Works by ceramics professor Neil Forrest and former president and faculty member Garry Neill Kennedy were recently shortlisted for the prestigious $25,000 Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award
. The five finalists were selected by an jury of artists from across Nova Scotia.
The 2009 Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterwork Arts Award will be presented at the Creative Nova Scotia Conference in Yarmouth on Saturday, October 24. In addition to the $25,000 main award, the four other finalists will each receive $2000.
The short-listed works may be viewed on the Foundation’s website
The Award recognizes the excellence and creation of a particular work of art or performance of art, which has made a significant impact in its public presentation, and contributed to the historical development and contemporary practice of the art form. It is sponsored by the Province of Nova Scotia, The Craig Foundation, Stewart McKelvey and The Chronicle Herald.