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Winners of British Columbia’s Largest Visual Arts Awards Announced

VANCOUVER.- British Columbia’s most prestigious annual award for the visual arts, the Audain Prize for Lifetime Achievement in the Visual Arts, and the VIVA Awards will be presented at the Vancouver Art Gallery on May 12, 2010. The seventh annual Audain Prize, awarded by the Audain Foundation for the Visual Arts, will be presented to renowned Haida artist Robert Davidson. The VIVA Awards, granted annually by the Jack and Doris Shadbolt Foundation, will go to Vancouver artists Germaine Koh and Marina Roy. “The Audain and VIVA awards offer a tremendous opportunity every year to celebrate and focus attention on the extraordinarily talented artists living in British Columbia. By providing this much deserved recognition, the foundations that generously fund these awards are affirming and furthering the careers of the province’s most deserving artists,” said Vancouver Art Gallery director Kathleen Bartels