November 4, 2015
I am happy to announce that my book Mike Grandmaison’s Ontario, released this past spring by Turnstone Press, was a Winner of a 2015 Certificate of Merit in the Category Art Books at this year’s annual Premier Print Awards sponsored by the Printing Industries of America.
The Premier Print Award Competition recognizes the highest quality printed pieces in various categories from around the world. Each year, only the most worthy pieces receive Awards of Recognition, Certificates of Merit, and the highest honor—the Benny statue.
I wish to thank Turnstone Press for their assistance and for allowing me the freedom in creating my books. I also owe much gratitude to Friesens for all their efforts in printing such fine books. All that hard work usually pays off!
November 29, 2012
Donovan Bergman, Customer Representative with Friesens, presented publisher Jamis Paulson and myself yesterday with a plaque commemorating the PIA Award received earlier this summer for the printing of the book ‘Prairie and Beyond’. The book placed third in the category ‘art books’ among thousands of entries submitted from across North America in the 2012 annual Premier Print Award Competition. It's a wonderful tribute to the quality and workmanship exhibited by the collaboration of an artist (yours truly), a publisher (Turnstone Press) and a printer (Friesens). The plaque will be proudly displayed at The Canadian Gallery.
"The Premier Print Award goes to those firms who demonstrate a unique ability to create visual masterpieces. Chosen from thousands of entries, each represents the unique partnership between designer and printer, need and creativity, technology and craft".
October 17, 2011
The 2011 Friesens Engagement Calendar has won a 'PIA Award of Recognition' in the category 'Diaries and Desk Calendars'. I am honored to have been the featured artist in the current edition of Friesens Engagement Calendar. The prestigious calendar, elegantly designed by Jef Burnard, showcases more than 50 of my nature images. Over the years, Friesens has masterfully printed many of the projects that I have been involved with through various publishers, including my last four coffee table books.