Emerging Artist’s Prize Reception
Thursday, May 22, 2014
The Contemporary Art Society of Vancouver (CASV) has announced five finalists for the 2014 CASV Emerging Artist’s Prize, a competition open to emerging artists in the Lower Mainland. The biennial prize was established in 2011 to encourage and support artists within the first five years of their careers, and is the only one of its kind in Vancouver selected through an open competition.
Chosen from among 89 applicants, the five are Derya Akay, Byron Peters, Laura Piasta, Joseph Staples, and Erdem Tasdelen. The distinguished jury of art professionals who selected the finalists are: Grant Arnold (Audain Curator of British Columbia Art, Vancouver Art Gallery); Vanessa Kwan, artist and programmer; Sarah Macaulay (Macaulay Fine Art); Kimberly Phillips (Director/Curator of Access Gallery), and Reid Shier (Director of Presentation House Gallery).
Their work will be exhibited at Access Gallery (accessgallery.ca) in Vancouver from May 17 – 31, with an opening reception on Thursday, May 22 from 7 – 10pm. The winner of the $3000 prize will be announced at 7:30 pm on the night of the opening.