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Simone Elizabeth Saunders Wins BMO 1st! Art Prize

Simone Elizabeth Saunders Wins BMO 1st! Art Prize

Alberta University of the Arts graduate wins $15,000 national prize in competition for emerging artists with Black Lives Matter textile work

Sarah Sarofim Awarded Fall Canadian Art Editorial Mentorship

Sarah Sarofim Awarded Fall Canadian Art Editorial Mentorship

The Toronto-based artist and editor will join us for the 11-week Fall 2020 mentorship

Ossie Michelin Appointed Editor-at-Large at Canadian Art

Ossie Michelin Appointed Editor-at-Large at Canadian Art

Canadian Art is pleased to announce that Ossie Michelin is one of two new editors-at-large who joined the organization in early August

Adrienne Huard Appointed Editor-at-Large at Canadian Art

Adrienne Huard Appointed Editor-at-Large at Canadian Art

Canadian Art is pleased to announce that Adrienne Huard is one of two new editors-at-large who joined the organization in early August

Ashley Raghubir Wins 2020 Canadian Art Writing Prize

Ashley Raghubir Wins 2020 Canadian Art Writing Prize

Runners-up this year are Hana Nikčević and Alexa Bunnell

Tarah Hogue to be Curator (Indigenous Art) at Remai Modern and Indigenous Advisor at Vancouver Art Gallery

Tarah Hogue to be Curator (Indigenous Art) at Remai Modern and Indigenous Advisor at Vancouver Art Gallery

Hogue will inaugurate this new role at Remai Modern in October, while continuing to work closely with the VAG’s Indigenous Relations Working Group

Jesse Wente Appointed Chairperson of Canada Council for the Arts

Jesse Wente Appointed Chairperson of Canada Council for the Arts

This makes Wente “the first Indigenous Chairperson within the Canadian Heritage portfolio,“ says Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault

Drop the Charges and Defund the Police, Says New Artists’ Letter for Black Lives

Drop the Charges and Defund the Police, Says New Artists’ Letter for Black Lives

A public letter signed by more than two thousand artists and arts workers calls for charges to be dropped against three arrested in a BLM Toronto art action on July 18

News Roundup: MAC Montreal Suspends Jon Rafman Show After Misconduct Allegations Emerge

News Roundup: MAC Montreal Suspends Jon Rafman Show After Misconduct Allegations Emerge

And the Montreal Gazette reports that Bradley Ertaskiran gallery has decided to stop representing Rafman. Also: a new award for Yukon artists and MMFA updates

BC Provides $10 Million for Canada’s First Chinese Canadian Museum

BC Provides $10 Million for Canada’s First Chinese Canadian Museum

The museum will have a provincial hub in Vancouver’s Chinatown, but have regional hubs in other cities as well