Mes­sage from the Board

Inuit Art Quarterly - - CONTENTS - Jamie Cameron Board Mem­ber, Inuit Art Foun­da­tion

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.

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