Nisga'a/Tahltan Artist Wins YVR Art Scholarship

Jamie Nole - a 23 year old Nisga'a/Tahltan artist was announced 1 of 7 recipients of the 2016 YVR Art Foundation's Youth Artist Scholarship.

Jamie, who is currently a student at Northwest Community College's Frieda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art, was celebrated with the other recipients at an Awards Reception at YVR on May 27, 2016.

Nole was presented with $2,500 of her $5,000 scholarship at the May awards reception and will receive the remainder as she progresses on an artistic project that she will present to YVR in May 2017 that will then be placed on display at the Vancouver International Airport for one year.  Jamie's proposed project is a traditional Nisga'a bentwood box cradle.

For a young artist, Jamie has achieved a lot.  Many of her multi-disciplinary, beautiful works of art can be viewed on her website, 'Injane's Art Life' including the captivating 'Pregnant Frog Woman' painting seen above.

"As a Northwest Coast Artist I take a modern approach to the traditional form line using bold colors and slight differences," Jamie states on her website.  "My intent is to continue with the age old cultural practice of story-telling within my designs.  Art has always been a part of my life; I live in creativity and seek new ways to improve my skills."

Jamie is Ksim Ganada and is the daughter of one very proud mother Brigitte Watts, originally from the Nisga'a Village of Gingolx and residing in Terrace.

Si'aamhl wilin Jamie!  Congratulations on your impressive artistic achievements!




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