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Emerging Treaty #3 artist takes homes $5,000 top prize

By Ryan Forbes Apr 10, 2023 | 5:00 AM

An emerging Indigenous artist from Treaty #3 is being recognized for their work in the north.

Storm Angeconeb has been awarded the 8th annual Barbara Laronde Emerging Artist Award from Native Women in the Arts, taking home the top prize of $5,000.

“Miigwech,” Storm wrote on social media. “I am so thankful and honoured. I want to pursue this path in the arts. I’m thankful for my team and those that pushed me to take steps out of my comfort zone. This was a huge step. When I found out I was cooking soup and burnt my bannock and cried.

Angeconeb is an Ojibwe visual artist from Lac Seul First Nation, born and raised in Winnipeg and currently lives in Red Lake. Over the past few years, her artwork has been featured throughout Winnipeg on murals and lightboxes.

“Storm Angeconeb was selected from a number of nominees from across Northern Ontario. NWIA’s Artistic Director, Ariel Smith remarked. “On behalf of the Board and staff of NWIA, we are thrilled to present this award to Storm Angeconeb and to recognize her commitment to the development of her artistic practice. We are confident that Storm has a great future ahead of her.”

The Barbara Laronde Emerging Artist Award was created to honour the legacy of NWIA founder Sandra Laronde and her vision and commitment to Indigenous artists. It celebrates the career of one outstanding, emerging Indigenous artist based in Northern Ontario.

You can find more of Storm’s work on her website HERE.


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