Thursday, September 1, 2011

Congratulations Brent

For Immediate Release

The Duthie Gallery is pleased to represent the new winner of the 2011 BC Achievement Award, Brent Comber. Congratulations, Brent.

Sept. 1, 2011
Office of the Premier
BC Achievement Foundation

Award recipients for BC Applied Art and Design announced

VANCOUVER - Premier Christy Clark and British Columbia Achievement
Foundation Chair Keith Mitchell are pleased to announce the four
recipients of the seventh Annual Carter Wosk BC Creative Achievement
Awards for Applied Art and Design.

"I congratulate these talented British Columbians for inspiring us with
their work in applied art and design," said Premier Clark. "They
demonstrate the strength and vitality of our applied arts and design
community and highlight our Province's record of creative achievement."

The recipients of the 2011 Carter Wosk Creative Achievement Awards for
Applied Art and Design are:
* Joel Berman, Vancouver - Glass
* Brent Comber, North Vancouver - Wood
* Shawn Place, Prince George - Furniture
* Dina Gonzalez Mascaro, Vancouver - Jewellery

Each recipient will be recognized at a presentation and exhibition event
in the fall at Shaw TV Studios. The award recipients will receive $5,000
and a British Columbia Creative Achievement Award seal to signify their
creative excellence.

The Carter Wosk British Columbia Creative Achievement Awards for Applied
Art and Design are named in honour of B.C. philanthropist, academic and
visionary Dr. Yosef Wosk, whose financial support makes these awards
possible and for Sam Carter, B.C. educator, designer and curator.

The British Columbia Achievement Foundation is an independent foundation
established and endowed by the Province of B.C. in 2003 to celebrate
community service, arts, humanities and enterprise. For information on
British Columbia Achievement Foundation, visit

Brent Comber, North Vancouver
Wood Design
Building on a deep connection with the materials he uses and with his
natural surroundings, for over 20 years Brent Comber has designed and
created original wood furniture pieces. Self-taught, he has
conscientiously used salvaged, scavenged and historically significant
wood to create modern urban forms, including his iconic 'Alder Cube'.
Comber has received international and national commissions and his work
has been displayed from New York to Dubai to Shanghai.