British Columbia finalists for the Phillip B. Lind Emerging Artist Prize

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The group of artists will be featured in North Vancouver Gallery’s 2022 Lind Prize exhibition from December 10 to January 29, 2023.

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The award is given annually to an emerging British Columbia artist working in film, photography or video. The seven finalists have practices that span various photographic mediums, from print to video installation, from digitization to collage.

Selected from 50 nominees, this year’s finalists are: Simranpreet Anand, Wei Chen, Sidney Gordon, Natasha Katedralis, Jake Kimble, Aaron Leon and Katayoon Yousefbigloo.

The 2022 winner will be announced at an awards ceremony on January 26, 2023.

“Since 2016, the Lind Prize has been honoring young artists for their lucid creative visions,” Polygon Gallery director Reid Shier said in a statement. “This award has impacted the lives of many emerging artists in British Columbia. We look forward to supporting even more of the talented people who contribute so vitally to Vancouver’s vibrant arts scene.

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To celebrate Polygon Gallery’s fifth anniversary, this year’s cash prize was raised by Lind to $10,000. With support from Quay North Urban Development, each shortlisted artist will receive $2,500.

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This year’s winner will be selected by a jury of arts professionals, including Emmy Lee Wall, Executive Director of the Capture Photography Festival; Richard Hill, Smith Jarislowsky Senior Curator of Canadian Art at the Vancouver Art Gallery; and Samuel Roy-Bois, artist and assistant professor of creative studies at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan. In addition to the cash prize, the winner will have the opportunity to produce a project with The Polygon Gallery.

The 2022 Lind Prize Opening Reception will take place on Thursday, December 15 at 7 p.m.

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