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 Arts, the Yukon Arts Foundation, the Yukon Arts Centre, the Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce and Casino Mining  held the first ever Business AND Arts After Hours at the Yukon Arts Centre on Thursday, November 9th. Thank you to all who came out to celebrate Yukon art and promote connections between the business and arts communities.  Over 100 people attended and enjoyed meeting old and new friends over appies and drinks, hearing about the connections between art and business, seeing the launch of the Yukon Prize Finalists’ Exhibition Catalogue, touring the show and finding out who won the Viewers’ Choice award.  Thanks to everyone for coming out!

2023 Yukon Prize Catalogue for Sale

2023 Yukon Prize Exhibition Catalogue

The 2023 Yukon Prize catalogue is now available for sale! Take home a lovely keepsake or purchase one for your art-loving friends or family. Includes an essay by Yukon writer Rhiannon Russell and photos of the Finalists’ artworks and exhibition by Whitehorse-based photographers, Mark Kelly and Mike Thomas.

Available for $20 (includes shipping).

Feedback on date change for 2025 Yukon Prize

The Yukon Prize is seeking feedback on a potential change of date for the 2025 Yukon Prize Weekend. We would greatly appreciate any comments or notification of potential conflicting events. Suggested dates are:

October 3rd – 5th, 2025
November 7th – 9th, 2025

Feedback on this potential date change can be sent to

Yukon Prize in the News

Alumni News

2023 Yukon Prize recipient, Kaylyn Baker, participated in the Spirit of the West Coast runway show at Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week on November 23rd.

Kaylyn Baker - Spirit of the West
Krystle Silverfox Artist Talk November 29

2021 Yukon Prize finalist Krystle Silverfox is the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture Artist in Residence in Dawson City. Krystle will be delivering a free artist talk at the Yukon School of Visual Arts on November 29th at 6pm.

Social Fabric

Veronica Verkley, 2021 Yukon Prize finalist, is exhibiting recent work in the Yellowknife Artist Run Community Centre group show, Social Fabric. The show runs until January 2024 at the Yellowknife Visitor’s Information Centre. More information »

Dr. Heather Igloliorte, juror for the 2023 Yukon Prize, has been appointed as the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Decolonial and Transformational Indigenous Art Practices.

Igloliorte will “provide training and mentorship to Indigenous and other equity-deserving post-secondary students—especially those from remote, northern, reserve and other underserved communities. Through hands-on learning and opportunities to experiment and innovate, these emerging researchers and professionals will be equipped to transform the future.”

Congratulations, Heather! More details can be found here.

Dr. Heather Igloliorte, juror for the 2023 Yukon Prize, appointed as the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Decolonial and Transformational Indigenous Art Practices.

Upcoming Yukon Art Events

Yukon Artists at Work will be opening their latest group show, Re-collecting, celebrating the organization’s 20th anniversary. The opening will be held Friday, November 30th from 5-7pm at the Yukon Arts Centre. 

Re-Collecting Yukon Artists at Work - 20th Anniversary Exhibit

Put Yourself in the Picture

To make a charitable donation online to support Yukon art and artists through the Yukon Prize, please donate through our partner, the Yukon Arts Foundation, via Canada Helps.

Where you see the heading: “Apply your donation to a specific fund set up by this charity" select “Yukon Prize for Visual Arts” from the drop down menu.

You will receive a charitable donation receipt immediately by email from Canada Helps, identifying your support for the Yukon Prize for Visual Arts.