Established in 2016, the Philip B. Lind Emerging Artist Prize is awarded annually to an emerging artist in British Columbia working with mediums of film, photography, or video.
Please join us at The Polygon Gallery on Wednesday, February 12 at 7:00 pm for the opening reception and awards ceremony. The winner of the Lind Prize will be announced, receiving $5,000 toward the commissioning of a new artwork to be exhibited at The Polygon in 2021. This year, the Gallery received nominations for over sixty artists from across the province. The Lind Prize finalists are Rebecca Bair, Preston Buffalo, Lacie Burning, Rydel Cerezo, Krystle Coughlin, Jorden Blue Doody, Laura Gildner, Rina Lyshaug, Adiba Muzaffar, Xan Shian and Svava Tergesen.
The finalists were selected by a jury comprised of art critic Robin Laurence, Victoria Arts Council executive director Kegan McFadden, and curator Pablo de Ocampo. The Lind Prize 2020 Exhibition will be on view from February 7—March 15, 2020.
Image: Krystle Coughlin, Royal Tease (detail), 2020, inkjet print, image courtesy the artist