The 2018 MARTY Awards: Finalists

We’d like to take the opportunity to thank all of the nominees who applied for a chance to win a MARTY award. Our judges had an immensely difficult time deciding on finalists.

The Mississauga Arts Council is pleased to announce that after much deliberation, our 8 juries have released the names of 63 finalists in all Emerging and Established 2018 Mississauga Arts Awards (the MARTYs) categories. The list of all finalists can be found at the bottom of this email.

The finalists of Festival of the Year category, and winners of Hazel McCallion Volunteer of the Year, Laurie Pallett Patron of the Arts, and Lifetime Achievement categories will be announced the week of April 23, 2018.

Visual Arts – Emerging
Kathlynn Hoang WINNER
Khaula Mazhar
Devon Ross
Amanda Shotton
Amrita Virdi

Visual Arts –  Established
Sue Archibald
Nisreen Askar
Huan Chen WINNER
Sjon de Groot
Christine Montague

Music Solo Instrumental – Emerging
Mellow Fields
Rick Moss
Alissa Skorik
Mason Victoria WINNER
Viera Zmiyiwsky

Music Solo Instrumental –  Established
Christina Melanie
Rob Tardik WINNER
Subhadra Vijaykumar

Music Solo Vocal – Emerging
Kendra Charest-French
Jacelyn Holmes
Mileena Sobreira-Yousufy
Abhishek Venkatachalam WINNER
Selena Zuri

Music Solo Vocal – Established
Alessia Cohle WINNER
Arlene Paculan
Vandana Vishwas

Music Group – Emerging
The Dreamboats WINNER
From Far and Wide
SonuSkapos Jazz Orchestra
The Southdowns

Music Group – Established
Canadian Arabic Orchestra
Keys to Belfast
Mississauga Choral Society

Media Arts – Emerging
Becca Cala
Francesco Philip Reale WINNER
Whyishnave Suthagar

Media Arts – Established
Frank Bosnjak
Ron Kolumbus
Cathleen MacDonald WINNER

Literary Arts – Emerging
Kyle Climans
Paul Edward Costa
Michelle Hillyard WINNER

Literary Arts – Established
Keith Garebian
Wali Shah
Alan Skeoch
Eric Walters WINNER
Zohra Zoberi

Dance Established
Amanda Cleghorn
International Dance Academy
Alex Pollard
Anjelica Scannura WINNER

Creative Design – Emerging
Artis Magazine (Ivy Reiss)
Maya Charbin WINNER
Carlos Herrera
Mississauga Legends Row

Creative Design – Established
Neill Dixon
Rosario Rosred
Shirley Wu WINNER

Festival of the Year
Southside Shuffle Blues and Jazz Festival WINNER
Streetsville Bread and Honey Festival
Mississauga Polish Day
The Mississauga Waterfront Festival

Lifetime Achievement Award
Gary Clipperton

Hazel McCallion Volunteer of the Year Award
Rita Ferguson

Laurie Pallett Patron of the Arts Awards
Pratt and Whitney Canada

We invite all nominees and finalists to attend the MARTYs to celebrate! 

Nominees and finalists get a special ticket rate, redeemable over the phone.

Please call (905) 615 – 4278 to purchase your tickets!
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