The next deadline for The Eldon & Anne Foote Edmonton Visual Arts Prize will be 4pm, Thursday March 28th, 2013.
Art Galleries, Institutions and Art Groups in the Greater Edmonton region may nominate one Greater Edmonton artist (or a group) that exhibited in their gallery in the 2012 calendar year (sometime between January 01st, 2012 and December 31st, 2012).
View the application form here.
The Eldon & Anne Foote Edmonton Visual Arts Prize was 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. This Visual Arts Prize is a brand new award that celebrates the brilliance of Visual Artists in Edmonton.
In the inaugural year, an independent jury composed of three art professionals from outside the Edmonton area (Robert Steven — Executive Director / Curator, Art Gallery of Grande Prairie; Cindy Baker –performance / multimedia artist, Saskatoon; and Barbara Amos, painter / multimedia artist, Calgary and Crowsnest Pass) evaluated submissions and a short list of five Edmonton Visual Artists emerged.
The short listed artists for the first Eldon & Anne Foote Edmonton Visual Arts Prize in alphabetical order with the nominating gallery in brackets are: Paul Freeman (Harcourt House Art Centre), Alan Henderson (Douglas Udell Gallery), David Janzen (Peter Robertson Gallery), Amy Loewan (Strathcona County Art Gallery @501) and Arlene Wasylynchuk (Art Gallery of Alberta).
Arlene Wasylynchuk was the winner of The Eldon and Anne Foote Edmonton Visual Arts Prize at a short ceremony on June 21st, 2012. Her Installation SALTUS ILLUMINATI was nominated by The Art Gallery of Alberta.