Announcing the 2016 Masterpiece Study Program Grant Recipients

We are pleased to announce that five artists have been selected to receive a travel/study grant as part of our Masterpiece Study Program.

The Masterpiece Study Program grants (up to $2,500) provide a unique opportunity for BC and Yukon First Nations artists to travel to museums to study rare collections of First Nations art.

Congratulations to the following grant recipients:

Gwaai & Jaalen Edenshaw (Haida) live in Masset and will study a Haida bentwood box and canoe at the Royal BC Museum in Victoria.

Dion Kaszas (Nlaka’pamux, Sto:lo and Cree/Metis) lives in Salmon Arm and will study Coast Salish pieces at the Burke Museum in Seattle, Washington, with a special interest in tattooing practices throughout the coast.

Raven LeBlanc (Haida) lives in Skidegate and will study older Haida masks at the Museum of Anthropology and the Museum of Vancouver in Vancouver.

Marika Swan (Tla-o-qui-aht Nation) lives in Tofino and will study a collection of Nuu-chah-nulth house posts at The Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois.

Lorraine Wolfe (Carcross/Tagish First Nation: Tlingit) lives in Whitehorse and will study Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian  carvings, weavings, regalia and bentwood boxes at the UBC Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver.

Masterpiece Study Grants are awarded for travel to the following partner museums:

Bill Holm Center for the Study of Northwest Native Art at the Burke Museum
Museum of Vancouver
Royal BC Museum
The Field Museum
UBC Museum of Anthropology

For more information on our Masterpiece Study Program Grant click HERE