Creating an artistic legacy from the Games 

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As part of the award, Hodson will also receive a curated gallery show in a Vancouver art gallery and Whistler's Scotia Creek Gallery at MY Millennium Place. She will use her prize money for supplies for upcoming pieces and to buy a part for her sewing machine.

Angela Teng is originally from Victoria, but has called Whistler home for almost 10 years. She is currently working toward a Bachelor of Fine Art degree at Emily Carr University of Art + Design after having attended the Visual Arts Program at Camosun College. Teng focuses on painting and sculpture, but also works in photography, printmaking and ceramics. Her subject matter ranges from everyday objects and people to situations, juxtaposed with the use of medium, scale, form, colour and composition, and borrowing compositional elements from children's drawings.

Hodson and Teng were selected for the awards based on the quality of their body of work and a range of other criteria, including the intention behind the work, the effectiveness of their artistic practice, the impact of the art, and the contribution the work makes to the development of the artist, the art form and the arts in general.

"I am so proud that the Whistler Arts Council is finally able to publicly recognize and acknowledge the creative achievements of the very talented artists who reside and work in the Sea-to-Sky Corridor," Joan Richoz, chair of the Whistler Arts Council board of directors, said in a recent release.

"I am especially grateful to La Bocca Restaurant and the Arts and Culture Legacy Fund for providing the funding required to offer these awards of excellence and for the opportunity to show their work in curated exhibitions."

Summer of Funny, part II

Sure, you can write, but can you also use the written word to make people laugh? Pick up a pen and paper and show Whistler what you've got by entering the second annual Summer of Funny humour-writing contest sponsored by Pique Newsmagazine.

The inaugural competition in '09 yielded so many quality submissions that Pique staffers simply couldn't agree on a clear winner. So, the powers that be decided to divide the $400 prize purse among the eight entries that stood out from the pack. And since none of the writers complained, Pique has decided to give the contest another whirl this year. The rules are the same - all written submissions will be accepted, from anywhere in Canada, and can be in the form of stories (up to 2,000 words), poems, plays/scripts, or long-format jokes. We'd even accept cartoons.

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