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Queen's University

Governor General's Award for Visual and Media Arts, 2014

BFA’14 students Charlotte Laver and Olivia Locksley-Hebib represented the Queen’s Fine Art Program at the 2014 Governor General’s Award Ceremony for Visual and Media Arts, held at Rideau Hall on March 25 th .  Both were excited to meet with award recipient Carol Wainio, who presented a lecture on graduate school applications for the Fine Art Fourth Year Professional Practices Seminar in November 2013.

“Attending the Governor General’s Award ceremony was a one-of-a-kind experience that I’m so honoured I was able to attend. Being in the presence of the Governor General, as well as being able to make professional contacts, was very exhilarating and will be useful to me as an emerging artist.” 

-- Olivia Locksley-Hebib, BFA ‘14 



From left to right: Carol Wainio, Olivia Locksley-Hebib and Charlotte Laver at the 2014 Governor General’s Award Ceremony for Visual and Media Arts.


Fourth Year BFA students Jaclyne Grimolby and Kelsey-Lynn Corradetti attended the 2013 Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts ceremony, held at Rideau Hall on March 20, 2013. They were excited to meet and speak with the 2013 award recipients, as well as other students, previous award recipients, and artists and arts professionals from across Canada. Featured in the photo below Jaclyne and Kelsey speak with Rebecca Belmore, 2013 Governor General's Award recipient and 2003 Koerner Artist in Residence. 

"I had an incredible time, learned a lot and really saw what potential can be in the art world. It definitely changed my perspective."

-- Kelsey-Lynn Corradetti


From left to right: Jaclyne Grimolby, Kelsey-Lynn Coradetti, Robert Sutin and Rebecca Belmore.



BFA and Art History students and faculty attended the 2012 Governor General’s Award For Visual and Media Arts ceremony, which was held at Rideau Hall in Ottawa last Wednesday.  Fourth year BFA honours students Phoebe Cohoe and Kaisa Moran chatted with award recipients Jan Peacock and Margaret Drague, and other guests during the reception; as well as tour the art filled residence of the Governor General.  After four years of hard work in the studio, this was an opportunity for students to participate in recognizing senior Canadian artists’ achievements and to envision the real potential of a career as an artist. 

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