Jason Cadieux

Culture Coordinator

Recreation & Community Services
320 Geneva St.
Catharines, ON L2N 2G6

Tel: 905.688.5601 x5229

Fax: 905.984.6910

TTY: 905.688.4TTY (4889)


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St. Catharines Arts Awards

2014 City of St. Catharines Arts Awards

The St. Catharines Arts Awards recognize and celebrate excellence in all areas of artistic creation. First presented in 2005 as part of the City of St. Catharines’ Trillium Awards, the list of arts award recipients demonstrates the talent and commitment of the arts in St. Catharines.

The Arts Awards seek to increase the visibility of St. Catharines’ artists and cultural industries, honour cultural leaders and their achievements, and cultivate financial and volunteer support for the arts sector. Each award winner is presented with a civic certificate of appreciation and a cash prize of $300.

2014 Arts Awards

A record 32 local artists are nominated for the 2014 St. Catharines Arts Awards.

Join us on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Rodman Hall Art Centre for the presentation of the Arts Awards.

Tickets are by donation (suggested $10/person) and are available at the St. Catharines Museum & Welland Canals Centre Gift Shop, daily from 9AM to 5PM. Or, to reserve your tickets for the evening call 905-688-5601 ext 5229.

Arts in Education Award

Sponsored by the Music Department, Brock University

The Arts in Education Award celebrates an individual, collective or organization that has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to engaging St. Catharines residents through arts education activities.

2014 Nominees

  • Gerda Klassen
  • Ed Telenko
  • David Sisler
  • Dena Colling Gelentso
  • Monica Dufault
  • Eva Romanowski-Annett
  • Jordan Setacci

Emerging Artist Award

Sponsored by Centre for the Arts, Brock University

The Emerging Artist Award is presented to an emerging St. Catharines artist working in any discipline in celebration of current accomplishments and future potential. Emerging Artists are establishing careers in the arts and are working towards becoming recognized professional artists. The Jury may consider nominees of any age who have recently embarked on an artistic career.

2014 Nominees 

  • Billy Sadler (Music)
  • Whitney Peterson (Pea) (Music)
  • Colin Brezicki (Literary Arts)
  • Brittany Brooks (Music, Visual Arts, Theatre)
  • Colin Bruce Anthes (Theatre)
  • Emily Andrews (Visual Arts)
  • Danny Custodio (Visual Arts)
  • Jimmy Limit (Visual Arts)
  • Cody Smith (Visual Arts)
  • Barry Smith (Visual Arts)

Established Artist Award

Sponsored by the Performing Arts Centre

The Established Artist Award is presented to a professional St. Catharines artist in any discipline who has received critical recognition for excellence in their art practice in St. Catharines and beyond. The Jury will consider nominees who have been actively practicing their art form for at least 10 years and whose work has made an impact on the St. Catharines’ community.

2014 Nominees

  • Stephanie Jones (Theatre)
  • Matthias Bork (Visual Arts)
  • Lynne Honsberger (Music)
  • John Butler (Music)
  • Peter Feldman (Theatre)

Making a Difference Award

Sponsored by the Visual Arts Department, Brock University

The Making a Difference Award celebrates the contribution of a St. Catharines artist, arts administrator, arts entrepreneur or arts organization to the growth and development of the arts in St. Catharines.

2014 Nominees

  • Grey Borders Reading Series, Curator: Craig Dodman
  • Alison Galvan
  • The Dennis Tourbin Project, Curator: Marcie Bronson
  • Mendelt Hoekstra
  • Mahtay Café & Lounge
  • Natasha Pedros
  • Niagara Youth Orchestra

Mayor's Patron of the Arts Award

The Patron of the Arts Award celebrates an individual or business that has made an important contribution to the arts in St. Catharines through innovative, transformative, and entrepreneurial partnerships and/or philanthropic contributions. 

2014 Recipient

  • Peter Partridge Sr.

Volunteer in the Arts Award

Sponsored by Scotiabank – St. Catharines

The Volunteer in the Arts Award recognizes the work of a St. Catharines resident who has given their time and energy to one or more arts organizations and in doing so has contributed substantially to enriching the cultural life of the city. 

2014 Nominees 

  • Marg Newby
  • Kate Hardy


All nominations are evaluated by an independent Jury comprised of three (3) artists and/or arts professionals. This Jury will be established by cultural services staff in consultation with the Culture Committee, following receipt of all nominations. The Jury will be chaired by a member of the Culture Committee and will select the award recipients. All decisions of the Jury are final. 

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