Wednesday, January 18, 2023

North Coast artist Kelli Clifton gains new national acclaim with Canada Council Art Bank placement

Kelli Clifton's piece Gaksdanaa (Behold! is one of a
number of new additions to the Canada Arts 
Art Bank program
(from Ms. Clifton's social media streams)

Already acclaimed as one of the great new talents in the art world, a painting from Prince Rupert's Kelli Clifton has been acquired by the Canada Council of the Arts as part of an expansion of their Collection.

The purchase part of the Council's Art Bank's 50th anniversary celebrations.

Ms. Clifton's piece Gaksdanaa (Behold!) was created in 2020 

Her  work was one of 72 that were acquired as part of the celebration program.

More on the addition to the inventory of art pieces can be reviewed from this information release from the Canada Council for the Arts.

The artists shared word of the news through her social media streams today

You can learn more about the Art Bank and explore some of the works of the nation's artists here.

Follow the Canada Arts Council Social Media spaces below to learn when their collection will be seen and where.

Canada Arts Council #ArtBank50 Twitter

Canada Arts Council Facebook

We've made note of her works of art in the past, some of which can be found across the region on display, some like her mural work with the students of Conrad  School part of the growing number of public art projects in Prince Rupert.

Learn more about Ms. Clifton's work from her Social Media page here 

More notes on Arts in the Northwest can be explored here.

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