Philip B. Lind Emerging Artist Prize Winner Announced at The Polygon Gallery

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North Vancouver, BC | On Tuesday, May 21 at 7pm, the winner of the Philip B. Lind Emerging Artist Prize was announced at an Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony at The Polygon Gallery. We are delighted to recognize Jessica Johnson for her work Hazel Isle, a 14-minute documentary shot in Scotland, considering how the gradual loss of traditional language affects change in a rural community. Johnson has received a $5,000 prize towards producing a new project, which will be featured at an exhibition at The Polygon Gallery in 2020. An honorable mention has additionally been awarded to Claire Geddes Bailey and Garnet Dirksen.

Since 2016, The Lind Prize has been awarded annually to an artist working in the mediums of film, photography or video. The winner of the Lind Prize receives $5,000 and a chance to produce a project with The Polygon Gallery. This year, the jury consisting of writer and art collector Claudia Beck, Nanaimo Art Gallery curator Jesse Birch, and BC artist Liz Magor chose 11 finalists from an outstanding selection of over 50 nominated portfolios.

The work of all finalists is on view at The Polygon Gallery in The Lind Prize 2019 exhibition until June 9.

Claire Geddes Bailey
Evan Berg
Roxanne Charles
Garnet Dirksen
Jessica Johnson
Aaron Leon
Christian McGinty
Lilian Rose Smith
Ryan Stella
Weronika Stepien
Ran Zhou

We are grateful to: 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.

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