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Lifetime Achievement in the Arts!

Mayor's Celebration of the Arts

Friday night's Mayor's Celebration of the Arts gala honoured many artists in multiple fields.  The list of nominees for the 7 categories were the finest artists that St. Albert has to offer.  Pat Wagensveld (VASA President) was nominated in two categories; Leadership in the Arts, and Lifetime Achievement in the Arts!  She has been honoured to receive the Mayor's Lifetime Achievement award in the Arts.

The program describes some of Pat's accomplishments as follows:


"Pat Wagensveld is a professional artist and the driving force behind the creation of the Visual Art Studio Association of St. Albert (VASA) with two locations in the city.  She is an enthusiastic, accomplished and determined artist with great insight into evolving St. Albert as a major arts and cultural destination.  Pat's contribution as a volunteer in the Arts community includes several terms on the board of the Arts and Heritage Foundation, various positions on the Board of Directors of Profiles Visual Arts Society, executive positions with the Downtown Business Association, and is a tireless supporter and promoter of the St. Albert Art Walk.


Many emerging artists owe much of their success to the tireless work of Pat Wagensveld in her development of a venue and a friendly atmosphere in which they can flourish.  Pat continues to define her art through participating in education and development classes and workshops."


Congratulations, Pat for this wonderful acknowledgement!