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One Sleep 'till The Originals

The Originals/Les Originaux were first launched in 2010 as part of the Saint John 225 festivities. This event returns to celebrate our local arts community at Imperial Theatre on Thursday, May 31st.

I’m proud to call many of these amazing nominees friends. Congratulations to each of you.

2012 Finalists

Emerging Artist Award:

An individual artist, in any genre, who has been pursuing his/her practice for fewer than five years and is no longer a student in his/her field.
Finalists: Babette Hayward | Jared Peters | Philip Savage

Visual Arts Award:

An individual or group that has made a significant contribution to the visual arts.
Finalists: Herzl Kashetsky | Carol Taylor | Cliff Turner

Film and New Media Arts Award:

An individual or group who has made a significant contribution to film or new media arts.
Finalists: Steven Doiron | Nathan Savage

Arts Supporter Award:

A volunteer who has made a significant contribution to the arts community.
Finalists: Brian Goodwin | Gerry Taylor

Precious Exports Award:

An individual or group, and a Saint Johner at heart, who has made a significant contribution to the arts community from afar.
Finalists: Jesse Ash | Stuart Howe | Christopher Lloyd

Popular Music Award:

An individual or group that has made a significant contribution in any musical genre other than classical.
Finalists: Penny Blacks | Clinton Charlton | Stephanie Mainville

Classical Music Award:

An individual or group that has made a significant contribution in classical music.
Finalists: Tim Blackmore | Wenmei Li | Saint John String Quartet
Performing Arts Award for Theatre:

An individual or group that has made a significant contribution in theatre.
Finalists: Scott Thomas | Kate Wilcott | Stephen Tobias

Performing Arts Award for Dance:

An individual or group that has made a significant contribution in dance.
Finalists: Connection Dance Works | Andrea Scott | Georgia Rondos

Arts Organization Award:

An organization that has made a significant contribution to the arts.
Finalists: InterAction Children’s Theatre Company | Saint John Theatre Company | Third Space Gallery

Business (Patron) for the Arts Award:

An individual or corporation, not working in the arts, who has made a significant contribution to supporting the arts.
Finalists: Philip Huggard | Commercial Properties Ltd. (John Irving)

Imperial Theatre Lifetime Achievement Award:

An individual who has demonstrated an extraordinary body of work over a significant period of time.
Recipient: Dr. Thomas J. Condon