Karen Clark wins the Lieutenant Governor’s Community Leadership Award - North

Hearty congratulations to Karen Clark, winner of this year’s Lieutenant Governor’s Community Leadership Award - North. Clark is a multi-disciplinary artist and painter based in Flin Flon and is an enthusiastic, energetic advocate for northern artists in and around her city. Clark is a founding member of NorVA and served on NorVA’s board and committees for 12 years, from 2010 to 2022.

MAWA Nominated Clark because she is an exceptional and innovative connector who has done much to build MAWA’s reach and presence among Northern Manitoban artists. She has created visual art partnerships and opportunities between north and south that otherwise would not have been possible.

Did you know that MAWA’s volunteer Awards Committee actively puts forward women and gender diverse artists for awards, to help to redress the historic gender imbalance in recognition? Congratulations to the Awards Committee and thanks for doing this important work.