FANS Tribute to the Arts
As the only public art event of its kind on the North Shore, the FANS Tribute to the Arts presents a unique opportunity for the community to participate in the recognition of outstanding artistic achievement by North Shore artists. The evening always features live entertainment, art exhibits, cocktail reception and silent auction. Proceeds of the event are used to further support art and artists here on the North Shore.
2018 FANS Tribute to the Arts
The FANS Society is pleased to announce that the following awards and grants will be presented at this year's event:
FANS Lifetime Achievement Award (Gordon Smith)
2018 FANS Distinguished Artist Award (Sylvia Tait & Claudia Casper)
FANS Don S. Williams Grants (various recipients)
New: Ruth Payne Emerging Artist Grant
Date: Friday November 2, 2018 (7 - 9:30 pm)
Location: West Vancouver Municipal Hall
Tickets: $30 (Available October 3rd)
Don S. Williams Grant Program
PROJECT GRANT APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED FOR 2018
Over the years, the FANS Don S. Williams Grant Program has provided local artists with cash grants, to assist in the pursuit of their creative goals. Grants are available to both emerging and established North or West Vancouver artists, who are currently active in their particular discipline.
FANS Distinguished Artist Award
NOMINATIONS FOR YOUR FAVORITE ARTIST ARE CLOSED
The FANS Society will be posting the nominated winners of the 2018 FANS Distinguished Artist Award soon. Stay tuned.
This award is presented annually and acknowledges substantial creative achievements in all artistic disciplines from classical to contemporary: theatre, dance, music, visual, literary, film, digital media, craft and interdisciplinary.
AT HOME WITH LYNN JOHNSTON . . . AND FRIENDS
Another fabulously successful FANS event was held on April 20th. The evening featured Lynn Johnston who was one of our FANS Distinguished Artist winners in 2017. The amazing and funny animated comic strip creator of FOR BETTER OR WORSE comic strip discussed her creative process. The talk was followed by cake tasting and a music performance by Paul Lucas and Friends.
Cake tasting and auction by North Shores finest bakeries.
Seven sweet creations from Thomas Haas, Two Daughters Bakeshop, Butter Lane, Temper, Cafe Crema and Flour Bakery. Thank you all. You help to make the North Shore a creatively rich place!
Many thanks to Bob and Andrea for hosting our event in their lovely heritage home.
Individual artists may apply to the Don S. Williams Award for financial support. The award is intended to encourage and assist North Shore artists, who have demonstrated a maturity of talent in the advancement of their artistic careers.
The FANS Distinguished Artist Award is intended to publically recognize and honour North and West Vancouver artists who have created a substantial, nationally recognized body of work in performing, visual, literary or media arts.