2017 Lind Prize Nominees from AHVA

Presentation House Gallery has just announced the shortlist for the second annual Philip B. Lind Emerging Artist Prize. Congratulations to AHVA MFA student Brian Lye and BFA Natasha Habedus!


Brian Lye
Shitty Magician #3 (still)
2016, one minute, HD, silent

Be sure to check out the Lind Prize exhibition at Presentation House Gallery, April 7–28, 2017.

Opening reception: April 7, 7:00 pm

Closing reception and prize announcement: April 28, 7:00 pm

The Lind prize was established to support emerging artists working with photography, film, and video, and reflects Presentation House Gallery’s long history of nurturing new talent among the province’s visual artists. Each year, post-secondary visual arts instructors are invited to nominate a student enrolled in a BFA or a MFA program in British Columbia. Shortlisted students have their work exhibited as part of the the Lind Prize exhibition. The winner is awarded $5,000 toward the production of a new work to be displayed at the future Polygon Gallery, an opportunity designed to showcase artists early in their careers.

The exhibition includes eleven finalists, whose submissions highlight expansive approaches to working with camera images, both still and moving.

The 2017 Lind Prize shortlist:
Durrah Alsaif (Kwantlen Polytechnic University)
David Biddle (Simon Fraser University)
Ryan Ermacora (Simon Fraser University)
Laura Gildner (University of Victoria)
Natasha Habedus (University of British Columbia)
Marisa Holmes (Emily Carr University of Art & Design)
Brian Lye (University of British Columbia)
Brittany Nickerson (Emily Carr University of Art & Design)
Terra Poirier (Emily Carr University of Art & Design)
Brandon Poole (University of Victoria)
Tori Schepel (Emily Carr University of Art & Design)

This year’s jury comprises artist Stan Douglas and curators Grant Arnold (Vancouver Art Gallery) and Helga Pakasaar (Presentation House Gallery).

The Philip B. Lind Emerging Artist Prize is made possible through a generous donation from Rogers Communications to honour Phil Lind’s commitment to the company and the communications industry over 40 years.