(Excerpt from 'Takao Tanabe, Gathie Falk win $30K Audain Prize for art' posted on CBC News on Mar. 30, 2013. Found here http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/story/2013/03/28/audain-prize.html)
To mark the 10th anniversary, the Audain Prize for Lifetime Achievement in the Visual Arts has named two winners instead of one this year.
Two veteran West Coast artists — painter and sculptor Gathie Falk and landscape painter Takao Tanabe — have been named winners of the $30,000 Audain Prize.
The prize, sponsored by Vancouver art collector and philanthropist Michael Audain, is awarded annually to a B.C. artist for lifetime achievement. It is the 10th anniversary of the award, which has previously gone to artists such as Jeff Wall, Rodney Graham, E.J. Hughes and Marian Penner Bancroft.
The winners were announced Friday night by the Vancouver Art Gallery, along with the winner of VIVA Award.
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(Image: Tak Tanabe, Columbia Plateau 7/96, 1996, acryclic on canvas; Courtesy Trevor Mills/Vancouver Art Gallery)