The Canada Council for the Arts has announced the winners of the 2017 Governor General's Awards in Visual and Media Arts. The awards recognize outstanding career achievement and carry a $25,000 cash prize. Funded and administered by the Canada Council for the Arts, the awards include categories for artistic achievement in visual and media arts, fine craft and exceptional contribution.
"These men and women have made tremendous contributions to the arts and society over their rich careers. Celebrating their exceptional work in 2017, as the Council turns 60, reinforces the importance of investing in artistic creation today to grow the impact of the arts in the future."
An artist and educator, Glenn Lewis graduated with honours from the Vancouver School of Art (now Emily Carr University) in 1958. His work includes video, performance, film, ceramics, photography, sculpture and writing and he was an active member of the avant-garde scene in Vancouver during the 60's. See full bio below.
We congratulate Glenn on this prestigious and well-deserved award.
The awards ceremony and presentation of the medallions by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will take place at Rideau Hall on March 1, 2017. For complete details, please visit Canada Council for the Arts.