YVR Art Foundation Announces 2015 Scholarship Winners. Nine B.C. First Nations artists recognized for creative excellence

YVR Art Foundation (YVRAF) today announced the nine B.C. First Nations artists who will each be awarded $5,000 for their creative excellence and commitment to further develop their art practice. The winners will be recognized at the annual YVRAF Awards Reception held at Vancouver International Airport (YVR). The reception will also include the unveiling of the 2014 scholarship recipients’ art works which will be exhibited at YVR for one year.

Congratulations to the 2015 YVR Art Foundation Scholarship Recipients!


The winners of the 2015 YVR Art Foundation Youth Artist scholarships are:

Jay Bellis, Haida/Kootenae
Shoshannah Greene, Haida
Harrison Hemeon, Squamish
Kelsey Jules, Shuswap
Danika Naccarella, Gwa’sala-nakwaxda’xw/Nuxalk
Edwin Neel, Kwakwaka’wakw
Cole Speck, Kwakwaka’wakw

The 2015 Mid-Career Artist Scholarship recipients are:

Dean Heron, Kaska/Tlingit
Danielle Morsette, Sto:lo/Squamish


For more information see the full press release HERE