News Archive2014 March 4
Ten Years of the Plaskett Award; Exhibition and Symposium
Friday May 9 and Saturday May 10, 2014, Vancouver
This Special Guest Exhibition presents a new work by each of the previous ten award recipients along side a classic earlier painting by the artist Joseph Plaskett. Hosted by the prestigious Equinox Gallery, the Plaskett Foundation is grateful to owner and Director Andy Sylvester for this opportunity to celebrate the excellence of the Plaskett legacy. The gallery, which is beside the future home of the new Emily Carr University campus, is at 525 Great Northern Way, near 1st Avenue and Main Street in Vancouver. The exhibition runs May 9 to 17 with a celebration and opening event on Friday May 9 from 6:30-9pm.
The following day a Symposium will be held from 1 to 4pm at Emily Carr University of Art + Design on Granville Island, SB245. Held in conjunction with the ECU Grad Show the focus is the dynamic of contemporary positions in painting and includes a panel called "Various Positions: People and the Places where they Paint". More information will be posted here two weeks before the event.
The winner of the 2014 Joseph Plaskett Award will be announced in Vancouver at the event to be held at the Equinox Gallery and Emily Carr University.
RCA: The Prize will also be announced at the Presidents Dinner of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (RCA) AGA on Saturday May17 as part of the 134th Annual General Assembly held this year in Edmonton. Following this the announcement will be on this website.
La Presse: The leading Montreal newspaper is doing a year long piece with different journalists assigned to follow 7 rising artists from various disciplines for a full year. It is wonderful that our Plaskett winner is one of them. Journalist Nathalie Petrowski has been assigned to follow Julie Trudel, 2013 Plaskett Award winner. Every month there is a cover plus a double spread of pages in the Saturday Arts section of La Presse. It is amazing coverage and Julie is being featured this way every month since October to next October 2014.
Here is the link: www.lapresse.ca/arts/201401/27/01-4732853-une-annee-avec-le-4e-mois.php
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