Image: Brendan Tang
The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery is calling for submissions to The Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics and The RBC Award for Glass.
With the ongoing generosity of Ms. Winifred Shantz and the RBC Foundation, the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery presents these prestigious national awards for early-career practicing ceramic and glass artists who have been working professionally for between 3 to 10 years. The awards are intended to allow each winning artist to undertake a period of independent research, or other activities with the capacity to advance their artistic and professional practice at a key moment in his or her career. Winners of the Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics and the RBC Award for Glass will receive $10,000 each.
Juries comprised of respected artists and arts professionals associated with the silica arts will choose a finalist list. This year's winners will be announced at a gala event on October 13, 2011.
Each of these annual awards presents a monetary prize for innovative professional development to an emerging ceramic or glass artist, allowing the recipients time to travel, to attend international residencies or to conduct research that will enrich experience and fortify career aspirations in the field of contemporary art or fine craft.
To apply to either of these awards, you must be a Canadian citizen or have Permanent Resident status, as defined by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. You must also meet the definition of a professional artist. The Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics and the RBC Award for Glass is accessible to Aboriginal artists and artists of diverse cultural and regional communities of Canada.
Deadline for Submissions - Friday, August 26, 2011 by 5pm
For more information, please contact Christian Bernard Singer, Curator, at (519) 746-1882, ext. 230 or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or visit our website: www.theclayandglass.ca/events/awards
Winners of the Winifred Shantz Award have included the following outstanding recipients: Brendan Tang (2010), Jasna Sokolovic (2009), Kasia Piech (2008), Rory MacDonald (2007), Ying-Yueh Chuang (2006), Kate Hyde (2005), Joan Bruneau (2004), Marc Vincent Egan (2003), Laurent Craste (2002), Susan Collett (2001). All of the RBC Award for Glass winners to date have represented the remarkable practices that make up contemporary glass art. Previous winners of the RBC Award for Glass are Rachael Wong (2010), Cali Bales (2009), and Julia Reimer (2008).
The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery fosters interaction among artworks, artists, and community and is recognized nationally for its critically acclaimed exhibitions of regional, national, and international artists. The Gallery offers lectures, classes, workshops, tours, and houses an ever- expanding collection of historical and contemporary Canadian ceramic, glass and enamel art, conserving and promoting a rich and active component of Canada's rich cultural heritage. Our award winning architecture, outstanding exhibitions and programs have placed The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery at the forefront of contemporary art experience.
The Gallery is located at 25 Caroline Street North in Waterloo, Ontario. It is open Tuesday to Friday, from 11 am to 6 pm, Saturdays from 10 am to 5 pm, and Sundays 1 to 5 pm. Admission to the Gallery is free.