So, somewhere in all this madness getting ready for The Artist Project Toronto I got an email. It was an exciting email, like really really exciting.
I was informed that Dr Sandra Alfoldy, a craft historian from NSCAD University in Halifax, has nominated me for an award at the Gardiner Museum in Toronto. The RBC People’s Choice Emerging Artist Award.
After a short period of disbelief, there was a less brief period of child like squealing, then I read the rest of the email. So, the Gardiner wants me to send in some work, they will display that work for the month of September (eeeeeeee! I’ll have work in the Gardiner!!! ahem) While the work is on display, visitors to the gallery can vote on their favorite work (there are 5 nominees). The winner of the popular vote gets the top, and only prize. $10,000 to do with as I please… er… that the winner can use for what ever they want.
So I have until Mid July to create the best sculpture I have ever made… Thankfully that kind of pressure is my favorite motivator.
You will be hearing more about this, promise.
ps, vote early vote often! September at the Gardiner
pps, something tells me prices are going up a bit in October! (fingers crossed)