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Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics

We are pleased to announce the Finalists for the 2020 Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics!

The 2020 finalists are:

Magdolene Dykstra, St Catharines, ON
Keeley Haftner, Den Haag, Netherlands
Grace Han, Coquitlam, BC
Joon Hee Kim, Oakville, ON
Toni Losey, Dartmouth, NS
Jessica Sallay-Carrington, Montreal, QC

Each of the finalists will be included in an online exhibition that will launch later this summer!

Congratulations to all of our finalists! Stay tuned for our announcement of the 2020 Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics Winner on August 10, 2020.

About the Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics

The Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics is supported by The Keith and Winifred Shantz Fund for the Arts, held at Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation. This prestigious $10,000 award allows practising early career ceramic artists to undertake a period of independent research, or other activities that advance their artistic and professional practice. The winner and up to five finalists are also included in a group exhibition at the Gallery.

Past recipients of the award truly represent the best of the emerging ceramic artists in Canada. Nurielle Stern of Toronto, Ontario was the winner of the 2019 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:

For additional information, contact Assistant Curator Peter Flannery: 519.746.1882 x234 or awards@theclayandglass.ca.