Congratulations to Anna Torma on her national recognition for excellence in the visual arts. The Saidye Bronfman Award ($25,000) is one of the largest individual prizes for fine craft in Canada. In addition, every year, the Canadian Museum of History acquires works from the winner for its permanent collection.
After winning the Strathbutler Award in 2008, Torma has been recognized by the province of New Brunswick with the Lieutenant Governor’s Award in 2014. She is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts and exhibits nationally and internationally. In 2019 Torma received a Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation International Residency to participate in the 16th International Triennial of Tapestry in Lodz, Poland and to study in Italy. Work envisioned during this period is the subject of a national touring exhibition Permanent Danger which will open in Toronto at the Textile Musuem of Canada on April 4, 2020. In 2011, Permanent Danger will travel to Owens Art Gallery in Sackville.