Lifetime Award for Excellence in the Arts, 1990

Saskatchewan Order of Merit, 1990

Lifetime Award for Excellence in the Arts, 1990 - Reta Cowley

Reta Cowley is celebrated for her numerous achievements and integrity as an artist and for her patience and sincerity as an exemplary and caring teacher. Reta Cowley studied art at the University of Saskatchewan Summer Art School and at the Emma Lake Artist Workshop while she was teaching school herself. She also studied at the Banff School of Fine Arts for three years. Reta Cowley has had more than two dozen solo exhibitions of her work, while art collections across the country own her paintings. She also taught art for numerous summers at the University of Saskatchewan arts schools.