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The Lind Prize | Exhibition + Award Ceremony

On February 7, The Polygon Gallery opened a showcase of work by the finalists of the Philip B. Lind Emerging Artist Prize.

A jury consisting of art critic Robin Laurence, Victoria Arts Council executive director Kegan McFadden, and curator Pablo de Ocampo selected finalists from over 60 longlisted portfolios. The shortlisted finalists will be on display at The Polygon Gallery from February 7 – March 15, 2020. On Wednesday, February 12, the winner of the Philip B. Lind Emerging Artist Prize will be announced at an Opening Reception and Award Ceremony, and will receive a $5,000 prize towards producing a new project, to be featured at The Polygon Gallery in 2021.

Seven Emily Carr University community members are shortlisted for this prize: Rebecca Bair (MFA candidate), Preston Buffalo (2nd year student), Lacie Burning (BFA 2019), Rydel Cerezo (BFA 2019), Rina Lyshaug (4th year student), Adiba Muzaffar (MFA 2018), and Svava Tergesen (3rd year student).

Exhibition Tours

Tours of The Lind Prize 2020 will be hosted every Saturday at 2PM. To join the tour, arrive at the ground floor lobby of the Polygon Gallery at 1:55PM. These tours are recommended for general visitors as an introduction to the contest and exhibition.

Established in 2016, the Philip B. Lind Emerging Artist Prize is awarded annually to an emerging BC-based artist working in mediums of film, photography, or video. Artists are nominated for the prize by staff and faculty from established arts institutions, organisations, and post-secondary programs from across the province.

A jury consisting of art critic Robin Laurence, Victoria Arts Council executive director Kegan McFadden, and curator Pablo de Ocampo selected finalists from over 60 longlisted portfolios. The shortlisted finalists will be on display at The Polygon Gallery from February 7 – March 15, 2020. On Wednesday, February 12, the winner of the Philip B. Lind Emerging Artist Prize will be announced at an Opening Reception and Award Ceremony, and will receive a $5,000 prize towards producing a new project, to be featured at The Polygon Gallery in 2021.

The Philip B. Lind Emerging Artist Prize is made possible through a generous donation from Rogers Communications, in honour of Phil Lind’s commitment to the company and the communications industry over the course of 40 years.

The Polygon Gallery is a vibrant art institution that inspires and provokes cultural insight through adventurous programming. The Gallery is committed to championing artists and cultivating engaged audiences. Its lens of inquiry creatively responds to shifting perceptions of the world, through the histories and evolving technologies of photography and related media.

Operating as Presentation House Gallery for forty years, the organization has produced over 300 exhibitions and numerous publications, earning a reputation as an adventurous public art institution. The Polygon’s innovative programming has featured a range of artworks from acclaimed Vancouver photographers and world‐renowned artists to private collections and vernacular photography.

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