The K-W Arts Awards announced a new category for 2008 - the Amy Hallman Snyder Award for textile, fibre and quilting arts.
The Amy Hallman Snyder Award Fund held at The KWCF was originally earmarked for the Waterloo County and Area Quilt Festival, which is no longer operational. "The award is in memory of our mother, who like many women of her time used crafts as a form of recreation. These women were artists but were never recognized as such. They were women who did beautiful work in knitting, crocheting and quilt making." said Marion Martin, founder of the fund. Marion and her family are excited that the fund will now recognize artists in the Region through this new award category.
Help celebrate the creative people that help enrich our community by nominating them in this or any other arts awards category. Check out the K-W Arts Awards website at www.kwartsawards.ca for a nomination form.