(WINDSOR, ON) – The Ontario Association of Art Galleries has announced the Art Gallery of Windsor as the recipient of a record four new awards, during the 39th annual awards ceremony in Toronto. For 2015 programming, the AGW received awards for the Volunteer of the Year, Monographic Exhibition of the Year (over $20,000), Art Writing, and Art Publication in the book category.
Congratulations are extended to Molly Briggs who, on the occasion of her 50th year of service to the AGW, has been honored with the volunteer award.
Congratulations are extended to artist-curator and writer, Bonnie Devine for her short essay in the Art Writing category, Crossing the Shatter Zone published in Border Cultures 2015.
Congratulations are also extended to artist Wafaa Bilal and AGW curator Srimoyee Mitra for their success in the exhibition Wafaa Bilal 168:01.
Final congratulations are to curator Srimoyee Mitra for her vision in realizing Border Cultures, co-published with Black Dog Publishing, of London, England, which has garnered the Art Publication Award in the book category.
These awards are important acknowledgements of not only the Gallery’s cutting-edge contemporary art program, and the wonderful artists and curators who have worked so diligently to attract these accolades, but also the excellence of the volunteers and staff team and the professional standards they uphold every day to yield these remarkable results.