2014 Emerging Artist Award Recipient

The first Emerging Artist Award goes to Alysse Bowd!

The Red Deer Arts Council is excited to announce that the first ever Emerging Artist Award goes to Ms. Eva Mary Alysse Bowd of Red Deer. Ms. Bowd is a visual artist whose media are ceramic, performance, installation, drawing and written narrative.

The Red Deer Emerging Artist Award, a new award announced in March of this year, consists of $1,000.00, a banner for the artist’s personal promotion and a certificate. The award supports and encourages promising Red Deer artists, early in their careers.

Ms. Bowd is currently in Nova Scotia attending the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design to obtain her Master’s of Fine Art. She will be returning to Red Deer October 3 to do a performance piece, The Wishing Girl, at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery as part of the reception for Once + Future Contemporary Canadian Ceramics. That weekend she will also be installing an exhibition Between You and Me in the Calgary’s Untitled Art Society’s +15 space. In January 2015, her exhibition Dear Little Friends was in the Kiwanis Gallery (operated by the Red Deer Arts Council) at the Red Deer Public Library.

Photo: Loves-me-love-me-not, performance & installation, 2014, Kesckemet, Hungary

Photo: E. M. Alysse Bowd, Where daydreams are held, Ceramic