November 27, 2021


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Joseph Tisiga Awarded $20,000 as the Winner of the Initial-At any time Yukon Prize for Visible Arts

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Biennial prize sets out to bring Yukon into the countrywide artwork scene dialogue

WHITEHORSE, SK, Nov. 23, 2021 /CNW/ – Joseph Tisiga is declared as the winner of the 2021 Yukon Prize for Visible Arts for his get the job done which include Dreamcatcher, Resilience is Retaliatory and Untitled Series of 25 Astroturf Panels, getting household the $20,000 Prize and the recognition of being the to start with receiver of this new, prestigious award. The Prize was awarded Saturday, November 20th, 2021 in a gala ceremony in Whitehorse. The Prize acknowledges excellence by Yukon visible artists and will be a catalyst for the marketing of Yukon visible artwork throughout Canada.

“I seriously take pleasure in this help and recognition for Yukon artwork”, explained Tisiga. “It would be fantastic if the Prize encourages individuals to come up and see what is likely on in Whitehorse. You can find genuinely appealing function remaining created by Yukoners and hopefully this prize will encourage Yukon artists to take challenges and do additional experimental get the job done, and persuade the artwork-purchasing general public to assist Yukon artists.”

Dreamcatcher by Joseph Tisiga (CNW Group/Yukon Prize for Visual Arts)

Dreamcatcher by Joseph Tisiga (CNW Group/Yukon Prize for Visual Arts)

The remaining finalists have been chosen from 107 entries and will receive $2,000. They are:

The winner announcement marks the fruition of the inaugural Prize, which will turn into a biennial event. As an authentic arts incubator, the Yukon has creativeness in its DNA and is home to a varied neighborhood of visible artists.

Esteemed jurors Gaëtane Verna, Director of The Ability Plant Contemporary Art Gallery in Toronto, Ryan Doherty, Chief Curator of Present-day Calgary, and Candice Hopkins, an internationally regarded impartial curator and a citizen of Carcross/Tagish Initially Nation, chosen the finalists and the winner.

The Yukon Prize was co-launched by Julie Jai and David Trick to enable ensure the Yukon artwork scene has a prominent voice in the Canadian cultural landscape.

“We’ve been encouraged by the outpouring of aid for the 1st-at any time Yukon Prize and the extraordinary high-quality of the finalists’ perform. We increase our heartfelt congratulations to Joseph for successful the inaugural Prize.” said co-Founder Julie Jai. “The Prize generates an option to share Yukon artwork with a much larger audience and to celebrate the artistic spirit which animates and enriches our lives.”

The works of all finalists are out there on the Yukon Prize site. Tourism Yukon is happy to be a component of the Yukon Prize, which will raise aid for the improvement of Yukon artists, and deepen the link in between locals and all those outside the house the Yukon to master about and appreciate Yukon artwork.

About The Yukon Prize for Visible Arts
The prize recognizes excellence by Yukon visual artists and is a catalyst for the promotion of Yukon visual art throughout Canada. The prize has three aims:

  • To supply a economical prize of $20,000 to a single Yukon artist that will help them aim whole-time on developing art

  • To advertise Yukon art and Yukon artists in just the Yukon, nationally and internationally

  • To foster a tradition of curatorial critique and discourse in the Yukon and motivate artists to be the most effective that they can possibly be.

The award and displays of the finalists’ works will make possibilities for Yukon artists and inspire connections amongst Yukon artists and the visual arts community in the relaxation of Canada, providing enhanced visibility, artistic improvement and potential for income. The Yukon Prize is meant to be a biennial celebration and the Yukon Prize internet site will property an online gallery of the operates of past finalists. For additional info take a look at

Yukon Prize for Visible Arts Winner, Joseph Tisiga (CNW Group/Yukon Prize for Visual Arts)

Source Yukon Prize for Visible Arts


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