The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery prides itself in the exclusivity of their gallery’s exhibits and the opportunities they provide for emerging artists. They seek to challenge the definitions of art while supporting not only Canadian but international artists as well, providing them with exposure, education, and experience. Perhaps the most notable opportunities offered on behalf of the gallery are two annual awards — the Award for Glass and the Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics, each of which include a $10,000 prize. The competition is only open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
These awards were designed to give artists the chance to pursue new opportunities that advance their careers. The Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics honors the late Winifred Shantz, who was an entrepreneurial ceramist and advocate for young creators among the Waterloo Region art community.
The deadline to apply is October 29th, and prizes will be awarded during a reception in January 13, 2018. Applicants should be formally trained and professional artists.
The 2016 winners were Amélie Proulx and Aaron Ourssoren, two established and experienced masters of their arts—porcelain and glass respectively.
To find out more about the awards, or to apply see the following links for the applications for glass and ceramic prizes.