Award recipients for BC Applied Art and Design announced

Posted by Rumin Mann
September 16th, 2011

Premier Christy Clark and British Columbia Achievement Foundation Chair Keith Mitchell are pleased to announce the four recipients of the seventh Annual Carter Wosk BC Creative Achievement Awards for Applied Art and Design.

“I congratulate these talented British Columbians for inspiring us with their work in applied art and design,” said Premier Clark.  “They demonstrate the strength and vitality of our applied arts and design community and highlight our Province’s record of creative achievement.”

This year’s recipients will join 26 previous recipients who have been honoured since the launch of the award in 2005.

“From jewellery to handcrafted chairs, wood furniture and glass art, today’s recipients have applied their ingenuity to create innovative designs with a function,” said Mitchell.

The recipients of the 2011 Carter Wosk Creative Achievement Awards for Applied Art and Design are:

  • Joel Berman, Vancouver – Glass
  • Brent Comber, North Vancouver – Wood
  • Shawn Place, Prince George – Furniture
  • Dina Gonzalez Mascaro, Vancouver – Jewellery

Each recipient will be recognized at a presentation and exhibition event in the fall at Shaw TV Studios. The award recipients will receive $5,000 and a British Columbia Creative Achievement Award seal to signify their creative excellence…

Brent Comber, North Vancouver, Wood Design

Building on a deep connection with the materials he uses and with his natural surroundings, for over 20 years Brent Comber has designed and created original wood furniture pieces. Self-taught, he has conscientiously used salvaged, scavenged and historically significant wood to create modern urban forms, including his iconic ‘Alder Cube’. Comber has received international and national commissions and his work has been displayed from New York to Dubai to Shanghai.

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