King Newell in establishing this Barbara and King Newell award in 1997 wanted to help our Centre survive during a time when the government was drastically reducing financial support for the Arts. Also, he thought that by setting this example it would encourage others to donate money so that the I.C.A.C would continue to survive and thrive. At the same time, he would give public recognition to individuals who have helped make the Centre such a successful enterprise. He felt that such individuals are of inestimable value to our community.
Criteria for nomination
The suggested general guideline-nominee does not have to meet every criteria point.
- Recipient should have some history with the I.C.A.C
- Recipient should have contributed his or her knowledge to I.C.A.C or members.
- Recipient to have been recognized by their peers.
- Recipient should have encouraged and nurtured others in their I.C.A.C related activities.
- Supports activities of the Centre and I.C.A.C members.
2022 Newell Award Winner
Linda Dineen has been a member of the Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre since 1991, starting as the Children’s Programming Rep on the Board and founding the Young At Art Program. As a driving force of the Fibre Arts Bunch, she has inspired fellow members with a breadth of artistic knowledge, always encouraging members and making lasting connections. Her other interests include watercolour painting, stained glass, and pottery. Presently, Linda is the Exhibition Coordinator where her skills and experience shine through to create high-caliber art displays. As a dedicated member, Linda promotes the Centre in our community through collaborations and her welcoming demeanor. Her ideas are thoughtful and forward-thinking making her an asset to the Board. A true creative spirit, Linda is an example of a volunteer who takes care of many facets that add up to make a real difference and positive impact on the Centre.