Lifetime Award for Excellence in the Arts, 1989

Lifetime Award for Excellence in the Arts, 1989 - Lea Collins

Lea Collins has been involved with every aspect of the visual arts in Saskatchewan. She served as Executive Secretary, and then as Director, of the Saskatoon Art Centre, and was on the Mendel Art Gallery Building Committee. In 1964, Ms. Collins joined the Saskatchewan Arts Board as its Visual Arts consultant. Her commitment and hard work over the next 13 years at the Board provided a firm foundation for the Permanent Collection that exists today. Lea Collins was involved in organizing the first seven of the Saskatchewan Arts Board's annual juried exhibitions. She was a catalyst for Saskatchewan artists, recognizing and encouraging potential. She brought a combination of imagination, enthusiasm, and practicality to her work.