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2014 April 22

Celebrating Ten Years of The Plaskett Award in Vancouver in May


An exhibition of 10 former Plaskett Award Recipients, and a Symposium called Painting/Position/Place are to be held in Vancouver on May 9 and 10, 2014.

The exhibition, titled Plaskett Award Ten Years, includes paintings by all former recipients: Julie Trudel (2013), Phil Delisle (2012), Jessica Groome (2011), Megan Hepburn (2010), Vitaly Medvedovsky (2009), Nam Duc Nguyen (2008), Todd Tremeer (2007), Ehryn Torrell (2006), Jennifer Lefort (2005), and Mark Neufeld (2004).

Collin Johanson will be awarded the eleventh $25,000 Joseph Plaskett Award during a special presentation to celebrate ten years of the Plaskett Award. The presentation, exhibition opening and reception will be held at the Equinox Gallery in Vancouver on Friday, May 9, 2014 from 6:30 to 9:00 pm. The art community is invited.

The Joseph Plaskett Foundation is grateful to the Equinox Gallery for providing this outstanding exhibition venue in the heart of Vancouver.

Equinox Gallery, 525 Great Northern Way, Vancouver, BC. Exhibition runs from May 9 to May 17, 2014. www.equinoxgallery.com/

Painting/Position/Place; A Symposium will be held the next day, on Saturday, May 10 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at Emily Carr University of Art + Design on Granville Island (Room NB 245).

The symposium brings together eight artists and two writer-curators to examine the effect of place on artistic practices and positions, specifically in painting. Speakers include Ben Reeves, Jürgen Partenheimer, Landon Mackenzie. Five former Plaskett Award Recipients will also show work and discuss their relationship to their art and a sense of place. The symposium is held in conjunction with Emily Carr University's 2014 Graduation Exhibition.

Both events are free and open to the public.


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