Category: Celebrating Success
Hits: 2603

The Saskatchewan Arts Board is pleased to announce the short-listed nominees for the 2019 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. Recipients are awarded a limited-edition sculpture by a Saskatchewan artist and a cash prize.



Artistic Excellence

Sponsored by the Ministry of Parks,
Culture and Sport

RBC Emerging Artist

Sponsored by RBC

Presented in partnership with
Jarislowsky Fraser Partners Foundation


Sponsored by SaskCulture

Arts and Learning

Sponsored by the Saskatchewan Arts Board




Also unveiled today was the new Arts Awards sculpture by Saskatoon artist Marie Lannoo. The piece is called, North, South, West, East -- Nothing, Something, Wavelengths, Everything. It is based on the light in the Saskatchewan landscape. Each award represents one colour of the spectrum and has one colour gradation. The aluminum wavelength has a stem that fits into the base, a polished acrylic cylinder. Lannoo says, “Light produces wavelengths, the raw materials that illuminate colour. We are essentially immersed in the light and colour of our environment on the prairies. The Saskatchewan Arts Award speaks to who we are through its design and materials and honours all artists inspired by living and working in this glorious place.”

Recipients will be announced at the awards event on Monday, November 4, 2019 at the Frank & Ellen Remai Arts Centre in Saskatoon.The Saskatchewan Arts Awards brings artists, arts organizations, patrons of the arts and members of the business community together to celebrate the enormous contributions the arts community makes to our province's quality of life and economy.

The evening’s host is Regina performer Kris Alvarez. Entertainment will include Indigenous dancer Randi Candline, Rosie and the Riveters, Flamenco Borealis, and jazz duo Kim Salkeld and Gent Laird.There will also bea display of Lifetime Achievement recipient Martha Cole’s artwork from the Saskatchewan Arts Board’s Permanent Collection.

The Saskatchewan Arts Board thanks the supporters of the 2019 Saskatchewan Arts Awards: Alt Hotels, Bradbury Brand + Design Experts, Creative Display, Impact Printers, Jarislowsky Fraser Partners Foundation, Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport, RBC, SaskCulture, Tourism Saskatchewan, Veritiv and Village Auto Group.

Tickets for the awards are $60 each or $30 for self-declared artists and may be purchased online at at the Persephone Theatre box office.