Announcing the Finalists

The Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2019 Winifred Shantz Award:

Trevor Baird (Montreal, QC), Naomi Clement (London, ON),  Grace Han (Winnipeg, MB), Joon Hee Kim (Oakville, ON), Jocelyn Reid (Calgary, AB), Nurielle Stern (Toronto, ON), Zane Wilcox (Regina, SK).

Please stay posted for the announcement of the winner. The winner and finalists will be featured in a group exhibition held at the Gallery from September 21 to November 17, 2019 with the reception held on Sunday, September 29 at 2pm.

About the Awards:

The Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics is supported by The Keith and Winifred Shantz Fund for the Arts, held at Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation.

Past recipients of the award truly represent the best of the emerging ceramic artists in Canada. Lindsay Montgomery of Toronto, Ontario was the winner of the 2018 Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics. Click here to learn more about winners of the award in past years.

About Winifred Shantz: The late Winifred Shantz was a driving force for the arts in Waterloo Region for more than 40 years. A successful ceramist, entrepreneur and visionary philanthropist, she was committed to finding ways to enable artists to reach their full potential.

About Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation: Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation (KWCF) enables people, companies and organizations to do more good by making it easy for fundholders to give and for charities to receive money. When you make a donation to KWCF, they invest that gift into a permanent endowment fund which generates income that is then distributed through grants to support a wide range of charitable causes within our community. As a leading community-building organization in Waterloo Region, KWCF is focused on collaborating with partners to identify and meet current and future needs of our community, by enabling social capital and developing creative forward-thinking innovative solutions for place-based philanthropy.

Contact Information:

For additional information, contact Executive Director Denis Longchamps: 519.746.1882 x231 or