Abbotsford Arts Council

Serving local artists since 1971

The 12th Annual Arty Awards
A Tribute to the '80s

April 9, 2016 at the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium

The Arty Awards are hosted annually by the Abbotsford Arts Council to recognize and showcase local artistic excellence in individuals of all ages across multiple genres, ranging from visual art and writing to performance and the culinary arts, as well as community arts advocacy. 

Please join us on April 9, 2016 to celebrate the wealth of artistic talent and the significant impact artists have on our community. The reception will begin at 6:30 p.m., and the awards ceremony at 7:00 p.m. This year, the Arty Awards theme will be a tribute to the 1980s. Attendees are strongly encouraged to dress for the occasion with your best '80s-inspired look.

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Congratulations to nominees of the 12th Annual Arty Awards!

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2016 Arty Awards Categories

Outstanding Artist in the Performing Arts – Music

Awarded to an artist who has achieved excellence in music, such as instrumental music, vocal music, compositional music and sound.

Sponsored by 101.7 FM CIVL Radio



Outstanding Artist in the Performing Arts – Theatre

Awarded to an artist who has achieved excellence in theatre, including (but not limited to) acting, directing, lighting, music and costume design.

Sponsored by Jim & Maggie Reith and "Your name here!" 



Kelly Meade Outstanding Artist in the Performing Arts – Dance

Awarded to an artist who has achieved excellence in the art of dance, including (but not limited to) dancing and choreography.

Sponsored by Meade Reimer & Co.



Outstanding Artist in the Visual Arts – 3-Dimensional & 2-Dimensional

Awarded to an artist who has achieved excellence in the creation of 2-or 3-dimensional artwork, such as paintings, photography, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, fibre-wearable, and wood carving.

Sponsored by Sevenoaks Shopping Centre



Outstanding Artist in the Visual Arts – Digital Media

Awarded to an artist who has achieved excellence in the creation of artwork using digital media, such as video, digital art, computer graphics, computer animation, and Internet art.

Sponsored by Gallery 7 and Jim & Maggie Reith



Outstanding Artist in the Literary Arts

Awarded to an artist who has achieved excellence in writing, such as creative writing, poetry, and business writing.

Sponsored by CDW & Associates



Brodeur's Bistro Outstanding Artist in the Culinary Arts

Awarded to an artist who has achieved excellence in the art of cooking, personally or professionally, including chef work, baking and pastry arts, food presentation, plating, sustainable culinary practices, and the creation of original recipes.

Sponsored by Brodeur's Bistro



Christine Caldwell Outstanding Arts Advocate

Awarded to an individual who strongly supports and promotes the interests of artists and arts initiatives through their engagement in the Abbotsford arts community.

Sponsored by Lyle Caldwell & Family, and Etta Hellyer



Julie Loland Outstanding Student Artist, All Genres

Awarded to a youth artist in elementary or secondary school who has exhibited excellence engaging any form of art.

Sponsored by Fraser Valley Fire Protection Ltd.



Outstanding Artist in Post-Secondary School, All Genres

Awarded to an artist in post-secondary school who has exhibited excellence engaging any form of art.

Sponsored by "Your name here!"



Outstanding Arts Organization

Awarded to an organization that has made outstanding contributions to Abbotsford’s vibrant artistic and cultural community.

Sponsored by Mike Welte and Aird Flavelle



Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
Awarded to an artist or arts advocate selected by the Abbotsford Arts Council Board of Directors.
Sponsored by Aldergrove Credit Union 

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The Abbotsford Arts Council needs your help! 
Did you know the Abbotsford Arts Council is a non-profit organization and we campaign for arts and culture in Abbotsford across all genres, from community theatre groups, musicians, visual artists, literary artists, comedians, entertainers, and dance performers to arts advocates? One of our goals is to recognize and support cultural events and creative individuals that provide value to our community. To achieve our goals, we rely on the support of advocates like you. You can help us by making a monetary contribution of any amount. Your donation will help us continue to showcase the work of local artists through valuable events such as the Arty Awards.
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