Ottawa Arts Awards winners announced

The winners of the annual Ottawa Arts Awards have been announced by the Ottawa Arts Council.

This year’s recipients are:

2017 Victor Tolgesy Arts Award: Sylvie Desrosiers

2017 Ottawa Arts Council Mid-Career Award: Jesse Stewart (Interdisciplinary Arts)

Finalist: Maura Doyle (Visual Arts)

Finalist: Andrew Wright (Visual Arts)

2017 RBC Emerging Artist Award: Gillian King (Visual Arts)

Finalist:  Olivia Johnston (Photography)

Finalist:  Catherine Voyer-Léger (Literary Arts)

Corel Endowment for the Arts Award: Anjali Patil (Dance)

2017 Project X Photography Fund Award: Peter Coffman

2017 Young Artist Award: Yasmine El Mansouri, Jennifer Lee

2017 Business and Arts Recognition Award: Star Motors of Ottawa

A total of $24,000 in prize money was awarded at an event held Tuesday evening at the Theatre and Studio of Arts Court.



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Peter Robb began his connection with the arts community in Ottawa in the mid-1980s when he was the administrator and public relations director of the Great Canadian Theatre Company. After a long career in journalism with the Ottawa Citizen where he served in a number of different posts he returned to the arts when he became the Citizen's arts editor.