Lifetime Achievement Award

Sponsored by The Co-operators

2005 Lifetime Achievement Recipient - Bill Epp

Bill Epp (Posthumous)

Bill Epp influenced local artists as a founding member of the Prairie Sculptors Association, as a professor at the University of Saskatchewan and as a prolific artist. His encouragement to other artists and his success in community building set the foundation for sculpture in this province. His bronzing technique is recognized across North America and he was happy to share his skills with his students and other emerging sculptors.

30 Below

Sponsored by Dr. Jacqui Shumiatcher

2005 30 Below Recipient - Holly Luhning

Holly Luhning

Holly Luhning of Saskatoon promises to be among Saskatchewan's best poets. She already shows the beginnings of becoming a cultural leader by sharing her knowledge with her community through workshops and other activities. Publishing a book at Holly's age is a major achievement and is only one of her many impressive personal accomplishments.


Sponsored by SaskCulture

2005 Leadership Recipient - Richard Spafford

Richard Spafford

Richard Spafford of Regina has been a strong advocate for the arts community, working quietly in the background, encouraging artists by collecting their work and creating venues for them to perform and exhibit. Over the years he has been involved in many major initiatives that have helped to foster a rich, creative environment for Saskatchewan artists.


Sponsored by Saskatchewan Arts Board

2005 Innovation Recipient - Edward Poitras

Edward Poitras

Edward Poitras of Lestock has been a force in the contemporary visual art world for more then two decades. His large, conceptual installation pieces have been recognized internationally and he is the first Indigenous artist to represent Canada at the prestigious Venice Bienale. He was also awarded a Governor General's Award in visual arts. Throughout his career Edward has remained connected to his community and continues to exhibit with and mentor emerging artists.


The Saskatchewan Arts Board would like to thank the sponsors of the 2005 Lieutenant Governor's Arts Awards:

Event Sponsor

  • The Co-operators

Media Sponsors

  • The StarPhoenix
  • Leader-Post
  • Global Television

Award Sponsors

  • The Co-operators
  • SaskCulture
  • Dr. Jacqui Shumiatcher

Friends of the LG Awards

  • McPherson, Leslie and Tyerman, LLP (MLT)
  • Crown Enterprises Ltd.

Table Sponsors

  • SaskTel
  • SaskEnergy
  • Saskatchewan Lotteries
  • University of Regina
  • Crown Investments Corporation (CIC)
  • Tourism Saskatchewan
  • Regina Inn
  • Canada Life
  • Marie Lanoo and Danny Shapiro
  • Great West Life Assurance Company
  • London Life

Community Partners

  • Saskatchewan Centennial 2005
  • Access Communications
  • Common Weal Community Arts Inc.