Thursday, April 17, 2008

Vancouver Award Recipients

Congrats to Kevin Schmidt and Tim Lee, who were both named recipients of the VIVA Award, a $12 000 prize granted by the Jack and Doris Shadbolt Foundation to artists in mid-career. Jeff Wall also won the Audain Prize for Lifetime Achievement, the province's biggest annual award for the visual arts. The Audain Foundation has helped the VAG become one of the largest public holders of Wall's work in North America and this year they raised the value of the Lifetime Achievement award from $5,000 to $30,000.

Pictured: Kevin Schmidt's exhibition "Fog" at Mercer Union, 2005.

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