Jennine Krauchi wins the 2024 Manitoba Arts Council Award of Distinction

Congratulations to Jennine Krauchi, winner of the 2024 Manitoba Arts Council Award of Distinction, nominated by MAWA and the Manitoba Craft Council and Manitoba Craft Museum and Library. Krauchi is a Métis beadwork artist who has actively shared her knowledge through hundreds of workshops at the St. Boniface Museum, the Manitoba Museum, Festival du Voyageur and MAWA, among others. In 2022/23, she supported two emerging beadwork artists as a MAWA Foundation Mentorship Program mentor. She has created beaded gifts and regalia for the Manitoba Metis Federation and Ka Ni Kanichihk; her designs have appeared on two coins for the Canadian Mint in 2022 and 2023; and her work has been shown nationally and internationally, including at WAG-Qaumajug, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and the National Gallery of Canada. It is no exaggeration to cite her artistry as pivotal to the recognition and revitalization of beading as an artform in the 21st century.