Call for Nominations – Prix Melva J. Dwyer Award 2022 – Appel de candidatures

Melva Dwyer
Banham, Jim. 1984. “Melva Dwyer, Head of UBC Library’s Fine Arts Division.” UBC Archives Photograph Collection.
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.14288/1.0146705

The Melva J. Dwyer Award was established in recognition of the contribution made to the field of art librarianship by Melva Dwyer, former head of the Fine Arts Library, University of British Columbia. It is given to the creators of exceptional reference or research tools relating to Canadian art and architecture.

The award is adjudicated by a jury of three Canadian art information professionals and administered by the Canadian Liaison to the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA).

The 2022 award will be announced and presented during convocation ceremonies at the 50th annual ARLIS/NA Conference in Chicago, Illinois in April 2022.

Criteria

  • The title must relate to Canadian art and/or architecture, be produced by Canadian authors and be disseminated by Canadian sources.
  • The format of the reference or research tool can vary: print, electronic, multimedia or other vehicles will be considered.
  • The date of publication or release should be within the last two years of the date of nomination, although exceptions can be made for cumulative achievement.
  • Monographs, exhibition catalogues and periodical articles will be considered if the scope and quality of the bibliographic information or the arrangement of the main text merits recognition as a major reference or research tool.

Nomination Procedures

  • Nominations must be received by January 7, 2022. Each nomination should include full bibliographic information and a written justification assessing the importance of the work to the discipline.
  • Please send nominations by email to the ARLIS/NA Canadian Liaison for consideration by the jury: Amy Furness, Head, Library & Archives, Art Gallery of Ontario.
  • Please do not send review copies until contacted.

2022 Prix Melva J. Dwyer – Appel de candidatures

Melva Dwyer était autrefois chef de la Bibliothèque des beaux-arts de l’Université de la Colombie-Britannique. Le Prix qui porte son nom a été créé en reconnaissance de sa contribution au domaine des bibliothèques d’art. Il récompense les créateurs d’instruments exceptionnels de consultation et de recherche dans le monde de l’architecture et des arts canadiens.

Le Prix est décerné par un jury composé de trois professionnels canadiens de l’information artistique et administré par la Représentante canadienne de La Société des bibliothèques d’art d’Amérique du Nord (ARLIS/NA).

Le Prix sera remis lors de la cérémonie prévue à cet effet pendant le congrès annuel d’ARLIS/NA à Chicago, Illinois, en avril 2022.

Critères de sélection

  • L’instrument de consultation ou de recherche doit traiter de l’architecture et/où des arts canadiens;  il doit être produit par un auteur canadien et distribué par une maison canadienne.
  • Le support du document peut revêtir différentes formes : imprimé, électronique, multimédia ou autre format.
  • La publication ou le lancement du document doit avoir lieu au cours des deux années précédant la date de mise en nomination.  On peut toutefois mettre en nomination toute autre œuvre dans le but d’en souligner l’importance.
  • Sont acceptés par le jury les monographies, les catalogues d’exposition et les articles de périodiques si la portée et la teneur des renseignements bibliographiques fournis ou l’organisation du corps du texte sont telles que ces documents constituent des instruments majeurs de consultation et de recherche.

Procédures de mise en candidature

  • Les candidatures doivent être déposées au plus tard le 7 janvier 2022.
  • On fournira la notice bibliographique pertinente ainsi que les motifs invoqués à l’appui de la nomination.
  • Prière d’envoyer le tout par courriel à la Représentante canadienne d’ARLIS/NA Canada, qui le fera parvenir au Jury: Amy Furness, cheffe de Bibliothèque et Archives, Musée des Beaux-Arts de l’Ontario.

Itee Pootoogook: Hymns to the Silence | 2021 Melva J. Dwyer Award winner / lauréat du prix Melva J. Dwyer

Itee Pootoogook: Hymns to the Silence, an original examination of the work of a groundbreaking Inuit artist, was presented with the 30th annual Melva J. Dwyer Award by the Art Libraries Society of North America’s (ARLIS/NA) Canada Chapter. The book was published in 2019 by Goose Lane Editions and the McMichael Canadian Art Collection.

The Dwyer jurors selected Itee Pootoogook: Hymns to the Silence out of 15 geographically diverse publications that represent art and art histories from across Canada.

An exceptional compilation of images and essays, this is the first monographic treatment of life and work of Itee Pootoogook (1951-2014). It is a vital study that situates Pootoogook within a generation of Inuit artists who transformed creative traditions and practice at Kinngait Studios (formerly called the West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative) in Nunavut. Jurors praised both the visual and textual aspects of the book as central to its success. Clear and generous reproductions of Pootoogook’s drawings and paintings allow the artist’s work to speak for itself. Pootoogook’s artwork features the people, objects, landscapes and architectures of his community, collectively telling multi-layered stories about everyday life in contemporary Nunavut.

Campbell’s sensitively-written essay draws upon exhaustive research into her subject, including numerous visits to Kinngait and consultation with Pootoogook’s family and community. Contributors Sarah Milroy, Pauloosie Kowmageak, Gerald McMaster, Tarralik Duffy, Sky Glabush, Mark Igloliorte, Meeka Walsh, Wayne Baerwaldt and Jacqui Usiskin offer multifaceted individual insights into Pootoogook as an artist, carpenter and community member. Inuktitut translation was the work of Elizabeth Qulaut. In addition to the texts and reproduced artwork, the book includes photographs of the artist working in the Kinngait studio, a curriculum vitae and robust bibliography. Notably, the entire text is bilingual in English and Inuktitut syllabics. Itee Pootoogook: Hymns to the Silence will serve as an invaluable research tool for scholars and anyone interested in the history of Kinngait Studios and its continuing role as a centre of contemporary Inuit art creation.

Author Nancy Campbell is an independent curator of Inuit and Canadian contemporary art. She has curated exhibitions for the Liverpool Biennial, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Ontario, and McMichael Canadian Art Collection. Her books include Shuvinai Ashoona: Life & Work and Annie Pootoogook: Cutting Ice.

Dwyer jurors awarded an honorable mention to Future Possible: An Art History of Newfoundland and Labrador, edited by Mireille Eagan and published by The Rooms and Goose Lane Editions.

The Melva J. Dwyer Award was presented by Amy Furness, Melva J. Dwyer Award Sub-Committee Chair. Jury members of the 2021 ARLIS/NA Melva J. Dwyer Award Sub-Committee were Melissa Adler, Allison Comrie, and Jean-Bruno Giard.

The Melva J. Dwyer Award was established in recognition of the contribution made to the field of art librarianship by Melva Dwyer, former head of the Fine Arts Library, University of British Columbia. It is given to the creators of exceptional reference or research tools relating to Canadian art and architecture. Dwyer was a champion of the arts and of art librarianship who mentored a generation of ARLIS/NA colleagues.

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Itee Pootoogook: Hymns to the Silence, une analyse originale de l’œuvre d’un artiste inuit avant-gardiste, a remporté le 30e Prix annuel Melva J. Dwyer décerné par la section canadienne de l’Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA). Le livre a été publié en 2019 par Goose Lane Editions et la Collection McMichael d’art canadien.

Les membres du jury du Prix Dwyer ont choisi Itee Pootoogook: Hymns to the Silence parmi quinze publications d’origines géographiques variées représentant l’art et les histoires de l’art à travers le Canada.

Compilation exceptionnelle d’images et d’essais, cette monographie est la première du genre à traiter de la vie et de l’œuvre d’Itee Pootoogook (1951–2014). Il s’agit d’une étude essentielle qui situe Pootoogook parmi une génération d’artistes inuits ayant transformé les traditions et pratiques créatives des ateliers Kinngait (anciennement, la West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative) au Nunavut. Les membres du jury ont fait l’éloge des aspects visuels et textuels du livre, éléments centraux de sa réussite. Des reproductions soignées et abondantes des dessins et peintures de Pootoogook font en sorte que le travail de l’artiste parle par lui-même. Dans ses œuvres, Pootoogook met en scène des gens, des objets, des paysages et des architectures de sa collectivité qui, ensemble, racontent des histoires à multiples niveaux sur la vie quotidienne dans le Nunavut contemporain.

L’essai de Campbell, empreint de sensibilité, s’appuie sur une recherche exhaustive à propos de son sujet, avec notamment de nombreuses visites à Kinngait et discussions avec les membres de la famille et de la communauté de Pootoogook. Les contributeurs Sarah Milroy, Pauloosie Kowmageak, Gerald McMaster, Tarralik Duffy, Sky Glabush, Mark Igloliorte, Meeka Walsh, Wayne Baerwaldt et Jacqui Usiskin proposent des perspectives individuelles aux facettes variées sur Pootoogook l’artiste, le charpentier et l’homme dans sa communauté. La traduction en inuktitut est l’œuvre d’Elizabeth Qulaut. Outre les écrits et les reproductions d’œuvres, l’ouvrage comprend des photographies de l’artiste au travail dans l’atelier Kinngait, une biographie complète et une solide bibliographie. Fait à noter, le texte est entièrement bilingue, en anglais et en syllabaire inuktitut. Itee Pootoogook: Hymns to the Silence constitue un précieux outil de recherche pour les érudits et toute personne s’intéressant à l’histoire des ateliers Kinngait et à leur rôle constant comme centre de création artistique contemporaine inuite.

L’autrice Nancy Campbell est conservatrice indépendante en art contemporain inuit et canadien. Elle a été commissaire d’expositions pour la Liverpool Biennial, la Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, le Musée des beaux-arts de l’Ontario et la Collection McMichael d’art canadien. Parmi ses livres, on trouve également Shuvinai Ashoona. Sa vie et son œuvre et Annie Pootoogook: Cutting Ice.

Les membres du jury du Prix Dwyer ont accordé une mention honorable à Future Possible: An Art History of Newfoundland and Labrador, sous la direction de Mireille Eagan et publié par The Rooms et Goose Lane Editions.

Le Prix Melva J. Dwyer a été remis par Amy Furness, présidente du sous-comité du Prix. Les membres du jury du sous-comité du Prix Melva J. Dwyer 2021 de l’ARLIS/NA étaient Melissa Adler, Allison Comrie et Jean-Bruno Giard.

Le Prix Melva J. Dwyer a été créé en reconnaissance de la contribution de Melva Dwyer, ancienne directrice de la bibliothèque des beaux-arts de la University of British Columbia, au domaine des bibliothèques d’art. Il est remis à des créateurs d’outils de consultation ou de recherche exceptionnels dans le champ des arts et de l’architecture au Canada. Dwyer, inlassable militante des arts et de la bibliothéconomie d’art, a été un modèle pour une génération de collègues de l’ARLIS/NA.

2021 – NOMINEES | TITRES NOMMÉS

Future Possible: An Art History of Newfoundland and LabradorHonourable Mention
Editor: Mireille Eagan
Publisher: The Rooms and Goose Lane Editions

Art populaire, Une histoire des débuts = Popular Art: A Continuing Story
Auteur / author: François Tremblay
Maison d’édition / publisher: Éditions Les Presses de l’Université Laval

Beginning with the Seventies
Editors: Lorna Brown, Greg Gibson, Jana Tyner
Publishers: Information Office and Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery

Carol Sawyer: The Natalie Brettschneider Archive
Editors: Heather Anderson, Meg Taylor and Ruth Gaskill
Publishers: Carleton University Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Vancouver Art Gallery, and Koffler Gallery

Computational Arts in Canada, 1967-1974
Editor: Adam Lauder
Publisher: McIntosh Art Gallery

Everything is Relevant: Writings on Art and Life, 1991-2018
Author: Ken Lum
Publisher: Concordia University Press

I Can Only Paint: The Story of Battlefield Artist Mary Riter Hamilton
Author: Irene Gammel
Publisher: McGill-Queen’s University Press

In Search of Expo 67 / À la recherche d’expo 67
Authors / autrices: Monika Kin Gagnon, Lesley Johnstone
Publishers / maisons d’édition: McGill-Queen’s University Press and / et Musée de l’art contemporain de Montréal

Into the LIght: Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald
Authors: Sarah Milroy, Ian A.C. Dejardin, and Michael Parke-Taylor
Publishers: Figure1 Publishing, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, and Winnipeg Art Gallery

A Like Vision: The Group of Seven and Tom Thomson
Authors: Ian A.C. Dejardin and Sarah Milroy
Publishers: Goose Lane Editions and McMichael Canadian Art Collection

Modern in the Making: Post-War Craft and Design in British Columbia
Editor: Stephanie Rebick
Publishers: Vancouver Art Gallery and Figure1 Publishing

Peter Powning: A Retrospective / Une Rétrospective
Author / auteur: John Leroux
Publishers / maisons d’édition: Goose Lane Editions and / et Beaverbrook Art Gallery

Revision and Resistance : Kent Monkman and mistikôsiwak (Wooden Boat People) at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Author: Kent Monkman
Publisher: Art Canada Institute

Riopelle: À La Rencontre Des Territoires Nordiques Et Des Cultures Autochtones
Dirigé par Andréanne Roy, Jacques Des Rochers, et Yseult Riopelle
Maisons d’édition: Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal et Cinq continents

Wordless: the Performance Art of Rebecca Belmore
Editor: Florene Belmore
Publishers: Information Office and grunt gallery

Call for Nominations – Prix Melva J. Dwyer Award 2021 – Appel de candidatures

Melva Dwyer
Banham, Jim. 1984. “Melva Dwyer, Head of UBC Library’s Fine Arts Division.” UBC Archives Photograph Collection. June 30.
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.14288/1.0146705

The Melva J. Dwyer Award was established in recognition of the contribution made to the field of art librarianship by Melva Dwyer, former head of the Fine Arts Library, University of British Columbia. It is given to the creators of exceptional reference or research tools relating to Canadian art and architecture.

The award is adjudicated by a jury of three Canadian art information professionals and administered by the Canadian Liaison to the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA).

The 2021 award will be announced and presented during convocation ceremonies at the 49th annual ARLIS/NA Conference in Montréal, Quebec, in May 2021.

Criteria

  • The title must relate to Canadian art and/or architecture, be produced by Canadian authors and be disseminated by Canadian sources.
  • The format of the reference or research tool can vary: print, electronic, multimedia or other vehicles will be considered.
  • The date of publication or release should be within the last two years of the date of nomination, although exceptions can be made for cumulative achievement.
  • Monographs, exhibition catalogues and periodical articles will be considered if the scope and quality of the bibliographic information or the arrangement of the main text merits recognition as a major reference or research tool.

Nomination Procedures

  • Nominations must be received by January 29 February 5, 2021. Each nomination should include full bibliographic information and a written justification assessing the importance of the work to the discipline.
  • Please send nominations to the ARLIS/NA Canadian Liaison for consideration by the jury: Amy Furness, Head, Library & Archives, Art Gallery of Ontario.
  • Please do not send review copies until contacted.

2021 Prix Melva J. Dwyer – Appel de candidatures

Melva Dwyer était autrefois chef de la Bibliothèque des beaux-arts de l’Université de la Colombie-Britannique. Le Prix qui porte son nom a été créé en reconnaissance de sa contribution au domaine des bibliothèques d’art. Il récompense les créateurs d’instruments exceptionnels de consultation et de recherche dans le monde de l’architecture et des arts canadiens.

Le Prix est décerné par un jury composé de trois professionnels canadiens de l’information artistique et administré par la Représentante canadienne de La Société des bibliothèques d’art d’Amérique du Nord (ARLIS/NA).

Le Prix sera remis lors de la cérémonie prévue à cet effet pendant le congrès annuel d’ARLIS/NA à Montréal, Québec, en mai 2021.

Critères de sélection

  • L’instrument de consultation ou de recherche doit traiter de l’architecture et/où des arts canadiens;  il doit être produit par un auteur canadien et distribué par une maison canadienne.
  • Le support du document peut revêtir différentes formes : imprimé, électronique, multimédia ou autre format.
  • La publication ou le lancement du document doit avoir lieu au cours des deux années précédant la date de mise en nomination.  On peut toutefois mettre en nomination toute autre œuvre dans le but d’en souligner l’importance.
  • Sont acceptés par le jury les monographies, les catalogues d’exposition et les articles de périodiques si la portée et la teneur des renseignements bibliographiques fournis ou l’organisation du corps du texte sont telles que ces documents constituent des instruments majeurs de consultation et de recherche.

Procédures de mise en candidature

  • Les candidatures doivent être déposées au plus tard le 29 janvier 5 février 2021.
  • On fournira la notice bibliographique pertinente ainsi que les motifs invoqués à l’appui de la nomination.
  • Prière d’envoyer le tout à la Représentante canadienne d’ARLIS/NA Canada, qui le fera parvenir au Jury: Amy Furness, cheffe de Bibliothèque et Archives, Musée des Beaux-Arts de l’Ontario.

Tear Gas Epiphanies | 2020 Melva J. Dwyer Award winner / lauréat du prix Melva J. Dwyer

Tear Gas Epiphanies: Protest, Culture, Museums by Kirsty Robertson, an original scholarly examination of the phenomenon of protest within and against Canadian museums, was presented with the 29th annual Melva J. Dwyer Award by the Art Libraries Society of North America’s (ARLIS/NA) Canada Chapter. The book was published in 2019 by McGill-Queens University Press (MQUP).

Tear Gas Epiphanies was selected from among 11 Canadian art and architecture titles nominated for the 2020 award.

Robertson’s book addresses a timely topic through comprehensive research and lucid, engaging writing. Tear Gas Epiphanies casts Canadian cultural institutions in a new light by examining them as sites of struggle and negotiation, while seeking to parse out their complex and messy histories in the later 20th and early 21st centuries. The result is an ambitious survey punctuated by meaningful case studies which articulate that political action must be considered as a significant aspect of cultural institutions’ histories and cannot be overlooked. Robertson critically examines intersections between, national identity, institutional critique, social responsibility and accountability in museum policy-making, Decolonization, indigenization of museum spaces, political economy, environmental activism in resource extraction economies, and museum funding sources.

The book offers substantial new contributions to the author’s previous scholarship on topics in visual culture, art institutions, and activism and is bolstered by an extensive research apparatus. Robertson’s thorough archival research is structured by keen observation and documentation of contemporary events, original synthesis, and thought. This is well supported by lengthy notes and bibliography, judicious and meticulously attributed photographic illustrations, and a comprehensive index.

Tear Gas Epiphanies is positioned to become an essential reference work in critical museum and curatorial studies in Canada.

Kirsty Robertson is an Associate Professor of Contemporary Art and Museum Studies at Western University.

Honourable mention was given to Inside Killjoy’s Kastle: Dykey Ghosts, Feminist Monsters, and Other Lesbian Hauntings, edited by Allyson Mitchell and Cait McKinney and published in 2019 by UBC Press.

The Melva J. Dwyer Award was presented by Suzanne Rackover, Melva J. Dwyer Award Sub-Committee Chair. Jury members of the 2020 Melva J. Dwyer Award Sub-Committee were Sara Ellis, Amy Furness, and Viveca Pattison Robichaud.

The Melva J. Dwyer Award was established in recognition of the contribution made to the field of art librarianship by Melva Dwyer, former head of the Fine Arts Library, University of British Columbia. It is given to the creators of exceptional reference or research tools relating to Canadian art and architecture. Dwyer was a champion of the arts and of art librarianship who mentored a generation of ARLIS/NA colleagues.

2020 – NOMINEES

Inside Killjoy’s Kastle: Dykey Ghosts, Feminist Monsters, and Other Lesbian HauntingsHonourable Mention
Editors: Allyson Mitchell and Cait McKinney
Publisher: UBC Press, 2019

Artistic Glass: One Studio and Fifty Years of Stained Glass
Author: Cloe Joël Aigner
Publisher: ECW Press, 2020

Brian Jungen: Friendship Centre
Editor: Kitty Scott, with contributions from Candice Hopkins, Ken Lum, Gerald McMaster, and Yasmin Nurming-Por
Publisher: Prestel / Art Gallery of Ontario, 2019

Canada and Impressionism: New Horizons
Author: Katerina Atanassova, with contributions from Tobi Bruce, Adam Gopnik, Anna Hudson, Laurier Lacroix, Loren Lerner, Tracey Lock, Gerta Moray, Julie Nash, and Sandra Paikowsky
Publisher: Arnoldsche Art Publishers / National Gallery of Canada, 2019

E.J. Hughes Paints British Columbia
Author: Robert Amos
Publisher: Touchwood Editions, 2019

E.J. Hughes Paints Vancouver Island
Author: Robert Amos
Publisher: Touchwood Editions, 2018

Emily Carr: Fresh Seeing
Authors: Kiriko Watanabe, Kathryn Bridge, Robin Laurence, and Michael Polay
Publisher: Audain Art Museum, 2019

Françoise Sullivan
Author: Mark Lanctot with contributions from Vincent Bonin, Chantal Charbonneau, Ray Ellenwood and Noémie Solomon
Publisher: Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, 2018

A Mirror of Curriculum: Art Libraries and Studio-Based Education: The OCAD University Experience (1876-2016)
Author: Daniel Payne
Publisher: self, 2020

Woo, the Monkey who Inspired Emily Carr
Author: Grant Hayter-Menzies
Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre, 2019

Call for Nominations – Prix Melva J. Dwyer Award 2020 – Appel de candidatures

Melva Dwyer
Banham, Jim. 1984. “Melva Dwyer, Head of UBC Library’s Fine Arts Division.” UBC Archives Photograph Collection. June 30.
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.14288/1.0146705

The Melva J. Dwyer Award was established in recognition of the contribution made to the field of art librarianship by Melva Dwyer, former head of the Fine Arts Library, University of British Columbia. It is given to the creators of exceptional reference or research tools relating to Canadian art and architecture.

The award is adjudicated by a jury of three Canadian art information professionals and administered by the Canadian Liaison to the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA).

The 2020 award will be announced and presented during convocation ceremonies at the 48th annual ARLIS/NA Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, in April 2020.

 

Criteria

  • The title must relate to Canadian art and/or architecture, be produced by Canadian authors and be disseminated by Canadian sources.
  • The format of the reference or research tool can vary: print, electronic, multimedia or other vehicles will be considered.
  • The date of publication or release should be within the last two years of the date of nomination, although exceptions can be made for cumulative achievement.
  • Monographs, exhibition catalogues and periodical articles will be considered if the scope and quality of the bibliographic information or the arrangement of the main text merits recognition as a major reference or research tool.

Nomination Procedures

  • Nominations must be received by January 30, 2020. Each nomination should include full bibliographic information and a written justification assessing the importance of the work to the discipline.
  • Please send nominations to the ARLIS/NA Canadian Liaison for consideration by the jury: Suzanne Rackover, University Librarian, Emily Carr University of Art + Design.
  • Please do not send review copies until contacted.

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2020 Prix Melva J. Dwyer – Appel de candidatures

Melva Dwyer était autrefois chef de la Bibliothèque des beaux-arts de l’Université de la Colombie-Britannique. Le Prix qui porte son nom a été créé en reconnaissance de sa contribution au domaine des bibliothèques d’art. Il récompense les créateurs d’instruments exceptionnels de consultation et de recherche dans le monde de l’architecture et des arts canadiens.

Le Prix est décerné par un jury composé de trois professionnels canadiens de l’information artistique et administré par la Représentante canadienne de La Société des bibliothèques d’art d’Amérique du Nord (ARLIS/NA).

Le Prix sera remis lors de la cérémonie prévue à cet effet pendant le congrès annuel d’ARLIS/NA à St. Louis, Missouri, en avril 2020.

Critères de sélection

  • L’instrument de consultation ou de recherche doit traiter de l’architecture et/où des arts canadiens;  il doit être produit par un auteur canadien et distribué par une maison canadienne.
  • Le support du document peut revêtir différentes formes : imprimé, électronique, multimédia ou autre format.
  • La publication ou le lancement du document doit avoir lieu au cours des deux années précédant la date de mise en nomination.  On peut toutefois mettre en nomination toute autre œuvre dans le but d’en souligner l’importance.
  • Sont acceptés par le jury les monographies, les catalogues d’exposition et les articles de périodiques si la portée et la teneur des renseignements bibliographiques fournis ou l’organisation du corps du texte sont telles que ces documents constituent des instruments majeurs de consultation et de recherche.

Procédures de mise en candidature

  • Les candidatures doivent être déposées au plus tard le 30 janvier 2020.
  • On fournira la notice bibliographique pertinente ainsi que les motifs invoqués à l’appui de la nomination.
  • Prière d’envoyer le tout à la Représentante canadienne d’ARLIS/NA Canada, qui le fera parvenir au Jury: Suzanne Rackover, bibliothécaire de l’Université, Emily Carr University of Art + Design.

The Writing on the Wall: The Work of Joane Cardinal-Schubert | 2019 Melva J. Dwyer Award winner / lauréat du prix Melva J. Dwyer

Joane Cardinal-Schubert Title Honored with the ARLIS/NA 2019 Melva J. Dwyer Award

The Writing on the Wall: The work of Joane Cardinal-Schubert, the first comprehensive examination of the artist’s life and work, was presented with the 28th annual Melva J. Dwyer Award at the The Art Libraries Society of North America’s (ARLIS/NA) annual conference. The book was published in 2017 by University of Calgary Press and edited by Lindsey Sharman.

The Writing on the Wall was selected from among 10 Canadian art and architecture titles nominated for the 2019 award.

Published almost 10 years after the artist’s death, this book not only commemorates her life’s achievements as an artist – it shows how her art practice, personal experience,  and professional background as author and administrator were all entwined. Contributing author David Garneau describes Cardinal-Schubert as “an empathetic witness driven by a sense of justice. She was fuelled by her convictions, energized by art’s ability to inform and transform, and centred by cultural knowledge and community.” Chapters by contributors of indigenous and settler descent examine the work of an artist deeply concerned with Canadian colonial history. Scholarly chapters are integrated with other, more novel contributions, such as a piece by the artist’s widower and an interview with the artist herself, resulting in a volume that skillfully blends storytelling, art historical analysis, and personal narratives.

Cardinal-Schubert contributed a great deal to her local communities, and despite her success as an artist, she was under-recognized during her life by the mainstream art world. This work provides critical insight into her life and work as well as the individuals and institutions with whom she worked. This compilation deserves recognition for disseminating Cardinal-Schubert’s story to a wider scholarly audience.

Honorable mention was given to Laurent Amiot: Canadian Master Silversmith, by René Villeneuve, published in 2018 by the National Gallery of Canada.

The Melva J. Dwyer Award was presented by Suzanne Rackover, Melva J. Dwyer Award Sub-Committee Chair. Jury members of the 2019 ARLIS/NA Melva J. Dwyer Award Sub-Committee were Carly Diab, John Latour, and Lelland Reed.

The Melva J. Dwyer Award was established in recognition of the contribution made to the field of art librarianship by Melva Dwyer, former head of the Fine Arts Library, University of British Columbia. It is given to the creators of exceptional reference or research tools relating to Canadian art and architecture. Dwyer was a champion of the arts and of art librarianship who mentored a generation of ARLIS/NA colleagues.

2019 – NOMINEES

Laurent Amiot: Canadian Master SilversmithHonourable Mention
Author: René Villeneuve
Publisher: National Gallery of Canada, 2018

BC Artists
Author:  Gary Sim
Publisher: SIM Publishing, 2018

Cabin Fever
Editors: Jennifer M Volland, Bruce Grenville (Vancouver Art Gallery), and Stephanie Rebick (Vancouver Art Gallery)
Publishers: Vancouver Art Gallery and Information Office, 2018

Beau Dick: Revolutionary Spirit
Author: Darrin J. Martens
Publisher: Audain Art Museum, 2018

Françoise Sullivan
Authors: Mark Lanctôt with contributions from Vincent Bonin, Chantal Charbonneau, Ray Ellenwood and Noémie Solomon
Publisher: Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, 2018

Towards An Encyclopedia of Local Knowledge
Author: Pam Hall
Publisher: Breakwater Books Ltd., 2017

“Living Lightly on the Earth:” Building an Ark for Prince Edward Island, 1974-1976
Author: Steven Mannell
Publisher: Dalhousie Architectural Press, 2018

I’m Not Myself at All: Women, Art and Subjectivity in Canada
Author: Kristina Huneault
Publisher: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2018

Sketches from an Unquiet Country: Canadian Graphic Satire, 1840-1940
Editors: Dominic Hardy, Annie Gérin and Lora Senechal Carney
Publisher: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2018

Call for Nominations – Prix Melva J. Dwyer Award – Appel de candidatures

Banham, Jim. 1984. “Melva Dwyer, Head of UBC Library’s Fine Arts Division.” UBC Archives Photograph Collection. June 30.
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.14288/1.0146705

The Melva J. Dwyer Award was established in recognition of the contribution made to the field of art librarianship by Melva Dwyer, former head of the Fine Arts Library, University of British Columbia. It is given to the creators of exceptional reference or research tools relating to Canadian art and architecture.

The award is adjudicated by a jury of three Canadian art information professionals and administered by the Canadian Liaison to the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA).

The 2019 award will be announced and presented during convocation ceremonies at the 47th annual ARLIS/NA Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, in March 2019.

 

Criteria

  • The title must relate to Canadian art and/or architecture, be produced by Canadian authors and be disseminated by Canadian sources.
  • The format of the reference or research tool can vary: print, electronic, multimedia or other vehicles will be considered.
  • The date of publication or release should be within the last two years of the date of nomination, although exceptions can be made for cumulative achievement.
  • Monographs, exhibition catalogues and periodical articles will be considered if the scope and quality of the bibliographic information or the arrangement of the main text merits recognition as a major reference or research tool.

Nomination Procedures

  • Nominations must be received by December 1, 2018. Each nomination should include full bibliographic information and a written justification assessing the importance of the work to the discipline.
  • Please send nominations to the ALRIS/NA Canadian Liaison for consideration by the jury: Suzanne Rackover, University Librarian, Emily Carr University of Art + Design.
  • Please do not send review copies until contacted.

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2019 Prix Melva J. Dwyer – Appel de candidatures

Melva Dwyer était autrefois chef de la Bibliothèque des beaux-arts de l’Université de la Colombie-Britannique. Le Prix qui porte son nom a été créé en reconnaissance de sa contribution au domaine des bibliothèques d’art. Il récompense les créateurs d’instruments exceptionnels de consultation et de recherche dans le monde de l’architecture et des arts canadiens.

Le Prix est décerné par un jury composé de trois professionnels canadiens de l’information artistique et administré par la Représentante canadienne de La Société des bibliothèques d’art d’Amérique du Nord (ARLIS/NA).

Le Prix sera remis lors de la cérémonie prévue à cet effet pendant le congrès annuel d’ARLIS/NA à Salt Lake City, Utah, en mars 2019.

Critères de sélection

  • L’instrument de consultation ou de recherche doit traiter de l’architecture et/où des arts canadiens;  il doit être produit par un auteur canadien et distribué par une maison canadienne.
  • Le support du document peut revêtir différentes formes : imprimé, électronique, multimédia ou autre format.
  • La publication ou le lancement du document doit avoir lieu au cours des deux années précédant la date de mise en nomination.  On peut toutefois mettre en nomination toute autre œuvre dans le but d’en souligner l’importance.
  • Sont acceptés par le jury les monographies, les catalogues d’exposition et les articles de périodiques si la portée et la teneur des renseignements bibliographiques fournis ou l’organisation du corps du texte sont telles que ces documents constituent des instruments majeurs de consultation et de recherche.

Procédures de mise en candidature

  • Les candidatures doivent être déposées au plus tard le 01 décembre 2018.
  • On fournira la notice bibliographique pertinente ainsi que les motifs invoqués à l’appui de la nomination.
  • Prière d’envoyer le tout à la Représentante canadienne d’ARLIS/NA Canada, qui le fera parvenir au Jury: Suzanne Rackover, bibliothécaire de l’Université, Emily Carr University of Art + Design.

Melva J. Dwyer Award 2018

Desire Change: Contemporary Feminist Art in Canada
Edited by Heather Davis
Published by McGill-Queens University Press and MAWA, 2017.
ISBN 9780773549371

Read the press release here.


2018 – Nominees

The Beaver Hall Group and Its Legacy
By Evelyn Walters
Dundurn 2017
ISBN: 978-1-45973-776-1
Canada
Series: Modern Architectures in History
By Rhodri Windsor Liscombe and Michelangelo Sabatino
University of Chicago Press 2016
ISBN: 9781780236339
Canadian Painters in a Modern World, 1925–1955: Writings and Reconsiderations
by Lora Senechal Carney
McGill-Queens University Press 2017
ISBN: 9780773551152
Dan Hanganu Works 1981-2015
EDITOR: Essy Baniassad
Dalhousie University Press 2017
ISBN: 9780929112657
Edmund Alleyn: Biographie
By Gilles Lapointe
Les Presses de l’Université de Montréal 2017
ISBN: 9782760637122
Glenn Goluska in Toronto
By Andrew Steeves
Gaspereau Press 2016
ISBN: 9781554471591
The Grey Guide to Artist-Run Publishing and Circulation / Le Petit Gris : guide de l’édition en art et de la distribution autogérée
Edited by Anne Bertrand ; original essays by Felicity Tayler
Produced by Artist-Run Centres and Collectives Conference (ARCA) in collaboration with le Regroupement des centres d’artistes autogérés du Québec (RCAAQ)
ISBN: 9780995996809
Higher States: Lawren Harris and His American Contemporaries
By Roald Nasgaard & Gwendolyn Owens
McMichael Canadian Art Collection and Goose Lane Editions 2017
ISBN: 9780864929655
James Wilson Morrice: The A.K. Prakash Collection in Trust to the Nation
By Katerina Atanassova
Co-Published by the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa and Figure 1 Publishing Inc. 2017
ISBN: 9781773270180
Marlene Creates: Places, Paths, Pauses
By Susan Gibson Garvey and Andrea Kunard
Beaverbrook Art Gallery and Goose Lane Editions 2017
ISBN: 9780864929976
SakKijâjuk: Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut
By Heather Igloliorte
The Rooms Corporation and Goose Lane Editions 2017
ISBN: 9780864929747
Sculpture in Canada
By Maria Tippett
Douglas & McIntyre 2017
ISBN: 978-1-77162-093-2/p>
Spaces and Places for Art Making Art Institutions in Western Canada, 1912-1990
By Anne Whitelaw
McGill-Queens University Press 2017
ISBN: 9780773550315

 

Architecture on Ice: A History of the Hockey Arena | 2017 Melva J. Dwyer Award winner / lauréat du prix Melva J. Dwyer

Architecture on Ice: A History of the Hockey Arena, researched and written by Howard Shubert and published by McGill-Queens University Press (2016), has been awarded the 2017 Melva J. Dwyer Award. The award was presented at the ARLIS/NA 45th annual conference held in New Orleans, February 5-9, 2017. The Melva J. Dwyer Award is given to the creators of exceptional reference or research tools relating to Canadian art and architecture and was established in recognition of the work of Melva Dwyer, former head of the Fine Arts Library, University of British Columbia.

The jury selected this title from among twelve nominations, as it is the first monograph to trace the architectural, economic, and social history of North American skating rinks and hockey arenas from the 19th century to present day entertainment complexes. Howard Shubert examines how arena architecture shaped and popularized the sport and influenced urban, commercial, and political life across North America. In addition to being the first monograph on this typology, the book’s rigorous index, bibliography, and detailed notes (including chronology, cost of construction, and seating capacity) as key reference sources for future researchers merited the jury’s commendation. Thoroughly researched, well organized, accessible, and full of carefully cited primary source illustrations, Architecture on Ice appeals to an audience across disciplines.

The 2017 jury members represent Canadian special collections, museum, and academic libraries from across the country and both official languages: Marie-Chantal l’Écuyer-Coelho, Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ); Jane Devine Mejia, Vancouver Art Gallery; and Effie Patelos, Waterloo School of Architecture. Jennifer Garland, McGill University Library is Chair of the Melva J. Dwyer Award Committee.

The jury would also like to acknowledge an honorable mention: Jean-Claude Marsan, Montréal en évolution : quatre siècles d’architecture et d’aménagement, Presses de l’Université du Québec (2016).

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L’Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) a le plaisir d’annoncer qu’Architecture on Ice: A History of the Hockey Arena,documenté et écrit par Howard Shubert et publié par McGill-Queens University Press (2016) a reçu le Prix Melva J. Dwyer 2017. Le Prix a été remis à l’occasion du 45e congrès annuel de l’ARLIS/NA qui s’est tenu à la Nouvelle-Orléans du 5 au 9 février 2017. Le Prix Melva J. Dwyer est remis à des créateurs d’instruments de consultation ou de recherche exceptionnels dans le domaine des arts et de l’architecture au Canada, et a été créé en reconnaissance de la contribution de Melva Dwyer, qui a par le passé dirigé la Bibliothèque des beaux-arts de la University of British Columbia.

Le jury a choisi ce titre parmi douze finalistes, et il s’agit de la première monographie à traiter de l’histoire architecturale, économique et sociale des patinoires et des arénas en Amérique du Nord, du XIXe siècle à aujourd’hui, avec les complexes de divertissement.Howard Shubert s’intéresse à la manière dont l’architecture d’aréna a façonné et popularisé le sport et a influencé la vie urbaine, commerciale et politique à travers le continent. En plus d’être la première monographie sur cette typologie, la rigueur de l’index, de la bibliographie et des notes détaillées (notamment la chronologie, les coûts de construction, la capacité en sièges) a été saluée par le jury, qui a vu dans ces ressources des références incontournables pour de futurs chercheurs. Basé sur des recherches minutieuses, remarquablement structuré, accessible et riche en illustrations de sources de première main méthodiquement citées, Architecture on Ice séduira un public interdisciplinaire.

Les membres du jury de l’édition 2017 représentent les bibliothèques de collections spéciales, musées et universités de tout le pays et des deux langues officielles : Marie-Chantal l’Écuyer-Coelho, de Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ), Jane Devine Mejia, de la Vancouver Art Gallery et Effie Patelos, de la University of Waterloo School of Architecture. Jennifer Garland, de la bibliothèque de l’Université McGill, préside le comité du Prix Melva J. Dwyer Award.

Le jury a également accordé une mention honorable à Jean-Claude Marsan, pour l’ouvrage Montréal en évolution. Quatre siècles d’architecture et d’aménagement, publié aux Presses de l’Université du Québec (2016).

1920s Modernism in Montreal: The Beaver Hall Group | 2016 Melva J. Dwyer Award winner / lauréat du prix Melva J. Dwyer

The 2016 Melva J. Dwyer Award winner is 1920s Modernism in Montreal: The Beaver Hall Group, published in 2015 through a partnership of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and Black Dog Publishing in both an English and a French edition. The publication was edited by Jacques des Rochers, curator of Canadian and Quebec Art before 1945 at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and Brian Foss, Director of the School for Studies in Art and Culture at Carleton University in Ottawa, to accompany an exhibition of the same name, which they also curated. Contributors include Kristina Huneault, Concordia University, Hélène Sicotte, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), and Esther Trépanier, UQAM.

The Beaver Hall Group was a diverse assortment of like-minded Montreal-based artists, many of whom shared a studio and exhibition space on the city’s Beaver Hall Hill in the early 1920s. Early adopters of new modernist approaches to painting, this collective explored their potential within a variety of genres, including portraits, still life, landscapes, and scenes of urbanity in Montreal—then as now, an industrialized city and one of the busiest ports in the world. To quote curator Brian Foss, “Unlike the Group of Seven’s vast interpretations of Canada’s natural, unblemished backdrops, Beaver Hall Group art featured portraits of contemporary Canadian individuals, rural life and urbanized, populated cityscapes…a progressive vision of what Canadian modern art could be…a distinctly Montreal type of modernism.”

The Beaver Hall Group was also exceptional for their inclusion of female artists as core members, representing half the group’s number. The group was short-lived, but its membership includes some of Canada’s most celebrated painters: Prudence Heyward, A.Y. Jackson, and Edwin Holgate.

The 352-page publication is the most comprehensive study of this group to date, featuring a series of six essays that deal with the social and artistic contexts in which the group was formed, interweaving their work within the broader narratives of the arts in the early 20th century, the rise of the metropolis, the intersection of economic progress with cultural development, and the impact of gender on critical approaches to both the artists and their work.

The text includes high-quality reproductions of the members’ works—some well-known, but others not previously reproduced. These effectively convey the group’s innovative use of color that a contemporary reviewer compared to the jazz music of the time: “not harmonious tones but colours that dazzle like the screech of a trumpet.” As well as documenting the exhibition, this catalogue includes a rich collection of contextual illustrations, exhibition invitations, press coverage, maps, film stills, and photographs.

Almost no documentation of the Beaver Hall Group survived, and what did was difficult to locate. The contributors’ intensive research is demonstrated in the publication’s bibliography that excels at representing archival and other sources, supplemented by indexes to artist and institutional entries and a list of works. The end matter includes bibliographies of 29 artists, an appendix of exhibitions by artists linked to the Beaver Hall Group from 1920-33, and tables demonstrating shared experience in education, travel, and awards.

The award committee recommends this essential exhibition catalogue not only for Canadian visual arts libraries, but for all libraries with an interest in urban and cultural history.

This award was established in recognition of the contribution made to the field of art librarianship by Melva J. Dwyer, former head of the Fine Arts Library, University of British Columbia. It is given annually to the creators of exceptional reference or research tools relating to Canadian art and architecture. The 2016 award was presented at the convocation ceremony of the 44th Annual ARLIS/NA Conference in Seattle, Washington, on March 11, 2016. The members of the 2016 Melva J. Dwyer Award Committee are: Sylvia Roberts, Simon Fraser University (chair); Jennifer Garland, McGill University; Philip Dombowsky, National Gallery of Canada; and Daniel Payne, OCAD University.