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ANNOUNCING THE 2018 WEA NOMINEES

ANNOUNCING THE 2018 WEA NOMINEES FOR ART LEADERSHIP AWARDS AND ARTS GRANTS 

Photo: Local musician and WEA nominee Christian Vegh. Photo by Marta’s Lens

ANNOUNCING THE 2018 WEA NOMINEES FOR ART LEADERSHIP AWARDS AND ARTS GRANTS 

ARTS LEADERSHIP AWARDS
Community Arts:
1) SHŌ Art, Spirit and Performance
2) Windsor Feminist Theatre
 
Literary Arts:
1) Terrance “Teajai” Travis – poet, founder The Bloomfield House

Performing Arts: 
1) Robert Franz – music director Windsor Symphony Orchestra
2) Kristina Garswood – executive director Riverfront Theatre Company
 
Visual Arts:
1) Sarah Beveridge – artist, owner SB Contemporary Art
2) John Jaciw – graphic designer, medallist, sculptor
 

EMERGING ARTIST GRANTS
Community Arts:
1) Nora Franko – visual artist
2) Melissa Lyons – author, publisher
3) Tia Nicoletti – founder Windsor Circus School
4) Sierra Parr – writer, director 

Literary Arts:
1) Jon Flieger
2) Kate Hargreaves
3) Amilcar John Nogueira
4) Mark Olejniczak 
 
Performing Arts:
1) David Bergeron – music producer, composer, performer
2) Coffee House Combo – jazz band
3) Alyssa Epp – lyric soprano
4) Michael J. Krym – actor, playwright
5) Rebecca S. Mickle – soprano
6) Christian Vegh – guitarist, songwriter 

The Lois Smedick Emerging Artist in Visual Arts Grant:
1) Mitchell Branget – filmmaker
2) Luis Cisneros – visual artist
3) Dianne Clinton – mixed media artist
4) Stephen Drouin – fashion designer
5) Chelsea Greenwall – visual artist
6) Jesse Hebert – photographer
7) Christy Litster – designer/illustrator
8) Luke Maddaford – visual artist
9) Asaph Maurer – visual artist
10)Shawna Munro – visual artist
11)Vanessa Neily – fine craftsperson
12)Sasha Opeiko – visual artist
13)Svjetlana Oppen – filmmaker
14)Jay Raven – visual artist
15)Jude Abu Zaineh – visual artist
 

ARTS INFRASTRUCTURE GRANTS
Community Arts:
1) Art Attack Windsor Project
2) Canadian Mental Health Association
3) Downtown Windsor Community Collaborative
4) Film Camp for Kids and Youth
5) Sun Parlour Players, The Bank Theatre
6) Terrance “Teajai” Travis, Black Box Theatre
7) The Garden Gallery
8) Vanguard Youth Arts Collective

Literary Arts:
1) Biblioasis
2) Literary Arts Windsor
3) Windsor International Writers
4) Windsor Poetry Slam
5) Woodbridge Farm Writers Residency

Performing Arts:
1) 4th Wall Music
2) Abridged Opera
3) Arts Collective Theatre
4) County Classic Chorale
5) Hugh Leal – jazz concert risk promoter
6) Kelly Daniels – actor, producer
7) Music Moves Kids
8) Revolution Youth Theatre
9) Riverfront Theatre Company
10) Tall Tale Theatre Company
11) The Diplomats Drum & Bugle Corps
12) Windsor Circus School
13) Windsor Dance eXperience

Visual Arts:
1) Canadian Arts Productions
2) Communication Student Association, University of Windsor
3) Greg DeHetre, R.W. Studios
4) Jason Allison, Walkerville Collegiate Institute
5) Leamington Arts Centre
6) Left Contemporary
7) Nancy Papak, Belle River District High School
8) Paul Murray – visual artist
9) SB Contemporary Art
10)The Artists of Colour
 

THE ELIZABETH HAVELOCK GRANT IN THE ARTS
1) Erin Armstrong – soprano
2) Kiki Athanassiadis – visual artist
3) Judy Chappus – visual artist
4) Sara Fontaine – singer, musician
5) Steven Langlois – French educational performer
6) Douglas MacLellan – photographer
7) Julie Sando – visual artist
8) Vanessa Shields – author, poet
 

THE MORRIS AND BEVERLY BAKER FOUNDATION YOUTH GRANT IN THE ARTS
1) Kaley Beecroft – visual artist
2) Felicity Cincurak – pianist
3) Alexandria Masse – visual artist
4) Sabrina Sisco – photographer
5) Tess Snaden – visual artist
6) Hrista Stefanova – visual artist

THE ERIC JACKMAN YOUTH GRANT IN THE ARTS
Corinne Garrett – visual artist
 

THE WINDSOR MAYOR’S ARTS AWARDS
Arts Organization
Nancy John’s Gallery
WCCB- Music Express
Arts Council of Windsor & Region
The Association of Representational Artists
                                
Artist                          
Dan Savoie-writer and web-publisher/editor
Dr. Bruce Kotowich – chorale conductor
Briana Benore – mural artist 
Christian Vegh – guitarist

Volunteer
Peter Wasylyk–past Board Member, AGW

In addition to The WEAs Awards and Grants and the Mayor’s Arts Awards, WEA will present the Windsor Endowment for the Arts Record of Achievement Award to Dr. Alan Wildeman, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Windsor for his “positive and lasting impact on the arts that extends far beyond the physical boundaries of the university, its students and faculty. He has contributed both to the growth of arts, at the same time, helped position the city for positive urban renewal. The positive impact of actions and projects which were completed under his tenure and because of his leadership will continue for years to come.”