Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

Alberta Magazine: Galleries West: A Visual Feast for the Eyes

Galleries West MagazineLaunched in 2002, and published three times a year since then by Tom Tait out of Calgary,  Galleries West magazine strives to heighten awareness of the visual arts scene in Western Canada. The magazine features art galleries and art exhibitions in Winnipeg, Brandon, Saskatoon, Regina, Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge, Red Deer, Medicine Hat, Victoria, Vancouver, Kamloops, Kelowna, Penticton and art galleries and art exhibitions in smaller centres of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon and Northwest Territories. Professionally written, accessible features on regionally relevant issues and events, profiles of art makers, critical essays, online exhibition reviews and detailed listings of fine art galleries serve to stimulate, engage, entertain and enlighten art-interested readers including artists, collectors and dealers across the West.

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Alberta Winners Announced at the Western Magazine Awards

Western Magazine AwardsThe Alberta Magazine Publishers Association (AMPA) reports that on Friday, June 21, 2013, the winners of the Western Magazine Awards were announced in Vancouver. Alberta Oil is the proud recipient of Trade Magazine of the Year (Alberta/NWT), and Eighteen Bridges once again received the coveted Magazine of the Year (Alberta/NWT). Congratulations to these AMPA-member winners, and to all of the talented winners and finalists. And the Alberta winners are…

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Mike Ganley, 2013 Alberta Magazine Editor of the Year

Mike GanleyEditor of Alberta Venture since 2011, Mike Ganley engages with the issues facing Alberta’s business sector with immense energy. He has distinguished himself as a leader and collaborator, developing initiatives that have not only contributed to discussions in Alberta, but have launched them. Coming to Alberta via Ontario, Nova Scotia and the Northwest Territories, Mike possesses a deep understanding of national and regional issues, along with an exceptionally balanced outlook. He is a regular voice on business topics on television and radio, and is a respected contributor to Alberta Primetime, a current affairs television program on CTV Two Alberta, which addresses issues and ideas facing Alberta businesses, industries and leaders.

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Alberta Finalists for the Western Magazine Awards

Western Magazine AwardsThe finalists of the 31st annual Western Magazine Awards have been announced. Alberta Oil is a finalist for Trade Magazine of the Year; swervecalgary.com is up for Best Online Magazine; and Alberta Venture, Eighteen Bridges and UPPERCASE are among the finalists for Magazine of the Year – Alberta/NWT. Eighteen Bridge’s “The Populist” by Curtis Gillespie, “Why Knot?” by Max Fawcett and “Glorious and Free. Mostly” by Russell Cobb is up against fellow AMPA member Swerve’s “A Woman’s Place is at the Altar” by Malwina Gudowska for Gold Award Best Article – Alberta/NWT) as well as Yellowknife-based Up Here’s “Where have you gone, Annie Pootoogook?” by Jasmine Budak.

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Alberta Magazine Winners at the National Magazine Awards

NMA AwardsThe National Magazine Awards Foundation (NMAF) has announced the finalists of their 36th annual awards program, including 17 entries from AMPA-member magazines shortlisted in written and visual categories, as well as a finalist placement for the coveted Magazine of the Year for Calgary-based UPPERCASE magazine. Edmonton’s Eighteen Bridges is among the top-nominated magazines, with 10 finalists in written categories. Alberta Venture, Alberta Views, Avenue Calgary, New Trail and Swerve earned a place on the shortlisted nominations across written and visual categories.

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Marilyn Jones, Edmonton, Alberta ABOUT ME
I am Marilyn Jones, a news junkie with a penchant for publishing, politics, communications, gardening, hiking, reading, the arts and training nonprofit organizations in media relations and social media communications in Alberta (BA in English with Honours, U of A; Master of Publishing, SFU)

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