Contemporary Art Society of Vancouver Emerging Artist’s Prize
April 28 – May 9th, 2016
Exhibition Essay and Artist Bios
The Contemporary Art Society of Vancouver (CASV) presents an exhibition at Access Gallery of artwork by the five finalists selected for the (2014) 2016 CASV Emerging Artist’s Prize, a competition open to artists in the (Lower Mainland) GVRD. The biennial prize was established in 2011 to encourage and support artists within the first five years of their careers, and is the only one of its kind in Vancouver selected through an open competition. The CASV Emerging Artist’s Prize award ceremony and opening is Friday, May 6th, 2016, from 6 – 9 pm.
The CASV is a not-for-profit membership-based organization founded in 1977 that focuses on promoting an appreciation and understanding of Contemporary Art. Members enjoy studio visits, art trips, and lectures by prominent artists, critics, collectors, designers, architects and fine art professionals from North America and abroad. The $3000 prize is entirely funded by CASV memberships and donations.
Image: CASV Emerging Artist Prize Exhibition 2014, Access Gallery.