Métis artist Christi Belcourt honoured with Premier’s Award

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 4:00am

Premier Kathleen Wynne celebrated the winners of the 10th annual Premier's Awards for Excellence in the Arts at an event at the Art Gallery of Ontario on October 5.

Christi Belcourt, a visual artist from Espanola, Ontario, won the Individual Artist Award. The majority of her work explores the beauty of the natural world. Her large-scale paintings are inspired by the traditional beadwork patterns of Métis and First Nation women.

Belcourt’s paintings are found in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Indian and Inuit Art Collection, Parliament Hill and Canadian Museum of Civilization, First People’s Hall, among other prestigious institututions.

Administered by the Ontario Arts Council, the Premier’s Awards are open to artists and arts organizations engaged in professional practice in the province.

The winning artist receives a $35,000 prize and selects an emerging artist who receives a $15,000 prize. The winning arts organization is awarded $50,000.

Christian Chapman, an Anishinaabe visual artist and filmmaker from Fort William First Nation, was honoured as Emerging Artist of the Year. 

A Different Booklist, an independent bookstore and literary cultural destination in Toronto, won the Arts Organization Award. 

After receiving the award, Belcourt stated she would be donating the prize money to Onaman Collective, an “Indigenous grassroots land-based art initiative sharing traditional knowledge and language with youth.” Belcourt co-founded the collective in 2014 with Isaac Murdoch and Erin Konsmo.

Belcourt’s father, Tony Belcourt, is the founding president of the Métis Nation of Ontario and was appointed to OCAD U’s Board of Governors in 2012.  

Poster: 
Christi Belcourt

Subliminal Spaces

chandler
Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 4:00am to Saturday, May 31, 2008 - 4:00am

Gallery 44 in Toronto presents new work by OCAD alumni Scott Chandler. Chandler' work is primarily documentary based, and examines the constructed environment and its effects on its inhabitants. He recently exhibited at the Edward Day Gallery and the Outdoor Art Exhibition, and in 2007 was one of the winners for Canada in the Magenta Foundation's Flash Forward emerging photographers' competition. Chandler resides in Toronto and will be attending graduate school in the fall to pursue a Master of Fine Arts.

Venue & Address: 
Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography 401 Richmond Street West, Suite #120, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Faculty Appreciation Event

Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 7:30pm

The Office of the Vice-President, Academic invites all Faculty to a special reception in honour of the many accomplishments of OCAD Faculty. The program will also include the
announcement of the recipient of the
Price Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Please remember to BYOM – Bring Your Own Mug (or glass) to reduce the event’s environmental footprint.

Venue & Address: 
Auditorium 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Doug Panton's work winner in Fine Art; Anson Liaw's work Runner Up in Illustration for Creative Quarterly 45

Title: Introvert-Extrovert. Author: Doug Panton
Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 2:15pm

Creative Quarterly Journal is a publication that features some of the best work in art, photography, design and artists in all media from all countries.

For the Winter 2016 Edition (Creative Quarterly 45) the work of OCAD U Illustration's Sessional Instructor Doug Panton has been awarded winner in the categoy of Fine Art: Professional and the work of OCAD U Graphic Design's Sessional Instructor Anson Liaw has been selected as Runner-Up in the category of Illustration: Professional.

The winners will be exhibited in Creative Quarterly, on the newsstand Winter 2016. The winners and runner-ups work will be posted on the Creative Quarterly Online Gallery in Winter 2016.

The complete list of winners can be found here.

Congratulations!
 

Creative Quarterly 44 -- OCAD U winners

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 1:45pm

OCAD University Illustration Program student, Jessica Stec has one of her illustration images selected as a Runner-Up winner for the Illustration Student category by the judges and publisher and design director, Charles Hively of Creative Quarterly, The Journal of Art & Design magazine and her illustration will be featured online for Fall 2016!

As well, Anson Liaw is a Runner-Up winner for The Creative Quarterly 44 and he will have multiple illustration images (5 illustration images selected) featured online for the Illustration: Professional category for Fall 2016!

Link for winners list for the Creative Quarterly 44: http://www.cqjournal.com/winners

 

Kiki Delaney honoured with Business for the Arts Award

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 4:00am

OCAD University’s Chancellor Kiki Delaney is being recognized for her exceptional contributions to Canada’s arts and cultural sectors. Delaney is the recipient of the Edmund C. Bovey Award which goes to business professionals who have demonstrated a lifetime of philanthropy and leadership in Canada’s cultural community.  

Delaney, President of C.A. Delaney Capital Management Ltd., has been Chancellor of OCAD University since 2011. She also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Hospital for Sick Children and is a member of the Leadership Council of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. As well, she serves on the Investment Committee of the Canada Council for the Arts.

Other 2016 BftA award winners include Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada and Irfhan Rawji, Principal at Totem Capital Corporation. Sun Life Financial and the Daniels Corporation were honoured for their partnership with Artscape.

Winners will be honoured at the Business for the Arts Awards gala on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at Canada’s National Ballet School.

Congratulations to Katrina Tompkins

Katrina Tompkins - Cork / Corian Board - Paddle Cork, Corian
Monday, April 25, 2016 - 12:30pm

Katrina Tompkins, a graduate student in the Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media and Design (IAMD) program, is the 2015 recipient of the Kingcrafts/Lady Flavelle Scholarship awarded by Craft Ontario.

For full announcement/award details, please visit the Craft Ontario website: https://craftontario.com/exhibitions/online-gallery/awards-2015/katrina-...

 

More about the designer: tinselandsawdust.com

More about IAMD: http://www.ocadu.ca/academics/graduate-studies/interdisciplinary-masters...

Congratulations to Illustrator Jody Hewgill

Hewgill Courage Illustration
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 3:45pm

Associate Professor Jody Hewgill garnered two American Illustration awards, the pieces will be featured in the American illustration 35 book  an illustration on the theme of Courage commissioned by Middlebury College, and a portrait of the musician Courtney Barnett for Rolling Stone Magazine

 

5 questions for digital trailblazer Ana Serrano

Ana Serrano, adjunct professor in OCAD U’s Digital Futures graduate program, has won the Digital Media Trailblazing Award at the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards. She is also the Chief Digital Officer of the Canadian Film Centre and Founder of CFC Media Lab, the world-renowned and award-winning institute for interactive storytelling created in 1997.

 

Congratulations on your Digital Media Trailblazing Award at the Canadian Screen Awards! How does it feel to be recognized like this?

It feels great and a little bit overwhelming. I feel quite honoured.

 

As Chief Digital Officer of the Canadian Film Centre and founder of the CFC Media Lab, what are the biggest changes you’ve witnessed in the past almost-20 years in the Canadian digital media scene?

The biggest change has to do with the adaptability, nimbleness and quick uptake of audiences. I didn’t expect the changes we’ve seen to be so constant.

I’ve also noticed the slowness of the rest of the industry to keep pace in relation to how quickly audiences have adopted to new digital media. 

The third thing that I’m just starting to notice with each new tech platform and perceived tech leapfrog is that there’s an initial stage when we think we’ve created something new, such as virtual reality.  We think we don’t have to look back. It’s true to a certain extent but there’s so much that’s happened in the past that informed it and we forget.

 

Photo of Ana Serrano

 

The CFC Media Lab is a partner with OCAD U’s Digital Futures program — why do you think this is an important partnership?

The CFC Media Lab always started with a mandate about talent — how do we help support and incubate the next generation of storytellers using whatever platform of the future. So, it seemed totally a no-brainer that as universities kept pace with changes in digital media that we’d partner with a university that can grant degrees.

 

Tell us about your IDEABOOST accelerator.

IDEABOOST is a digital entertainment accelerator. As talent, industry and audiences grow, the next phase is working with companies. IDEABOOST is focused on investment seeding and support for tech-based entertainment companies that are changing the face of entertainment in Canada.

 

What led you to working in digital media and why do you still love it?

I’ve always been interested in humanities and focused on storytelling. My first digital touchpoint was running a fiction and poetry magazine at McGill University. I started publishing the magazine digitally and I started to love the digital medium. I was later hired by Don Tapscott, with whomI learned a lot about the impact of the new medium.

I love digital media because it’s always new. I’m enamoured with taking risks, being first, doing something no one else has done, supporting underdogs and seeing difficult ideas come to life. Digital media is always changing and reinventing itself and I enjoy the complexity of it.

 

 

 

 

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