Saskatoon and played an important role in the re-organization of Blackflash magazine in 1997. She is internationally known for her tapestry work and her efforts to have tapestry recognized as an expressive medium equivalent to all other art forms. Her work has been widely exhibited in solo and group shows. In 1992, she was commissioned to design a tapestry for Ottawa's new City Hall, and in 1994, she collaborated in the design of a community tapestry for Prince Albert. She served as a member of the Saskatchewan Arts Board from 1992 to 1995.