Nominate a Distinguished Artist


Distinguished Artist recipients are selected by an arms-length, peer review panel comprised of provincial and national arts experts with extensive experience in a range of arts disciplines. The jury process is overseen by the Banff Centre, Secretariat for the Awards.

Nominations for the 2023 Distinguished Artist Award are now closed.

Recipients of the 2023 Distinguished Artist Award will be awarded at a ceremony in Medicine Hat on September 16, 2023.

Questions regarding the Distinguished Artist Award can be directed to


Muskeg Rhapsody, 1988 acrylic on canvas, 36" × 48" Alex Janvier