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.