The Yukon Prize for Visual Arts Blog

December 2023 Newsletter

December 2023 Newsletter

A fabulous year for Yukon art and artists! It’s been a fabulous year for the Yukon Prize and for Yukon visual arts in general. With most pandemic restrictions lifted, we were able to plan a range of in-person events and organize a true celebration of Yukon visual arts for the Yukon Prize weekend...

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November 2023 Newsletter

November 2023 Newsletter

Congratulations to 2023 Yukon Prize finalist Cole Pauls who was awarded the first ever $3,000 Yukon Prize Casino Mining Viewer's Choice Award. Thank you to all who took the time to visit and vote at the Yukon Prize Finalists' Exhibition.Business AND Arts After Hours The Yukon Prize for Visual...

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October 2023 Newsletter

October 2023 Newsletter

Business AND Arts After Hours (BAAAH) Thursday, November 9 from 5-7 pm at the Yukon Arts Centre The Yukon Prize for Visual Arts, the Yukon Arts Foundation, the Yukon Arts Centre, the Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce and Casino Mining are sponsoring the first ever Business AND Arts After Hours at the...

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September 2023 Newsletter

September 2023 Newsletter

After months of anticipation, we’re pleased to announce that Kaylyn Baker is the recipient of the 2023 Yukon Prize. The Selkirk First Nation artist was one of six finalists vying for the $20,000 visual arts prize.

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Yukon Prize Weekend schedule and Gala line-up announced!

Yukon Prize Weekend schedule and Gala line-up announced!

The first ever Yukon Prize for Visual Arts Weekend will be held in Whitehorse from September 14 to 16, with a gala celebration and plenty of free events for art-loving Yukoners and visitors. The weekend will kick off on Thursday, September 14, with the opening of the Yukon Prize 2023 Exhibition at...

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2023 Yukon Prize Gala tickets on sale

2023 Yukon Prize Gala tickets on sale

Tickets for the 2023 Yukon Prize Gala are now on sale at yukontickets.com! The Yukon Prize Gala is the culmination of a weekend-long celebration of the Yukon creative community from September 14-16 in Whitehorse.  Most events are free and open to the public, except for the Saturday night Gala...

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Announcing the 2023 yukon prize finalists!

Announcing the 2023 yukon prize finalists!

The Yukon Prize for Visual Arts is pleased to announce the finalists for the $20,000 Yukon Prize. Many thanks to the outstanding jurors who made the selection. The artists are:  Kaylyn Baker Jeffrey Langille Rebekah Miller Cole Pauls Omar Reyna  Alainnah WhachellThe six finalists were chosen by a...

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Announcing the 2023 Yukon Prize longlist

Announcing the 2023 Yukon Prize longlist

The Yukon Prize for Visual Arts is pleased to announce the twelve artists who have been named to the longlist for the $20,000 Yukon Prize.  Many thanks to the outstanding jurors who made the selection. Justin ApperleyKaylyn BakerJeffrey LangilleRobyn McLeodMeshell MelvinRebekah MillerJackie...

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Let’s talk Art!

Let’s talk Art!

The Yukon Prize’s mission is to recognize excellence by Yukon visual artists and act as a catalyst for the promotion of Yukon visual art nationally and internationally.

Our Strategic Plan also sets out our values: to be artist centred, to seek excellence, to embrace diversity and inclusion and to celebrate Yukon artists.

How do we ensure that we are living up to those values?

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