Congratulations to Short-listed Nominees of 2019 Saskatchewan Arts Awards

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The Saskatchewan Arts Board is pleased to announce the short-listed nominees for the 2019 Saskatchewan Arts Awards and the recipient of the Lieutenant Governor’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Presented by the Arts Board, these awards celebrate the contributions and achievements of individuals, groups and organizations in all arts disciplines. Recipients are awarded a limited-edition sculpture by a Saskatchewan artist and a cash prize.


  • Martha Cole, Disley


Artistic Excellence

Sponsored by the Ministry of Parks,
Culture and Sport

  • Amalie Atkins, Saskatoon

  • Carole Epp, Saskatoon

  • David L. McIntyre, Regina

RBC Emerging Artist
Sponsored by RBC

  • Julie Oh, Saskatoon

  • Krystle Pederson, Saskatoon

  • Mary Lynn Podiluk, Saskatoon

Arts and Learning
Sponsored by the Saskatchewan Arts Board

  • Adam Breckner, Saskatoon

  • Connie Moker Wernikowski, Regina

  • Zoey Roy, Saskatoon

Presented in partnership with
Jarislowsky Fraser Partners Foundation

  • Joel Bernbaum and Heather Morrison, Saskatoon

  • Kim Houghtaling, Swift Current

  • Jennifer Matotek, Regina

Sponsored by SaskCulture

  • Common Weal Community Arts

  • PAVED Arts

  • Saskatchewan Book Awards

Biographies are available at
Also unveiled today was the new Arts Awards sculpture by Saskatoon artist Marie Lannoo. The piece is called, North, South, West, East -- Nothing, Something, Wavelengths, Everything. It is based on the light in the Saskatchewan landscape. Each award represents one colour of the spectrum and has one colour gradation. The aluminum wavelength has a stem that fits into the base, a polished acrylic cylinder. Lannoo says, “Light produces wavelengths, the raw materials that illuminate colour. We are essentially immersed in the light and colour of our environment on the prairies. The Saskatchewan Arts Award speaks to who we are through its design and materials and honours all artists inspired by living and working in this glorious place.”
Recipients will be announced at the awards event on Monday, November 4, 2019 at the Frank & Ellen Remai Arts Centre in Saskatoon. The Saskatchewan Arts Awards brings artists, arts organizations, patrons of the arts and members of the business community together to celebrate the enormous contributions the arts community makes to our province's quality of life and economy.
The evening’s host is Regina performer Kris Alvarez. Entertainment will include Indigenous dancer Randi Candline, Rosie and the Riveters, Flamenco Borealis, and jazz duo Kim Salkeld and Gent Laird. There will also be a display of Lifetime Achievement recipient Martha Cole’s artwork from the Saskatchewan Arts Board’s Permanent Collection.
The Saskatchewan Arts Board thanks the supporters of the 2019 Saskatchewan Arts Awards: Alt Hotels, Bradbury Brand + Design Experts, Creative Display, Impact Printers, Jarislowsky Fraser Partners Foundation, Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport, RBC, SaskCulture, Tourism Saskatchewan, Veritiv and Village Auto Group.
Tickets for the awards are $60 each or $30 for self-declared artists and may be purchased online at or at the Persephone Theatre box office.
The Saskatchewan Arts Board‘s mission is to provide funding and support to the arts for the benefit of all people in Saskatchewan. For more information on Arts Board programs and services, visit