The First Art Newspaper on the Net    Established in 1996 Sunday, October 24, 2021

Hamilton Artists Inc. wins Lacey Prize, first award recognizing artist-run centres in Canada
Hamilton Artists Inc, Emily Jan, After the Hunt.

OTTAWA.- The National Gallery of Canada announced Hamilton Artists Inc., located in Hamilton, Ontario, is the first recipient of the Lacey Prize. Established earlier this year by Dr. John Lacey in association with the Gallery, the biennial prize recognizes the critical role artist-run centres and small arts organizations play in supporting artists and fostering emerging practices in Canada.

“We are incredibly honoured and humbled to be receiving the Lacey Prize!” said Julie Dring, Executive Director Hamilton Artists Inc. “One of the challenges for an artist-run centre like ours is that our aspirations are sometimes larger than our budgets. The Inc. has been quite ambitious lately, and we are eager to continue growing. The Lacey Prize gives us some stability to keep listening and learning as we continue to engage with our communities, support our artists, and be responsive to change.”

Hamilton Artists Inc., which celebrates its 45th anniversary in 2020, receives $50,000. Two runners-up, Vancouver’s Gallery Gachet and Calgary’s Untitled Art Society (UAS), receive $20,000 each.

Underscoring the National Gallery of Canada’s commitment to building strong relationships with smaller, incubator art organizations, a contemporary curator from the Gallery will visit the winning organization in the coming year to conduct in-person meetings and studio visits.

"Hamilton Artists Inc. are doing vital and ground-breaking work, as are many other artist-run centres across the country,“ said Dr. Sasha Suda, Director and CEO, National Gallery of Canada. The Lacey Prize recognizes this important work and brings the National Gallery of Canada into closer dialogue with artist-run spaces across the country. My congratulations to this year's winner and runners-up!"

A three-person, independent jury comprised of Governor General Award-winning curator Glenn Alteen, National Gallery of Canada Assistant Curator, Contemporary Art, Nicole Burisch, and artist Louise Lacey-Rokosh, selected the winners and runners-up from among an impressive 51 submissions. Jury members stressed the relevance of the new prize, observing that nominators repeatedly emphasized the often large or isolated areas serviced by organizations working tirelessly and inventively, typically with limited resources, to meet the diverse needs of their artistic communities. The jurors identified four centres which they felt merited honourable mentions for the important work they are doing in their respective communities: Struts Gallery (NB); this town is small (PEI); Critical Distance (ON), and Blinkers (MB).

Nominations for the second biennial Lacey Prize open in Summer 2021.

Today's News

December 5, 2019

Thinking Bigger at Art Basel Miami Beach

UK art prize winners launch attack on British government

Gianguan Auctions December 16th sale is a wonderland of gifts

For Cecilia Vicuña, 'consciousness is the art'

Gladstone Gallery opens an exhibition of new work by artist Anne Collier

A graffiti museum where the writers are in charge of history

Ketterer Kunst ensures lost work by Christian Rohlfs returns to Kunstmuseum Moritzburg

Landmark travelling exhibition presents important works by Maria Helena Vieira Da Silva

Anglo-Saxon hoard found by metal detectorist in Suffolk sells for £90,000 - Three times its low estimate!

An Ethiopian gallery enriches a global art conversation

Major retrospective "Chiura Obata: American Modern" celebrates influential Japanese American painter

The Norton announces nominees for biennial Rudin Prize for Emerging Photographers

Newly discovered portrait of Elizabeth I reigns supreme at Bonhams Old Master Paintings Sale

Hamilton Artists Inc. wins Lacey Prize, first award recognizing artist-run centres in Canada

Le Studio d'Orphée: Fondazione Prada presents a new permanent project by Jean-Luc Godard

Monetta White appointed Executive Director of Museum of the African Diaspora

LiveAuctioneers appoints Jared Green to position of Senior VP of Strategic Accounts

Antonia Wright and Ruben Millares present a monument to challenge the meaning of the flag

Joost Vandebrug exhibits his raw, honest images of life on and under the streets of Bucharest

Anton Henning exhibits paintings, sculptures and furniture in a new exhibition at Tim Van Laere Gallery

Leandro Erlich recasts the 21st century traffic jam in sand

In Didier William's art, there is more than meets the eye

Ikon opens an exhibition of a selection of new paintings by artist John Walker

Artist uses text to speak about women's lives

What You Need to Prepare for Your Next Wildlife Photoshoot

Useful Tips To Keep In Mind While Travelling On-Site Adventure

The Development of Japanese Painting - Contemporary art Movement in the Heart of the Land of the Rising Sun

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

sa gaming free credit

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site Parroquia Natividad del Señor
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful