Alberta College of Art + Design names and celebrates 2018 Alumni Award recipients

Calgary, Alta. - Alberta College of Art + Design’s (ACAD) 2018 Alumni Awards recognizes the accomplishments of alumni who have earned local, national and/or international prominence through outstanding professional achievements, artistic endeavours, or service to society. These exceptional individuals honour the institution, the greater community, and provide an invaluable source of inspiration to emerging artists, craftspeople and designers. This year, ACAD celebrates nine winners nominated by their peers and selected by an adjudication committee in four categories:

Horizon Awards

TD Insurance Meloche Monnex Career Award

Legacy Award

Board of Governors' Award of Excellence

  • Luann Baker-Johnson | Bachelor of Fine Arts | Ceramics (2011) | Glass (2012) |

Guests, media and arts-minded community members are invited to hear the stories of how these award-winning alumni are turning their dreams into reality. The event details are below:

WHAT: 2018 ACAD Alumni Awards

WHEN: Friday, October 19, 2018

5 – 7 p.m. - Networking + Cash Bar

7 p.m. - Presentations + Awards

WHERE:  Stanford Perrott Lecture Theatre, Alberta College of Art + Design

>>> Register for the event via Eventbrite

ACAD thanks TD Insurance Meloche Monnex for their generous support of the 2018 Alumni Awards.

For media inquiries contact or more information about the event, please contact:

Steven Hodges
Community Engagement Strategist

About Alberta College of Art + Design

Founded in 1926, Alberta College of Art + Design (ACAD) has been a major contributor to Canada’s visual culture in the 20th century, with many of its graduates gaining significant national and international reputations as artists, designers and creative leaders. ACAD provides accredited degree standard education and learning opportunities to 1,200 students enrolled in full- and part-time studies in a wide range of art, craft and design studio disciplines. In addition to credentialed undergraduate degrees in a variety of program areas, the College offers a Masters of Fine Art in Craft Media, making it the only institution in the province to offer and confer university-level undergraduate and now, graduate degree programs in art, craft and design. ACAD achieved university status on Thursday, March 1, 2018.