The Yukon Prize for Visual Arts Blog
Happy Spring! Along with the coming of spring comes the receipt of applications for this year’s Yukon Prize and the beginning of a series of events and reveals that will culminate in the Yukon Prize Visual Arts Celebration Weekend, September 15 – 17, 2023.
We are thrilled to announce our fabulous jury for Yukon Prize 2023, which will be open for applications from January 1 – February 28, 2023.
Yukon: Where Art is Gold. This was the theme of the Yukon Prize’s booth at Art Vancouver May 5 – 8, where the artwork of five of the finalists was on display. It was a great opportunity to introduce…
Thank you for your support for Yukon visual arts! We are grateful for your encouragement, guidance and support which helped bring about the creation of the Yukon Prize.
Can it really be three weeks since the inaugural Yukon Prize for Visual Arts was awarded?
Victoria Fred (Tut.Latseen) is a Dakhká Khwáan dancer and drum carrier, and a passionate collector of Yukon art. Read more about the relationship between regalia and art and the stories art tells.
Read about two early female Yukon artists, Kitty Smith and Lillias Farley, in our What’s Up Yukon article
After hearing New York Art Critic Jerry Saltz speak to a large crowd about “How to be an Artist”, we decided to read his book and think about how his advice might apply to Yukon artists. To learn more, check out our article in What’s Up Yukon.
Artists will have to submit a short bio (150 words or less) and an artist’s statement (500 words or less) as part of their application for the Yukon Prize. For some people, this may be an intimidating process. To make it easier, here are a few tips, drawn from a recent webinar by Katie Newman, Curator at Arts Underground in Whitehorse, Yukon.