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2016 May 10

Joe Plaskett/Nancy Petry Awards for 2016 - Ceremony on May 14 in Vancouver

The winners of the fourteenth Joseph Plaskett Award ($25,000) and the second Nancy Petry Award ($10,000) will be announced in Vancouver on Saturday May 14 from 3 to 4 PM at the Equinox Gallery (525 Great Northern Way). Come celebrate the recipients of these prestigious national awards: Ambera Lindsay Wellmann (MFA University of Guelph) and M.E. Sparks (MAA Emily Carr University). Please join the RCA, representatives of the Joseph Plaskett Foundation and the art community. This year’s jury has included chair David MacWilliam (ECU), Allyson Clay (SFU) and Gary Pearson (UBCO). The award process has been co-ordinated by Landon Mackenzie since 2009. The painting exhibition by Kim Dorland, which is currently at Equinox Gallery, makes a perfect context for this announcement and the event is held in conjunction with the 136th gathering of the RCA being held this year in Vancouver.

For those Master’s program (painting) artists who applied this year, thank you for such well prepared submissions, great images, and good letters from your supportive references. As usual it was a tough competition and the jury spent hours making the final decisions. Painting is alive and well in Canada! If you are still eligible for 2017 we urge you to apply again! If not, help us spread the word to others who can.

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