hilde gerson award

hilde gerson award

hilde gerson award

award & exhibition opportunity



deadline for applications


Established by the Craft Council of BC in honour of Hilde Gerson, who was a long time employee of CCBC, textile artist and an enthusiastic craft supporter, this new prize will be awarded biannually to a craftsperson who has demonstrated excellence, innovation and leadership in the BC craft community. 

In 1998, the family of Hilde Gerson initiated a fund in her memory.  In 2000, the Board of Directors chose to dedicate further monies to the fund, and establish an award. Hilde was a CCBC Board member, and for 16 years was the CCBC’s bookkeeper. A tapestry artist, Hilde wove the seat covers for the office’s Francis Lemieux chairs, adding to the CCBC’s permanent collection.