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Lieutenant Governor of Alberta 2021 Distinguished Artist & 2022 Emerging Artist Awards

For the first time ever, two of Alberta's most prestigious arts celebrations are happening together. On June 10 and 11, 2022 Portage College and Lac La Biche County will host the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta 2021 Distinguished Artist and 2022 Emerging Artist Awards.

The Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Awards Foundation celebrates Alberta’s rich cultural fabric by honouring its most accomplished artists and supporting professional artists in the early stages of their careers.

- We invite you to join us for these prestigious events.

Ten of Alberta’s up-and-coming artists will receive the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging Artist Award to support and encourage their future works.

Recipients to be announced soon.

“Art Nature” by 2017 Distinguished Artist Indigenous painter Alex Janvier is the inspiration for the visual theme for the Lac la Biche 2022 Distinguished & Emerging Artist Awards event.

The theme of the arts awards is Confluences of Creation. Let your creativity flow as do the waters from the Northern Divide. As the waters flow away, let the people of the world converge in their place.

The Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artist Awards Gala Dinner is a rare opportunity to rub elbows with some of Alberta’s accomplished artists. Be sure to reserve your tickets to this prestigious celebration.

Area accommodations range from family campgrounds and cabins to modern hotel/motels. There are plenty options to fit your needs. 

Arts Awards News

June 16, 2021

Alberta's 2021 Distinguished Artists Announced

Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Awards Foundation announced that artist Faye HeavyShield, writer and filmmaker Cheryl Foggo, and dance choreographer Vicki Adams Willis, have been selected to receive the 2021 Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artist Award.

April 20, 2021

Distinguished Artist Award Event Moved to June 2022 - Combined with Emerging Artist Awards

First time in the Awards’ history to celebrate both the 2021 Distinguished Artists and the new 2022 Emerging Artists.

February 26, 2020

Lac La Biche County, Portage College partnering to host Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artist Awards in 2021

Prestigious Alberta arts showcase will have natural, cultural theme

February 25, 2020

Lac La Biche and Portage College hosts Distinguished Artist Awards

Lac La Biche County and Portage College are co-hosting the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artist Awards in June of 2021.

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