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2017 April 18

Plaskett and Petry Awards 2017

Congratulations! Jason Stovall is the 2017 Joseph Plaskett Award recipient! Based in Victoria, B.C., Jason completed his MFA (2016) at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario. Thanks to Sky Glabush, Associate Professor at Western for the letter of reference. And congratulations Gillian King! MFA (2016–University of Ottawa) who is the Nancy Petry Award winner. Thanks to Andrew Wright, Director of the Department of Visual Arts, University of Ottawa for his letter of support.

Jury for 2017 was held in Toronto. Thanks to artist and professor Laura Millard at OCAD who served as Chair, David Liss from MOCA, and Alexander Irving of University of Toronto. The experienced jury members enthusiastically offered their recommendations to the Joseph Plaskett and Nancy Petry Foundations and they offer congratulations the winners. Jen Aitken assisted the awards process.

Awards: The artists will receive their awards at the 2017 RCA President’s Party held at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto on Saturday May 6, 2017in Toronto. The event has been organized by Lina Jabra, Executive Director at the RCA. For tickets contact

Next year: Thank you to all the artists that took the time to apply, and all the professors and instructors that wrote meaningful letters of reference. The jury is always faced with a tough job given the talent in this country. Images, statement and support letters help the jury make the decision. If you are eligible, please apply next year, and encourage fellow MFA painters to do the same.

– Landon Mackenzie, Professor at Emily Carr University and Awards Co-ordinator, Joseph Plaskett Foundation

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