2017 EAR Award
Once every two years. EAR honours an artist or art supporter in Calgary who has made a significant contribution to the vibrancy of the art scene. The recipient, or in some cases recipients, are selected by a jury of Calgary artist peers. Winners are announced at our annual AGM and their names added to the EAR trophy designed by local artist Tim Westbury.
EAR Award Nomination Form
2015 EAR Award
Elephant Artist Relief honours two Calgarians who have gone above and beyond in their support of the arts community: Kevin Allen and Shelley Ouellet.
Kevin Allen has been a beacon for the local and national arts community.The EAR Award Jury based their award on “his many years of being a respected Leader, providing a calm voice of reason, and a welcome source of stability….Supporting Community with stable, rational and reliable structure.”
Shelley Ouellet has been an entrenched and joyful presence in the Calgary art community for more than twenty years. The EAR jury honoured her decades of being an enthusiastic Facilitator, providing inclusive and supportive exuberance and love…Creating Community by bringing people together to work on large-scale or unusual projects together and creating or activating spaces where this can happen.
Kevin Allen and Shelley Ouellet
Past EAR Award Winners
Janet Turner & Leslie Sweder – 2013
Brad Goddard & Cori Stent – 2009
Sharon Stevens and Kevin Kanashiro – 2011