Annie Yung de Nayan a remporté le «RBC Emerging Artist People’s Choice Award», accompagné d’un prix de 10’000$ !!!
Ce concours pan-canadien réunissait 5 artistes de la relève sélectionnés pour exposer une œuvre pendant un mois au Gardiner Museum. Puis les gens devaient voter au musée et sur internet.
L’artiste gagnante est celle qui a reçu une majorité des 4’000 votes recueillis durant le mois de septembre 2011…
donc….. Merci Merci Merci et encore Merci à toutes celles et ceux qui ont pris le temps de voter pour Annie !
et voici un extrait du communiqué de presse
RBC Emerging Artist People’s choice award
You Voted: Annie Yung takes home the prize
The Gardiner Museum is pleased to announce that Annie Yung has won the inaugural RBC Emerging Artist People’s Choice Award for ceramic art, including a $10,000 prize. All participating artists attended the public reception at the Gardiner Museum where the winner was announced by RBC Foundation last night.
A panel of experts nominated five outstanding young Canadian artists as contenders; Eliza Au of Richmond, BC; Jeremy Hatch of Bozeman, MT (originally from Vancouver, BC); Xanthe Isbister of Medicine Hat, AB; Alwyn O’Brien of Salt Spring Island, BC.; and this year’s winner, Annie Yung of Montreal, QC.
“I’m pleased to accept the RBC Emerging Artist People’s Choice Award. I was so honoured to be selected for an award run by such a prestigious organization that is committed to the arts,” said Annie Yung, emerging artist. “It was an excellent opportunity to create a unique ceramic piece and to share it with a large audience at both the showcase and on the Gardiner Museum’s webpage.”
As a part of the award process, each artist was able to showcase their new works of ceramic art specifically created for the competition. This year, the exhibition of the nominated artists’ work was on display at the Gardiner Museum and on the Museum’s website from September 2 to October 3, 2011.
During this period, visitors to both the exhibit at the Gardiner and the museum’s website were invited to vote for the artist of their choice and to explain their decision at www.gardinermuseum.com/rbcemergingartist. The Gardiner posted comments made by participating members of the public on its website to stimulate a national dialogue about ceramic art.