ProArt announces Carey Newman, winner of 2018 Regional Arts Award
Victoria, Canada (May 4, 2018)—The Professional Arts Alliance of Greater Victoria (ProArt) announces Carey Newman the winner of the 2018 Regional Arts Award, sponsored by PARC Retirement Living.
At the awards reception on May 3, 2018, held at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, a representative of PARC Retirement Living presented the inaugural PARC Retirement Living Mid-Career Artist Award to artist Carey Newman.
Nominated by Pacific Opera Victoria, Newman was the jury’s unanimous choice from a good representation of the outstanding excellence of multi-disciplinary arts practitioners in the Capital Region. The jury was impressed with Newman’s commitment to his work and the significant contribution that he makes to the regional arts community. As stated in Newman’s nomination letter:
“The qualities of sensitivity and integrity characterize Carey Newman’s artistic practice. Of British, Kwagiulth and Salish descent, Carey draws upon varied cultures for his inspiration. His artworks are contemporary innovations that adhere to traditional values. Informed by his training in classical voice and piano, and a background in carving and cultural artistic practice, his works are created in music, opera, acoustics, wood, stone, precious metals, glass, painting, bronze and steel. Through all these mediums, Carey has developed an artistic vocabulary that is rooted in traditional form, driven by a contemporary aesthetic and expressed through a personal narrative.”
ProArt thanks Carey Newman for the excellent work that he contributes to the regional arts community. We would also like to thank all of the nominated artists and the community members who put their names forward and provided support letters. We are honoured to in live a dynamic arts and culture community and all benefit from your contributions in many ways.
Doug Jarvis, ProArt administrator
The Professional Arts Alliance of Greater Victoria was formed to advance the important role the arts play in the life of our community, and to advocate for public sector support. ProArt believes that, by working in partnership with our legislators and government agencies, we can sustain and build our region’s vibrant cultural sector for the benefit of all of our residents and visitors.