Message from the Board
Bravo, Inuit Art Foundation! Bravo, Inuit Ar t Quarterly! In June, the IAF celebrated its
30th anniversary at the opening of Tunirrusiangit: Kenojuak Ashevak and Tim Pitsiulak, at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, ON. Our festive reception announced Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory as the recipient of the inaugural Kenojuak Ashevak Memorial Award. In other unprecedented news, the IAQ was nominated for four National Magazine awards, taking silver in One of a Kind Storytelling for “30 Artists to Know.” We are filled with pride that “30 Artists” was also profiled by Magazines Canada’s Showcasing Success series. Meanwhile, the Igloo Tag and other IAF programs are in active planning and development. Alongside these celebrations, we would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to Beatrice Deer for her service as Secretary-Treasurer and wish her all the best in her artistic pursuits.
The important story behind these headlines is this: quite simply, IAF has a phenomenal staff that is dedicated, talented and hardworking. We are grateful to them and thrilled that the IAF has recently moved to an improved office space where staff can work more comfortably. The IAF’s 30th anniversary is also a time for heartfelt thanks to the loyal artists, communities, readers, institutions and generous donors who have always believed in us. The IAF community has worked through many challenges, and today we are confident and inspired by what lies ahead in our future.