Various Alberta arts organizations have generously offered awards for this exhibition. From purchase prizes to exhibition opportunities we thank all these organizations for being a part of "Pulp Paper Pages" and for supporting the artists involved. A special thanks must go to Susan Kristoferson for making the contacts and organizing all of the awrds.
The Banff Centre Purchase Prize
The Banff Centre has generously purchased a book to be added to the Artist’s Book collection of the Paul D. Fleck Library and Archives at The Banff Centre. The Artist’s Book collection consists of over 4000 works including many rare and unique books and bookworks created by artists in Canada and abroad. In addition to works that embody traditional book formats, this collection also includes multiples, unbound/open works, photoworks, mail art, and artist's ephemera.
Lisa Isley’s “It Just Takes 1” has been selected for The Banff Centre Purchase Prize. We are very excited to add Lisa’s work to our collection. The subject matter, style and artistry of the book all complement existing items in our collection and will only serve to enhance our current holdings. I would also add that it is an honour for us to be contributors to the Pulp Paper Pages exhibition.
The Banff Centre, Paul D. Fleck Library & Archives
Box 1020, Stn. 43
107 Tunnel Mountain Drive
Banff, Alberta T1L 1H5
Phone 403 762 6255
Bruce Peel Special Collections Library, University of Alberta Purchase Award
The eponymous Bruce Peel Special Collections Library is located in handsome quarters in the lower level of Rutherford South. Among its 100,000+ volumes are many treasures, including beautiful, rare and unusual books. Visitors are always welcome, and the Library features an attractive exhibition program with exceptional opportunities for learning and discovery.
Barbara Johnston’s “Twelve Days of Christmas” has been selected to become a part of this fantastic collection of works. Special thanks must go to the Bruce Peel Special Collections Library for making this purchase prize available.
Bruce Peel Special Collections Library
Lower level, Rutherford Library
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2J4
Phone 780 492 5998
Arts on Atlantic Gallery Exhibit Opportunity
Arts on Atlantic Gallery represents emerging, mid-career & established artists in a variety of media. The gallery showcases fine art, fine craft and their specialty, the book arts. The works in the gallery are primarily by regional artists and artisans. Arts on Atlantic have agreed to invite one or more artists within this showcase new work in their gallery. Upon viewing the exhibition, they were especially intrigued by Barbara Johnston’s work and have asked her to show in their gallery.
Congratulations Barbara and thank you to Keith LeVoir and Lucia Ocampo for offering to showcase work in their wonderful space.
Exhibition dates to be announced.
Arts on Atlantic Gallery
1312A - 9 Avenue SE
Calgary, Alberta T2G 0T3
Phone 403 264 6627
Bluerock Gallery Exhibit Opportunity
Bluerock Gallery is a fine art and craft gallery located in Black Diamond, Alberta. Bluerock wished to invite one or more artists participating in “Pulp Paper Pages” to shown in their gallery. In a sneak preview of the “Pulp Paper Pages” exhibition Karen Gimel, one of the gallery owners, was very impressed by the work and the story told by Eveline Kolijn and Romy Straathof’s “Landscape in Paper”. Bluerock has invited Eveline and Romy to show their project in their gallery space.
Congratulations Eveline and Romy and thank you to Chris Weingarth and Karen Gimbel for offering their space to such deserving artists.
Exhibition dates to be announced.
110 Centre Avenue W
Black Diamond, Alberta T0L 0H0
Phone 403 933 5047
Evanescence Gallery Exhibit Opportunity
Evanescence Gallery and Art Studio exhibits the work of a select group of determined and professional emerging and mid-career Alberta artists whom they have worked with and established relationships with over the years. Evanescence wished to show work of an artist in this exhibition who is also new to their gallery. The artist whose work and artist statement especially touched Evanescence was that of Susan Seright.
Congratulations Susan and thank you to Arlene Westen Evans and Stephen Evans for this generous opportunity.
August 26 - September 6, 2012
Evanescence Gallery and Art Studio
61 - 8 Avenue SE (Veterans Way)
High River, AB T1V 1E8
Phone 403 796 4873
Whyte Museum Shop Exhibit Opportunity
Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies in Banff has agreed to display an artist within this show to exhibit and sell work in their Whyte Museum Shop. They were thoroughly impressed with Claire Uhlick’s woven paper jewellery line and have invited her to display her work in the shop.
Congratulations Claire and thank you to Ciara Hossack, Manager of Retail Operations, for making this fabulous display opportunity possible.
You can view and purchase Claire’s work at the Whyte Museum Shop from November to December 2012.
Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies
Box 160, 111 Bear St.
Banff, AB, Canada, T1L 1A3
Phone 403 762 2291 ext 300
Kensington Art Supply Exemplary Merit Award
Kensington Art Supply in Calgary carries a wide variety of art supplies as well as hosting vaious workshops. Brian Queen has been awarded the Kensington Art Supply Exemplary Merit Award (a $100 Kensington Art Supply gift certificate) for his innovative piece “Dard Hunter Chairoscuro”.
Kensington Art Supply
130 - 10 Street NW
Calgary, AB, Canada, T2N 1V3
Phone 403 283 2288
PB+J Bookarts Studio Award of Merit
Peter Bartl and Jane Merks together are PB+J Bookarts Studio, formerly just PB+J Press. Their not-so-fine printing is about experimenting with textures, layers and the wild side of ink and paper! The PB+J Bookarts Studio Award of Merit includes a donation of book art supplies (a nipping press, a set of Chinese carving tools, and a couple of books on binding books) as well as a PB+J Press book and prints. The artists, Brenda Malkinson, Andrea Izteck and Sara Norquay, of BAS are the recipients of this wonderful prize.
Congratulations Brenda, Andrea and Sara, we hope these tools will lead to more wonderful creations. Thank you PB+J for your generous donation.
PB+J Bookarts Studio
Balfour, British Columbia