February 2023 marks the beginning of SK Arts' 75th anniversary year. On February 3, 1948, the Saskatchewan Arts Board opened its doors, supporting artists across the province. As we celebrate this milestone, we look to honour the past, the present and the future of the province's vibrant arts community with the We Celebrate You campaign. SK Arts asked 75 established artists to nominate one strong, emerging artist, program or training opportunity that makes the future of Saskatchewan arts exciting.

Guy Vanderhaeghe, SK Arts 75th anniversary nominator - Close up profile of older man. He is smiling slightly, wearing a baby blue shirt and grey jacket.

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Guy Vanderhaeghe

Guy Vanderhaeghe is a three-time winner of the Governor General’s Award for fiction. He is the author of short story collections, novels, plays, and one teleplay. For his body of work, he has received the Timothy Findley Award, the Harbourfront Prize, the Cheryl and Henry Kloppenburg Prize, the Saskatchewan Lieutenant Governor’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and was made a Fellow of The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation.

Theressa Slind, SK Arts 75th anniversary nominee - Close up portrait of woman. She has long grey and brown hair. She is smiling, wearing glasses and wearing a purplish brownish sweater.

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Theressa Slind

Theressa Slind is a writer and librarian based in Saskatoon. Her debut short story collection, Only If We're Caught, won the 2022 Saskatchewan Book Awards First Book Award and was shortlisted for the Book of the Year and Fiction Awards.

"…razor sharp intelligence, sly sense of humor and ability to write quirky arresting characters"
– Guy Vanderhaeghe

Theressa’s collection of short stories, Only If We’re Caught, showcases the writer’s razor-sharp intelligence, sly sense of humour, and ability to create quirky, arresting characters who linger in the mind. Her stories are utterly contemporary narratives, snapshots of the here and now. Theressa Slind is a writer to watch.