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Student receives NWCC President's Art Award

Northwest Community College (NWCC) is awarding students from the Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art for their talent. A first year Fine Arts student has received the newly established NWCC President’s Art Award.

Danika Naccarella of the Nuxalk Nation in Bella Coola, was awarded $750 for her first place painting entitled “Crouching Bear.”

In her piece, a bear is depicted in light blue in a crouching position. Naccarella enjoys using bold and vibrant colours on her artwork and wanted the piece to catch eyes.

“I’m honoured to receive this award,” said Naccarella. “As a young artist, my learning experience at the Freda Diesing School has truly helped to build my confidence and the skills that I’ve learned in my first year shine through in this design. I’m proud that it will become a part of NWCC’s permanent collection.”

NWCC has purchased the painting and limited edition prints will be produced to use as gifts. This gives Naccarella the opportunity to start gaining exposure and recognition for her work while still a NWCC student.

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