hilde gerson award

hilde gerson award

hilde gerson award

award & exhibition opportunity



deadline for applications

tba in 2024

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 is 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. 

The winning submission is awarded $1000 and the opportunity to exhibit a retrospective of their work within two years of being awarded the prize.

Please note that there is an application fee for this award – $35USD – as this allows us to use Slideroom to engage master jurors from around the province to view, assess and discuss each submission.