The Eldon & Anne Foote Edmonton Visual Arts Prize

2017 Foote Prize Nomination Form

We have revised and updated the nomination form for the 2017 competition.

2017 Foote Prize Nomination form (pdf)

Gary James Joynes wins Foote Prize on June 23rd, 2016

The winner of the 5th annual Eldon + Anne Foote Edmonton Visual Arts Prize:
GaryjoynesRI James Joynes (nominated by David Candler of dc3 Art Projects, Edmonton).
The work pictured above is Broken Sound shown at dc3 Art Projects between May 6th – June 13th, 2015. Broken Sound was a large installation composed of four individual single channel HD videos.

Joynes received a cheque for $10,000. Two short listed artists, Shane Golby (nominated by Heather Hamel of Scott Gallery, Edmonton) and Dana Holst (nominated by Kristy Trinier of the Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton) each received cheques for $500.00. The independent jurors for this award were: Anamaria Mendez: Fort McMurray, Troy Patenaude: Canmore and Shauna Thompson: Calgary.

Short Biography of Gary James Joynes: 
Gary James Joynes is Edmonton-based sound and visual artist who performs at international music events around the world as Clinker. His sound and visual installation works have been presented at dc3 Art Projects, Harcourt House, Latitude 53, the Koeffler Centre for the Arts, and the 2013 Biennial of Contemporary Art at the AGA.

Clinker has presented Live Cinema performances throughout Canada and internationally at sound art and new media festivals, and he has held a residency at the Banff Centre from which his Frequency Paintings work developed. His work has been commissioned for (and toured with) the International Leonard Cohen Festival, and he has released a full-length audio work on the Los Angeles Sound Art Label Dragon’s Eye Recordings.

Gary’s work blends the beauty and physicality of sound, by combining auditory and visual elements in both live performance, and in rigorous and emotional photo and video installation works.

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 celebrates the brilliance of Visual Artists in Edmonton.

This prize is open to Edmonton area artists nominated by a gallery, art group or art organization also located in the Edmonton area (defined as the City of Edmonton and its four surrounding counties). Entries may be in any visual arts media and must have been shown in a greater Edmonton area gallery space during 2015 (January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2015). Submissions will be judged by an independent jury selected by Visual Arts Alberta Association.

Previous Winners

In 2015 (for work exhibited in 2014): Julian Forrest

In 2014 (for work exhibited in 2013): Brenda Draney

In 2013 (for work exhibited in 2012): Paul Freeman

In 2012 (for work exhibited in 2011): Arlene Wasylynchuk