Established with the generous support of the Eldon & Anne Foote Fund at Edmonton Community Foundation and in partnership with the Edmonton Arts Council and Visual Arts Alberta Association, The Eldon & Anne Foote Edmonton Visual Arts Prize celebrates the brilliance of visual artists in Edmonton. It is a $10,000 award given annually to an artist from the greater Edmonton area that has exhibited in the previous year.
In the award’s second year, an independent jury composed of three art professionals from outside the Edmonton area (Wayne Baerwaldt — Curator, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, ACAD, Calgary; Tanya Harnett — artist & Assistant Professor, Department of Native American Studies + Department of Art, University of Lethbridge; and David LaRiviere — artist & Artistic Director, Paved Arts, Saskatoon) evaluated submissions and a short list of three Edmonton-based visual artists emerged.
The short listed artists, in alphabetical order, with the nominating gallery in brackets are: Allen Ball (Strathcona County Art Gallery @501), Isla Burns (Peter Robertson Gallery) and Paul Freeman (Art Gallery of Alberta).
Join them for the $10,000 award ceremony planned for Thursday, July 20, 2013 at 7:30 pm in the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery in Edmonton where one of these three artists will become the second winner of the Eldon & Anne Foote Edmonton Visual Arts Prize.
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