August 15, 2012
Friesens, the printer for my latest book 'Mike Grandmaison's Prairie and Beyond' received a '2012 PIA Certificate of Merit' in the category 'Art Books'. Thanks to all the 'good folks' at Friesens for working so hard with me to print such a beautiful book. I'm also very happy that my publisher, Turnstone Press, also works closely with Friesens.
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. The Benny has become a universally recognized symbol for excellence in the printing industry.
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.