Nicole Ondre | Recipient of the Contemporary Art Society Emerging Artist’s Prize
Nicole Ondre ('10) has been named the winner of the 2012 Contemporary Art Society Emerging Artist’s Prize. The $3,000 award was presented to Ondre at the opening of the CASV Emerging Artist's Prize Exhibition at Access Gallery.
The other four finalists included three Emily Carr alumni: Scott Billings ('07), Jeremy Hof ('07) and Natalie Purschwitz ('01). Each finalist received a prize of $250.
This inaugural prize is aimed at encouraging and supporting artists within the first five years of their careers, and is the only one of its kind in Vancouver selected through an open competition. The award competition received 147 entries. The prize is entirely funded by the not-for-profit CASV membership and donations.